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Rails Under My Back

By: Allen, Jeffery Renard

Price: $65.00

Publisher: NY, FSG: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4666

ISBN: 0374246262

Condition: Fine


This is a REVIEW COPY with Publishers' materials and author photo laid-in that has been SIGNED by Jeffrey Renard Allen on the title page. Kirkus Reviews called it "a very impressive creation: the work of an unusually gifted, disciplined, and more than promising writer." This novel has at its center two young men at the heart of America, and at the heart of a mysteriously complex family. Winner of a 2002 Whiting Writers' Award. View more info

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Stories from the Warm Zone and Sydney Stories

By: Anderson, Jessica

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Viking: 1987

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4868

Condition: Fine


This is a Review Copy with the Publishers' slip laid-in. Born in Queensland, Australia - this collection of stories is told from the point of view of a young girl growing up in Brisbane. Anderson re-creates the "warm zone" of family life—sibling rivalries and oddly formed alliances, the subtle interplay among mother, father, sisters, and brother as they establish separate identities withinh the family, in school, and in society. "Sydney Stories" delves into the "adult" concerns. View more info

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The Evening News

By: Ardizzone, Tony

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Athens: University of Georgia [1986].: 1986

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 3425

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. This is a Review Copy with Slip and Publishers' Material laid-in. Tony Ardizzone writes of the moments in our lives that shine, that burn in the dim expanse of memory with the intensity and vivid light of the evening news. The men and women in these stories tend to arrange their days, order their pasts, plan their futures in the light of such moments, finding epiphanies in the glowing memory of a father's laugh or a mother's rpeated story, in a broken date or a rained-out ball game. View more info

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Fire In Beulah

By: Askew, Rilla

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Viking: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2841

ISBN: 0670888435

Condition: Fine


This is a Review Copy that has been SIGNED by Rilla Askew on the title page! This is a chronicle of race, greed, and moral choice, set during the tense days of the Oklahoma oil rush. The character's stories unfold against a volatile backdrop of oil-boom opulence, fear, hate, and lynchings that climax in the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, during which whites burned the city's prosperous black section to the ground. View more info

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A Place Where The Sea Remembers

By: Benitez, Sandra

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, Coffee House Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 609

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Sandra Benitez on the title page. Winner of the inaugural Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award. This is a Review Copy with Publisher's Press Release and other review papers laid-in. Tim O'Brien has said "a vivid, graceful, tautly constructed wo rk of fiction that succeeds on numerous artistic levels.I'm confident that the reader will feel the emotional grip of a splendid new storyteller." View more info

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House Under Snow

By: Bialosky, Jill

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Inc.: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5112

ISBN: 0151006857

Condition: Fine


This is a Review Copy (Publishers' Publicity Sheets laid-in) that has been SIGNED by Jill Bialosky on the title page. A debut novel by an acclaimed American poet, "House Under Snow", is a story about family tension and the difficulties mothers and daughters can experience when matters of the heart intrude. View more info

Three-Legged Horse

By: Ch'ing-wen, Cheng

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Columbia University Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4412

Condition: Fine


This is a Review Copy (Publisher's Publicity materials laid-in) of the 1999 Kiriyama Fiction Prize winner. Here are twelve moving short stories about Taiwan and its people by one of the island's most popular writers, Vheng Ch'ing-wen. Focusing primarily on village life and the effects of modernization on Taiwan in the postwar years, Cheng is one of the most respected of the island's "nativist" writers, yet this is his first book to be translated into English. View more info

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Jungle Wedding

By: Clark, Joseph

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, W.W. Norton: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 835

Condition: Fine


This is a Review Copy (Publishers' materials and author photo laid-in) that has been SIGNED by Joseph Clark on the title page. Debut offering of 13 explosively dramatic stories from this young author. Dustjacket praise by Thom Jones and Jonathan Lethem who says "Clark's mordant satires are brilliantly fresh.A terrific book of stories." View more info

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The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living

By: Clark, Martin

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, Knopf: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5029

ISBN: 0375407251

Condition: Fine


This is a Review Copy (slip laid-in) that has been SIGNED by Martin Clark on the title page! The well-received debut novel from this author - who is also a circuit court judge in Virginia. Publishers Weekly called it "An enthralling mix of Southern Gothic excess and legal procedure.A sophisticated legal thriller that is closer to the drug-besotted dadaism of Tom McGuane’s early novels than to John Grishman." Went quickly into multiple printings. View more info

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The Wedding

By: Coovadia, Imraan

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Picador: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7185

ISBN: 0312272197

Condition: Fine


This is a Review Copy with Publishers materials laid-in that has been SIGNED and inscribed "Best Wishes" by Imraan Coovadia on the title page! Set in India and South Africa, "The Wedding" is based upon family stories the author heard as a child growing up in Durban. J.M. Coetzee dustjacket praise calls it "A tender love story rendered in prose of dazling comic wizardy." Publishers Weekly calls Coovadia "a talented and promising young novelist." View more info

All These Lands You Call One Country: Poems

By: Corey, Stephen

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Columbia, Missouri, Univ of Missouri Pr: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 5450

ISBN: 0826208371

Condition: Fine


Stephen Corey's poems range from lyrical evocations of mood to an exploration of the emotional, social, and aesthetic reverberations arising from the 1972 vandalism of Michaelangelo's "Pieta." This is a Review Copy with the Publishers' slip laid-in. Some damp-staining to bottom boards. View more info

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The Flannery O'Connor Award: Selected Stories

By: East, Charles (Edited By)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Athens, University of Georgia Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4801

Condition: Fine


A tribute to the art of the short story and an anthology of some of today's most exciting writers, this tenth anniversay volume brings together one story from each of the twenty-one winners of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Including some of the most memorable stories published in this country during the last decade, "The Flannery O'Connor Award" is a showcase for the talent and promise that have brought about a resurgence in the short story, as well as testimony to the vitality of the genre. This is a Review Copy with the slip laid-in. View more info

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Sweet Diamond Dust

By: Ferre, Rosario

Price: $65.00

Publisher: NY, Available Press/Ballantine: 1989

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 152

Condition: Fine


This is a REVIEW COPY (slip laid-in) that has been SIGNED by Ms. Ferré on the title page. First American Edition and first in English (translation done by Ms. Ferré herself). Her first book, she brings forth a vibrant cast of colorful and often eccentric characters all under the sway of "Maldito Amor". She has taken her place as one of the leading figures in Puerto Rican letters. View more info

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The Day They Took My Uncle and Other Stories

By: Garcia, Lionel G.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Fort Worth, TCU Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 5061

Condition: Fine


Lionel Garcia believes that no one should read a short story and be the same person afterward. The 15 tales in "The Day They Took My Uncle and Otehr Short Stories". They will touch each reader differently, but leave none untouched. This is a Review Copy with the Publishers' Publicity Release laid-in. There are a few small chips/creases to the dustjacket. View more info

A Smile in His Lifetime

By: Hansen, Joseph

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1981

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 5634

Condition: Fine


An "Advance Copy" sent to Reviewers with publishers card laid-in. A story that is unflinching in its portrayal of how people form and break attachments. View more info

Fishing for Chickens: Short Stories About Rural Youth

By: Heynen, Jim

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Persea Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 5326

ISBN: 0892552646

Condition: Fine


This is a Review Copy (Materials enclosed) featuring short stories by Pinckney Benedict, Lewis Nordan, Tony Early and others. Readers will gain an awareness of how important a sense of place is to the growth experience, how it helps define us, and makes us what we are and what we will become, whether our futures are in a metropolis, a suburb, or the countryside. View more info

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The Clouds in Memphis

By: Hribal, C. j.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Amherst, University of Massachusetts Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4598

Condition: Fine


In three novellas and two short stoires, Hribal traces the arcs of of emotion and action that can follow on the heels of calamity. Publishers Weekly [starred review] said "Hribal slides the emotional fabric of America under a literary microscope to reveal the lies, betrayals, and yearnings that connect and divide us all, giving his stories extraordinary power." This is a Review Copy with slip laid-in. View more info

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Inflating a Dog

By: Kraft, Eric

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Picador USA: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4826

ISBN: 0312288042

Condition: Fine


This is a Review Copy (Publishers' materials laid-in) that has been SIGNED by Eric Kraft on the title page. As witty as he is profound, Kraft spins a tale of adolescent desire and broken dreams, clamboats and sidecar cocktails, proving that he is a master of both the sublime and the ridiculous. The latest installment in his Peter Leroy series, "Inflating a Dog" combines genres, crosses generations, blurs the distinction between author and character, illusion and reality, and shows that truth is stranger than fiction after all. View more info

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A Drink Before The War

By: Lehane, Dennis

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Harcourt Brace & Company: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4968

ISBN: 015100093X

Condition: Fine


This is a REVIEW COPY (Publishers' materials, letter and slip laid-in) of the author's debut and Winner of the Shamus Award that has been SIGNED by Dennis Lehane on the title page! Introduces us to Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro. Dennis Lehane's remarkable debut is at once a pulsating crime thriller and a mirror of our world, one in which the worst human horrors are found closest to home, and the most vicious obscenities are committed in the name of love. James W. Hall said "What a first novel! Smart, hip, and moving. Dennis Lehane has the savvy and heads-up irony of Robert Crais combi... View more info

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A Conspiracy of Paper

By: Liss, David

Price: $55.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5069

ISBN: 0375502920

Condition: Fine


This is a REVIEW COPY with Publishers' publicity sheet, review slip and author photo laid-in that has been SIGNED and DATED 2/18/2000 by David Liss on the title page. Winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Kirkus Reviews calls it "A well-researched and highly entertaining historical mystery debut.". Arthur Golden said of it "David Liss has woven a tale of eighteenth-century finance, murder, and religion that is a remarkable debut and a thoroughly satisfying novel." View more info

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A Dream of Old Dreams

By: Lott, Bret

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1989

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5206

Condition: Fine


This is a REVIEW COPY with Publishers' Slip and Promotional materials laid-in that has been SIGNED by Bret Lott on the title page. The highly-regarded author's debut short story collection. Whether he is writing about the 3:00 A.M. worries of new parents, the plight of a young man in search of a future, or a father's attempts to allay his young son's fears, Lott captures his characters in all their humanity, and in so doing, brings us into their lives. It is a collection to be read and savored. View more info

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The Man Who Owned Vermont

By: Lott, Bret

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1987

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5208

Condition: Fine


This is a REVIEW COPY with slip and Publishers' materials laid-in that has been SIGNED by Bret Lott on the title page. Set amid the small cities and hill towns of western Massachusetts, "The Man Who Owned Vermont" is storytelling at its best. It is a tale that pulls the reader in, with characters, drawn with a true compassion and insight, who will be remembered long after the novel has been read. "The Man Who Owned Vermont" is an extraordinary debut novel about seemingly ordinary lives. View more info

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Sky Over El Nido

By: Mayo, C.M.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Athens, University of Georgia Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 294

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and the author’s debut. Many of the stories in "Sky Over El Nido" are set in Mexico—but nowhere near the gringo's manana-land of mariachis and margaritas. In a style that ranges from stripped-back, get-to-the-point narrative to lush and sensuous poetry, C.M. Mayo's strangely beautiful yet disturbing stories reveal a sophisticated urban Mexico still rooted in its past as it is jet-propelled into the future. Publishers' Review Materials laid-in. View more info

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The Lazarus Rumba

By: Mestre, Ernesto

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Picador: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1298

ISBN: 0312199074

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Ernesto Mestre on the title page. An extraordinarily ambitious novel that sets out to portray the spiritual landscape of the Cuban people in the wake of Castro's revolutionary upheaval. The novel centers around three generations of women in the Lucientes family and follows the story of Alicia Lucientes as, almost inadvertantly, she becomes the most famous dissident on the island. View more info

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The Lazarus Rumba

By: Mestre, Ernesto

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Picador: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6481

ISBN: 0312199074

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Ernesto Mestre on the title page! This is a Review Copy with the Publisher's materials and author photo laid-in! An extraordinarily ambitious novel that sets out to portray the spiritual landscape of the Cuban people in the wake of Castro's revolutionary upheaval. The novel centers around three generations of women in the Lucientes family and follows the story of Alicia Lucientes as, almost inadvertantly, she becomes the most famous dissident on the island. View more info

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Out of the Woods

By: Offutt, Chris

Price: $65.00

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2169

Condition: Fine


This Review Copy has been SIGNED by Chris Offutt on the title page. The eight new stories in Out of the Woods mark Chris Offutt’s return to the form in which he first displayed his astonishing talent. The stories capture those who have left the Kentucky hills and long to return. Tobias Wolff dustjacket praise says "Chris Offutt is one of the best writers of short fiction in his—or any— generation." View more info

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Higher Ground

By: Phillips, Caryl

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Viking Press: 1989

Edition: First American Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5987

ISBN: 0670826200

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Caryl Phillips on the title page (he has also crossed-out his printed name). A novel in three parts, bound together with passion and sorrow, Higher Ground forms a haunting triptych of the dispossessed and the abandoned - of those whose very humanity is being stripped away. It is a formidable achievement. Publishers review materials laid-in. View more info

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Crossing The River

By: Phillips, Caryl

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Alfred A. Knopf Inc: 1993

Edition: First American Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6127

ISBN: 067940533X

Condition: Fine


This copy of the First American Edition of "Crossing the River" has been SIGNED by Caryl Phillips on the title page (he has also crossed-out his printed name)! This is a Review Copy with the Publishers materials and slip laid-in. The author's novel which was shortlisted for the prestigious Booker Prize in the UK. A tale of two brothers and a sister who were sold into slavery at an early age. We meet them at different stages of their diasporan lives. View more info

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Galaxy Girls: Wonder Women

By: Pierce, Anne Whitney

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Kansas City, MO, Helicon Nine Editions: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4824

Condition: Fine


"Galaxy Girls: Wonder Women" is a splendid collection of stories about women who have lifted at least a portion of their lives from the ordinary to the extraordinary. They are unsung geniuses—women who have used their imaginations and cultivated eccentricities to an art form. There's tremendous variety in this work. One can read this book straight through and never feel the sameness that plagues so many collections. We can learn a lot from Anne Whitney Pierce about how to embellish our lives, and how to rise above the daily routine by exercising our own creativity with the materials ... View more info

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Selene of the Spirits

By: Pritchard, Melissa

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Princeton, Ontario Review Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4913

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Melissa Pritchard on the title page! This is a copy of the Uncorrected Proof (in plain blue wraps) with the Publishers Review Slip indicating the simultaneous release of the hardcover and paperback issues. Set in the romantic world of Victorian London this is the fascinating story of a beautiful young woman with psychic powers who acquires sudden fame as a medium in the spiritualistic circles of the day. View more info