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Ship Fever and Other Stories

By: Barrett, Andrea

Price: $55.00

Publisher: New York, NY, W.W. Norton: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3522

ISBN: 039303853X

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Andrea Barrett on the title page! Winner of the 1996 National Book Award for Fiction. The elegant short fictions gathered here, often set against the backdrop of the nineteenth century, take their impulse from the world of science. Interweaving historical and fictional characters, they move between past and present as they negotiate the complex territory of ambition, failure, achievement, and shattered dreams. Dustjacket praise by Howard Norman who states "In these wonderfully original stories, the great explorers of mind and geography seem to enter the room, ... View more info

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Spartina

By: Casey, John

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 1989

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3840

ISBN: 0370313771

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John Casey. Winner of the National Book Award. "Spartina" tells the story of Dick Pierce - fisherman, husband, father, lover, angry man, and one of the most memorable (flawed) heroes in recent fiction - and the people who populate his world, the shores and waters of America's Rhode Island. With an unforgettable cast of characters and a breadth of narrative that has the beauty of a well-worn tapestry, Casey's writing recalls the great American novels of the early twentieth century while remaining utterly contemporary in its concerns: what we do with our live... View more info

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Spartina

By: Casey, John

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Knopf: 1989

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 6413

ISBN: 0394500989

Condition: Fine


This is a beautiful copy of this National Book Award winner. It is about Dick Pierce - fisherman, father, lover, angry man, and one of the most memorable (flawed) heroes in recent fiction. It is about his two worlds: the fishing village of Galilee, Rhode Island, and its surrounding terrain of salt ponds, marshes, creeks, and hills, once (some of it) his family's land, now colonized by summer people, the careless rich swept in on a tide of money and fun; and, out there, away, the sea, where either you can work on other men's boats or, if you're shrewd enough, and tough enough, and salty enough,... View more info

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Paris Trout

By: Dexter, Pete

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Random House: 1988

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9049

ISBN: 0394563700

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Pete Dexter on the title page! Winner of the National Book Award - the time and place: Cotton Point, a small Georgia town, just after World War II. The event: the murder of a fourteen-year-old black girl by a white man named Paris Trout, who feels he's done absolutely nothing wrong. Hypnotically, with the deftest hand, Pete Dexter probes the minds of these fascinating characters, creating a story of disturbing power that hovers, indelibly suspended, in a time and place all its own. View more info

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The House of the Scorpion

By: Farmer, Nancy

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Athenium: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4733

Condition: Fine


Winner of the 2002 National Book Award for Young People's Literarture. Around every turn in this vivid, futuristic adventure is a new, heart-stopping surprise. Dustjacket praise from Ursala K. Le Guin "It is a pleasure to read science fiction that's full of warm, strong characters.It's a pleasure to read "The House of the Scorpion." View more info

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The Corrections

By: Franzen, Jonathan

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, New York, FSG: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6352

ISBN: 0374129983

Condition: Fine


This copy of the true first edition has been SIGNED by Jonathan Franzen on the title page! This is the first state copy with the text on pages 430 and 431 being reversed in this printing. Highly acclaimed, "The Corrections" is a grandly entertaining novel for the new century - a comic, tragic masterpiece about a family breaking down in an age of easy fixes. View more info

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The Corrections

By: Franzen, Jonathan

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, New York, FSG: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7408

ISBN: 0374129983

Condition: Fine


This copy of the true first edition has been SIGNED by Jonathan Franzen on the title page! When he went to sign this copy he pressed too hard with his pen and created a small tear on the title page - he subsequently drew his "unhappy face" with an arrow pointing to his boo-boo! This is the first state copy with the text on pages 430 and 431 being reversed in this printing. Highly acclaimed, "The Corrections" is a grandly entertaining novel for the new century - a comic, tragic masterpiece about a family breaking down in an age of easy fixes. View more info

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The Corrections

By: Franzen, Jonathan.

Price: $145.00

Publisher: New York, New York, FSG: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6353

ISBN: 0374129983

Condition: Fine


This is an Advance Reader's Copy that has been SIGNED by Jonathan Franzen on the title page! Highly acclaimed, "The Corrections" is a grandly entertaining novel for the new century - a comic, tragic masterpiece about a family breaking down in an age of easy fixes. Don DeLillo praise stating "Jonathan Franzen has built a powerful novel out of the swarming consciousness of a marriage, a family, a whole culture - our culture. And he has done it with a sympathy and expansiveness that bends the edgy modern temper to a generous breadth of vision." View more info

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Cold Mountain

By: Frazier, Charles

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, Sceptre: 1997

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 170

ISBN: 034068058X

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Charles Frazier on the title page. The true first UK Printing of the National Book Award Winner, this PBO preceded the hardcover done several months later. Based on local history and family stories passed down by the author’s great-great grandfather, Cold Mountain is the tale of a wounded soldier, Inman, who walks away from the ravages of war and back home to his prewar sweetheart, Ada. View more info

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Cold Mountain

By: Frazier, Charles

Price: $325.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Atlantic Monthly Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6416

ISBN: 0871136791

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Cold Mountain" has been SIGNED by Charles Frazier on the title page! Winner of the National Book Award for 1997. Based on local history and family stories passed down by the author's great-great grandfather, Cold Mountain is the tale of a wounded soldier, Inman, who walks away from the ravages of war and back home to his prewar sweetheart, Ada. This is the "true" first edition with the correct number line, the John Berendt "blurb" on the front cover and the "man-woman" misprint. A small first printing of 25,000 copies that eventually sold over a m... View more info

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Cold Mountain

By: Frazier, Charles

Price: $450.00

Publisher: New York, New York,, Atlantic Monthly Press: 1997

Edition: First Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6417

ISBN: 0871137100

Condition: Fine


This is a beautiful copy of the limited edition of Cold Mountain that had been specially printed and bound. These books were SIGNED by the author and numbered 1 to 500. This being copy No. 149. This special edition was distributed by the publisher to booksellers across the country in appreciation for the extraordinary hand-selling effort that made "Cold Mountain" into a tremendous literary (and commercial) success. View more info

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Three Junes

By: Glass, Julia

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, Pantheon: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6817

ISBN: 0375421440

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Julia Glass on the title page! This is an "Advance Reader's Edition/Uncorrected Proof of the "True 1st" not the "Read This" Edition. Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction in 2002. A vividly textured symphonic novel set on both sides of the Atlantic during three fateful summers in the lives of a Scottish family. "Collies," the first part of Three Junes, won the 1999 Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society Medal for Best Novella. Dustjacket praise by Richard Russo, John Casey and Michael Cunningham, the latter stating in part "Three ... View more info

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Three Junes

By: Glass, Julia

Price: $65.00

Publisher: NY, Pantheon: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7160

ISBN: 0375421440

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Julia Glass on the title page! This is the "True 1st edition" not the "Read This" Edition. Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction in 2002. A vividly textured symphonic novel set on both sides of the Atlantic during three fateful summers in the lives of a Scottish family. "Collies," the first part of Three Junes, won the 1999 Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society Medal for Best Novella. Dustjacket praise by Richard Russo, John Casey and Michael Cunningham, the latter stating in part "Three Junes almost threatens to burst with all the l... View more info

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The Great Fire

By: Hazzard, Shirley

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, NY, FSG: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5711

ISBN: 0374166447

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED and DATED 18/XI/03 (Day before Winning the NBA) by Shirley Hazzard on the title page! WINNER OF THE 2003 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION - The year is 1947. The great fire of the Second World War has convulsed Europe and Asia. A deeply observed story of love and separation, of disillusion and recovered humanity, "The Great Fire" marks the much-awaited return to fiction of this author. Dustjacket praise by Michael Cunningham saying "Shirley Hazzard is, purely and simply, one of the greatest writers working in English today. Which makes me more than grateful... View more info

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The Great Fire

By: Hazzard, Shirley

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, NY, FSG: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6154

ISBN: 0374166447

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Shirley Hazzard on the title page! WINNER OF THE 2003 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION - The year is 1947. The great fire of the Second World War has convulsed Europe and Asia. A deeply observed story of love and separation, of disillusion and recovered humanity, "The Great Fire" marks the much-awaited return to fiction of this author. Dustjacket praise by Michael Cunningham saying "Shirley Hazzard is, purely and simply, one of the greatest writers working in English today. Which makes me more than grateful to have this long-hoped-for new novel." Th... View more info

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Paco’s Story

By: Heinemann, Larry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, FSG: 1986

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 952

Condition: Fine


Winner of the National Book Award in 1987. A workingman’s tale, a vivid reminder that the young blue-collar men of this country bore the deadly brunt of the long and unhappy Vietnam War. The author’s second book - in 1966 he was inducted into the army and served a tour of duty with the 25th Division in Vietnam as a combat infantryman. View more info

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Waiting

By: Jin, Ha

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Pantheon: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2620

ISBN: 0375406530

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED and DATED in the year of publication by Ha Jin! Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction (1999). The author left his native China in 1985 to come to the U.S. His first collection of stories, Ocean of Words, won the PEN/Hemingway Award in 1997 and Under The Red Flag won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction in 1996. Waiting is the story of Lin Kong, a man living in two worlds, struggling with the conflicting claims of two utterly different women. The book charms and startles us with its depiction of a China that remains hidden to Western eyes. View more info

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Waiting

By: Jin, Ha

Price: $55.00

Publisher: NY, Pantheon: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4382

ISBN: 0375406530

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED and DATED in the year of publication by Ha Jin! Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction (1999). The author left his native China in 1985 to come to the U.S. His first collection of stories, Ocean of Words, won the PEN/Hemingway Award in 1997 and Under The Red Flag won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction in 1996. Waiting is the story of Lin Kong, a man living in two worlds, struggling with the conflicting claims of two utterly different women. The book charms and startles us with its depiction of a China that remains hidden to Western eyes. View more info

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Waiting

By: Jin, Ha

Price: $95.00

Publisher: NY, Pantheon: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4802

ISBN: 0375406530

Condition: Fine


This is a copy of the Uncorrected Bound Proof in glossy wraps that has been SIGNED and DATED in the year of publication by Ha Jin! Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction (1999). The author left his native China in 1985 to come to the U.S. His first collection of stories, Ocean of Words, won the PEN/Hemingway Award in 1997 and Under The Red Flag won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction in 1996. Waiting is the story of Lin Kong, a man living in two worlds, struggling with the conflicting claims of two utterly different women. The book charms and startles us with its depiction o... View more info

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Waiting

By: Jin, Ha

Price: $225.00

Publisher: NY, Pantheon: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4803

ISBN: 0375406530

Condition: Fine


This is a copy of the Uncorrected Bound Galleys in plain wraps that has been SIGNED and DATED in the year of publication by Ha Jin! Much less common than the Uncorrected Bound Proof/ARC. Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction (1999). The author left his native China in 1985 to come to the U.S. His first collection of stories, Ocean of Words, won the PEN/Hemingway Award in 1997 and Under The Red Flag won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction in 1996. Waiting is the story of Lin Kong, a man living in two worlds, struggling with the conflicting claims of two utterly different wom... View more info

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Fortune Smiles

By: Johnson, Adam

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Random House: 2015

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7835

ISBN: 0812997476

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Fortune Smiles" has been SIGNED by Adam Johnson on the title page (not on a tipped-in page)! Winner of the 2015 National Book Award for Fiction! In six masterly stories, Johnson delves deep into love and loss, natural disasters, the influence of technology, and how the political shapes the personal. Unnerving, riveting, and written with a timeless quality, these stories confirm Johnson as one of America's greatest writers and an indispensable guide to our new century. View more info

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Emporium/Parasites Like Us/The Orphan Master's Son/Fortune Smiles

By: Johnson, Adam

Price: $450.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Viking Penguin/Random House: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printings

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7860

Condition: Fine/Near Fine


This offering is for a complete set of Adam Johnson's works that have all been SIGNED by him on their title pages! All are first edition/first printings and all are either in "Fine" or "Near Fine" condition. 1) "Emporium" (2002) - his first collection of stories, 2) "Parasites Like Us" (2003) - his first novel, 3) "The Orphan Master's Son" (2012) - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, 4) "Fortune Smiles"(2015) - Winner of the National Book Award and just recently The Story Award. A rare opportunity to acquire this highly talented author's works in print. Sold as a set only - shipping charges may be... View more info

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Middle Passage

By: Johnson, Charles

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Athenium: 1990

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 6415

ISBN: 0689119682

Condition: Fine


Winner of the National Book Award for fiction in 1990. First Printings relatively scarce as it was a small print run. A suspenseful adventure novel about the sea and the nineteenth-century slave trade. Precise in its historical detail, vivid in its characters and scenes, nimble in its interplay of (surprising) comedy and serious ideas, "Middle Passage" is one of the most daring and compassionate works of American fiction in recent years. View more info

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Redeployment (Granta 116)

By: Klay, Phil

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Granta USA: 2011

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7479

Condition: Fine


This copy of the Granta Summer 2011Edition contains the first publication of the story - "Redeployment" by Phil Klay. Winner of the 2014 National Book Award this is the first appearance of this title story from his award winning collection and has been SIGNED by Phil Klay at his appearance. An important item for the serious collection of modern fiction as it precedes its book appearance by several years. View more info

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Redeployment

By: Klay, Phil

Price: $115.00

Publisher: New York, New York, The Penguin Press: 2014

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7622

ISBN: 1594204993

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Redeployment" has been SIGNED by Phil Klay on the title page! This copy with the orange binding and the plain "Phil Klay" insert. (Priority with the brown binding and gold inlay to "Phil Klay" undetermined). Winner of the 2014 National Book Award and Recipient of the John Leonard Prize by the National Book Critics Circle. "Redeployment" is poised to become a classic of the war writing tradition. Across nations and continents, Klay sets in devastating relief the two worlds a soldier inhabits: one of extremes and one of loss. Written with hard-eye... View more info

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Redeployment

By: Klay, Phil

Price: $115.00

Publisher: New York, New York, The Penguin Press: 2014

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7708

ISBN: 1594204993

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Redeployment" has been SIGNED by Phil Klay on the title page! This copy with the brown binding and gold inlay to "Phil Klay". (Priority with the orange binding and the plain "Phil Klay" insert undetermined). Winner of the 2014 National Book Award and Recipient of the John Leonard Prize by the National Book Critics Circle. "Redeployment" is poised to become a classic of the war writing tradition. Across nations and continents, Klay sets in devastating relief the two worlds a soldier inhabits: one of extremes and one of loss. Written with hard-eye... View more info

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Redeployment

By: Klay, Phil

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, New York, The Penguin Press: 2014

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7710

ISBN: 1594204993

Condition: Fine


This Advance Reading Copy has been SIGNED by Phil Klay on the title page! Winner of the 2014 National Book Award and Recipient of the John Leonard Prize by the National Book Critics Circle. "Redeployment" is poised to become a classic of the war writing tradition. Across nations and continents, Klay sets in devastating relief the two worlds a soldier inhabits: one of ectremes and one of loss. Written with hard-eyed realism and stunning emotional depth, this work marks Phil Klay as one of the most talented new voices of his generation. Includes the mock-up for the cover of the hardcov... View more info

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Passing Through: The Late Poems

By: Kunitz, Stanley

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Norton: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7041

ISBN: 039303870x

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Stanley Kunitz on the title page! Winner of the National Book Award for Poetry 1995. Marking the year of his ninetieth birthday, this is the poet's ninth collection of poems. The poems hum with the energy, excitement and ardor that make Kunitz one of the most enduring and highly honored poets of our time. View more info

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The Fixer

By: Malamud, Bernard

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Farrar Straus & Giroux: 1966

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 8041

Condition: Fine


A beautiful copy of "The Fixer" - a classic novel by Bernard Malamud. "The Fixer," about anti-semitism in Tsarist Russia, won both the National Book Award for Fiction and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Here, he has put a lifetime of working at his craft into this extraordinary book. What makes the difference here is that the author's consummate skill has been applied to a great theme - injustice - and embodied in a great story. Previous owner's name neatly written on the front-free endpaper - otherwise this is an exceptionally clean copy (both the book itself and the dust jac... View more info

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Shadow Country

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Modern Library: 2008

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8450

ISBN: 0679640193

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Shadow Country" has been SIGNED by Peter Matthiessen on a laid-in bookplate! A new rendering of the Watson legend. Peter Matthiessen's great American epic - "Killing Mr. Watson", "Lost Man's River", and "Bone by Bone" - was conceived as one vast mysterious novel, but because of its length, it was originally broken up into three books. In this bold new rendering, Matthiessen has cut nearly a third of the overall text and collapsed the time frame while deepening the insights and motivations of his characters with brilliant rewriting throughout. In &... View more info