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Rails Under My Back

By: Allen, Jeffery Renard

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, FSG: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2180

ISBN: 0374246262

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Jeffrey Renard Allen on the title page. Winner of a 2002 Whiting Writers' Award.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. View more info

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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

Lives of the Monster Dogs

By: Bakis, Kirsten

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, NY, FSG: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 602

ISBN: 0374189870

Condition: Fine


A quirky "sci-fi" first novel by this well-regarded new author. A first novel like no other: a spellbinding tale that both creates its own fully realized world perspective and provides an incisive look at the ways that humans and animals resemble each other. A group of elegant monster dogs in top hats, tails, and bustle skirts become instant celebrities when they come to New York in 2008. View more info

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The Coast Of Good Intentions

By: Byers, Michael

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Mariner: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1511

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Michael Byers on the title page! The author's debut collection of stories with a Pacific Northwest Coast setting. As Christopher Tilghman has said "A big, beautiful collection of stories. They are gentle and wise, but never tame: the questions Byers poses are spiritual and existential, and many of the stories pack a real wallop." His stories have been chosen for The Best American Short Stories and he was named as Winner of a Whiting Award and as a New York Times Notable Book for 1998. Also named as Winner of the Sue Kaufman First Fiction Prize. View more info

Glory Goes and Gets Some

By: Carter, Emily

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, Coffee House Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3297

ISBN: 1566891019

Condition: Fine


This is a copy of the Uncorrected Galley that has been SIGNED by Emily Carter on the title page. Publishers Weekly says "An intense, edgy, boldly candid, and irrepressibly sardonic voice drives the 21 interlinked stories in this collection.[Carter’s] prose is everywhere supple and compelling, and this collection announces her as a brave new talent." The title story was chosen for inclusion in The Best American Short Stories 1998. Named as a recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award in 2001. View more info

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Glory Goes and Gets Some

By: Carter, Emily

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, Coffee House Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3381

ISBN: 1566891019

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Emily Carter on the title page. Publishers Weekly says "An intense, edgy, boldly candid, and irrepressibly sardonic voice drives the 21 interlinked stories in this collection.[Carter's] prose is everywhere supple and compelling, and this collection announces her as a brave new talent." The title story was chosen for inclusion in The Best American Short Stories 1998. Winner of a Whiting Writers' Award 2001. View more info

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Mary and O'Neil

By: Cronin, Justin

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Dial Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6858

ISBN: 0385333587

Condition: Fine


This copy has been boldly SIGNED by Justin Cronin on the title page! In the author's tender, heartwise debut, these eight linked, chronologically arranged stories trace the lives of these two vulnerable young people as they rediscover in each other a world alive with promise and hope. The New York Times Book Review called it "[An] artful debut.Cronin writes clear and careful prose, and is admirably fearless in the scope of his imagination." Winner of the Hemingway/PEN Award and a Whiting Writers' Award. A pristine copy in mylar protected dustjacket. View more info

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A Short History of the Long Ball

By: Cronin, Justin

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Tulsa, OK, Council Oak Books: 1990

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7991

ISBN: 0933031238

Condition: Fine


This copy has been boldly SIGNED by Justin Cronin on the title page! This, the author's first fiction debut, was the Winner of the National Novella Award for 1990. This preceeds his full-length fiction debut - "Mary & O'Neil" published in 2001 which was named as Winner of the Hemingway/PEN Award and a Whiting Writers' Award. In this the author tells the story of a friendship formed by boys at play and what happens to it in the contest of life. A pristine copy of this scarce title. View more info

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Mary and O'Neil

By: Cronin, Justin

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Dial Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7992

ISBN: 0385333587

Condition: Fine


This Advance Reading Copy/Uncorrected Proof copy has been boldly SIGNED by Justin Cronin on the title page! In the author's tender, heartwise debut, these eight linked, chronologically arranged stories trace the lives of these two vulnerable young people as they rediscover in each other a world alive with promise and hope. The New York Times Book Review called it "[An] artful debut.Cronin writes clear and careful prose, and is admirably fearless in the scope of his imagination." Winner of the Hemingway/PEN Award and a Whiting Writers' Award. View more info

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The Point: Stories

By: D'Ambrosio, Charles

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, Little, Brown and Company: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7023

ISBN: 0316171441

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Point" has been SIGNED by Charles D'Ambrosio on the publisher's attached label on the front variant cover. Additionally, this copy has also been SIGNED by Charles D'Ambrosio on the title page! This was a special issue to promote the forthcoming Back Bay Paperback. "The Point" was nominated for the Ernest Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for First Fiction, a New York Times Notable Book of 1995, and Charles D'Ambrosio won the Paris Review's Aga Khan Prize. A glassine wraparound dustjacket included. View more info

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The Point: Stories

By: D'Ambrosio, Charles

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, Little, Brown and Company: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7347

ISBN: 0316171441

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Point" has been SIGNED by Charles D'Ambrosio on the title page! "The Point" was nominated for the Ernest Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for First Fiction, a New York Times Notable Book of 1995, and Charles D'Ambrosio won the Paris Review's Aga Khan Prize. His work is full of light and humor even in its darkest visions: these are stories of sorrow and mercy, of people struggling to wrest meaning from the tragedies that hover over their lives. All have reached a point from which there can be no true return, and it is in this moment of destruction and renewal - ... View more info

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The Dead Fish Museum: Stories

By: D'Ambrosio, Charles

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Alfred A. Knopf Inc: 2006

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7348

ISBN: 1400042860

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Charles D'Ambrosio on the title page! A Finalist for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. Six of these stories originally appeared in "The New Yorker." Each of these eight burnished, terrifying, masterfully crafted stories is set against a landscape that is both deeply American and unmistakably universal. Taking place in remote cabins, asylums, Indian reservations, the backloads (sic) of Iowa and the streets of Seattle, this collection of stories, as muscular and challenging as the best novels, is about people who have been orphaned, who have lost connectio... View more info

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Loitering: New & Collected Essays

By: D'Ambrosio, Charles

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Portland, Oregon & Brooklyn, New York, Tin House Books: 2014

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7349

ISBN: 1935639870

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Charles D'Ambrosio on the title page! The author's earlier limited-edition volume "Orphans" spawned something of a cult following. "Loitering" gathers those eleven original essays with new and previously uncollected work, so that a broader audience might discover one of our greatest living essayists. D'Ambrosio approaches each piece with a singular voice and searching point of view; each essay, while unique and surprising, is unmistakably his own. Included here is the Publisher's Errata Bookmark with a paragraph that was not included in the book it... View more info

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The Point: Stories

By: D'Ambrosio, Charles

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, Little, Brown and Company: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7350

ISBN: 0316171441

Condition: Fine


This copy of the Special Advance Bound Manuscript of "The Point" has been SIGNED by Charles D'Ambrosio on the title page! Issued in pictorial wrappers it does appear that the typeset of the ARC precedes that of the Uncorrected Proof version. "The Point" was nominated for the Ernest Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for First Fiction, a New York Times Notable Book of 1995, and Charles D'Ambrosio won the Paris Review's Aga Khan Prize. His work is full of light and humor even in its darkest visions: these are stories of sorrow and mercy, of people struggling to wrest meaning from t... View more info

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The Point: Stories

By: D'Ambrosio, Charles

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, Little, Brown and Company: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7351

ISBN: 0316171441

Condition: Fine


This copy of the Uncorrected Advance Proof of "The Point" has been SIGNED by Charles D'Ambrosio on the title page! Issued in plain wrappers the text appears as it would normally appear in the Advance Reader's Edition as the typeset of the proof is more a finalized version. The Publication date has been changed by hand on the cover from February 2, 1995 to February 8, 1995. "The Point" was nominated for the Ernest Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for First Fiction, a New York Times Notable Book of 1995, and Charles D'Ambrosio won the Paris Review's Aga Khan Prize. His work is ful... View more info

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Orphans

By: D'Ambrosio, Charles

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Astoria, OR, Clear Cut Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 8108

ISBN: 0972323457

Condition: Fine


A copy of the author's scarce collection of essays! "Orphans" is a remarkable non-fiction collection, always intriguing, often surprising, sometimes confounding, but another strong step forward by a literary writer who has received much high-end attention.These eleven essays span continents, culture, and class. Fiction writer and essayist Charles D'Ambrosio inspects manufactured homes in Washington state, tours the rooms of Hell House, a Pentecostal "haunted house" in Texas; visits the dormitories and hallways of a Russian orphanage in Svirstroy; and explores the textual space... View more info

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Orphans

By: D'Ambrosio, Charles

Price: $195.00

Publisher: Astoria, OR, Clear Cut Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8365

ISBN: 0972323457

Condition: Fine


This copy of the author's scarce collection of essays has been SIGNED by Charles D'Ambrosio on the title page! "Orphans" is a remarkable non-fiction collection, always intriguing, often surprising, sometimes confounding, but another strong step forward by a literary writer who has received much high-end attention.These eleven essays span continents, culture, and class. Fiction writer and essayist Charles D'Ambrosio inspects manufactured homes in Washington state, tours the rooms of Hell House, a Pentecostal "haunted house" in Texas; visits the dormitories and hallways of a Rus... View more info

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Oscar Wilde Discovers America

By: Edwards, Louis

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Scribner: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3971

ISBN: 0743236890

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Louis Edwards on the title page! In January 1882, Oscar Wilde arrived in New York to begin a nationwide publicity tour. Mentioned in a few newspaper articles - but barely a footnote in the history books - was the black valet who accompanied him. Kirkus Reviews (Starred) calls this "One of the best road tours in American history.tremendous fun: a marvelous story animated with just the right savvy, melodrama, wit, and fantasy." View more info

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Ten Seconds

By: Edwards, Louis

Price: $40.00

Publisher: St. Paul, Graywolf: 1991

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3973

ISBN: 1555971504

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Louis Edwards on the title page! The author's debut - a moving account of a young black man's life. Clarence Major said "Ten Seconds is so fluid that the reader is enraptured by its language. Louis Edwards is among the very few writers who can make the Faulkner-like long sentence work painlessly and brilliantly." View more info

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Home for the Day: A Novel

By: Ferrell, Anderson

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Alfred A. Knopf Inc: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6511

ISBN: 039458094X

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Anderson Ferrell on the title page (he has also crossed-out his printed name). A copy of the Uncorrected Proof. Selected by the New York Times as one of the year's best, Anderson Ferrell was also the recipient of a Whiting Award for Fiction. View more info

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Home for the Day: A Novel

By: Ferrell, Anderson

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Alfred A. Knopf Inc: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6762

ISBN: 039458094X

Condition: Fine


This is a Review Copy (Publisher's Review Slip and Author Photo laid-in) which has been SIGNED by Anderson Ferrell on the title page (he has also crossed-out his printed name)! Selected by the New York Times as one of the year's best, Anderson Ferrell was also the recipient of a Whiting Award for Fiction. View more info

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Lucky Girls

By: Freudenberger, Nell

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Ecco Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4528

ISBN: 0060088796

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Nell Freudenberger on the title page! Named as Winner of the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. Here are five stories, set in Southest Asia and on the Indian Subcontinent - each one bearing the weight and substance of a short novella - narrated by young women who find themselves, often as expatriates, face to face with the compelling circumstances of adult love. Dustjacket praise from Richard Ford saying "Every story in this remarkable collection reveals the emergence of a truly prodigious talent." View more info

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The Undiscovered Country

By: Gillison, Samantha

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, Grove Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2586

ISBN: 0802116272

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Samantha Gillison on the title page! Set in the lush rain forests of Papua New Guinea, this deeply evocative first novel is both a haunting family saga and a remarkable rendering of a clash of cultures. Dustjacket praise by Stewart O’Nan stating "Like Maugham and Matthiessen, Samantha Gillison gives us characters far from home yet moving deeper into the wilderness of the self." View more info

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Dear Mr. President

By: Hudson, Gabe

Price: $55.00

Publisher: NY, Knopf: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4761

ISBN: 0375413952

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Gabe Hudson on the title page! In the classic American tradition of subversive war narratives such as "Catch-22" and "Slaughterhouse-Five", a powerful new voice captures our attention with seven stories and a novella that take on the Gulf War with audacity, narrative brilliance, savage humor, and startling emotional resonance. Chuck Palahniuk dustjacket praise stating "Mr. Hudson's style goes from zero to one hundred MPH in the first sentence." Gabe Hudson was named as a 2003 recipient of of Whiting Writers' Award and the Sue Kaufman Prize ... View more info

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Dear Mr. President

By: Hudson, Gabe

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Knopf: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6938

ISBN: 0375413952

Condition: Fine


This copy has been INSCRIBED by Gabe Hudson on the title page "For Adam, for all hius heroics, America still needs your help. With Affection, Gabe." In the classic American tradition of subversive war narratives such as "Catch-22" and "Slaughterhouse-Five", a powerful new voice captures our attention with seven stories and a novella that take on the Gulf War with audacity, narrative brilliance, savage humor, and startling emotional resonance. Chuck Palahniuk dustjacket praise stating "Mr. Hudson's style goes from zero to one hundred MPH in the first sentence." ... View more info

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the Residue Years: A Novel

By: Jackson, Mitchell S.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Bloomsbury USA: 2013

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7461

ISBN: 1620400286

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Mitchell S. Jackson on the title page (he has also crossed-out his printed name)! Mitchell S. Jackson grew up black in a neglected neighborhood in America's whitest city, Portland, Oregon. In the '90s, those streets and beyond had fallen under the shadow of crack cocaine and its familiar mayhem. In his commanding autobiographical novel, Mitchell writes what it was like to come of age in that time and place, with a breakout voice that's nothing less than extraordinary. Just announced as a 2016 Winner in Fiction of a Whiting Writers Award. Other Honors have included... View more info

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The Orphan Master's Son

By: Johnson, Adam

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Random House: 2012

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7799

ISBN: 0812992792

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Orphan Master's Son" has been SIGNED by Adam Johnson on the title page! Winner of numerous prestigious prizes including the Pulitzer Prize. An epic novel and a thrilling literary discovery, "The Orphan Master's Son" follows a young man's journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the world's most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea. Adam Johnson has also just been named as Winner of the 2015 National Book Award for Fiction for his story collection "Fortune Smiles." 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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Parasites Like Us

By: Johnson, Adam

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Viking Penguin: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7859

ISBN: 0670032352

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Parasites Like Us" has been SIGNED by Adam Johnson on the title page! His first novel following his debut collection of short stories called "Emporium." Anthropologist Hank Hannah has a hope: that by studying all of the lost civilizations of human history, he may finally come to understand the hearts if those nearest to him. Adam Johnson went on to Win the Pulitzer Prize for "The Orphan Master's Son" and the National Book Award for "Fortune Smiles." 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