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GraceLand: A Novel

By: Abani, Chris

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2004

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8953

ISBN: 0374165890

Condition: Fine


This copy of "GraceLand" has been SIGNED by Chris Abani on the title page! A dazzling debut - this gorgeously written, haunting novel is set in Maroka, a sprawling, swampy, crazy and colorful ghetto of Lagos, Nigeria, and unfolds against a backdrop of lush reggae and highlife music, American movies, and a harsh urban existence. Named as Winner of the 2005 PEN/Hemingway Award. This copy signed by the author from his appearance at the University of Pennsylvania. View more info

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A Private State

By: Bacon, Charlotte

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Amherst, University of Massachusetts Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4022

ISBN: 1558491147

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Associated Writing Programs 1996 Award in Short Fiction and Winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, given annually for a distinguished first book of fiction. A finely crafted collection of stories about women who have arrived at awkward edges in their lives. In the first state dustjacket with the orange borders. View more info

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A Private State

By: Bacon, Charlotte

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Amherst, University of Massachusetts Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5033

ISBN: 1558491147

Condition: Fine


This copy (with the 1st state dustjacket) has been SIGNED by Charlotte Bacon on the title page! Winner of the Associated Writing Programs 1996 Award in Short Fiction and Winner of the Hemingway/PEN Award, given annually for a distinguished first book of fiction. A finely crafted collection of stories about women who have arrived at awkward edges in their lives. View more info

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Wartime Lies

By: Begley, Louis

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Alfred A. Knopf Inc: 1991

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2602

ISBN: 0679400168

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Louis Begley on the title page. Winner of the Hemingway/PEN Award. In this haunting, unforgettable novel, Louis Begley looks through the eyes of a pitilessly observant child at a universe transformed by corroding evil. The author's debut, this extraordinary novel is a work of wisdom and lyric power about the complex process of growing up when the adult world has become insane. It is a reverie, as well, about the power of evil to infect its victim. View more info

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Apt. 3W

By: Brownstein, Gabriel

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, W.W. Norton: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6201

ISBN: 039305151X

Condition: Fine


A stunning literary debut that has been SIGNED by Gabriel Brownstein on the title page! Nine darkly comic New York stories, capturing the marvelous eccentricities and hidden frailties of this city's extraordinary people. Winner of the Hemingway/PEN Award, a national prize which recognizes the year's best first book-length work of fiction. Of his stories, the judges said they are a "voyeuristic delight, a magical, strange, kind and human peek into the windows of others." View more info

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We Need New Names

By: Bulawayo, NoViolet

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Little, Brown and Company: 2013

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7851

ISBN: 0316230812

Condition: Near Fine


This copy of "We Need New Names" has been SIGNED by NoViolet Bulawayo on the title page! Winner of the 2014 Hemingway/PEN Award as well as being on the 2013 MAN/Booker Shortlist. Channeling the rhythm and vibrancy of the storytellers who raised her in Zimbabwe, NoViolet Bulawayo's debut novel brings to life a young girl whose world is on the brink of transformation, full of danger but also possibility. A potent story of displacement and arrival, "We Need New Names" is a disarmingly playful, devastatingly candid novel that is at once classic and utterly original, with a power a... View more info

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We Need New Names

By: Bulawayo, NoViolet

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Little, Brown and Company: 2013

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8097

ISBN: 0316230812

Condition: Fine


This copy of "We Need New Names" has been SIGNED by NoViolet Bulawayo on the title page! Winner of the 2014 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award as well as being on the 2013 Man Booker Prize shortlist. Channeling the rhythm and vibrancy of the storytellers who raised her in Zimbabwe, NoViolet Bulawayo's debut novel brings to life a young girl whose world is on the brink of transformation, full of danger but also possibility. A potent story of displacement and arrival, "We Need New Names" is a disarmingly playful, devastatingly candid novel that is at once classic and utterly origina... View more info

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One Way or Another: Stories

By: Cameron, Peter

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Harper & Row: 1986

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8554

ISBN: 0060155698

Condition: Fine


This copy of "One Way or Another" has been SIGNED by Peter Cameron on the title page! Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award for First Book of Fiction. The author's debut, "One Way or Another" introduces Peter Cameron as an extraordinary writer, one distinguished not only by his prose, which is always abundantly witty and pitch-perfect, but also by a rare generosity of heart. View more info

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Maps to Anywhere

By: Cooper, Bernard

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Athens, University of Georgia Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4381

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Hemingway/PEN Award for Fiction in 1990. The essays in "Maps to Anywhere" plot terrain that is at once familiar and strange. As Cooper writes on subjects ranging from his family to the origin of the barbershop pole, he peers beneath the glimmering surface of the southern California landscape to observe the collusion between the American Dream and everyday life. 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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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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Then We Came to the End: A Novel

By: Ferris, Joshua

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Little, Brown and Company: 2007

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7714

ISBN: 0316016381

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Then We Came to the End" has been SIGNED by Joshua Ferris on the title page (he has also crossed-out his printed name)! Winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and the Barnes and Noble Discover Award and a Finalist for the National Book Award. With a demon's eye for the details that make life worth noticing, Joshua Ferris tells a true and funny story about survival un life's strangest environment - the one we pretend is normal five days a week. View more info

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Then We Came to the End: A Novel/The Unnamed/To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

By: Ferris, Joshua

Price: $180.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Little, Brown and Company: 2007

Edition: First Editions/First Printings

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8314

ISBN: 0316016381

Condition: Fine


This offer is for a complete set of Joshua Ferris's first three novels - all are in "Fine/Fine" condition and ALL have been SIGNED by Joshua Ferris on their respective title pages! He has also crossed-out his printed name. 1) "Then We Came to the End: A Novel," (2007) - Winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and the Barnes and Noble Discover Award and a Finalist for the National Book Award. With a demon's eye for the details that make life worth noticing, Joshua Ferris tells a true and funny story about survival in life's strangest environment - the one we pretend is nor... View more info

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The Magic of Blood

By: Gilb, Dagoberto

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Albuquerque, Univ. of New Mexico Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4169

ISBN: 0826314368

Condition: Fine


This is one of 75 copies that feature Dagoberto Gilb's SIGNATURE on a limitation page that has been tipped-into the book! The author's dynamic collection of short stories, including eight stories from Winners on the Pass Line. Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award and a Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. The author captures the texture of the Southwest’s working class in clear, ironic, and bitingly realistic fiction about regular people going about their complex lives. View more info

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The Magic of Blood

By: Gilb, Dagoberto

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Albuquerque, Univ. of New Mexico Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6555

ISBN: 0826314368

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Dagoberto Gilb on the title page! Dagoberto Gilb has also crossed-out his printed name on the title page. The author's dynamic collection of short stories, including eight stories from Winners on the Pass Line. Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award and a Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. The author captures the texture of the Southwest's working class in clear, ironic, and bitingly realistic fiction about regular people going about their complex lives. View more info

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The Magic of Blood

By: Gilb, Dagoberto

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Grove Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6556

ISBN: 0802133991

Condition: Fine


This copy of the Special Reader's Edition (in glossy wraps) of the first paperback edition has been SIGNED by Dagoberto Gilb on the title page! Originally published by The University of New Mexico Press this work was the Winner of PEN's Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award as well as being a PEN/Faulkner Finalist. The author captures the texture of the Southwest's working class in clear, ironic, and bitingly realistic fiction about regular people going about their complex lives. View more info

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Mrs. Kimble: A Novel

By: Haigh, Jennifer

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, New York, William Morrow: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8487

ISBN: 0060509392

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Mrs. Kimble: A Novel" has been SIGNED by Jennifer Haigh on the title page! It has also been dated by her "9.3.2011" Her debut novel, "Mrs. Kimble" tells the story of a mysterious con man named Ken Kimble through the eyes of his three wives. Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award for outstanding debut fiction. A compelling story of three women who marry the same man - an enigmatic opportunist named Ken Kimble. View more info

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The Book of Ruth

By: Hamilton, Jane

Price: $95.00

Publisher: NY, Ticknor & Fields: 1988

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3886

ISBN: 0899197442

Condition: Fine


This is a promotional copy with the "not-for-resale" logo imprinted that has been SIGNED by Jane Hamilton on the title page! Winner of the 1989 PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award for Best First Novel. In this powerful, incandescent novel, Jane Hamilton has worked a small miracle: she has given voice to a young woman you have passed on the street a thousand times. The New York Times Book Review said that "(she) gives Ruth a humble dignity and allows her hope-but it's not a heavenly hope. It's a common one, caked with mud and held with gritted teeth. And it’s probably the only kind wo... View more info

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The Book of Ruth

By: Hamilton, Jane

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, Ticknor & Fields: 1988

Edition: First Edition/Second Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6233

ISBN: 0899197442

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Jane Hamilton on the title page! A second printing being offerred as an alternative to a more expensive first. Winner of the 1989 PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award for Best First Novel. In this powerful, incandescent novel, Jane Hamilton has worked a small miracle: she has given voice to a young woman you have passed on the street a thousand times. The New York Times Book Review said that "(she) gives Ruth a humble dignity and allows her hope-but it's not a heavenly hope. It's a common one, caked with mud and held with gritted teeth. And it's probably the only kin... View more info

The Book of Ruth

By: Hamilton, Jane

Price: $225.00

Publisher: NY, Ticknor & Fields: 1988

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6643

ISBN: 0899197442

Condition: Fine


This beautiful copy has been SIGNED by Jane Hamilton on the title page! Winner of the 1989 PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award for Best First Novel. In this powerful, incandescent novel, Jane Hamilton has worked a small miracle: she has given voice to a young woman you have passed on the street a thousand times. The New York Times Book Review said that "(she) gives Ruth a humble dignity and allows her hope-but it's not a heavenly hope. It's a common one, caked with mud and held with gritted teeth. And it’s probably the only kind worth reading about." View more info

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Ocean of Words

By: Jin, Ha

Price: $245.00

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Zoland: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6148

ISBN: 0944072909

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Ha Jin on the title page! "Ocean of Words" is set on the Chinese-Russian border in the early 1970s. Soldiers and officers in the People's Liberation Army are trapped in lives shaped by the madness and perversity of the times. A brilliant portrait of collective fate, "Oceans of Words" resonates with the desperation and nobility of human desire. Named as Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award. The "true" first edition was issued as a trade paperback original - the hardcover edition was issued only after winning the award. View more info

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Lost in the City / The Known World / All Aunt Hagar's Children

By: Jones, Edward P.

Price: $500.00

Publisher: New York, New York, William Morrow & Co.: 1992

Edition: First Editions/First Printings

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9163

ISBN: 0688115268

Condition: Fine


A complete collection of Edward P. Jones's works -- each SIGNED by him on their respective title pages. This offer (sold as a set only) includes: (1) "Lost in the City" (1992) - William P. Morrow and Company, Inc. The author's debut collection of stories - Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award and a Finalist for the National Book Award. The nation's capital serving as the setting for the stories lies far from the city of historic monuments and national poiliticians. Each story seems in itself to be a short novel in which the characters struggle against the limits of their city to put off the loss... View more info

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Interpreter Of Maladies

By: Lahiri, Jhumpa

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Boston, Mariner: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7654

ISBN: 039592720X

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Jhumpa Lahiri on the title page! An extraordinary debut collection of stories. Dustjacket praise from Amy Tan calling her "A dazzling storyteller with a distinctive voice, an eye for nuance, an ear for irony. Lahiri is one of the finest short story writers I’ve read." Winner of The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, The PEN/Hemingway Award, The New Yorker Best Debut of the Year, The Addison M. Metcalf Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award! View more info

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Native Speaker

By: Lee, Chang-Rae

Price: $55.00

Publisher: NY, Riverhead Books: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6901

ISBN: 1573220019

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Chang-Rae Lee on the title page! The novel centers around a Korean-American industrial spy, explores themes of alienation and betrayal as felt or perpetrated by immigrants and first-generation citizens, and played out in local politics. The author's debut - this eloquent and thought-provoking novel went on to win the PEN/Hemingway Award, QPB's New Voices Award, the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, the American Book Award and the Oregon Book Award ! Quite an accomplishment to say the least. It has been called by many as a great contribution to Asian... View more info

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Native Speaker

By: Lee, Chang-Rae

Price: $65.00

Publisher: NY, Riverhead Books: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6902

ISBN: 1573220019

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Chang-Rae Lee on the title page. This is a copy of the Uncorrected Proof in glossy wraps of the author's debut - the novel centers around a Korean-American industrial spy, explores themes of alienation and betrayal as felt or perpetrated by immigrants and first-generation citizens, and played out in local politics. This eloquent and thought-provoking novel went on the win the PEN/Hemingway Award, QPB's New Voices Award, the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, the American Book Award and the Oregon Book Award! Quite an accomplishment to say the least. I... View more info

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Native Speaker/A Gesture Life/Aloft/The Surrendered/On Such a Full Sea

By: Lee, Chang-Rae.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Riverhead Books: 1995

Edition: First Editions/First Printings

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7849

ISBN: 1573220019

Condition: Fine


This is a complete collection of Chang-Rae Lee's five novels - all SIGNED by him on their title pages (sold as a set)! 1) "Native Speaker" (1995), won numerous awards including the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. The novel centers around a Korean American industrial spy, explores themes of alienation and betrayal as felt or perpetrated by immigrants and first-generation citizens, and played out in local politics. 2) "A Gesture Life" (1999). This elaborated on his themes of identity and assimilation through the narrative of an elderly Japanese-American doctor who remembers trea... View more info

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A Thousand Years of Good Prayers/The Vagrants/Gold Boy, Emerald Girl/Kinder Than Solitude/Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life/Where Reasons End

By: Li, Yiyun

Price: $395.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Random House: 2005

Edition: First Editions/First Printings

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9000

ISBN: 198481737X

Condition: Fine/Near Fine


A complete collection of Yiyun Li's works - all SIGNED by Yiyun Li on their title pages! Sold as a set only, the books include: 1) "A Thousand Years of Good Prayers," (2005) - the author's first book, a collection of stories set in China and among Chinese Americans living in the United States. Winner of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, the PEN/Hemingway Award, The Guardian First Book Award, and the California Book Award for first fiction. 2) "The Vagrants" (2009) - her debut novel set in China in the late 1970s where we follow a group of people in a small to... View more info

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Homestead

By: Lippi, Rosina

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harrison, NY, Delphinium Books: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 1538

ISBN: 1883285143

Condition: Fine


Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award. The novel is structured as a series of short stories told from the viewpoints of different members of an isolate Austrian village and follows their intertwined lives from 1909 through 1977, layering story upon story to develop the village and the characters. View more info

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Homestead

By: Lippi, Rosina

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Harrison, NY, Delphinium Books: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5420

ISBN: 1883285143

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Rosina Lippi on the title page and has been dated 21 March 99! Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award. The novel is structured as a series of short stories told from the viewpoints of different members of an isolate Austrian village and follows their intertwined lives from 1909 through 1977, layering story upon story to develop the village and the characters. View more info

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Shiloh and Other Stories

By: Mason, Bobbie Ann

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper & Row: 1982

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5954

ISBN: 0060150629

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Bobbie Ann Mason on the title page. Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award. She writes mostly about contemporary Kentucky people and does so with a rare poignancy, bringing the light and sympathy of literary art to bear upon lives that are normally thought to lie outside the realm of literature. The title story, "Shiloh," is a typical example of how much interest and feeling Bobbie Ann Mason can extract from her small-town world. View more info