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Dark at the Crossing

By: Ackerman, Elliot

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2017

Edition: First Edition/Second Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8417

ISBN: 97811101947371

Condition: Near Fine +


This copy of "Dark at the Crossing" has been SIGNED by Elliot Ackerman on the title page (he has also crossed-out his printed name)! This is a Second Printing Before Publication copy. A Finalist for the 2017 National Book Award for Fiction. A timely new novel of stunning humanity and tension: a love story set on the Turkish border with Syria. Elliot Ackerman, author of the critically acclaimed novel "Green on Blue," is based out of Istanbul, where he has covered the Syrian Civil War since 2013. Told with compassion and a deft hand, "Dark at the Crossing" is an explorat... View more info

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Come To Me

By: Bloom, Amy

Price: $55.00

Publisher: NY, Harper Collins: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3859

ISBN: 0060182369

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Amy Bloom! A stunning collection of stories - two of them honored by inclusion in "Best American Short Stories" in consecutive years. The author's first book and a National Book Award Nominee. Annie Dillard says these are ".wonderfully engaging stories by a fine writer." Dorothy Allison adds that "These are big, wide, passionate stories." View more info

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Drop City

By: Boyle, T. C.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Viking: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5610

ISBN: 0670031720

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by T.C. Boyle on the title page! A FINALIST FOR THE 2003 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION. With this, his ninth novel, T.C. Boyle delivers one of his most accomplished and deeply satisfying works to date - a dramatic and vividly rendered adventure about a band of hippies who attempt to establish themselves deep in the wilderness of Alaska. "Drop City" is not a satire or a nostalgic look at the sixties, though its evocation of the period is presented with a truth and clarity that no other book on that era has achieved. View more info

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Drop City

By: Boyle, T. C.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Viking: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7607

ISBN: 0670031720

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by T.C. Boyle on the Publisher's tipped-in page! A FINALIST FOR THE 2003 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION. With this, his ninth novel, T.C. Boyle delivers one of his most accomplished and deeply satisfying works to date - a dramatic and vividly rendered adventure about a band of hippies who attempt to establish themselves deep in the wilderness of Alaska. "Drop City" is not a satire or a nostalgic look at the sixties, though its evocation of the period is presented with a truth and clarity that no other book on that era has achieved. View more info

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Big If

By: Costello, Mark

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY, Norton: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3760

ISBN: 0393051161

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Mark Costello on the title page. A National Book Award Finalist for 2002. A scary, funny novel - a riff on recent history and the American obsession with assasination. Dustjacket praise by Jonathan Franzen "Each page of this governmental novel comes alive with intelligence, comedy, and inside dope." and David Foster Wallace "An unclassified tour de force that’s every bit as absorbing as it is original." Publishers Weekly said that "Big If may well be the literary discovery of the season." View more info

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Look At Me

By: Egan, Jennifer

Price: $65.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 6531

ISBN: 0385502761

Condition: Fine


The author's 2nd novel which has received high praise all-around. This copy has been SIGNED by Jennifer Egan on the title page! Nominated for the National Book Award, "Look At Me" captures the tenor of our times and offers an unsettling glimpse of the future. View more info

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The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse

By: Erdrich, Louise

Price: $60.00

Publisher: NY, Harper Collins: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7719

ISBN: 0060187271

Condition: Fine


This copy of the National Book Award Finalist has been SIGNED by Louise Erdrich on the title page! For more than a half century, Father Damien Modeste has served his beloved people, the Ojibwe, on the remote reservation of Little No Horse. Compelled to his task by a direct mystical experience, Father Damien has made enormous sacrifices, and experienced the joys of commitment as well as deep suffering. View more info

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Sabrina & Corina

By: Fajardo-Anstine, Kali

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, New York, One World: 2019

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9168

ISBN: 0525511296

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Sabrina & Corina" has been SIGNED by Kali Fajardo-Anstine on the title page from her appearance at the National Book Award readings in New York City the night before the awards were announced. A Finalist for the NBA Fiction Award this magnetic story collection breathes life into her Latina characters of indigenous ancestry and the land they inhabit in the American West. "Sabrina & Corina" is a moving narrative of unrelenting feminine power and an exploration of the universal experiences of abandonment, heritage, and an eternal sense of home. 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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The Turner House

By: Flournoy, Angela

Price: $195.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 2015

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8035

ISBN: 0544303164

Condition: Fine


This beautiful copy of "The Turner House" has been SIGNED by Angela Flournoy on the title page! It is also dated "9/18/16" from her appearance at the Brooklyn Book Festival that same day! The Turners live on Yarrow Street for over fifty years. Their house sees thirteen children get grown and gone - and some return; it sees the arrival of grandchildren, the fall of Detroit's East Side, and the loss of a father. A major new contribution to the literature on American families, "The Turner House" brings us a colorful brood full of love, pride, and unlikely inheritances. I... View more info

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The Monsters of Templeton/Delicate Edible Birds/Arcadia/Fates and Furies/Florida

By: Groff, Lauren

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Various: 2008

Edition: First Editions/First Printings

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8997

ISBN: 1401322255

Condition: Fine/Near Fine


This offer is for a complete set of Lauren Groff's five works -- each has been SIGNED by Lauren Groff on their respective title pages! The set includes: 1) "The Monsters of Templeton" (2008) - "The day I returned to Templeton steeped in disgrace, the fifty-foot corpse of a monster surfaced in Lake Glimmerglass." So begins the story, a novel spanning two centuries: part a contemporary story of a girl's search for her father, part historical novel, and part ghost story, this spellbinding novel is at its core a tale of how one town holds the secrets of a family. Her first novel,... View more info

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You Are Not a Stranger Here

By: Haslett, Adam

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6317

ISBN: 0385501676

Condition: Fine


This copy of the True First (Not the "Read This" Edition) has been SIGNED by Adam Haslett on the title page. This highly regarded title had dustjacket praise by Jonathan Franzen and John Casey. This collection gives us nine richly varied stories, each suffused with intense emotion and written in a lyric prose alternately lush and spare. A Finalist for the 2002 National Book Award for Fiction. View more info

You Are Not a Stranger Here

By: Haslett, Adam

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6341

ISBN: 0385501676

Condition: Fine


This copy of the True First (Not the "Read This" Edition) has been SIGNED by Adam Haslett on the title page. This highly regarded title had dustjacket praise by Jonathan Franzen and John Casey. This collection gives us nine richly varied stories, each suffused with intense emotion and written in a lyric prose alternately lush and spare. A Finalist for the 2002 National Book Award for Fiction. View more info

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The Pugilist at Rest/Cold Snap/Sonny Liston Was A Friend of Mine

By: Jones, Thom

Price: $195.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Little, Brown and Company: 1993

Edition: First Editions/First Printings

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8585

Condition: Fine


These three titles are sold as a set - Includes all the books by this accomplished author who has recently passed away! All are in Fine/Fine condition and ALL have been SIGNED by Thom Jones on their title pages! 1) "The Pugilist At Rest" (1993) - A National Book Award Finalist. Kirkus Reviews said "These 11 mostly hard-luck stories, with their mean and nutty existential heroes and their punch-drunk visions of hell, place Jones right among the literary heavyweights.Dizzying combinations of prose punches with abstract bobs and weaves: a knockout." 2) Cold Snap" (1995) - In ... View more info

The Pugilist at Rest/Cold Snap/Sonny Liston Was A Friend of Mine

By: Jones, Thom

Price: $225.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Little, Brown and Company: 1993

Edition: First Editions/First Printings

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9259

Condition: Fine


These three titles are sold as a set - Includes all the books by this accomplished author who passed away in 2016! All are in Fine/Fine condition and ALL have been SIGNED by Thom Jones on their title pages! 1) "The Pugilist At Rest" (1993) - A National Book Award Finalist. Kirkus Reviews said "These 11 mostly hard-luck stories, with their mean and nutty existential heroes and their punch-drunk visions of hell, place Jones right among the literary heavyweights.Dizzying combinations of prose punches with abstract bobs and weaves: a knockout." 2) Cold Snap" (1995) - In ten n... View more info

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A Disorder Peculiar to the Country: A Novel

By: Kalfus, Ken

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Ecco Press: Harper Collins: 2006

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7606

ISBN: 0060501405

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Ken Kalfus on the title page! A Finalist for the National Book Award. In a rollicking black comedy about terrorism, war, and conjugal strife, the author whom "Salon" calls "a writer of chameleonic fluency" revisits some peculiar episodes in current American history. "A Disorder Peculiar to the Country" astonishingly lampoons how our nation's public calamities have encroached upon our most intimate private terrors. It firmly establishes Ken Kalfus as one of the most daring and inventive writers at work today. View more info

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Euphoria

By: King, Lily

Price: $185.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Atlantic Monthly Press: 2014

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7884

ISBN: 0802122558

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Euphoria" has been SIGNED by Lily King! A removable "Autographed Copy" label is attached. This is the story of three young, gifted anthropologists in the 1930s caught in a passionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and ultimately their lives. Inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, "Euphoria" is a captivating story of desire, possession, and discovery. Winner of the 2014 Kirkus Prize, Winner of the 2014 New England Book Award for Fiction, and a Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Awa... View more info

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The Leavers

By: Ko, Lisa

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 2017

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8838

ISBN: 1616206888

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Leavers" has been SIGNED by Lisa Ko on the title page! A Finalist for the NBA, she was already named as the Winner of the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Fiction, awarded by Barbara Kingsolver for a novel that addresses issues of social justice. Set in New York and China, "The Leavers" is a vivid examination of borders and belonging. It's a moving story of how a boy comes into his own when everything he loves is taken away, and how a mother learns to live with the mistakes of the past. View more info

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The Flamethrowers

By: Kushner, Rachel

Price: $195.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Scribner: 2013

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7552

ISBN: 1439142009

Condition: Fine


This is a beautiful copy of "The Flamethrowers" that has been SIGNED by Rachel Kushner on the title page! An intensely engaging exploration of the mystique of the feminine, the fake, the terrorist. At its center is Kushner's brilliantly realized protagonist, a young woman on the verge. Thrilling and fearless, this is a major American novel from a writer of spectacular talent and imagination. Named as a Finalist for the National Book Award (her second nomination following her first novel "Telex From Cuba") which was also a Finalist for the NBA. Robert Stone dustjacket praise ca... View more info

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Telex from Cuba / The Flamethrowers / The Strange Case of Rachel K / The Mars Room

By: Kushner, Rachel

Price: $500.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Scribner/New Directions: 2008

Edition: First Editions/First Printings

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8944

ISBN: 1476756554

Condition: Fine


This is a collection of the author's four works that have all been SIGNED by Rachel Kushner on their title pages! 1) "Telex From Cuba" (2008) - an astonishingly wise, ambitious, and riveting novel set in the American community in Cuba during the years leading up to Castro's revolution - a place that was a paradise for a time and for a few. The first novel to tell the story of the Americans who were driven out in 1958, this is a masterful debut. At the time, urgent news was conveyed by telex, Kushner's novel is a tour de force, haunting and compelling, with the urgency of a telex from... View more info

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Telex from Cuba: A Novel

By: Kushner, Rachel

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Scribner: 2008

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8980

ISBN: 141656103X

Condition: Fine


A beautiful copy of the author's debut that has been SIGNED by Rachel Kushner on the title page! An astonishingly wise, ambitious, and riveting novel set in the American community in Cuba during the years leading up to Castro's revolution - a place that was a paradise for a time and for a few. The first novel to tell the story of the Americans who were driven out in 1958, this is a masterful debut. At the time, urgent news was conveyed by telex, Kushner's novel is a tour de force, haunting and compelling, with the urgency of a telex from a forgotten time and place. Named as a Finalist for the... View more info

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Her Body and Other Parties

By: MacHado, Carmen Maria

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, MN, Graywolf Press: 2017

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8430

ISBN: 155597788X

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Her Body and Other Parties" has been SIGNED by Carmen Maria Machado on the title page! She has also added her sketch of a ribbon and has dated it 11/14/17 - the night of her appearance at the National Book Award Readings! A Finalist for the 2017 National Book Award for Fiction! Her debut collection of stories, she bends genres to shape startling stories that map the realities of women's lives and the violence visited upon their bodies. View more info

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Her Body and Other Parties

By: MacHado, Carmen Maria

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, MN, Graywolf Press: 2017

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8432

ISBN: 155597788X

Condition: Near Fine


This copy of "Her Body and Other Parties" has been SIGNED by Carmen Maria Machado on the title page! She has also added her sketch of a ribbon and has dated it 11/14/17 - the night of her appearance at the National Book Award Readings! A Finalist for the 2017 National Book Award for Fiction! Her debut collection of stories, she bends genres to shape startling stories that map the realities of women's lives and the violence visited upon their bodies. There is a crease in the cover running about halfway down from the topright side that accounts for the grading. Hard to see on the scan... View more info

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Her Body and Other Parties

By: Machado, Carmen Maria

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, MN, Graywolf Press: 2017

Edition: Limited Hardcover Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8457

ISBN: 155597824X

Condition: Fine


This Limited Hardcover Edition of "Her Body and Other Parties" has been SIGNED by Carmen Maria Machado on a special page inserted for Powell's Indiespensable Edition #70 for subscribers. Originally issued as a Trade Paperback Original. She was a Finalist for the 2017 National Book Award. Her debut collection of stories, she bends genres to shape startling stories that map the realities of women's lives and the violence visited upon their bodies. Includes the Indiespensable booklet containing the Jill Owens interview of the author. View more info

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Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry/The Giant's House/Niagara Falls All Over Again/An Exact Replica of My Imagination/Thunderstruck and Other Stories/Bowlaway

By: McCracken, Elizabeth

Price: $400.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Various: 1993

Edition: First Editions/First Printings

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8884

ISBN: 0062862855

Condition: Fine


This offer is for a complete set of Elizabeth McCracken's six books - all of which have been SIGNED by her on their respective title pages! The works include: 1) "Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry" (1993) - her debut collection of magical, quirky, entirely unique stories that are imbued with an eccentric, off-beat vision that was the hallmark of her singular talent. 2) "The Giant's House" (1996) - an unforgettably tender and quirky novel about learning to welcome the unexpected miracle, and about the strength of choosing to love in a world that gives no promises, and no guarantees. A Nati... View more info

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Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

By: Nguyen, Viet Thanh

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press: 2016

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8247

ISBN: 067466034X

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Nothing Ever Dies" has been SIGNED by Viet Thanh Nguyen on the title page! WINNER of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel "The Sympathizer." The author considers this work as a "bookend" with "The Sympathizer." All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. This is a searching exploration of the conflict Americans call the Vietnam War and Vietnamese call the American War - a conflict that lives on in the collective memory of both nations. A Finalist for the National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2016. View more info

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The Bird Artist

By: Norman, Howard

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1994

Edition: First U.K. Edition (true first)

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3778

ISBN: 0571171877

Condition: Fine


This copy has been boldly SIGNED by Howard Norman on the title page. In what has been reported as being the true first edition this is the first UK printing with an entirely different dustjacket from the US edition. The author's second novel, which won him his second National Book Award nomination. It begins with his "typical" phrasing "My name is Fabian Vas.You would not have heard of me.Yet I murdered the lighthouse keeper, Botho August.". View more info

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The Northern Lights

By: Norman, Howard

Price: $200.00

Publisher: NY, Summit: 1987

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3780

ISBN: 0671532316

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Howard Norman on the title page. Peter Matthiessen, Louis Erdrich, David Mamet, Barry Lopez and others are just some of the writers who have praised this remarkable first novel, "The Northern Lights", by Howard Norman. It is the story of a boy named Noah, who is raised in the remote one-house village of Paduola Lake, and his friend Pelly Bay, who lives in the Cree-Indian village of Quill. This is the first of Norman's books to be nominated for a National Book Award (the other was "The Bird Artist"). View more info

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The Bird Artist

By: Norman, Howard

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, FSG: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5285

Condition: Fine


This title has been SIGNED by Howard Norman on the title page. "The Bird Artist" earned Mr. Norman his 2nd National Book Award Nomination. His distinctive style is evident from the outset of the story - "My name is Fabian Vas. I live in Witless Bay, Newfoundland. You would not have heard of me. Obscurity is not necessarily failure, though; I am a bird artist, and have more or less made a living at it. Yet I murdered the lighthouse keeper, Botho August, and that is an equal part of how I think of myself." A beautiful copy, in a dustjacket of Gold on Blue on White overlayment. View more info

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The Bird Artist

By: Norman, Howard

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, FSG: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5286

Condition: Fine


This title has been SIGNED by Howard Norman on the title page. "The Bird Artist" earned Mr. Norman his 2nd National Book Award Nomination. His distinctive style is evident from the outset of the story - "My name is Fabian Vas. I live in Witless Bay, Newfoundland. You would not have heard of me. Obscurity is not necessarily failure, though; I am a bird artist, and have more or less made a living at it. Yet I murdered the lighthouse keeper, Botho August, and that is an equal part of how I think of myself." A beautiful copy, in a dustjacket of Gold on Blue on White overlayment. View more info