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The Master Butchers Singing Club

By: Erdrich, Louise

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, Harper Collins: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4011

ISBN: 0066209773

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Louise Erdrich on the title page. This sprawling novel spans the decades from World War I through World War II and beyond to 1954. The novel unfolds its themes of love and death, lightness and gravity, with the eloquent prose, sly humor, and depth of feeling that only a masterful writer can offer. 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 t... View more info

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Our Lady of the Forest

By: Guterson, David

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Knopf: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4465

ISBN: 0375412115

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by David Guterson on the title page. From the author of 'Snow Falling on Cedars' and 'East of the Mountains' comes this third in a thematic trilogy of novels that share a sense of place. This is an emotionally charged novel about a teenage girl who claims to see the Virgin Mary. This latest novel demonstrates an awareness of place and time - but allows the author more imagination than in his two previous books. 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 "S... 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 th... View more info

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The Commissariat of Enlightenment

By: Kalfus, Ken

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Ecco [Harper Collins]: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4159

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED in green ink (author's "lucky" pen) on the title page by Ken Kalfus! With this remarkable debut novel, Ken Kalfus gives us a stunning triumph of invention - an epic story about the death of two Russian visionaries, the life of a radical antihero, and the birth of a new kind of power. Publisher's Weekly [Starred Review] says of it "Told in supple, witty and gritty prose the story exhibits all the vigorous intelligence and vision read... View more info

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The Namesake

By: Lahiri, Jhumpa

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6071

ISBN: 0395927218

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Jhumpa Lahiri on the cover page! This is a copy of the Uncorrected Proof/Advance Reading Copy with proposed artwork sample affixed for the final book. The debut novel from the highly celebrated author - she was Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Hemingway Award for her collection "Interpreter of Maladies'. In 'The Namesake', Lahiri enriches the themes that made her collection an international bestseller: the immigrant experience, ... View more info

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Liars and Saints

By: Meloy, Maile

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, Scribner: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4425

Condition: Fine


This copy of the Advance Uncorrected Proof has been SIGNED by Maile Meloy on the title page. The prizewinning author's debut novel. Set in California, the novel follows four generations of the Catholic Santerre familyfrom World War II to the present, as they navigate a succession of life-altering events—through the submerged emotion of the fifties, the recklessness and excess of the sixties and seventies, and the reckonings of the eighties and nineties. Dustjacket prai... View more info

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Liars and Saints

By: Meloy, Maile

Price: $60.00

Publisher: NY, Scribner: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4503

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Maile Meloy on the title page. The prizewinning author's debut novel. Set in California, the novel follows four generations of the Catholic Santerre familyfrom World War II to the present, as they navigate a succession of life-altering events—through the submerged emotion of the fifties, the recklessness and excess of the sixties and seventies, and the reckonings of the eighties and nineties. Dustjacket praise by Philip Roth stating "Li... View more info

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One Last Look

By: Moore, Susanna

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Knopf: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4604

ISBN: 0679450416

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Susanna Moore on the title page! Calcutta in 1836: an uneasy mix of two worlds - the patient, implacably unchangeable India and the tableau vivant of English life created of Imperialism's desperation. Historically precise, gorgeously evocative, banked with the heat of unbidden desires, 'One Last Look' is a mesmerizing tale of the complex lure of the exotic and the brazen failure of Imperialism - both political and personal. View more info

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Anja the Liar

By: Moran, Thomas

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, Riverhead Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4593

ISBN: 1573222607

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Thomas Moran on the title page! With this book, Thomas Moran returns to the historical and moral terrain that so brilliantly informed his celebrated debut novel, "The Man in the Box." Subtly crafted yet undeniably powerful, "Anja the Liar" truly reveals Moran's talent for immersing us utterly in whatever moment he chooses to describe. The New York Times in their "And Bear In Mind" (Editors' choices of other recent bo... View more info

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Love

By: Morrison, Toni

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Knopf: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7024

ISBN: 0375409440

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Toni Morrison on the title page - not a bookplate! This audacious exploration into the nature of love - its appetite, its sublime possession, its dread - is rich in characters, striking scenes, and a profound understanding of how alive the past can be. A major addition to the canon of one of the world's literary masters. View more info

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A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies

By: Murray, John

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper Collins: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4601

ISBN: 0060509287

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED and DATED April 1, 2003 by John Murray on the title page. A remarkably assured and satisfying debut collection wherein the author seamlessly meshes fact with fiction, taking his inspiration from the worlds of science, nedicine, and nature. The title story was selected by Joyce Carol Oates for the Best New American Voices 2002 fiction anthology. View more info

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Drinking Coffee Elsewhere

By: Packer, Z Z

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, Riverhead Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5067

Condition: Fine


This copy of the author's debut collection of stories has been SIGNED by Z Z Packer on the title page. Her impressive range and talent are abundantly evident: she dazzles with her command of language, surprising and delighting us with unexpected turns and indelible images, as she takes us into the lives of characters on the periphery, unsure of where they belong. Packer is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award and a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award. View more info

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Crackpots : A Novel

By: Pritchard, Sara

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, U.S.A., Houghton Mifflin Company Trade & Reference Division: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4324

ISBN: 061830245X

Condition: Fine


Winner of the 2002 Bread Loaf Bakeless Prize. This copy has been SIGNED by Sara Pritchard on the title page. Ursula Hegi (this year's judge for the competiton) said it was "A powerful novel, beautifully written. Sara Pritchard illuminates the significant moments in her characters' lives with compassion, elegance and wisdom." View more info

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Crackpots : A Novel

By: Pritchard, Sara

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, U.S.A., Houghton Mifflin Company Trade & Reference Division: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4415

ISBN: 061830245X

Condition: Fine


Winner of the 2002 Bread Loaf Bakeless Prize. This copy has been SIGNED by Sara Pritchard on the title page. Ursula Hegi (this year's judge for the competiton) said it was "A powerful novel, beautifully written. Sara Pritchard illuminates the significant moments in her characters' lives with compassion, elegance and wisdom." View more info

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Good Faith

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, Knopf: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4578

ISBN: 0375412174

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Jane Smiley on the title page. Jane Smiley brings her extraordinary gifts - comic timing, empathy, emotional wisdom, and ability to deliver slyly on big themes and capture the American spirit - to the seductive, wishful, wistful world of real estate, in which the sport of choice is the mind game. Her funny and moving new novel is about what ahppens when the American Dream morphs into a seven-figure American Fantasy. View more info

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Bay of Souls

By: Stone, Robert.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4237

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Robert Stone on the title page. In "Bay of Souls", readers will recognize the trademarks of Stone's greatest fiction: the American embroiled in Third World corruption, the diplomats and covert operatives, the journalists, idealists, and opportunists. Kirkus Reviews said of it "Faulknerian intensity and a narrative economy reminiscent of Hemingway distinguish Stone's bloodcurdling seventh outing.A small masterpiece, possessed of re... View more info