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L'America

By: McPhee, Martha

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Harcourt, Inc.: 2006

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8919

ISBN: 0151011710

Condition: Fine


This copy of "L'America" has been SIGNED by Martha McPhee on the title page! This novel of an American in Europe has a long and lustrous pedigree. With this dreamily exquisite story Martha McPhee joins the ranks of its most impressive practitioners. She is the recipient of fellowships from the National Foundation for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. View more info

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Hystopia

By: Means, David

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Farrar Straus & Giroux: 2016

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8937

ISBN: 0865479135

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Hystopia" has been SIGNED by David Means on the title page! In "Hystopia," his first novel, David Means brings his full talent on the crazy realiuty of trauma, both national and personal. Outlandish and tender, funny and violent, timely and historical, "Hystopia" invites us to consider whether our traumas can ever be truly overcome. The answers it offers are wildly inventive, deeply rooted in its characters, and wrung from the author's own heart. Long-listed for the prestigious MAN Booker Award. View more info

A Quick Kiss of Redemption/Assorted Fire Events/The Secret Goldfish/The Spot/Hystopia/Instructions for a Funeral

By: Means, David

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Various, Various: 1991

Edition: First Editions/First Printings

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9029

ISBN: 0374279810

Condition: Fine


This offer is for a full collection of David Means' writings - each has been SIGNED by David Means on the title page. Best known for his short story collections, his novel "Hystopia" was longlisted for the 2016 MAN Booker Prize. The books include: 1) "A Quick Kiss of Redemption" (1991) - William Morrow and Company. The author's debut collection of stories, Means writes about people trying to make sense of the chaos of reality and to transcend the forces that keep people apart. 2) "Assorted Fire Events" (2000) - Context Books. A well received collection, Winner of th... View more info

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The Burning Girl

By: Messud, Claire

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 2017

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8972

ISBN: 0393635023

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Burning Girl" has been SIGNED by Claire Messud on the publisher's tipped-in page! A bracing, hypnotic coming-of-age story about the bond of best friends. Brilliantly mixing fable and coming-of-age tale, "The Burning Girl" gets to the heart of these matters in an absolutely irresistible way. View more info

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The Song of Achilles/Circe

By: Miller, Madeline

Price: $450.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Eccc/Harper Collins/Little Brown and Company: 2012

Edition: First Editions/First Printings

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9019

ISBN: 0062060619

Condition: Fine


Sold as a set: these two books -- "The Song of Achilles" and "Circe" have both been SIGNED by Madeline Miller on their respective title pages! 1) "The Song of Achilles" (2012) -- Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction (now "The Women's Prize) is built on the groundwork of "The Iliad." Her page-turning,profoundly moving, and blisteringly paced retelling of the epic Trojan War. 2) "Circe" (2018) -- the daring, dazzling follow-up to her "Song of Achilles" that brilliantly re-imagines the life of Circe, formidable sorceress of "The Odyssey." View more info

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Home

By: Morrison, Toni

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc: 2012

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9038

ISBN: 0307594165

Condition: Fine


This beautiful copy of "Home" has been SIGNED by Toni Morrison on the title page! America's most celebrated novelist, Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison extends her profound take on our history with this twentieth-century tale of redemption: a taut and tortured story about one man's desperate search for himself in a world disfigured by war. A deeply moving novel about an apparently defeated man finding his manhood - and his home. View more info

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Beloved

By: Morrison, Toni

Price: $450.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1987

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9037

ISBN: 0394535979

Condition: Fine


A beautiful copy of "Beloved" with the author's SIGNED laid-in bookplate! Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. One of the most sought-after of this author’s works. It is the story - set in post-Civil War Ohio - of Sethe, an escaped slave who has risked death in order to wrench herself from a living death; who has lost a husband and buried a child; who has borne the unthinkable and not gone mad: a woman of "iron eyes and a backbone to match." This copy has Toni Morrison's SIGNED laid-in bookplate, not affixed. View more info

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Afterglow (A Dog Memoir)

By: Myles, Eileen

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Grove Press: 2017

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9004

ISBN: 0802127096

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Afterglow" has been SIGNED by Eileen Myles on the title page! Prolific and widely-renowned, Eileen Myles is a poet-luminary and trailblazer whose decades of creative work "set a bar for openness, frankness, and variability few lives could ever match." (New York Review of Books). This intimate, innovative new book paints a kaleidoscopic portrait of a beloved confidant: the pit bull called Rosie. View more info

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Snakelust

By: Nakagami, Kenji

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Kodansha America, Inc: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 8946

ISBN: 4770023545

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Snakelust" by Kenji Nakagami is the first of his books to be published in English. The short stories in this collection represent his best work in this form. They range in setting from the present day to the Middle Ages, with a varied cast of warriors and hoodlums, dreamers and priests. Here is the dark side of human nature: cruelty, deformity, lust. Again and again Nakagami confronts us with the disturbing fact of man's ultimate helplessness before the power of female sexuality. And each story unfolds against the otherworldly landscape of his native Kumann, the wild mountainous ... View more info

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Those Who Knew: A Novel

By: Novey, Idra

Price: $55.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Viking: 2018

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8842

ISBN: 0525560432

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Those Who Knew" has been SIGNED by Idra Novey on the title page! From her appearance at a Sunday Book Brunch sponsored by the Princeton Library on Dec. 2, 2018. Moving between an unnamed island country and New York City, Novey explores the cost of staying silent and the mixed rewards of speaking up in a profoundly divided country. What begins as a novel about hypocrisy and a possible murder becomes ever more complex, with every turn of fate raising new questions about what finally stirs a person into action. View more info

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Ways to Disappear

By: Novey, Idra

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Little, Brown and Company: 2016

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8843

ISBN: 0316298492

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Ways To Disappear" has been SIGNED by Idra Novey on the title page! Winner of the $100,000 2017 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature as well as Winner of the Brooklyn Eagles Literary Prize. This exhilerating debut is a madcap blend of mystery, romance, noir, and humor that flirts with the absurd while remaining deeply rooted in the devious hearts of its characters. View more info

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The Friend

By: Nunez, Sigrid

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Riverhead Books: 2018

Edition: First Edition/Second Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8949

ISBN: 0735219443

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Friend" has been INSCRIBED/SIGNED by Sigrid Nunez on the title page! While it is a Second Printing it is a beautiful copy; in the first State dustjacket, and has been neatly signed by Sigrid Nunez. Winner of the 2018 National Book Award for Fiction. A moving story of love, friendship, grief, healing, and the magical bond between a woman and her dog. Elegiac and searching, "The Friend" is a meditation on loss and solitude and a celebration of the transfiguring power of human-canine devotion. Sigrid Nunez has been the recipient of several awards, including a W... View more info

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The Friend

By: Nunez, Sigrid

Price: $550.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Riverhead Books: 2018

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9033

ISBN: 0735219443

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Friend" has been SIGNED by Sigrid Nunez on the title page! A moving story of love, friendship, grief, healing, and the magical bond between a woman and her dog. Elegiac and searching, "The Friend" is a meditation on loss and solitude and a celebration of the transfiguring power of human-canine devotion. Sigrid Nunez has been the recipient of several awards, including a Whiting Award, the Rome Prize in Literature, and a Berlin Prize fellowship. Winner of the 2018 National Book Award in Fiction! View more info

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The Friend

By: Nunez, Sigrid

Price: $500.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Riverhead Books: 2018

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9034

ISBN: 0735219443

Condition: Fine


This Advance Uncorrected Proof Copy of "The Friend" has been SIGNED by Sigrid Nunez on the title page! A moving story of love, friendship, grief, healing, and the magical bond between a woman and her dog. Elegiac and searching, "The Friend" is a meditation on loss and solitude and a celebration of the transfiguring power of human-canine devotion. Sigrid Nunez has been the recipient of several awards, including a Whiting Award, the Rome Prize in Literature, and a Berlin Prize fellowship. Winner of the 2018 National Book Award in Fiction! View more info

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Hazards of Time Travel

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Eccc/Harper Collins: 2018

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8866

ISBN: 0062319590

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Hazards of Time Travel" has been SIGNED by Joyce Carol Oates on the title page! An ingenious, dystopian novel of one young woman’s resistance against the constraints of an oppressive society, from the inventive imagination of Joyce Carol Oates. "Time travel" and its hazards are made literal in this astonishing new novel in which a recklessly idealistic girl dares to test the perimeters of her tightly controlled (future) world and is punished by being sent back in time to a region of North America -- "Wainscotia, Wisconsin" -- that existed eighty years before. Cast adrift in ti... View more info

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The Library Book

By: Orlean, Susan

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Simon & Schuster: 2018

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9042

ISBN: 1476740186

Condition: Fine


This beautiful copy of "The Library Book" has been SIGNED by Susan Orlean on the title page! In "The Library Book" Susan Orlean chronicles the Los Angeles Public Library fire in 1986 and its aftermath to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives; delves into the evolution of libraries across the country and around the world. Brimming with her signature wit, insight, compassion, and talent for deep research, "The Library Book" is Suan Orlean's thrilling journey through the stacks that reveals how these beloved institutions provide much more than... View more info

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How to Breathe Underwater/The Invisible Bridge/The Flight Portfolio

By: Orringer, Julie

Price: $225.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2003

Edition: First Editions/First Printings

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8964

ISBN: 0307959406

Condition: Fine


This offer is for a full set of Julie Orringer's three works - each of which has been SIGNED by her on their respective title pages! These include: 1) "How to Breathe Underwater" (2003) - her debut collection of nine fiercely beautiful short stories. Her characters--all of them submerged by loss, whether of parents or lovers or a viable relationship to the world in general--struggle mightily against the wildly engulfing forces that threaten to overtake us all. 2) "The Invisible Bridge" (2010) - a grand love story set against the backdrop of Budapest and Paris, an epic tale of three brothers... View more info

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Eragon/Eldest/Brisingr/Inheritance

By: Paolini, Christopher

Price: $550.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9027

ISBN: 0375826688

Condition: Fine


This offer is for a complete set of Christopher Paolini's "Inheritance Cycle" books -- each has been SIGNED by Christopher Paolini on their respective title pages! These include: 1) "Eragon" (2003) - "One boy...One dragon...A world of Adventure." In Alagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters. 2) "Eldest" (2005) - "Darkness falls...Swords clash...Evil reigns." After sucessfully evading an Urgal ambush, Eragon is adopted into ... View more info

Lambslide

By: Patchett, Ann

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Harper: 2019

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8968

ISBN: 0062883380

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Lambslide" has been SIGNED by Ann Patchett on the title page! She has also written "love and lambs! and dated it May 2019." From the jacket: "Ann Patchett has written many award-winning books for grown-ups, but frankly, it was boring. She decided it would be a lot more fun to write about a flock of happy, pushy, confident, grumpy lambs. 'Lambslide' is her first book for children." This copy signed in Brooklyn, New York where she visited by herself without the illustrator. View more info

Bel Canto: A Novel

By: Patchett, Ann

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Harper Collins Publishers: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8969

ISBN: 0060188731

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Bel Canto" has been SIGNED by Ann Patchett on the title page! Ann Patchett has written a novel that is as lyrical and profound as it is unforgettable. "Bel Canto" engenders in the reader the very passion for art and the language of music that its characters discover. As a reader, you find yourself fervently wanting this captivity to continue forever, even though you know that real life waits on the other side of the garden wall. It was awarded both the Orange Prize for Fiction and PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Based on the Japanese embassy hostage crisis (also ... View more info