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GraceLand: A Novel

By: Abani, Chris

Price: $65.00  $58.50

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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The Blue Between Sky and Water

By: Abulhawa, Susan

Price: $45.00  $40.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Bloomsbury USA: 2015

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9012

ISBN: 1632862212

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Blue Between Sky and Water" has been SIGNED by Susan Abulhawa on the title page! This novel explores the legacy of dispossession across continents and generations. With devastatingly clear-eyed vision of political and personal trauma, "The Blue Between Sky and Water" is the story of flawed yet profoundly courageous women, of separation and heartache, endurance and renewal. View more info

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Out of Egypt: A Memoir

By: Aciman, Andre

Price: $175.00  $157.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Farrar Straus & Giroux: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9052

ISBN: 0374228337

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Out of Egypt" has been SIGNED by Andre Aciman on the half-title page! Set in luxuriant cosmopolitan Alexandria, this richly colored memoir chronicles the exploits of a flamboyant Jewish family from its bold arrival in Egypt at the turn of the century to its defeated exodus three generations later. Aciman describes a spirited clan as they stride across continents, plotting, peddling, marrying, hatching harebrained schemes, amassing and losing fortunes, only to find their Alexandrian dream crumbling in the face of anti-Semitic and anti-Western nationalism. And he shows us a boy wh... View more info

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Green on Blue / Dark at the Crossing / Waiting for Eden/Places and Names: On War, Revolution, and Returning

By: Ackerman, Elliot

Price: $335.00  $301.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Scribner/Alfred A Knopf: 2015

Edition: First Editions/First Printings

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8959

ISBN: 1476778558

Condition: Fine


This offer is for "Green on Blue" together with "Dark at the Crossing," "Waiting for Eden" and "Places and Names" -- all have been SIGNED by Elliot Ackerman on their respective title pages (he has also crossed-out his printed name as well on each)! 1) "Green on Blue" (2015 - Scribner) - a gripping, morally complex debut novel about boys caught in an elliptical war, and the sacrifices we make for love. Writing from the Afghan perspective, Elliott Ackerman has broken new ground in the literature of our most recent wars, accomplishing an astounding feat of... View more info

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Places and Names: On War, Revolution, and Returning

By: Ackerman, Elliot

Price: $75.00  $67.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Penguin Press: 2019

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9026

ISBN: 0525559965

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Places and Names" has been SIGNED by Elliot Ackerman on the title page! At once an intensely personal story about the terrible lure of combat and a brilliant meditation on the deeper meaning of the past two decades of strife for America, the region, and the world, "Places and Names" bids fair to take its place among our greatest books about modern war. His earlier novel "Dark at the Crossing" was a Finalist for the National Book Award. He is both a former White House Fellow and Marine and served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he receive... View more info

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Greed

By: Ai

Price: $65.00  $58.50

Publisher: New York, New York,, W.W. Norton and Company: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9085

ISBN: 0393035611

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Greed" has been SIGNED by Ai on the title page! Greed for money, power, sex, and love is the theme at the heart of this new volume of dramatic monologues by Ai, her fifth book to date. Margaret Atwood has said of Ai's work "Ai is a strong, powerful poet who writes about real things. These are daring, disturbing, ambitious poems that go for the heart of America." View more info

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Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things I've Learned

By: Alda, Alan

Price: $45.00  $40.50

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

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9115

ISBN: 1400064090

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Never Have Your Dog Stuffed" has been SIGNED by Alan Alda on a pasted in bookplate! Not a memoir of show-business ups and downs. It is a moving and funny story of a boy growing into a man who then realizes he has only just begun to grow. It is a story of turning points in Alda's life, events that would make him what he is--if only he could survive them. Dust jacket price-clipped. View more info

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I Pass Like Night

By: Ames, Jonathan

Price: $50.00  $45.00

Publisher: NY, William Morrow: 1989

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8909

ISBN: 0688078044

Condition: Fine


This copy of "I Pass Like Night" has been SIGNED by Jonathan Ames on the title page! The author's first book. Dustjacket praise by Philip Roth stating "An authentic voice of youthful suffering. Mr. Ames's antisocial young hero comes through as a cross between Jean Genet and Holden Caulfield in the age of AIDS. The style is the real achievement: strong, clean, and poker-faced." View more info

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Reasons to Live/At The Gates of the Animal Kingdom/Tumble Home/The Dog of the Marriage/The Collected Stories/Sing To It

By: Amy Hempel

Price: $450.00  $405.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Various: 1985

Edition: First Editions/First Printings

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8923

ISBN: 0394539931

Condition: Fine/Near Fine


This offer is for a complete set of the Novels and Short Stories of Amy Hempel - each of which has been SIGNED by her on their respective title pages! The books include: 1) "Reasons To Live" (1985) - the author's debut collection of short stories. Indeed, in Amy Hempel's resolute vision - one that is revealed to us in sentences that have already had the notice of those who keep the watch for where there is likely to be the next new energy in new American fiction - there is nothing that cannot be construed as a reason to live, and therefore no life that cannot be lived, bravely and in triumph.... View more info

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Gun Dealers' Daughter

By: Apostol, Gina

Price: $65.00  $58.50

Publisher: New York, New York, W W Norton & Co Inc: 2012

Edition: First American Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8846

ISBN: 0393062945

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Gun Dealers' Daughter" has been SIGNED by Gina Apostol on the title page! This from her appearance in New York City on December 9, 2018. In this, her American debut, award-winning author Gina Apostol merges the personal and the political to illuminate the traumatic history of a country deeply entwined with our own. "Gun Dealers' Daughter" won the 2013 PEN/Open Book Award and was shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize. View more info

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Insurrecto

By: Apostol, Gina

Price: $95.00  $85.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Soho Press: 2018

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8854

ISBN: 1616959444

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Insurrecto" has been SIGNED by Gina Apostol on the title page! From her appearance in New York City on December 9, 2018. Two women, a Filipino translator and an American filmmaker go on a road trip in Duterte's Philippines, collaborating and clashing in the writing of a film script about a massacre during the the Philippine-American War. Apostol pushes up against the limits of fiction in order to recover the atrocity in Balangiga, and in so doing, she shows us the dark heart of an untold and forgotten war that would shape the next century of Philippine and American histo... View more info

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Mostly Dead Things

By: Arnett, Kristen

Price: $75.00  $67.50

Publisher: Portland, Oregon, Tin House Books: 2019

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9016

ISBN: 1947793306

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Mostly Dead Things" has been SIGNED by Kristen Arnett from her appearance in New York on July 1, 2019. The author's debut novel, it's a darkly funny, heart-wrenching, and eccentric look at loss and love. Kristen Arnett is a queer fiction and essay writer. This debut has been widely talked about in the media. View more info

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Time Pieces: A Dublin Memoir

By: Banville, John

Price: $45.00  $40.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1996

Edition: First American Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9094

ISBN: 1524732834

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Time Pieces: A Dublin Memoir" has been SIGNED (in his precise hand) by John Banville on the title page! Born and bred in a small town a train ride away from Dublin, John Banville saw the city as a place of enchantment when he was a child. Now, in an evocative, witty, clear-eyed "quasi-memoir," he guides us around the city, delighting in its high and low cultural, architectural, political and social histories, and interweaving the memories that are attached to particular places and moments and people. View more info

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The Sea

By: Banville, John

Price: $225.00  $202.50

Publisher: London, UK, Picador: 2005

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9095

ISBN: 0330483285

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Sea" has been SIGNED (in his precise hand) by John Banville on the title page! Winner of the 2005 MAN Booker Prize. When art historian Max Morden returns to the seaside village where he once spent a childhood holiday, he is both escaping from a recent loss and confronting a distant trauma. Written in Banville's precise and hauntingly beautiful prose, "The Sea" is both a reconciliation with loss and an extraordinary meditation on identity and remembrance. Utterly compelling, profoundly moving and illuminating, it is unquestionably one of the finest works yet from a sublime m... View more info

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The Sea (Man Booker Prize)

By: Banville, John

Price: $85.00  $76.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2005

Edition: First American Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9096

ISBN: 0307263118

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Sea" has been SIGNED (in his precise hand) by John Banville on the title page! The narrator is Max Morden, a middle-aged Irishman who, soon after his wife's death, has gone back to the seaside town where he spent his summer holidays as a child--a retreat from the grief, anger, and numbness of his life without her. Winner of the 2005 MAN Booker Award. View more info

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The Blue Guitar

By: Banville, John

Price: $45.00  $40.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2015

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9097

ISBN: 0385354266

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Blue Guitar" has been SIGNED (in his precise hand) by John Banville on the title page (not a Publisher's tipped-in page)! A novel-- at once trenchant, witty, and shattering--about the intricacies of artistic creation, about theft, and about the ways in which we learn to possess one another, and to hold on to ourselves. View more info

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Mrs Osmond: A Novel

By: Banville, John

Price: $75.00  $67.50

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

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9098

ISBN: 0451493427

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Mrs Osmond" has been SIGNED (in his precise hand) by John Banville on the title page! This work takes the eponymous lady of Henry James's "The Portrait of a Lady" firmly in hand and leads her into wholly unexpected territory. "Mrs Osmond" takes up James's and follows a narrative of its own, enhanced by the lyrical precision and surprise of Banville's language, the layers of emotional and psychological intensity he brings to the tale, and his subtle, dark humor.. View more info

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Prague Pictures: A Portrait of the City (Writer and the City.)

By: Banville, John

Price: $65.00  $58.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Bloomsbury USA: 2004

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9099

ISBN: 1582343829

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Prague Pictures: A Portrait of a City" has been SIGNED (in his precise hand) by John Banville on the title page! Prague is the magic capital of Europe. John Banville traces Prague's often tragic history and portrays the people who made it. He writes of his first visit to the city, in the depths of the Cold War, when he engaged in a spot of art smuggling, and of subsequent trips there, of the people he met, the friends he made, the places he came to know. View more info

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The Book of Evidence

By: Banville, John

Price: $75.00  $67.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1989

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9100

ISBN: 0684191806

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Book of Evidence" has been SIGNED (in his precise hand) by John Banville on the title page! John Banville has been hailed as Ireland's finest contemporary novelist, and "The Book of Evidence," short-listed for the Booker Prize in England, is his award-winning novel about the banality of evil. View more info

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Athena

By: Banville, John

Price: $65.00  $58.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9101

ISBN: 0679405216

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Athena" has been SIGNED (in his precise hand) by John Banville on the title page! "My love. If words can reach whatever world you may be suffering in, then listen. I have things to tell you. At this muffled end of another year I prowl the somber streets of our quarter holding you in my head. I would not have thought it possible to fix a single object so steadily for so long in the mind's violent gaze." With these first words we enter the fevered mind of its narrator and, immediately, we are inside a dark and darkly comic tale that turns on the destructiveness of human desire and... View more info