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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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The Blue Between Sky and Water

By: Abulhawa, Susan

Price: $45.00

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

By: Ackerman, Elliot

Price: $335.00

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

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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I Pass Like Night

By: Ames, Jonathan

Price: $50.00

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

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

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

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

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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A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books

By: Basbanes, Nicholas A.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Henry Holt and Company: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 8915

ISBN: 0805036539

Condition: Fine


A beautiful copy of "A Gentle Madness" which is a must have for all Bibliophiles! The passion to possess books has never been more widespread than it is today; indeed, obsessive book collecting remains the only hobby to have a disease named after it. "A Gentle Madness" is an adventure among the afflicted. Richly anecdotal and fully documented, it combines the perspective of historical research with the immediacy of investigative journalism. Above all, it is a celebration of books and the people who have revered, gathered, and preserved them over the centuries. View more info

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The Idiot

By: Batuman, Elif

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Penguin Press: 2017

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8966

ISBN: 1594205612

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Idiot" has been SIGNED by Elif Batuman on the title page! With superlative emotional and intellectual sensitivity, mordant wit, and pitch-perfect style, Batuman dramatizes the uncertainty of life on the cusp of adulthood. Her prose is a rare and inimitable combination of tenderness and wisdom; its logic as natural and inscrutable as that of memory itself. A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. View more info

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Tuff

By: Beatty, Paul

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London, UK, Secker & Warburg: 2000

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8945

ISBN: 0436410656

Condition: Fine


This beautiful copy of the UK First Edition/First Printing of "Tuff" has been SIGNED by Paul Beatty on the title page! Fueled by the ferocious wit and outrage that drove Beatty's extraordinary debut, "The White Boy Shuffle," "Tuff" sees his manic energy taken to new heights of verbal dazzle. Unique artwork design graces the cover of this title. Paul Beatty went on to win the prestigious MAN Booker Prize later on for his book - "The Sellout." View more info

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Hunger

By: Blackwell, Elise

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Little, Brown and Company: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8908

ISBN: 0316738956

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Elise Blackwell on the title page. A spare and haunting story of love, memory, and appetite from one of modern Europe's darkest times. This debut has been described in the Los Angeles Times as an "exquisite little book" that 'craftily weaves history and botany' into an "utterly devourable narrative." It is a beautifully crafted exploration of the choices people make in extraordinary circumstances. View more info

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Don't Count on It!

By: Bogle, John C.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley and Sons, Inc: 2011

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9021

ISBN: 047064396X

Condition: Fine


This beautiful copy of "Don't Count on It!" has been SIGNED by John C. Bogle on the front free endpaper! This work presents an anthology of Bogle's latest thinking, focused on how numbers deceive us into seeing things as other than what they really are. He also presents a cogent analysis of the chinks in the armorof a financial system that has failed to live up to the responsibility owed to its individual and institutional investors. Read and learn from the wise counsel of Vanguard's founder about how we deceive ourselves into accepting illusory and evanescent numbers rather than focusing on... View more info

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His Illegal Self

By: Carey, Peter

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, UK, Faber & Faber: 2008

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8971

ISBN: 0571231519

Condition: Fine


This UK Edition copy of "His Illegal Self" has been SIGNED by Peter Carey on the title page! Kent Haruf praise on the back cover: "Peter Carey is one of the great writers in English now. This book is further proof, a book in which he's created a little boy who is neither too precious nor too wise, a little boy on a sad hard trip with his eyes wide open, watching everything and everyone around him. He makes you think of your own past life and all you felt when you were a kid being played upon and moved about by the adults of the world." View more info

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Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee

By: Cep, Casey

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2019

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8996

ISBN: 1101947861

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Furious Hours" has been SIGNED by Casey Cep on the title page! The stunning story of an Alabama serial killer and the true-crime book that Harper Lee worked on obsessively in the years after "To Kill a Mockingbird." Casey Cep brings this story to life, from the shocking murders to the courtroom drama to the racial politics of the Deep South. At the same time, she offers a deeply moving portrait of one of the country's most beloved writers and her struggle with fame, success, and the mystery of artistic creativity. View more info

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Edinburgh/The Queen of the Night/How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

By: Chee, Alexander

Price: $295.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Various: 2001

Edition: First Editions/First Printings

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8857

ISBN: 1566492254

Condition: Fine


This offer is for a full set of Alexander Chee's three works. All have been SIGNED by him on their respective title pages! These include: 1) "Edinburgh" (2001) - Welcome Rain Publishers. The author's debut, it was the Winner of the James Michener/Copernicus Society Fellowship Prize and a Whiting Writers Award. A poignant work of mature, haunting artistry, "Edinburgh" heralded the arrival of a remarkable young writer. 2) "The Queen of the Night" (2016) - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. With a myriad of upending twists and a rich cast of characters drawn from history, "The Queen of the Night" follo... View more info

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Trust Exercise

By: Choi, Susan

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Henry Holt and Company: 2019

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8960

ISBN: 1250309883

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Trust Exercise" has been SIGNED by Susan Choi on the title page! As captivating and tender as it is surprising, "Trust Exercise" will incite heated conversations about fiction and truth, and about friendships and loyalties, and will leave readers with wiser understandings of the true capacities of adolescents and of the powers and responsibilities of adults. View more info

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Caramelo

By: Cisneros, Sandra

Price: $55.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8986

ISBN: 0679435549

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Caramelo" has been SIGNED by Sandra Cisneros on the title page! This was from an event at Princeton University featuring a discussion about cultural identity in conjunction with The Mango Suite Project. Told in language of blazing originality: a multigenerational story of a Mexican-American family whose voices create a dazzling weave of humor, passion, and poignancy--the very stuff of life. "Caramelo" is a romantic tale of homelands, sometimes real, sometimes imagined. Vivid, funny, intimate, historical, it is a brilliant work destined to become a classic. View more info

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Loose Woman

By: Cisneros, Sandra

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8987

ISBN: 0679416447

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Loose Woman" has been SIGNED by Sandra Cisneros on the title page! This was from an event at Princeton University featuring a discussion about cultural identity in conjunction with The Mango Suite Project. Seductive, earthy, at times confessional, Sandra Cisneros's vibrant new collection of poetry celebrates the female aspects of love -- from the reflective to the overly erotic -- in a voice recognizable from her powerful works of fiction. With a multiplicity of moods tumbling through its lines--joyous and introspective, tender and ruthless, self-mocking and sincere, often funny... View more info