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Paradise

By: Morrison, Toni

Price: $195.00  $175.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Knopf: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4530

ISBN: 0679433740

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Toni Morrison on the title page - not on a bookplate. In "Paradise" - her first novel since she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literarture - Toni Morrison gives a bravura performance. As the book begins deep in Oklahoma early one morning in 1976, nine men from Ruby (pop. 360), in defense of "the one all-black town worth the pain, " assault the nearby Convent and the women in it. From the town's ancestral origins in 1890 to th... View more info

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Playing in the Dark

By: Morrison, Toni

Price: $225.00  $202.50

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4532

ISBN: 0674673778

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Toni Morrison on the title page! Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison brings the genius of a master writer to this personal inquiry into the significance of African-Americans in the American literary imagination. Her goal, she states at the outset, is to "put forth an argument for extending the study of American literature.draw a map, so to speak, of a critical geography and use that map to open as much space for discovery, intel... View more info

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Tar Baby

By: Morrison, Toni

Price: $350.00  $315.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Knopf: 1981

Edition: First Trade Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5909

ISBN: 0394423291

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Toni Morrison on the title page. The Award-Winning author's fourth novel. The setting is a Caribbean island in this novel suffused with a tense and passionate inquiry, revealing a whole spectrum of emotions underlying the relationships between black men and women, white men and women, and black and white people. View more info

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Love

By: Morrison, Toni

Price: $100.00  $90.00

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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Home

By: Morrison, Toni

Price: $75.00  $67.50

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

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7608

ISBN: 0307594165

Condition: Fine


This beautiful copy 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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The Book of Mean People

By: Morrison, Toni & Slade

Price: $125.00  $112.50

Publisher: NY, Hyperion: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 6685

Condition: Fine


The second children's book co-authored by this award-winning author and her son. This copy has been SIGNED by both Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison on the title page! Their story offers a humorous look at how children interpret daily events. Sometimes people are mean intentionally, sometimes not. But this wise cheld figures out how to rise above all meaness in the end. View more info

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Devil In A Blue Dress

By: Mosley, Walter

Price: $185.00  $166.50

Publisher: New York, NY, W W Norton & Co Inc: 1990

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1459

ISBN: 0393028542

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Walter Mosley on the title page! Beautiful copy of the celebrated author's first book and the first of the Easy Rawlins books. With first state dustjacket with price of $18.95 intact. The time is 1948; the town is Los Angeles; the hero is Easy Rawlins, a tough black war veteran just out of a job at a defense plant. The mortgage payment's coming due, so Easy takes on some detective work from a silkily menacing white gangster, Dewitt Albright... View more info

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A Red Death

By: Mosley, Walter

Price: $45.00  $40.50

Publisher: New York, NY, W W Norton & Co Inc: 1991

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5992

ISBN: 0393029980

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Walter Mosley on the title page! In the 2nd state dustjacket with $19.95 price intact. The second book in this famous series - "A Red Death" plunges Easy deep into the political, legal, and moral tar pits of Los Angeles in the early fifties, when Red-baiting and blacklisting were official policy and racial tensions boiled. View more info

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Gone Fishin': An Easy Rawlins Novel

By: Mosley, Walter

Price: $35.00  $31.50

Publisher: Baltimore, MD, Black Classic Pr: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5993

ISBN: 1574780255

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Walter Mosley on the title page. In "Gone Fishin'", he delivers big, taking readers on a tangled and ebentful trip to the very beginnings of the Easy Rawlins mysteries. The setting: Houston, 1939. Easy and Mouse are young men just setting out in life. Easy has yet to develop his skill for unraveling the secrets of others, and Mouse has yet to kill his first man. All will soon change. View more info

Black Betty

By: Mosley, Walter

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: London, UK, Serpent's Tail: 1994

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5995

ISBN: 1852423803

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Walter Mosley on the title page. Number 8 in the Mask Noir titles series. It might look like a new dawn for Black America but for Easy Rawlins times are only getting tougher-his real estate empire is deep in the hole. Sure enough, trouble comes knocking once more at Easy's door as he's asked to find a missing woman, Elizabeth Eady, aka "Black Betty". View more info

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A Red Death

By: Mosley, Walter

Price: $65.00  $58.50

Publisher: New York, NY, W W Norton & Co Inc: 1991

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7309

ISBN: 0393029980

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Walter Mosley on the title page! In the 1st state dustjacket with $18.95 price intact. The second book in this famous series - "A Red Death" plunges Easy deep into the political, legal, and moral tar pits of Los Angeles in the early fifties, when Red-baiting and blacklisting were official policy and racial tensions boiled. View more info

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Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned

By: Mosley, Walter

Price: $50.00  $45.00

Publisher: New York, NY, W W Norton & Co Inc: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8277

ISBN: 0393045390

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned" has been SIGNED by Walter Mosley on the title page! This title introduces Walter Mosley's most compelling new character since the debut of his immortal detective Easy Rawlins: one Socrates Fortlow, a tough, brooding ex-convict determined to challenge and understand the violence and anarchy in his world - and in himself. View more info

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Gloria Naylor: Critical Perspectives Past and Present

By: Naylor, Gloria (Henry Louis Gates, Jr. - Editor)

Price: $125.00  $112.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Amistad Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: SIGNED By Subject

Seller ID: 8070

ISBN: 1567430171

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Gloria Naylor on the title page! This is one of six volumes of literary criticism launching the Amistad Literary Series, which is devoted to literary fiction and criticism by and about African Americans. Edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and K.A. Apiah. View more info

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High Cotton

By: Pinckney, Darryl

Price: $65.00  $58.50

Publisher: New York, NY, FSG: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8244

ISBN: 0374169985

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Darryl Pinckney on the title page! This award winning author's first book evokes a world that has not often been written about before, and never with such acuity and finesse. It is the world of upper-middle-class-blacks. Jamaica Kincaid has said "This is a beautifully written book. Its young-man-speaking-from-memory quality is powerful, orginal, fresh, and funny." View more info

All-Bright Court.

By: Porter, Connie.

Price: $65.00  $58.50

Publisher: Boston: Houghton Mifflin [1991].: 1991

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1034

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Connie Porter on the title page. The Granta Regional Finalist’s first novel - which traces the fictional lives of the residents of this housing project over the course of twenty years, as the promise of the 1960’s kindles and then dims the dreams of black America. View more info

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Push

By: Sapphire

Price: $300.00  $270.00

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

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7512

ISBN: 0679446265

Condition: Fine


This is an oversized bound Uncorrected Proof copy (8 1/2" X 11") that has been SIGNED by Sapphire and dated 12/4/96 (year of publication) - a scarce copy bound with Publisher's info at bottom. Also includes a photocopy (laid-in) of the author's photo/bio. In a voice that shakes us by its language, its strory, and its brutal honesty, Precious Jones records her journey out of Harlem's lowest depths...And the miraculous dawn of hope when a young black woman - a te... View more info

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Coffee Will Make You Black

By: Sinclair, April

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Hyperion: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 780

ISBN: 1562827960

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by April Sinclair on the title page! The talented author's first book - set on Chicago's Southside in the mid-to-late 60's this is the moving and entertaining tale of Jean "Stevie" Stevenson, a young black woman growing up through the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. Named a Book of the Year (Young Adult Fiction) for 1994 by the American Library Association. View more info

Ain't Gonna Be The Same Fool Twice

By: Sinclair, April

Price: $30.00  $27.00

Publisher: NY, Hyperion: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 781

ISBN: 0786862297

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by April Sinclair on the title page. This is an Advance Reading Copy from Uncorrected Proofs of this Black author's second book. We see "Stevie" return, as she has just graduated from college and is ready to explore her new turf: San Francisco in 1975, the heyday of free love, war protests, and hot tubs. View more info

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Ain't Gonna Be The Same Fool Twice

By: Sinclair, April

Price: $35.00  $31.50

Publisher: NY, Hyperion: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1408

ISBN: 0786860693

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by April Sinclair on the title page. Black author's second book. We see "Stevie" return, as she has just graduated from college and is ready to explore her new turf: San Francisco in 1975, the heyday of free love, war protests, and hot tubs. View more info

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I Left My Back Door Open

By: Sinclair, April

Price: $30.00  $27.00

Publisher: NY, Hyperion: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1409

ISBN: 0786862297

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by April Sinclair on the title page. Author of two previous novels - Sinclair writes a compelling, moving, and ultimately uplifting book featuring a new protagonist, Daphne "Dee Dee" Dupree, a black radio DJ whom readers will never forget. View more info