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I Left My Back Door Open

By: Sinclair, April

Price: $30.00

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

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I Left My Back Door Open

By: Sinclair, April

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, Hyperion: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1410

ISBN: 0786862297

Condition: Fine


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. This is a copy of the Advance Readers Edition that has been SIGNED by April SInclair on the title page. View more info

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Grand Central Winter

By: Stringer, Lee

Price: $95.00

Publisher: NY, Seven Stories Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5249

ISBN: 1888363576

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Lee Stringer on the title page! A small first printing (reportedly 4,000 copies). Lee Stringer lived on the streets from the early eighties until the mid-ninetees. A former editor and columnist of Street News. This book has gone into multiple printings and was named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times. View more info

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The Portable Promised Land

By: Toure

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, Little Brown: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5312

ISBN: 0316666432

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED on the title page by Touré. An inspired collection of stories where Touré has invented a place called Soul City, America’s most miraculous metropolois. In an astonishing array of voices and styles, "The Portable Promised Land" celebrates the most soulful corners of America while questioning the very nature of Blackness. View more info

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This Rain Coming (Issued in the US as "The Good Negress")

By: Verdelle, A.J.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: London, Women's Press Ltd.: 1996

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5256

ISBN: 0704344939

Condition: Fine


This UK Edition has been SIGNED by A J Verdelle on the title page! Issued in the UK as a trade paperback original. Published in the U.S. under the title "The Good Negress". Praised by many highly regarded literary journals, Toni Morrison provided dustjacket praise. She also named "The Good Negress" as one of her three favorite works by unsung writers. A Finalist for the Los Angeles Times First Fiction category, a PEN/Faulkner Finalist and a Whiting Writers Award are among some of the prizes she was awarded. Cover features a "stressed" design. View more info

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The Good Negress

By: Verdelle, A.J.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5273

ISBN: 156512085X

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by A.J. Verdelle on the title page! Her debut work. Toni Morrison called this work "truly extraordinary" and named "The Good Negress" as one of her three favorite works by unsung writers. This was a PEN/Faulkner Finalist. View more info

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The Good Negress

By: Verdelle, A.J.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 6501

ISBN: 156512085X

Condition: Fine


This advance proof copy has been SIGNED by A.J. Verdelle on the title page! Presentation set of folded and gathered sheets. Uncorrected Proof - plain wraps. Author’s debut. Received high praise from Toni Morrison who called it "truly extraordinary". A Finalist for the Los Angeles Times First Fiction category, a PEN/Faulkner Finalist and a Whiting Writers Award are among some of the prizes she was awarded. View more info

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John Henry Days

By: Whitehead, Colson

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Doubleday: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4759

Condition: Fine


This Advance Reader's copy of "John Henry Days" has been SIGNED by Colson Whitehead on the title page. This is the Advance Reading Copy in full color wraps of the prize-winning author’s novel released in May 2001. A re-telling of the legend of John Henry that sweeps across generations and cultures in a stunning, hilarious, and unsettling portrait of American society. Publisher’s Weekly calls John Henry Days "Smart, learned and soaringly ambitious, his second novel consolidates his position as one of the leading writers of serious fiction of his generation." View more info

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The Homewood Trilogy

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, Avon: 1985

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1109

ISBN: 0380895641

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page. An original publication of Avon Books. All three of the "Homewood" books are combined here for the first time-includes a Preface to The Homewood Trilogy written by Wideman in 1985. In it he states "That the books be read in the sequence arranged here is a suggestion, not an order.The simple fact is I wrote three books simultaneously." View more info

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Reuben

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, Henry Holt: 1987

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1110

ISBN: 0805003754

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page. His first work of fiction since his PEN/Faulkner Winning "Sent for You Yesterday". Reuben is an aging, wizened, slightly humpbacked black man. He is also intelligent-street smart and plain smart-kind, thoughtful, and possessed of an extraordinarily sharp legal mind. View more info

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Philadelphia Fire

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $55.00

Publisher: NY, Henry Holt and Company: 1990

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1112

ISBN: 0805012664

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page. This is a book about being black and male in the last quarter of the American Century. It is about survival and identity and the unyielding core of individual resistance, about mixed signals that foster false hopes, paralysis, and pain. Mr. Wideman is the only two-time Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award winning for Philadelphia Fire in 1990. A story about being black and male in the last quarter of the American century. Loosely based on the MOVE bombing on Osage Avenue in Philadelphia. View more info

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Philadelphia Fire

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Viking: 1991

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1113

ISBN: 0670820091

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page. The first UK Edition of the author's PEN/Faulkner Winning book. Based loosely on the infamous MOVE bombing that took place on Osage Avenue in Philadelphia. View more info

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The Stories of John Edgar Wideman

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, Pantheon: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1114

ISBN: 0679407197

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page. From the two-time Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award-this book brings together the complete stories thus far, including those from Damballah and Fever, as well as ten stories written especially for this collection, themselves entitled "All Stories Are True". View more info

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Fatheralong

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Pantheon: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1115

ISBN: 0679407200

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page. The celebrated Black author's searingly honest meditation on "fathers, color, roots, time, and language." The Los Angeles Times Book Review calls Wideman "our most powerful and accomplished artist of the urban black world." From affluent Amherst to blue-collar Pittsburgh to rural South Carolina, this is his memoir of an American family. This was also shortlisted for the National Book Award. View more info

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The Cattle Killing

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1116

Condition: Fine


This is an Advance Reading Copy. Spanning two centuries and three continents, The Cattle Killing is a dazzling, powerful, mythic book sure to provoke and inspire. This copy has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page . View more info

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The Cattle Killing

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1117

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page. His first novel in six years following "Philadelphia Fire". This novel spans two centuries and three continents. The story starts out with "Setting out for his father’s house he leaves everything behind. He even leaves hims elf behind as he begins the steep climb up Wylie Avenue." View more info

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The Cattle Killing

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Picador: 1997

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1118

ISBN: 0330327895

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page. Entirely different artwork on the dustjacket from the American edition. His first novel in six years following Philadelphia Fire. This novel spans two centuries and three continents. The story starts out with "Setting out for his father's house he leaves everything behind. He even leaves himself behind as he begins the steep climb up Wylie Avenue." View more info

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Two Cities

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1119

ISBN: 0395857309

Condition: Fine


This copy SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page. The two-time PEN/Faulkner Award Winner's latest novel - a novel of bridges - bridges spanning the rivers of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, bridges arching over the rifts that have divided our communities, our country, and our hearts. At the center of the story is Kassima, a young widow who is mourning her husband and sons, lost to the violence of the Pittsburgh streets. View more info

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Hoop Roots

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3337

ISBN: 0395857317

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page! "Hoop Roots" is John Edgar Wideman's memoir of discovering the game that has been his singular passion for nearly fifty years. It is equally, inevitably, the story of the roots of black basketball in America - a story inextricable from race, culture, love, and home. View more info

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A Glance Away

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $55.00

Publisher: London, Allison & Busby: 1986

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4974

ISBN: 0850317398

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page. Eddie Lawson's Easter homecoming to the black ghetto of a North American city is full of tentative hope; after a year in a drug clinic in the Southern States he has freed himself from slavery to the Man. For Robert Thurley - middle-aged, middle-class and white, a homosexual professor of literature from the other side of town - Easter and its rituals also bring new hope. It was with this fine novel that John Edgar Wideman originally captured the imagination of American critics. It is now published in Britain for the first time. View more info