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Dangerous Men

By: Becker, Geoffrey

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 2308


Winner of the 1995 Drue Heinz Literature Prize (Selected by Charles Baxter). In these tightly drafted stories, Becker creates a wide variety of distinct voices, peculiar characters, and odd settings, with tantalizing emphasis on loneliness, loss, and the ever-present struggle to find one's place in the world. Many of the pieces incorporate music into the storyline. Madison Smartt Bell has said "Geoffrey Becker has a musician's ear for the lives he listens to; these s... View more info

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In The Gathering Woods

By: Bernardi, Adria

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3097


A beautiful production, this copy has been SIGNED by Adria Bernardi on the title page! Winner of the 2000 Drue Heinz Literature Prize (Selected by Frank Conroy). Tony Ardizzone dustjacket praise stating "This impressive collection is distinguished by its graceful and engaging language as well as its impressive and varied cast of characters." The author has won numerous other honors and her novel "The Day Laid On The Altar" has been declared the Winner of... View more info

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In The Gathering Woods

By: Bernardi, Adria

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4365


Winner of the 2000 Drue Heinz Literature Prize (Selected by Frank Conroy). A beautiful production. Tony Ardizzone dustjacket praise stating "This impressive collection is distinguished by its graceful and engaging language as well as its impressive and varied cast of characters." The author has won numerous other honors and her novel "The Day Laid On The Altar" has been declared the Winner of the Katherine Bakeless Nason Fiction Prize for 1999. A most imp... View more info

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American Standard

By: Blair, John

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4363


Winner of the 2002 Drue Heinz Literature Prize (Selected by Elizabeth Hardwick). Set mostly in central Florida, especially the suburban streets near Orlando, Lair's interconnected stories capture lives of disquieting longing and stubborn isolation. For them, this is the American standard, as ubiquitous and undistinguihed as vitreous china bathroom fixtures. View more info

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Destination Unknown

By: Block, Brett Ellen

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4364


Winner of the 2001 Drue Heinz Literature Prize (Selected by C. Michael Curtis). Twelve stories connected through images of of cars and through what is left unsaid. He rfiction is taut and moody, fast-paced yet self-reflective. Her characters are unusual or unusally motivated, yet ordinary enough to be thoroughly familiar. Her situations are breathless, set at either a moment of awakening or at a time just before disaster strikes. And her stories end shockingly soon, a sp... View more info

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The Death of Descartes

By: Bosworth, David

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4379


Winner of the first (1981) Drue Heinz Literature Prize (Selected by Robert Penn Warren). The title piece, a novella, is about a retired detective called upon to assist in the investigation of a murder apparently committed in a lonely area of the Main coast. The story is superb as detective fiction, but it is much more: an investigation of human unknowing, guilt, and redemption. View more info

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Departures

By: Cornell, Jennifer C.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4369


Winner of the 1994 Drue Heinz Literature Prize (Selected by Alice McDermott). The principal setting for this extraordinary collection is Northern Ireland, specifically Belfast, the center for more than thirty years of fighting between Roman Catholic nationalists and Protestants loyal to the British crown. View more info

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Necessary Fictions

By: Croft, Barbara

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 1453


Winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize 1998 (Selected by Bharati Mukherjee). At the heart of the book is a series of three interconnected stories and a novella concerning a World War II veteran and his son, a Vietnam veteran. Dustjacket praise by Tim O'Brien who calls it "A work of uncommon intelligence, power and literary grace....Barbara Croft is a writer with breathtaking gifts, and Necessary Fictions is a book to be treasured." View more info

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Necessary Fictions

By: Croft, Barbara

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4367


Winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize 1998 (Selected by Bharati Mukherjee). This copy has been SIGNED by Barbara Croft on the title page. At the heart of the book is a series of three interconnected stories and a novella concerning a World War II veteran and his son, a Vietnam veteran. Dustjacket praise by Tim O'Brien who calls it "A work of uncommon intelligence, power and literary grace....Barbara Croft is a writer with breathtaking gifts, and Necessary Fictio... View more info

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Under the Wheat

By: DeMarinis, Rick

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, PA, University of Pittsburgh Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4375


This copy has been SIGNED by Rick DeMarinis on the title page. Winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize 1986. Alison Lurie (Judge) said "The originality, wit, and assurance of the language of these stories, the boldness of their conception and execution are stunning...." View more info

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Have You Seen Me?

By: Graver, Elizabeth

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, PA, University of Pittsburgh Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1553


This copy has been SIGNED by Elizabeth Graver on the title page! Winner of the 1991 Drue Heinz Literature Prize (Selected by Richard Ford). Imagination - the mind's ability to travel beyond itself inside itself - is central to Graver's fiction. Richard Ford has said of these stories "These are subtle, illuminating and exquisitely pretty stories. They have wisdom at their hearts- which is always a shock, and especially so when it is wisdom composed by a writer so yo... View more info

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Have You Seen Me?

By: Graver, Elizabeth

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4521


This copy has been SIGNED by Elizabeth Graver on the title page. Winner of the 1991 Drue Heinz Literature Prize (Selected by Richard Ford). Imagination—the mind's ability to travel beyond itself inside itself—is central to Graver's fiction. Richard Ford has said of these stories "These are subtle, illuminating and exquisitely pretty stories. They have wisdom at their hearts—which is always a shock, and especially so when it is wisdom composed by a writer so you... View more info

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Speed-Walk and Other Stories

By: Greenberg, Suzanne

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5057


Winner of the 2003 Drue Heinz Literature Prize - this copy has been SIGNED by Suzanne Greenberg on the title page. Selected by Rick Moody. Many authors seek the extraordinary in the ordinary, but Suzanne Greenberg's talent lies in illuminating the ordinary in the midst of the extraordinary. She takes us on a moment-to-moment journey through the human psyche, where life's looming issues—an incurable cancer diagnosis, and abusive relationship, an accidental kidnapping ... View more info

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Limbo River

By: Hillis, Rick

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4371


Winner of the 1990 Drue Heinz Literature Prize (Selected by Russell Banks). The stories of "Limbo River," many of them set within the interiors of work and the working class , create a chorus of dreams and dreamers—lives suspended in the place between imagined and often grimly real possibility: a one-handed guitarist, a schoolteacher unwilling to face the man he is inside. View more info

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The Truly Needy and Other Stories

By: Honig, Lucy

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4366


Winner of the 1999 Drue Heinz Literature Prize (Selected by Charles Johnson). These nine stories are teeming with people on the margins, where destitute New Yorkers and determined immigrants are as much at the mercy of social services, media attention, opportunistic politicians, and "quality-of-life" campaigns as they are prey to grinding poverty, dangerous streets, and their own haunting memories. View more info

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In the Music Library

By: Hunnicutt, Ellen

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press: 1987

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4374


Winner of the 1987 Drue Heinz Literature Prize (Selected by Nadine Gordimer). In ten short stories and one novella, this collection explores the adjustments of a remarkable variety of characters to adversity and to the tenuous order of the world: a young woman whose infant son has recently died; a divorced father whose only son is quitting high school; a woman who has been raped and must readjust to family life; a recently widowed man learning the language—and music—... View more info

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Director of the World and Other Stories

By: McCafferty, Jane

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4370


Winner of the 1992 Drue Heinz Literature Prize (Selected by John Edgar Wideman). The characters in "Director of the World and Other Stories" are often distanced, lonley, or displaced from others and the events around them, yet they are almost always ready to act, to become involved with others, and to change. Implicit in these stories is a rootlessness that gives way to yearning and a passion for remembering. View more info

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Moustapha's Eclipse

By: McKnight, Reginald

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4373


Winner of the 1988 Drue Heinz Literature Prize (Selected by Margaret Atwood). The ten short stories of "Moustapha's Eclipse" are spoken in a true host of voices, savvy guides to the worlds of West Africa and Black America, through the minefields of adolescence, racism, found and failed beliefs. View more info

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In The Walled City

By: O'Nan, Stewart

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, University Press of Pittsburgh: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1348


This copy has been SIGNED by Stewart O'Nan on the title page. Winner of the 1993 Drue Heinz Literary Prize (Selected by Tobias Wolff). This collection of twelve short stories gives us people who face a bleak and often hostile world but yearn for grace. For all his characters there is a saving optimism in the midst of tragedy. To survive larger losses, O'Nan's people find some small salvation or joy. Tobias Wolff has said "These are stories of a high order, sophistica... View more info

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Private Parties

By: Penner, Jonathan

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press: 1983

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4377


Winner of the 1983 Drue Heinz Literature Prize (Selected by Wright Morris). These fouteen stories are distinguihed by language of a rare, clear beauty. Here are "private parties" in the complexities of love—love between men and women, between parents and children, between brothers—love that is fine but seldom free. View more info