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Green On Blue: A Novel

By: Ackerman, Elliot

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Scribner: 2015

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7843


This copy has been SIGNED by Elliott Ackerman on the title page! "Green on Blue" is 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 empathy and imagination. View more info

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The Island of Bicycle Dancers

By: Adachi, Jiro

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, St. Martin's Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4860


This copy has been SIGNED by Jiro Adachi on the title page! This debut is the coming-of-age story of twenty-year-old Yurika Song, a Korean-Japanese woman who comes from Japan to New York City for the summer to work with her Korean relatives and improve her English. Yurika's freinds back home have always joked that she is half-sushi and half-kimchi. But cross-Asian ethnicities turn out to be far less jarring than her introduction to New York City life, especially the wor... View more info

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Gob's Grief

By: Adrian, Chris

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Broadway Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2779


This copy of "Gob's Grief" has been SIGNED by Chris Adrian on the title page! Convincing in its portrayal of the collective madness America went through after the carnage of the Civil War, and other-worldly in its contemplation of obsessive grief and longing. Kirkus Reviews said of it "Filled with delicious surprises [and] brilliantly realized characters.A magnificent debut." View more info

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Cheaters and Other Stories

By: Albarelli, Dean

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, St. Martin's Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2343


This copy has been SIGNED by Dean Albarelli on the title page! Author’s debut collection. "Honeymoon" appeared in 20 Under 30: Best Stories by America's Young New Writers. Publishers Weekly said "Taking on a wide range of characters and circumstances, [Cheaters delivers] compelling and original tales [that] acquire resonance and meaning." View more info

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Hornito

By: Albo, Mike

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper Collins: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3176


This copy of the author's well-received debut has been SIGNED by Mike Albo on the title page! "Hornito" is brutally, searingly honest, but it is also the work of a unihibited comic. The author offers a stripped portrait of the young gay man in all his interior complexity, a tale at once wholly compelling and utterly naked. It's desperate. But there's hope. And it's also violently funny. View more info

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Hornito

By: Albo, Mike

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper Collins: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6229


This copy of the Uncorrected Proof in plain wraps of the author's well-received debut has been SIGNED by Mike Albo on the title page! "Hornito" is brutally, searingly honest, but it is also the work of a unihibited comic. The author offers a stripped portrait of the young gay man in all his interior complexity, a tale at once wholly compelling and utterly naked. It's desperate. But there's hope. And it's also violently funny. View more info

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Brick Lane

By: Ali, Monica

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Scribner: 2003

Edition: First American Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4922


This copy has been SIGNED by Monica Ali on the title page! One of the most-talked about books of 2003 - made the shortlist for the Booker Prize. This gorgeous first novel is the deeply moving story of one woman, Nazneen, born in a Bangladeshi village and transported to London at age eighteen to enter into an arranged marriage. Named as Winner of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Fiction Prize for 2003. View more info

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Madras on Rainy Days

By: Ali, Samina

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, FSG: 2004

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4862


This copy has been SIGNED by Samina Ali on the title page. In this finely observed debut novel, Samina Ali intimately explores a girl's journey to self-possession. Ali's haunting prose and richly drawn characters lay bare the complex and hidden world behind the veil. "Madras on Rainy Days" is a dazzling performance by an arresting new voice. View more info

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I Pass Like Night

By: Ames, Jonathan

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, William Morrow: 1989

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4431


This copy has been inscribed by Jonathan Ames on the title page "To ., Thank you for your appreciation and enthusiasm for 'The Extra Man.' Jonathan. p.s. I hope this makes for good reading as well." 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: st... View more info

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I Pass Like Night

By: Ames, Jonathan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, William Morrow: 1989

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4432


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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Ice Age

By: Anderson, Robert

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Athens, University of Georgia Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3015


This copy of the author's debut has been SIGNED by Robert Anderson on the title page! Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. The ten stories in this collection lead us across a wide range of settings, from rural Texas to 1930s Spain to a Gulf War hospital. Praise by Library Journal "Dreams, fantasies, eccentric characters, and bizarre situations figure large.Publishers Weekly "This challenging, eclectic debut collection of 10 stories turns the ... View more info

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Vinegar Hill

By: Ansay, A. Manette

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Viking: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1832


This copy has been SIGNED by A. Manette Ansay on the title page In her remarkable debut novel Manette Ansay writes with startling authority and quiet elegance of one woman’s gradual realization that in order to reinvision her life she must break all the rules. Amy Tan called the author ".a powerful storyteller with lyrical gifts and a wry, observant eye." Winner of a Friends of American Writers Prize and cited as one of the best books of 1994 by the Chicago Tr... View more info

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Aquamarine

By: Anshaw, Carol

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4843


This is a copy of the Uncorrected Proof (in glossy wraps) that has been SIGNED by Carol Anshaw on the title page. The debut from this award-winning author. With dazzling ingenuity and a bittersweet sense of regret, "Aquamarine explores the intricate ways early choices - made impulsively or agonizingly - reverberate throughout a life. The Voice Literary Supplement said "Anshaw's vision is generous and all-encompassing.A delight to read." View more info

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Aquamarine

By: Anshaw, Carol

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Boston/NY, Houghton Mifflin: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6587


This copy has been SIGNED by Carol Anshaw on the title page. The debut from this award-winning author. With dazzling ingenuity and a bittersweet sense of regret, "Aquamarine" explores the intricate ways early choices - made impulsively or agonizingly - reverberate throughout a life. The Voice Literary Supplement said "Anshaw's vision is generous and all-encompassing.A delight to read." Shirley Hazzard dustjacket praise "This is a swift, tender, highly... View more info

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Divina Trace

By: Antoni, Robert

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Woodstock, NY, Overlook Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2917


This copy has been SIGNED by Robert Antoni on the title page. Author's 1st book. Dustjacket praise by George Plimpton who calls "Divina Trace" "An astonishing tour de force! Trinidad, indeed the whole of the Caribbean has its James Joyce." Winner of Commonwealth Writer's Prize and gaining recognition as a landmark in Caribbean literature. View more info

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Elect Mr. Robinson For A Better World

By: Antrim, Donald

Price: $100.00

Publisher: NY, Viking: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3384


This copy boldly SIGNED on the title page by Donald Antrim! A beautiful copy of the "Unrevised and Unpublished Proofs" in cream colored wrappers. The talented author's debut - a novel that has led to his being named by The New Yorker as one of 20 writers for the 21st century. Patrick McGrath has called it ".a glorious piece of gallows humor. It’s a mordant, morbid suburban gothic about the primative animal seething and roaring just beneath the social skin.... View more info

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Elect Mr. Robinson For a Better World

By: Antrim, Donald

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Viking: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8319


This copy of "Elect Mr. Robinson For a Better World" has been SIGNED on the title page by Donald Antrim! The talented author's debut — a novel that has led to his being named by The New Yorker as one of 20 writers for the 21st century. Patrick McGrath has called it ".a glorious piece of gallows humor. It’s a mordant, morbid suburban gothic about the primative animal seething and roaring just beneath the social skin." View more info

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Charms Against Lightning

By: Arthur, James

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Port Townsend, WA, Copper Canyon Press: 2012

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7514


This copy of the author's first book of poetry has been warmly INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the title page! Debut poet James Arthur is known to compose his work in his head while walking, and the music of those footfalls and wandering skips can be heard throughout this exhilarating new collectionof poems. Poet was a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University. View more info

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Strange Business

By: Askew, Rilla

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Viking: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2768


This copy has been SIGNED by Rilla Askew on the title page! The author's debut, a work of fiction comprised of eleven dovetailed stories that chronicle twenty-five years of memory and experience in fictitious Cedar, Oklahoma. Winner of the Oklahoma Book Award. James Welch dustjacket praise saying she "knows the ways of country and small-town life as well as anyone I've ever read. "Strange Business" is an original book, and Rilla Askew is a fine writer who wi... View more info

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Strange Business

By: Askew, Rilla

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Viking: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4797


This is a copy of the Uncorrected Proof in plain wraps that has been SIGNED by Rilla Askew on the title page! The author’s debut, a work of fiction comprised of eleven dovetailed stories that chronicle twenty-five years of memory and experience in fictitious Cedar, Oklahoma. Winner of the Oklahoma Book Award. Very slight sticker "shadow" on the front. View more info