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Rails Under My Back

By: Allen, Jeffery Renard

Price: $50.00  $45.00

Publisher: NY, FSG: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2180


This copy has been SIGNED by Jeffrey Renard Allen on the title page. Winner of a 2002 Whiting Writers' Award.Kirkus Reviews called it ".a very impressive creation: the work of an unusually gifted, disciplined, and more than promising writer." This novel has at its center two young men at the heart of America, and at the heart of a mysteriously complex family. View more info

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Rails Under My Back

By: Allen, Jeffery Renard

Price: $65.00  $58.50

Publisher: NY, FSG: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4666


This is a REVIEW COPY with Publishers' materials and author photo laid-in that has been SIGNED by Jeffrey Renard Allen on the title page. Kirkus Reviews called it "a very impressive creation: the work of an unusually gifted, disciplined, and more than promising writer." This novel has at its center two young men at the heart of America, and at the heart of a mysteriously complex family. Winner of a 2002 Whiting Writers' Award. View more info

Lives of the Monster Dogs

By: Bakis, Kirsten

Price: $25.00  $22.50

Publisher: New York, NY, FSG: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 602


A quirky "sci-fi" first novel by this well-regarded new author. A first novel like no other: a spellbinding tale that both creates its own fully realized world perspective and provides an incisive look at the ways that humans and animals resemble each other. A group of elegant monster dogs in top hats, tails, and bustle skirts become instant celebrities when they come to New York in 2008. View more info

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The Coast Of Good Intentions

By: Byers, Michael

Price: $30.00  $27.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Mariner: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1511


This copy has been SIGNED by Michael Byers on the title page! The author's debut collection of stories with a Pacific Northwest Coast setting. As Christopher Tilghman has said "A big, beautiful collection of stories. They are gentle and wise, but never tame: the questions Byers poses are spiritual and existential, and many of the stories pack a real wallop." His stories have been chosen for The Best American Short Stories and he was named as Winner of a Whiting ... View more info

Glory Goes and Gets Some

By: Carter, Emily

Price: $45.00  $40.50

Publisher: Minneapolis, Coffee House Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3297


This is a copy of the Uncorrected Galley that has been SIGNED by Emily Carter on the title page. Publishers Weekly says "An intense, edgy, boldly candid, and irrepressibly sardonic voice drives the 21 interlinked stories in this collection....[Carter’s] prose is everywhere supple and compelling, and this collection announces her as a brave new talent." The title story was chosen for inclusion in The Best American Short Stories 1998. Named as a recipient of a Wh... View more info

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Glory Goes and Gets Some

By: Carter, Emily

Price: $50.00  $45.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, Coffee House Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3381


This copy has been SIGNED by Emily Carter on the title page. Publishers Weekly says "An intense, edgy, boldly candid, and irrepressibly sardonic voice drives the 21 interlinked stories in this collection.[Carter's] prose is everywhere supple and compelling, and this collection announces her as a brave new talent." The title story was chosen for inclusion in The Best American Short Stories 1998. Winner of a Whiting Writers' Award 2001. View more info

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Edinburgh

By: Chee, Alexander

Price: $150.00  $135.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Welcome Rain Publishers: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7854


This copy of "Edinburgh" has been SIGNED by Alexander Chee on the title page! 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" heralds the arrival of a remarkable young writer. His latest work "The Queen of the Night" has been warmly received as well. View more info

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The Queen of the Night

By: Chee, Alexander

Price: $95.00  $85.50

Publisher: Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 2016

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7942


This beautiful copy of "The Queen of the Night" has been SIGNED by Alexander Chee on the title page! Surprisingly scarce in the first printing. Alexander Chee received a Whiting Award for his first effort - "Edinburgh." With a myriad of upending twists and a rich cast of characters drawn from history, "The Queen of the Night" follows Lilliet Berne as she moves ever closer to the truth behind the mysterious opera and the role that could secure her... View more info

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Mary and O'Neil

By: Cronin, Justin

Price: $75.00  $67.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Dial Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6858


This copy has been boldly SIGNED by Justin Cronin on the title page! In the author's tender, heartwise debut, these eight linked, chronologically arranged stories trace the lives of these two vulnerable young people as they rediscover in each other a world alive with promise and hope. The New York Times Book Review called it "[An] artful debut.Cronin writes clear and careful prose, and is admirably fearless in the scope of his imagination." Winner of the Hemingw... View more info

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A Short History of the Long Ball

By: Cronin, Justin

Price: $175.00  $157.50

Publisher: Tulsa, OK, Council Oak Books: 1990

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7991


This copy has been boldly SIGNED by Justin Cronin on the title page! This, the author's first fiction debut, was the Winner of the National Novella Award for 1990. This preceeds his full-length fiction debut - "Mary & O'Neil" published in 2001 which was named as Winner of the Hemingway/PEN Award and a Whiting Writers' Award. In this the author tells the story of a friendship formed by boys at play and what happens to it in the contest of life. A pristine copy of ... View more info

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Mary and O'Neil

By: Cronin, Justin

Price: $75.00  $67.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Dial Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7992


This Advance Reading Copy/Uncorrected Proof copy has been boldly SIGNED by Justin Cronin on the title page! In the author's tender, heartwise debut, these eight linked, chronologically arranged stories trace the lives of these two vulnerable young people as they rediscover in each other a world alive with promise and hope. The New York Times Book Review called it "[An] artful debut.Cronin writes clear and careful prose, and is admirably fearless in the scope of his ... View more info

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The Point: Stories

By: D'Ambrosio, Charles

Price: $65.00  $58.50

Publisher: Boston, MA, Little, Brown and Company: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7023


This copy of "The Point" has been SIGNED by Charles D'Ambrosio on the publisher's attached label on the front variant cover. Additionally, this copy has also been SIGNED by Charles D'Ambrosio on the title page! This was a special issue to promote the forthcoming Back Bay Paperback. "The Point" was nominated for the Ernest Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for First Fiction, a New York Times Notable Book of 1995, and Charles D'Ambrosio won the Paris Review'... View more info

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The Point: Stories

By: D'Ambrosio, Charles

Price: $55.00  $49.50

Publisher: Boston, MA, Little, Brown and Company: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7347


This copy of "The Point" has been SIGNED by Charles D'Ambrosio on the title page! "The Point" was nominated for the Ernest Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for First Fiction, a New York Times Notable Book of 1995, and Charles D'Ambrosio won the Paris Review's Aga Khan Prize. His work is full of light and humor even in its darkest visions: these are stories of sorrow and mercy, of people struggling to wrest meaning from the tragedies that hover over their l... View more info

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The Dead Fish Museum: Stories

By: D'Ambrosio, Charles

Price: $50.00  $45.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Alfred A. Knopf Inc: 2006

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7348


This copy has been SIGNED by Charles D'Ambrosio on the title page! A Finalist for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. Six of these stories originally appeared in "The New Yorker." Each of these eight burnished, terrifying, masterfully crafted stories is set against a landscape that is both deeply American and unmistakably universal. Taking place in remote cabins, asylums, Indian reservations, the backloads (sic) of Iowa and the streets of Seattle, this collectio... View more info

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Loitering: New & Collected Essays

By: D'Ambrosio, Charles

Price: $75.00  $67.50

Publisher: Portland, Oregon & Brooklyn, New York, Tin House Books: 2014

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7349


This copy has been SIGNED by Charles D'Ambrosio on the title page! The author's earlier limited-edition volume "Orphans" spawned something of a cult following. "Loitering" gathers those eleven original essays with new and previously uncollected work, so that a broader audience might discover one of our greatest living essayists. D'Ambrosio approaches each piece with a singular voice and searching point of view; each essay, while unique and surprising, is... View more info

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The Point: Stories

By: D'Ambrosio, Charles

Price: $50.00  $45.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, Little, Brown and Company: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7350


This copy of the Special Advance Bound Manuscript of "The Point" has been SIGNED by Charles D'Ambrosio on the title page! Issued in pictorial wrappers it does appear that the typeset of the ARC precedes that of the Uncorrected Proof version. "The Point" was nominated for the Ernest Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for First Fiction, a New York Times Notable Book of 1995, and Charles D'Ambrosio won the Paris Review's Aga Khan Prize. His work is full of lig... View more info

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The Point: Stories

By: D'Ambrosio, Charles

Price: $75.00  $67.50

Publisher: Boston, MA, Little, Brown and Company: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7351


This copy of the Uncorrected Advance Proof of "The Point" has been SIGNED by Charles D'Ambrosio on the title page! Issued in plain wrappers the text appears as it would normally appear in the Advance Reader's Edition as the typeset of the proof is more a finalized version. The Publication date has been changed by hand on the cover from February 2, 1995 to February 8, 1995. "The Point" was nominated for the Ernest Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for First ... View more info

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Orphans

By: D'Ambrosio, Charles

Price: $75.00  $67.50

Publisher: Astoria, OR, Clear Cut Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 8108


A copy of the author's scarce collection of essays! "Orphans" is a remarkable non-fiction collection, always intriguing, often surprising, sometimes confounding, but another strong step forward by a literary writer who has received much high-end attention.These eleven essays span continents, culture, and class. Fiction writer and essayist Charles D'Ambrosio inspects manufactured homes in Washington state, tours the rooms of Hell House, a Pentecostal "haunted... View more info

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Orphans

By: D'Ambrosio, Charles

Price: $195.00  $175.50

Publisher: Astoria, OR, Clear Cut Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8365


This copy of the author's scarce collection of essays has been SIGNED by Charles D'Ambrosio on the title page! "Orphans" is a remarkable non-fiction collection, always intriguing, often surprising, sometimes confounding, but another strong step forward by a literary writer who has received much high-end attention.These eleven essays span continents, culture, and class. Fiction writer and essayist Charles D'Ambrosio inspects manufactured homes in Washington state... View more info

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Oscar Wilde Discovers America

By: Edwards, Louis

Price: $35.00  $31.50

Publisher: NY, Scribner: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3971


This copy has been SIGNED by Louis Edwards on the title page! In January 1882, Oscar Wilde arrived in New York to begin a nationwide publicity tour. Mentioned in a few newspaper articles - but barely a footnote in the history books - was the black valet who accompanied him. Kirkus Reviews (Starred) calls this "One of the best road tours in American history.tremendous fun: a marvelous story animated with just the right savvy, melodrama, wit, and fantasy." View more info