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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

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The Red Menace

By: Anania, Michael

Price: $15.00  $13.50

Publisher: NY, Thunder's Mouth Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 5026


A novel about American culture and values in the fifties during the McCarthy era, and in the wake of the first atomic blasts in Nagasaki and Hiroshima. It's about growing up ina culture permeated with the fear of Communism, a culture where automobiles emerged as a symbol of masculinity and affluence, where the bomb entered our collective consciousness and we became at once a nation of greta strength and dark fears. View more info

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Growing Up Simple--In Texas: An Irreverent Look at Kids in the 1950s

By: Arnold, George

Price: $55.00  $49.50

Publisher: Austin, Texas, U.S.A., Eakin Pr: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5330


This copy has been Inscribed "To Dan Rather - Fellow Texan and simple in-betweener. Let's not ever grow up!" and has been SIGNED by George Arnold and dated August '02. A fun and funny half-generation of Texans, born between 1939 and 1947, grew up in the placed, black-and-white world of the 1950s - a simple time when kids could roam about unharmed and be free from virtually any danger except the ever-present threat of polio. View more info

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The Mercy Seat

By: Askew, Rilla

Price: $45.00  $40.50

Publisher: NY, Viking: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2769


This first novel has been SIGNED by Rilla Askew on the title page! Nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award and Winner of the Western Heritage Award. In deep winter, early February 1887, two brothers, John and Lafayette Lodi, flee Kentucky in the middle of the night, heading west toward Indian Territory. Rudolfo Anaya praise calling The Mercy Seat ".a testament to the human spirit, and it will endure." View more info

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Family Life

By: Banks, Russell

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Sun & Moon Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4959


This copy of the first hardcover appearance has been SIGNED by Russell Banks on the title page. This novel has been revised by the author and re-edited from "Family Life" published in a paperback Equinox edition of Avon Books in 1975. "Family Life" was Russell Bank's first novel, a book by a young American family man trying to understand and describe what he's gotten himself into. View more info

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The White Boy Shuffle

By: Beatty, Paul

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7557


This Uncorrected Proof copy has been SIGNED by Paul Beatty on the title page! "The White Boy Shuffle" is a moving, deft satire on issues of race as well as the tale of the coming of age of Gunnar Kaufman, a contemporary African American who is in no way typical. With his unparalleled ability to recreate the rhythms of everyday speech, to cut, mix, and recombine language in order to evoke a whole new world of experience. A combination of literary and street, at o... View more info

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An Invisible Sign of My Own

By: Bender, Aimee

Price: $35.00  $31.50

Publisher: NY, Doubleday: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2393


The author's debut novel which has been SIGNED by Aimee Bender on the title page. Dustjacket praise by Stephen Dixon who says "Aimee Bender writes in a skillfully minimal way, everything very tight and poignant amd sharp and often burning, quick to get things and out of them, but still providing us with significant characters of emotional depth." View more info

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An Invisible Sign of My Own

By: Bender, Aimee

Price: $35.00  $31.50

Publisher: NY, Doubleday: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2394


The author’s debut novel which has been SIGNED by Aimee Bender on the title page. This is a copy of the Uncorrected Proof/Advance Reading Copy. Her first book, The Girl In the Flammable Skirt had proven to be a stunning debut collection of stories. View more info

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Like Normal People

By: Bender, Karen

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2920


This copy has been SIGNED by Karen Bender on the title page. The author's debut novel - portions of which have been published in The New Yorker, Granta, and Story magazine. An excerpt was also chosen for The Best American Short Stories by Annie Proulx. View more info

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Like Normal People

By: Bender, Karen

Price: $30.00  $27.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4875


The author’s debut novel - portions of which have been published in The New Yorker, Granta, and Story magazine. An excerpt was also chosen for The Best American Short Stories by Annie Proulx. This Advance Reading Copy has been SIGNED by Karen Bender on the title page. View more info

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House Under Snow

By: Bialosky, Jill

Price: $35.00  $31.50

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Inc.: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5112


This is a Review Copy (Publishers' Publicity Sheets laid-in) that has been SIGNED by Jill Bialosky on the title page. A debut novel by an acclaimed American poet, "House Under Snow", is a story about family tension and the difficulties mothers and daughters can experience when matters of the heart intrude. View more info

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House Under Snow

By: Bialosky, Jill

Price: $35.00  $31.50

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Inc.: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5113


This is a copy of the Uncorrected Proof that has been SIGNED by Jill Bialosky on the title page. A debut novel by an acclaimed American poet, "House Under Snow", is a story about family tension and the difficulties mothers and daughters can experience when matters of the heart intrude. View more info

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Oyster

By: Biguenet, John

Price: $65.00  $58.50

Publisher: NY, Ecco/HarperCollins: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4836


This is a copy of the Uncorrected Proof which has been SIGNED by John Biguenet on the title page. In glossy wraps with artwork that had to be changed when the hardcover trade edition was issued. As such, this state of the book is difficult to locate in this condition. View more info

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Was it Something I Said?

By: Block, Valerie

Price: $25.00  $22.50

Publisher: New York, NY, SOHO: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6483


This copy has been SIGNED by Valerie Block on the title page! The author, in one of the most refreshing debuts in years, fills the story of two singles with such wry humor and sweet pathos, that readers will root for them to make it. Her descriptions of single life are as excruciating as they are familiar. View more info

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Love Invents Us

By: Bloom, Amy

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3860


This copy has been SIGNED by Amy Bloom on the title page! National Book Award Finalist's achingly beautiful first novel. Dorothy Allison dustjacket praise stating "She writes about love and desire with more visceral power than anyone I know.This novel is marvelous." This is in the first state dustjacket (dark background - recalled shortly after the book was issued). View more info

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Love Invents Us

By: Bloom, Amy

Price: $50.00  $45.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Random House: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7043


This is a Review Copy (Slip and Publisher's materials laid-in) that has been SIGNED by Amy Bloom on the title page! National Book Award Finalist's achingly beautiful first novel. Dorothy Allison dustjacket praise stating "She writes about love and desire with more visceral power than anyone I know.This novel is marvelous." This is in the first state dustjacket (dark background - recalled shortly after the book was issued). View more info

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Tunneling

By: Bosworth, Beth

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: NY, Shaye Areheart: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4872


This copy has been SIGNED by Beth Bosworth on the half-title page. In this utterly inventive debut novel, we are irresistibly frawn into a world where Rachel, who many years later narrates our story, has begun to lead a double life. Beth Bosworth gives us a book brimming with magical realism and boundless imagination, in which literary references, great humor and political conciousness fully blossom into a significance far beyond the grasp of a twelve-year-old girl. View more info

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Leap Year: A Novel

By: Cameron, Peter

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Harper and Row: 1990

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8556


This copy of "Leap Year" has been SIGNED by Peter Cameron on the title page! In his eagerly awaited debut novel, Peter Cameron, author of the acclaimed short-story collection "One Way or Another" charts the uneasy paths people take around the physical and emotional land mines of city life in the waning eighties. A comedy of manners that is as disarmingly witty as it is canny about the difficulties of commitment in an all-too-unpredictable world. View more info

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Miss Corpus

By: Chapman, Clay McLeod

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: NY, Theia/Hyperion: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3955


This copy has been SIGNED and dated Feb 11th, 2003 by Clay McLeod Chapman on the title page! The author's debut novel following his highly successful story collection "Rest Area". An imaginative first novel tracing the fateful collision of two complete strangers, "Miss Corpus" floors the accelerator from the first page and never brakes. Stewart O'Nan has called it "...a twisted, lovely, gushing, word-drunk debut." View more info