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Hints of His Mortality (Iowa Short Fiction Award)

By: Borofka, David

Price: $35.00  $31.50

Publisher: Iowa City, IA, University of Iowa Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7334


Selected by Oscar Hijuelos as the 1996 Iowa Short Fiction Award Winner! Hijuelos has said of it "Tersely written and marked by an exuberant and fluid prose style, both lyric and colloquial, "Hints of Mortality" is a serious-minded, higly refined collection of stories by a writer of splended tallent. A sprawling, gtenerous anthology of stories about modern life, this book has much to admire and much to offer to the discerning lover of good modern literature.&... View more info

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The Women in the Mirror

By: Carr, Pat

Price: $35.00  $31.50

Publisher: Iowa City, University of Iowa Press: 1977

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4771


Winner of the Iowa School of Letters Award for Short Fiction. Pat Carr's first collection of stories is a gallery of finely-drawn psychological portraits gathered from worlds as far apart as a small-town Southern childhood and a Peace Corps mission in the jungles of South America. View more info

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The Long White

By: Dilworth, Sharon

Price: $30.00  $27.00

Publisher: Iowa City, University of Iowa Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4747


1988 Iowa Short Fiction Award Winner: Selected by Robert Stone who says "Sharon Dilworth's writing is animated and sympathetic, wry and aware. Her characters are vivid and unpredictable. She is able to convey a sense of life lived in time and place with great immediacy. The reader senses a complete world in the control of the author's sensibility; it is this, I think, that establishes the excellence of her work." View more info

The Long White

By: Dilworth, Sharon

Price: $30.00  $27.00

Publisher: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., W W Norton & Co Inc: 1990

Edition: First Trade Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5332


Winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award, Dliworth is a voice to be reckoned with. Many of her stories focus on the Finns and Native Americans who have carved out their lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, a cold, stark landset between two of the Great Lakes. This is a beautiful copy of the trade paperback issue that has been SIGNED by SHaron Dilworth on the title page. View more info

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May You Live in Interesting Times (Iowa Short Fiction Award)

By: Gluck, Tereze

Price: $25.00  $22.50

Publisher: Iowa City, IA, University of Iowa Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7340


This is a Review Copy [Slip and Publisher's materials laid-in] of the 1995 Iowa Short Fiction Award Winner. Selected by Ethan Canin who says "'May You Live in Interesting Times' displays Tereze Gluck's tender, compassionate heart and her gorgeous ear for the rhythm and rhyme of prose. It is a sensual, haunting book." View more info

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Happiness

By: Harleman, Ann

Price: $30.00  $27.00

Publisher: Iowa City, University of Iowa: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 798


Author's debut collection and Winner of the 1993 John Simmons Short Fiction Award. Selected by Francine Prose who has said "Nothing is quite predictable as Ann Harleman's delicately rendered stories take gentle, surprising turns." View more info

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Happiness

By: Harleman, Ann

Price: $45.00  $40.50

Publisher: Iowa City, University of Iowa Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1516


This copy has been SIGNED by Ann Harleman on the title page. Author's debut collection and Winner of the 1993 John Simmons Short Fiction Award. Selected by Francine Prose who has said "Nothing is quite predicatable as Ann Harleman's delicately rendered stories take gentle, surprising turns." View more info

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Where Love Leaves Us

By: Manfredi, Renee

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: Iowa City, University of Iowa Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5295


This is a Review Copy (Publicity materials and slip laid-in) that has been SIGNED by Renee Mnafredi on the title page! Winner of the 1993 Iowa Short Fiction Award (Judge: Francine Prose). These nine superbly crafted stories, set primarily in Pittsburgh's Italian American neighborhoods, concentrate on families, on the poignant nature of father-daughter relationships, and on the fate of those who are refugees from their physical or spiritual communties. Manfredi reveals a... View more info

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Where Love Leaves Us

By: Manfredi, Renee

Price: $35.00  $31.50

Publisher: Iowa City, University of Iowa Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5596


This copy has been SIGNED by Renee Manfredi on the title page! Winner of the 1993 Iowa Short Fiction Award (Judge: Francine Prose). These nine superbly crafted stories, set primarily in Pittsburgh's Italian American neighborhoods, concentrate on families, on the poignant nature of father-daughter relationships, and on the fate of those who are refugees from their physical or spiritual communties. Manfredi reveals an affirmation that hope is a permanent possession of ever... View more info

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Igloo among Palms (Iowa Short Fiction Award)

By: Moore, Rod Val

Price: $30.00  $27.00

Publisher: Iowa City, IA, University of Iowa Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7344


This is a copy of the 1994 Iowa Short Fiction Award Winner! Selected by Joy Williams who says of them "Oh, these are wonderful stories. Every one boundlessly inventive, enexpected, engrossing, edgy, and kind - their unsettled characters wandering, in all earnestness, full-tilt through the unhealthy environment of now." View more info

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Star Game

By: Nevai, Lucia

Price: $30.00  $27.00

Publisher: Iowa City, Iowa, University of Iowa Press: 1987

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5284


This copy has been SIGNED by Lucia Nevai on the title page! Co-Winner of the 1987 Iowa Short Fiction Award. Author's 1st book, preceding her novel Normal by 10 years. Alison Lurie, judge of the competition, says "The stories in Star Game are full of energy, invention, humor, and feeling. Whether they deal with a steamy sexual encounter, an alcoholic spinster organist, or a folk-art commune, the range of sympathy and generosity toward all the characters is remarkable... View more info

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Out Of The Girls’ Room And Into The Night

By: Nissen, Thisbe

Price: $45.00  $40.50

Publisher: Iowa City, University of Iowa Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2587


This copy has been SIGNED on the title page by Thisbee Nissen! Published only in Trade Paperback format. Winner of the John Simmons Short Fiction Award. Judge was Marilynne Robinson who said of it "These stories abound in a rich life, holding sad, awkward, edgy contemporaneity in their generous embrace.There is great originality and great freedom in Thisbe Nissen's approach to her subject." View more info

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Out Of The Girls’ Room And Into The Night

By: Nissen, Thisbe

Price: $45.00  $40.50

Publisher: Iowa City, University of Iowa Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6065


This copy has been SIGNED on the title page by Thisbee Nissen! Published only in Trade Paperback format. Winner of the John Simmons Short Fiction Award. Judge was Marilynne Robinson who said of it "These stories abound in a rich life, holding sad, awkward, edgy contemporaneity in their generous embrace.There is great originality and great freedom in Thisbe Nissen's approach to her subject." View more info

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Traps (Iowa Short Fiction Award)

By: Olsen, Sondra Spatt

Price: $30.00  $27.00

Publisher: Iowa City, IA, Univ of Iowa Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7333


Winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award! Selected by Marilynne Robinson who says of it "These stories describe with humor and illusionless generosity the urgency and volatility of our passions and the baffling constraints of the relationships within which our passions are expressed. They are alert to the embarassments people seldom confess to, the tendency of emotion to attach itself to totally inappropriate objects, the shameless inconstancy of self-love." View more info

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My Body To You

By: Searle, Elizabeth

Price: $45.00  $40.50

Publisher: Iowa City, IA, University of Iowa Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1242


This is a Review Copy that has been SIGNED by Elizabeth Searle on the title page! The author's first book and the 1992 Iowa Short Fiction Award Winner. Selected by James Salter who praised her work, saying "These are stories that walk into a room and every eye turns towards them. Who is this writer, you wonder? She is Elizabeth Searle and believe me, she is for real." View more info

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A Hole In The Language

By: Swick, Marly

Price: $45.00  $40.50

Publisher: Iowa City, University of Iowa: 1990

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 2338


Winner of the 1990 Iowa Short Fiction Award (selected by Jayne Anne Phillips). The author's debut - an important collection of stories. These stories are delicate seimographic meditations on disaster and its aftershocks. The characters are the survivors, digging their way out of the past, shaken but hopeful. View more info

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Listening to Mozart (Iowa Short Fiction Award)

By: Wyatt, Charles

Price: $25.00  $22.50

Publisher: Iowa City, IA, University of Iowa Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7341


This is a Reviw Copy [Slip and Publisher's materials laid-in] of the 1995 John Simmons Short Fiction Award Winner. Selected by Ethan Canin who says "In "Listening to Mozart," Charles Wyatt displays a poignant, compassionate sense of the small and large; he looks both ways, down into the meticulous details of a musician's humble labor and up into the broad, stirring, inexplicable expanse of his life." View more info