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  • AMERICANAH. by Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi.
    Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi.
    AMERICANAH.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. First edition - Nigerian born author's third novel, fourth book. "Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. . . Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and re-ignite their passion for each other and for their homeland." Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, among other honors. The Los Angeles…

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    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. First edition - Nigerian born author's third novel, fourth book. "Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. . . Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and re-ignite their passion for each other and for their homeland." Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, among other honors. The Los Angeles Times called it "Part love story, part social critique, and one of the best [novels] you'll read this year!" 477 pp.

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    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in printed red wrappers with a sample of the finished cover art bound in. A surprisingly uncommon advance copy.

    Book ID: 72631
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  • BRIEFINGS: Poems, Small and Easy. by Ammons, A. R.
    Ammons, A. R.
    BRIEFINGS: Poems, Small and Easy.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York & London: W. W. Norton & Company, (1971) dj. Hardcover first edition - An early collection of over 80 short lyric poems - winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and nominated for the National Book Award. 105 pp. ISBN: 0-393043266.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74393
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  • THE BROKEN CORD by Dorris, Michael ( Foreword by Louise Erdrich.)
    Dorris, Michael ( Foreword by Louise Erdrich.)
    THE BROKEN CORD

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1989.) dj. Hardcover - The deeply moving story of Dorris's adopted son, an affectionate young Sioux Indian boy whom he named Adam, as he discovered that the boy suffered from fetal alcohol syndrome. Foreword by Louise Erdrich. SIGNED on the title page by Erdrich. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Notes, bibliography. 300 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0160713.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 47520
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  • LOVE MEDICINE. by Erdrich, Louise.
    Erdrich, Louise.
    LOVE MEDICINE.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1984.) dj. Hardcover - Native American author's first novel (second book, following a book of poetry) and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. A 'story of the intertwined fates of the Kashpaws and the Lamartines on and around a North Dakota reservation from 1934 to 1984.' This went quickly into later printings. Cover praise from Anne Tyler, Kay Boyle and Peter Matthiessen (who called this a 'remarkable first novel . .. conveying unflinchingly the funkiness, humor and unspoken sadness of the Indian reservations, and a people exiled to a no-man's land between two worlds.') 272 pp. ISBN: 0-03-070611-4.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (bumping to lower corners, date on front endpaper, otherwise tight, straight and clean)

    Book ID: 78526
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  • LOVE MEDICINE. by Erdrich, Louise.
    Erdrich, Louise.
    LOVE MEDICINE.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Andre Deutsch, (1984.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Native American author's first novel (second book, following a book of poetry) and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. A 'story of the intertwined fates of the Kashpaws and the Lamartines on and around a North Dakota reservation from 1934 to 1984.' This went quickly into later printings. Cover praise from Anne Tyler, Kay Boyle and Peter Matthiessen (who called this a 'remarkable first novel . .. conveying unflinchingly the funkiness, humor and unspoken sadness of the Indian reservations, and a people exiled to a no-man's land between two worlds.') 272 pp. ISBN: 0-233-977414.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58575
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  • FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital. by Fink, Sheri.
    Fink, Sheri.
    FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital.

    Edition: 5th printing.

    New York: Crown, (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The culmination of six years of reporting, this book by a Pulitzer Prize winner is a "landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina - and her suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice. . .After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths." Winner of many awards, including the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the 2014 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith…

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    New York: Crown, (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The culmination of six years of reporting, this book by a Pulitzer Prize winner is a "landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina - and her suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice. . .After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths." Winner of many awards, including the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the 2014 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Ridenhour Book Prize, and more. Named an ALA Notable Book and one of the New York Timess Best Ten Books of the Year. INSCRIBED and dated in 2014 on the title page by Fink, and uncommon thus. Notes, index. xviii, 558 pp. Full color illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 978-0307718969.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 70013
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  • A LESSON BEFORE DYING. by Gaines, Ernest.
    Gaines, Ernest.
    A LESSON BEFORE DYING.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. dj. Hardcover - Powerful novel set in Cajun Lousiana in the 1940's. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Basis of the film starring Don Cheadle and Cicely Tyson. 256 pp . ISBN: 0-679-414770.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (remnants of old price on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 45893
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  • A LESSON BEFORE DYING. by Gaines, Ernest.
    Gaines, Ernest.
    A LESSON BEFORE DYING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - Powerful novel set in Cajun Lousiana in the 1940's. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Basis of the film starring Don Cheadle and Cicely Tyson. 256 pp . ISBN: 0-679-414770.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35820
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  • A LESSON BEFORE DYING. by Gaines, Ernest.
    Gaines, Ernest.
    A LESSON BEFORE DYING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Powerful novel set in Cajun Lousiana in the 1940's. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Basis of the film starring Don Cheadle and Cicely Tyson. Card SIGNED by Gaines laid in. 256 pp . ISBN: 0-679-414770.

    Condition: Very near fine in fine dustjacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 71483
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  • FINDING A FORM: Essays. by Gass, William H.
    Gass, William H.
    FINDING A FORM: Essays.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of essays on art, writing, culture and nature by this award winning writer. He received the National Book Critics Circle Award three times - including for this book. x, 354 pp. ISBN: 0-679446621.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder dot)

    Book ID: 80207
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  • FINDING A FORM: Essays. by Gass, William H.
    Gass, William H.
    FINDING A FORM: Essays.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of essays on art, writing, culture and nature by this award winning writer. He received the National Book Critics Circle Award three times - including for this book (front cover of the book has a sticker saying that it was a finalist for the award) x, 354 pp. ISBN: 0-679446621.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76560
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  • LAB GIRL. by Jahren, Hope.
    Jahren, Hope.
    LAB GIRL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a memoir of a woman in science, a geobiologist, and a portrait of a longtime collaboration in work and life. Winner of the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award. Endnote, works cited. 290 pp. ISBN: 978-0345809865.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 77184
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  • LAB GIRL. by Jahren, Hope.
    Jahren, Hope.
    LAB GIRL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a memoir of a woman in science, a geobiologist, and a portrait of a longtime collaboration in work and life. Winner of the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award. Endnote, works cited. 290 pp. ISBN: 978-0345809865.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder dot).

    Book ID: 72145
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  • THE WOMAN WARRIOR: Memoirs of a girlhood among ghosts. by Kingston, Maxine Hong.
    Kingston, Maxine Hong.
    THE WOMAN WARRIOR: Memoirs of a girlhood among ghosts.

    Edition: Paperback.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1977.). SIGNED - Author's highly acclaimed first book, the story of her childhood in the central valley of California, and of her mother's "talk-story" about the women in her family and about China and its legends, tales which so fascinated the little girl that she saw herself becoming Mu Lan, the woman warrior. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle award. SIGNED on the title page. 243 pp. ISBN: 0-394-723929.

    Condition: Good only condition (prev owner's name, minor wear to covers, usual toning to the pages. )

    Book ID: 45488
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  • THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO. by [Modern Literature] Diaz, Junot.
    [Modern Literature] Diaz, Junot.
    THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2007. SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel (preceded by a collection of short stories), a story of the ancient curse that has haunted Oscar's family as they moved from Santo Domingo to Washington Heights to New Jersey and back again.SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. Diaz is a recipient of the MacArthur 'genius' award. 333 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (publisher's letter laid in).

    Book ID: 72416
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  • HELLO DARKNESS: The Collected Poems of L. E. Sissman. by Sissman, L. E. [1928-1976]
    Sissman, L. E. [1928-1976]
    HELLO DARKNESS: The Collected Poems of L. E. Sissman.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1979. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry in 1979, this contains 134 poems, including 3 complete collections, originally published in 1968 to 1971 - Dying: an Introduction, Scattered Returns, Pursuit of Honor - and also a posthumous collection of 34 poems not previously published in book form. Edited and with a preface by Peter Davison. Index of titles. 294 pp. ISBN: 0-316-793124.

    Condition: Good condition - some creasing and wear to the covers, contents clean.

    Book ID: 27178
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  • Smiley, Jane
    A THOUSAND ACRES.

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. dj. SIGNED hardcover - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. SIGNED on the title page. 371 pp,. ISBN: 0-394-577736.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 47818
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  • A THOUSAND ACRES. by Smiley, Jane
    Smiley, Jane
    A THOUSAND ACRES.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. dj. SIGNED hardcover - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. SIGNED on the title page."Now a major motion picture" seal on front cover. 371 pp,. ISBN: 0-394-577736.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52981
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