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  • THE FEAST OF LOVE. by Baxter, Charles.
    Baxter, Charles.
    THE FEAST OF LOVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Considered to be his finest novel to date, this was a finalist for the 2000 National Book Award. Dustjacket praise from Howard Norman (who called it 'a brilliant symphony... a perfect invention), Andrea Barrett and Alan Lightman. SIGNED on the title page. This story of extraordinary love between ordinary people was one of the surprise hits of the year and went quickly into later printings. 308 pp. ISBN: 0-375-410198.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81222
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  • Egan, Jennifer.
    LOOK AT ME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her highly praised second novel (third book), SIGNED on the title page. Finalist for the National Book Award. In 2011, Egan was not just a finalist - she won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for her novel 'A Visit from the Goon Squad.' 415 pp. ISBN: 0-385-502761.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 24261
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  • A GIRL NAMED DISASTER. by Farmer, Nancy.
    Farmer, Nancy.
    A GIRL NAMED DISASTER.

    Edition: First UK paperback printing.

    London: Dolphin Paperback (Orion), (1996.). SIGNED - Newbery Honor-award winning book for older children and young adults. SIGNED on the title page. A marvelous book for all ages, the story of a young girl, eleven-year-old Nhamo who flees from her village and family when she is told she must marry a cruel older man with three wives. The two-day trip becomes nearly a year long struggle for survival, as she learns to escape drowning, starvation, the dangers of the forest and crocodile infested waters, and learns to cope with her aloneness, in part by coming close to the world of African spirits and the soft voice of her dead mother. National Book Award Finalist and 1997 Newbery Honor Book.…

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    London: Dolphin Paperback (Orion), (1996.). SIGNED - Newbery Honor-award winning book for older children and young adults. SIGNED on the title page. A marvelous book for all ages, the story of a young girl, eleven-year-old Nhamo who flees from her village and family when she is told she must marry a cruel older man with three wives. The two-day trip becomes nearly a year long struggle for survival, as she learns to escape drowning, starvation, the dangers of the forest and crocodile infested waters, and learns to cope with her aloneness, in part by coming close to the world of African spirits and the soft voice of her dead mother. National Book Award Finalist and 1997 Newbery Honor Book. Includes a glossary, a brief history of Zimbabwe and Mozambique (where the author lived for many years), and an explanation of the belief system of the Shona. 287 pp. ISBN: 185881622X.

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    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 47411
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  • A GIRL NAMED DISASTER. by Farmer, Nancy.
    Farmer, Nancy.
    A GIRL NAMED DISASTER.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Orchard Books - Scholastic, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Newbery Honor-award winning book for older children and young adults. SIGNED on the title page. A marvelous book for all ages, the story of a young girl, eleven-year-old Nhamo who flees from her village and family when she is told she must marry a cruel older man with three wives. The two-day trip becomes nearly a year long struggle for survival, as she learns to escape drowning, starvation, the dangers of the forest and crocodile infested waters, and learns to cope with her aloneness, in part by coming close to the world of African spirits and the soft voice of her dead mother. National Book Award Finalist and…

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    New York: Orchard Books - Scholastic, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Newbery Honor-award winning book for older children and young adults. SIGNED on the title page. A marvelous book for all ages, the story of a young girl, eleven-year-old Nhamo who flees from her village and family when she is told she must marry a cruel older man with three wives. The two-day trip becomes nearly a year long struggle for survival, as she learns to escape drowning, starvation, the dangers of the forest and crocodile infested waters, and learns to cope with her aloneness, in part by coming close to the world of African spirits and the soft voice of her dead mother. National Book Award Finalist and 1997 Newbery Honor Book. Includes a glossary, a brief history of Zimbabwe and Mozambique (where the author lived for many years), and an explanation of the belief system of the Shona. This edition includes a new preface by Farmer. Map. 309 pp. Cover art by Bryan Collier. ISBN: 0-439-471443.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50729
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  • VITA NOVA. by Gluck, Louise
    Gluck, Louise
    VITA NOVA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Hopewell, NJ: Ecco Press, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of poems that together form a powerful book length sequence on love, time, death, and hope - the eternal human paradox. This book was a finalist for the National Book Award. During her career Gluck has received many awards - National Book Critics Circle Award, the Pulitzer Prize, the Bollingen Prize - and in 2020, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. 51 pp. ISBN: 0-88001-6348.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (a few very light foxing spots on front cover of dj, scratch on back cover)

    Book ID: 81300
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  • VITA NOVA. by Gluck, Louise
    Gluck, Louise
    VITA NOVA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Hopewell, NJ: Ecco Press, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of poems that together form a powerful book length sequence on love, time, death, and hope - the eternal human paradox. This book was a finalist for the National Book Award. During her career Gluck has received many awards - National Book Critics Circle Award, the Pulitzer Prize, the Bollingen Prize - and in 2020, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. 51 pp. ISBN: 0-88001-6348.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81407
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  • THE NEVER-ENDING: New Poems by Hudgins, Andrew
    Hudgins, Andrew
    THE NEVER-ENDING: New Poems

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - His third collection of poems, described as his 'darkest and deepest': a finalist for the National Book Award (His first book won the New Poets competition, was nominated for the Pulitzer, his second won the Poets' Prize for 1988.) The hardcover edition is rather uncommon. ISBN: 0-395-585708.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (crease to corner of front dj flap.)

    Book ID: 27163
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  • SOLD. by McCormick, Patricia.
    McCormick, Patricia.
    SOLD.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Hyperion, (2006.). First edition - Although her family thinks that she is being sent to India to work, a young girl from Nepal finds herself 'sold' - forced into prostitution. Finalist for the National Book Award for Young Adult literature. A spare and powerful story of survival against almost unimaginable odds. The author's note at the end comments that every year 12,000 Nepali girls are sold unwittingly by their families into prostitution in India. 263 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 42675
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  • SOLD. by McCormick, Patricia.
    McCormick, Patricia.
    SOLD.

    Edition: 4th printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2006.) dj. Hardcover - Although her family thinks that she is being sent to India to work, a young girl from Nepal finds herself 'sold' - forced into prostitution. Finalist for the National Book Award for Young Adult literature. A spare and powerful story of survival against almost unimaginable odds. The author's note at the end comments that every year 12,000 Nepali girls are sold unwittingly by their families into prostitution in India. 263 pp. ISBN: 130780786851713.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42279
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  • IN OTHER ROOMS, OTHER WONDERS: Connected Stories. by Mueenuddin, Daniyal.
    Mueenuddin, Daniyal.
    IN OTHER ROOMS, OTHER WONDERS: Connected Stories.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Norton, (2009.). SIGNED first edition - The author's very highly praised first book, set on a family farm outside Lahore, Pakistan. Finalist for the National Book Award. SIGNED on the half title page. 249 pp. ISBN: 0-393-06800-5.

    Condition: Fine in black wrappers.

    Book ID: 45857
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  • IN OTHER ROOMS, OTHER WONDERS: Connected Stories. by Mueenuddin, Daniyal.
    Mueenuddin, Daniyal.
    IN OTHER ROOMS, OTHER WONDERS: Connected Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (2009.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first book, a collection of interlinked stories set on a family farm outside Lahore, Pakistan. Finalist for the National Book Award. 249 pp. ISBN: 0-393-06800-5.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47423
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  • THE BIRD ARTIST. by Norman, Howard.
    Norman, Howard.
    THE BIRD ARTIST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's very highly praised third book, which begins in a remote Newfoundland coastal village in 1911. Finalist for the National Book Award. 289 pp. ISBN: 0-374-113300.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 44128
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  • THE BIRD ARTIST. by Norman, Howard.
    Norman, Howard.
    THE BIRD ARTIST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's very highly praised third book, which begins in a remote Newfoundland coastal village in 1911. Finalist for the National Book Award. SIGNED on the title page. 289 pp. ISBN: 0-374-113300.

    Condition: Very good in a fine dust jacket. (discoloration from glue on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 34482
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  • THE BIRD ARTIST. by Norman, Howard.
    Norman, Howard.
    THE BIRD ARTIST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's very highly praised third book, which begins in a remote Newfoundland coastal village in 1911. Finalist for the National Book Award. SIGNED on the title page. 289 pp. ISBN: 0-374-113300.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 1994
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  • THE BIRD ARTIST. by Norman, Howard.
    Norman, Howard.
    THE BIRD ARTIST.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar, Straus, (1994.). First edition - Author's very highly praised third book, which begins in a remote Newfoundland coastal village in 1911. Finalist for the National Book Award. 289 pp. Publisher's letter (from editor Jonathan Galassi) bound in.

    Condition: Fine in still illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 49780
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  • THE BIRD ARTIST. by Norman, Howard.
    Norman, Howard.
    THE BIRD ARTIST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's very highly praised third book, which begins in a remote Newfoundland coastal village in 1911. Finalist for the National Book Award. SIGNED on the title page. 289 pp. ISBN: 0-374-113300.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 34219
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  • Peery, Janet.
    THE RIVER BEYOND THE WORLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Picador, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's second book, first novel - a National Book award nominee. Set in the Texas/Mexico border country. 286 pp.

    Condition: Fine in a a very near fine dustjacket (slight creasing to edge of dj.)

    Book ID: 4361
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  • HOME. by Robinson, Marilynne.
    Robinson, Marilynne.
    HOME.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2008.). First edition - The third novel by this award winning writer, finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Orange Prize and the Los Angeles Fiction Award. A completely independent novel but set in the same town of Gilead as her Pulitzer prize winning second novel. 325 pp. Includes a promotional cd.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers. CD is still sealed in pocket inside back cover.

    Book ID: 59348
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  • HOMEPLACE. by Waniek, Marilyn Nelson
    Waniek, Marilyn Nelson
    HOMEPLACE.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1990. SIGNED - Waniek's third collection of poems. INSCRIBED on the title page "with brightest best wishes" and signed as Marilyn Nelson. National Book Award finalist. 54 pp. ISBN: 0-0871-1641-6.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (extensive pencilled annotations, some pencil underlining - erasable, but rather interesting.)

    Book ID: 17021
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