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  • TEN INDIANS. by Bell, Madison Smartt.
    Bell, Madison Smartt.
    TEN INDIANS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel of the deep racial divisions that divide our American cities. Bell has won many awards for his books, including the Pulitzer Prize and being selected by Granta magazine as one of the 20 best young novelists in the US. 264 pp. ISBN: 0-679-442464.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41420
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  • TEN INDIANS. by Bell, Madison Smartt.
    Bell, Madison Smartt.
    TEN INDIANS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel of the deep racial divisions that divide our American cities. Bell has won many awards for his books, including the Pulitzer Prize and being selected by Granta magazine as one of the 20 best young novelists in the US. 264 pp. ISBN: 0-679-442464.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (a new copy but with a remainder dot.)

    Book ID: 51777
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  • BLUE RIVER by Canin, Ethan
    Canin, Ethan
    BLUE RIVER

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's highly praised first novel. Canin was selected as one of the 20 best young American authors by Granta Magazine. 222 pp. ISBN: 0-395-498546.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (price-clipped).

    Book ID: 34490
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  • BLUE RIVER by Canin, Ethan
    Canin, Ethan
    BLUE RIVER

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's highly praised first novel. Canin was selected as one of the 20 best young American authors by Granta Magazine. 222 pp. ISBN: 0-395-498546.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 18046
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  • Canin, Ethan
    BLUE RIVER

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's highly praised first novel. Canin was selected as one of the 20 best young American authors by Granta Magazine. 222 pp. ISBN: 0-395-498546.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (some short closed tears to dj.)

    Book ID: 20264
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  • BLUE RIVER by Canin, Ethan
    Canin, Ethan
    BLUE RIVER

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's highly praised first novel. INSCRIBED on the title page - For .... Good luck with the writing" and dated in the year of publication. Canin was selected as one of the 20 best young American authors by Granta Magazine. 222 pp. ISBN: 0-395-498546.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35881
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  • BLUE RIVER by Canin, Ethan
    Canin, Ethan
    BLUE RIVER

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's highly praised first novel. SIGNED on the title page (not easily recognizable as such, clearly indecipherable handwriting is a legacy of his medical training.) Canin was selected as one of the 20 best young American authors by Granta Magazine. 222 pp. ISBN: 0-395-498546.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 8641
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  • THE DEW BREAKER. by Danticat, Edwidge.
    Danticat, Edwidge.
    THE DEW BREAKER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel which explores the life of a man who buried his past - as a torturer (a dew breaker) for the repressive regime in Haiti -beneath his new life in Brooklyn, NY. SIGNED on the title page. 242 pp. ISBN: 1400041147.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (a few specks on top edge, light crease to corner of dj flap)

    Book ID: 56908
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  • KRIK, KRAK. by Danticat, Edwidge.
    Danticat, Edwidge.
    KRIK, KRAK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, 1995. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Haitian-born author's second book and first collection of short stories - a National Book Award finalist, by one of the Granta 20 authors. A powerful collection of 9 stories about life under Haiti's dictatorships, and about those who fled from Haiti. SIGNED on the title page. 224 pp. ISBN: 1569470251.

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

    Book ID: 47704
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  • Danticat, Edwidge.
    BREATH, EYES, MEMORY.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1998). SIGNED - Young Haitian's first book - in 1996, Danticat was one of 2 African American writers who were included in the Granta magazine's list of the 20 most promising young writers in the United States. This title was also an Oprah selection. SIGNED by the author, 234 pp. ISBN: 0-375-70504x.

    Condition: Near fine (usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 63632
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  • BREATH, EYES, MEMORY. by Danticat, Edwidge.
    Danticat, Edwidge.
    BREATH, EYES, MEMORY.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1998). SIGNED - Young Haitian's first book - in 1996, Danticat was one of 2 African American writers who were included in the Granta magazine's list of the 20 most promising young writers in the United States. This title was also an Oprah selection. SIGNED by the author, 234 pp. ISBN: 0-375-70504x.

    Condition: Very good (usual toning to the pages, crease to corner of front cover)

    Book ID: 63633
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  • THE DEW BREAKER. by Danticat, Edwidge.
    Danticat, Edwidge.
    THE DEW BREAKER.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Books, (2005) dj. A novel which explores the life of a man who buried his past - as a torturer (a dew breaker) for the repressive regime in Haiti -beneath his new life in Brooklyn, NY. 242 pp.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 75967
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  • THE END OF VANDALISM. by Drury, Tom
    Drury, Tom
    THE END OF VANDALISM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Highly praised author's first book (much of which had appeared in the New Yorker). On the basis of this novel, he was chosen as one of the first group of "Granta 20" authors (their 1996 list of the best young novelists writing in the United States). Cover praise from Jayne Anne Phillips and Annie Dillard who calls this 'Brilliant, wonderfully funny.It's hard to think of any novel -- let alone a first novel -- in which you can hear the people so well. This is indeed deadpan humor, and Tom Drury is its master.' List of characters. 321 pp. ISBN: 0-395-621518.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (embossed seal of previous owner).

    Book ID: 69232
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  • THE END OF VANDALISM. by Drury, Tom
    Drury, Tom
    THE END OF VANDALISM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Highly praised author's first book (much of which had appeared in the New Yorker). On the basis of this novel, he was chosen as one of the first group of "Granta 20" authors (their 1996 list of the best young novelists writing in the United States). Cover praise from Jayne Anne Phillips and Annie Dillard who calls this 'Brilliant, wonderfully funny.It's hard to think of any novel -- let alone a first novel -- in which you can hear the people so well. This is indeed deadpan humor, and Tom Drury is its master.' List of characters. 321 pp. ISBN: 0-395-621518.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 56820
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  • THE WAY THAT WATER ENTERS STONE by Dufresne, John
    Dufresne, John
    THE WAY THAT WATER ENTERS STONE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1991.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His first book - a poignant, offbeat and powerful collection of thirteen short stories by this Granta 20 author, half set in the North (he was born in Massachusetts), half in the South (where he was living at the time this was published). Small first printing. SIGNED on the title page. 251 pp. ISBN: 0-393-029247.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket. A lovely copy.

    Book ID: 38481
    View cart More details Price: $100.00
  • Dufresne, John
    LOVE WARPS THE MIND A LITTLE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, 1997. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Third novel by one of the Granta 20. SIGNED on title page. Dust jacket praise from Jill McCorkle and Lewis Nordan (who called this 'a work of genius' and asked 'how can a writer be so funny and so touching in the same sentence?). ISBN: 0-393-040135.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 27922
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  • LOUISIANA LIGHT & POWER. by Dufresne, John
    Dufresne, John
    LOUISIANA LIGHT & POWER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Award-winning author's very funny first novel (second book) - a 'wild and wacky ride through the Louisiana backwaters.' Granta 20 author. SIGNED on the title page. 306 pp. ISBN: 0-393036480.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41495
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  • Dufresne, John
    LOVE WARPS THE MIND A LITTLE

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Plume (Penguin), (1998.). SIGNED - Third novel by one of the Granta 20. Praise from Jill McCorkle and Lewis Nordan (who called this 'a work of genius' and asked 'how can a writer be so funny and so touching in the same sentence?) 315 pp. ISBN: 0-393-040135.

    Condition: Near fine (usual light toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 47769
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  • Dufresne, John
    LOVE WARPS THE MIND A LITTLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Third novel by one of the Granta 20. SIGNED on title page. Dust jacket praise from Jill McCorkle and Lewis Nordan (who called this 'a work of genius' and asked 'how can a writer be so funny and so touching in the same sentence?). ISBN: 0-393-040135.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 5839
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  • THE WAY THAT WATER ENTERS STONE by Dufresne, John
    Dufresne, John
    THE WAY THAT WATER ENTERS STONE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - His first book - a poignant, offbeat and powerful collection of short stories by this Granta 20 author. Small first printing. 251 pp. ISBN: 0-393-029247.

    Condition: Very close to fine in a like dustjacket. (appears unread, a very hint of cocking to the spine.)

    Book ID: 50182
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  • LOVE WARPS THE MIND A LITTLE by Dufresne, John
    Dufresne, John
    LOVE WARPS THE MIND A LITTLE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, 1997. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Third novel by one of the Granta 20. Dust jacket praise from Jill McCorkle and Lewis Nordan (who called this 'a work of genius' and asked 'how can a writer be so funny and so touching in the same sentence?) SIGNED on the title page. 315 pp. ISBN: 0-393-040135.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35996
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  • HERE WE ARE IN PARADISE. by Earley, Tony.
    Earley, Tony.
    HERE WE ARE IN PARADISE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First book by this Granta award winning author, a collection of short stories - several of which were already selected as 'best' - Lee Smith described these stories as 'each is like a little novel: fully imagined, fully realized.' SIGNED on the title page. 198 pp. ISBN: 0-316-199621.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (scratches on lower corner of front cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 28312
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  • Eugenides, Jeffrey.
    MIDDLESEX.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Picador, (2002.). Author's second novel, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Eugenides was chosen by Granta Magazine as one of the top 20 young writers in the United States. Basis for the movie of the same name. ISBN: 0-312-427735.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 47037
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  • Eugenides, Jeffrey.
    MIDDLESEX.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Picador, (2002.). Author's second novel, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Eugenides was chosen by Granta Magazine as one of the top 20 young writers in the United States. Basis for the movie of the same name. ISBN: 0-312-422156.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 41253
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  • Haynes, David
    LIVE AT FIVE

    Edition: First printing.

    Minneapolis: Milkweed , 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - Described as a 'wickedly funny novel ..about our media saturated times." Haynes was the only writer who was published by a "small press" to be selected as one of the Granta 20 young best novelists in America. ISBN: 1-57131-0096.

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

    Book ID: 35841
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  • Haynes, David.
    HEATHENS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Minneapolis: New Rivers Press, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's third novel, and a Minnesota Voices Project winner - an "irreverent, witty and compassionate book .. that sings of the joys and frustrations of the middle class African American life." Although he had written several novels, all were published in small printings ( although the first edition of this title is shown as 6000 copies, reportedly it is even less), and Haynes was relatively unknown until he was selected as one of the Granta 20 authors.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 14643
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  • GRANTA 54, Summer 1996: The Best of Young American Novelists. by Jack, Ian, editor.
    Jack, Ian, editor.
    GRANTA 54, Summer 1996: The Best of Young American Novelists.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Granta USA, (1996.). First edition - A paperback magazine of new writing. This is the famous "Granta 20" issue, featuring new work by twenty American writers, all under the age of 40, chosen by a panel of established writers - including Robert Stone, Anne Tyler, and Tobias Wolff - as the best young American novelists. The writers selected were Sherman Alexie, Madison Smartt Bell, Ethan Canin, Edwidge Danticat, Tom Drury, Tony Earley, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Franzen, David Guterson, David Haynes, Allen Kurzweil, Elizabeth McCracken, Lorrie Moore, Fae Myenne Ng, Robert O'Connor, Chris Offutt, Stewart O'Nan, Mona Simpson, Melanie Rae Thon and Kate Wheeler. Introduction by editor (and judge) Ian Jack. Each story is preceded by brief comments…

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    New York: Granta USA, (1996.). First edition - A paperback magazine of new writing. This is the famous "Granta 20" issue, featuring new work by twenty American writers, all under the age of 40, chosen by a panel of established writers - including Robert Stone, Anne Tyler, and Tobias Wolff - as the best young American novelists. The writers selected were Sherman Alexie, Madison Smartt Bell, Ethan Canin, Edwidge Danticat, Tom Drury, Tony Earley, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Franzen, David Guterson, David Haynes, Allen Kurzweil, Elizabeth McCracken, Lorrie Moore, Fae Myenne Ng, Robert O'Connor, Chris Offutt, Stewart O'Nan, Mona Simpson, Melanie Rae Thon and Kate Wheeler. Introduction by editor (and judge) Ian Jack. Each story is preceded by brief comments on the writer and a small photograph and inserted into the center of the issue is a section of glossy plates - Portraits of the writers by Marion Ettlinger. Advertisements, 320 pp. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line. ISBN: 0-140141359.

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    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 68080
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  • A CASE OF CURIOSITIES. by Kurzweil, Allen.
    Kurzweil, Allen.
    A CASE OF CURIOSITIES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992. SIGNED first edition - First book by a young novelist who was included by Granta magazine on its list of the 20 best young writers in the US. SIGNED on the title page. 382 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (one corner slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 60524
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  • Kurzweil, Allen.
    A CASE OF CURIOSITIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - First book by a young novelist who was included by Granta magazine on its list of the 20 best young writers in the US. ISBN: 0-15-1157936.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder mark.)

    Book ID: 24577
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  • Kurzweil, Allen.
    A CASE OF CURIOSITIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - First book by a young novelist who was included by Granta magazine on its list of the 20 best young writers in the US. ISBN: 0-15-1157936.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (appear unread, but with a remainder line.)

    Book ID: 15044
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