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  • HEAVY WATER and Other Stories. by Amis, Martin.
    Amis, Martin.
    HEAVY WATER and Other Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Jonathan Cape, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - Collection of nine satirical short stories originally published between 1979 and 1997. 231 pp. ISBN: 0-224051261.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75454
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  • Auchincloss, Louis
    SECOND CHANCE: Tales of Two Generations.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1970. dj. Hardcover first edition - Collection of short stories.

    Condition: Good in a good dustjacket (some edgewear to the dustjacket)

    Book ID: 16967
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  • NARCISSA and Other Fables. by Auchincloss, Louis.
    Auchincloss, Louis.
    NARCISSA and Other Fables.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1983. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of thirteen short stories which offer a "penetrating glimpse into the ethical malaise" of our time. The title story, about a wealthy muralist and patroness of the arts who poses in the nude for a fellow artist who then blackmails her, could be updated for the internet age, where images all to frequently come back to haunt people. Other stories focus on manipulation - "a socially prominent family conspires to entrap a girl into a 'front' marriage with their homosexual son and heir" - and corruption - "a federal judge sells his opinions to the highest bidder with a recklessness that seems, almost suicidally, to invite detection." 213 pp. ISBN: 0-395331145.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (rubbing and minor edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 76197
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  • THE ANGEL ON THE ROOF: The Stories of Russell Banks. by Banks, Russell.
    Banks, Russell.
    THE ANGEL ON THE ROOF: The Stories of Russell Banks.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Although Banks is best known as a novelist,he has also won awards for his short stories and this collection, which includes stories written over a period of 30 years, contains many examples of his most powerful stories. Included are the best stories from his previous volumes, revised for this collection, and nine new stories, as well as an introduction and afterword by Banks. The settings range from New Hampshire and working class New England to Florida, the Caribbean and Africa. xix, 506 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0173963.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 62253
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  • Banks, Russell.
    SUCCESS STORIES.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Hamish Hamilton, (1986.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Collection of short stories. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 0-241-119278.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 11355
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  • SUCCESS STORIES. by Banks, Russell.
    Banks, Russell.
    SUCCESS STORIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1986) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Collection of twelve short stories. SIGNED on the title page. 183 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0155671.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.(prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 11356
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  • SUCCESS STORIES. by Banks, Russell.
    Banks, Russell.
    SUCCESS STORIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1986) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Collection of twelve short stories. SIGNED on the title page. 183 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0155671.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60989
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  • STAY UP WITH ME: Stories. by Barbash, Tom.
    Barbash, Tom.
    STAY UP WITH ME: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2013) dj. Hardcover first edition - His first collection of short stories, about the myriad ways in which we try to connect with one another. 209 pp. ISBN: 9780062258120.

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

    Book ID: 75483
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  • MINIMAL DAMAGE: Stories Of Veterans. by Barnes, H. Lee.
    Barnes, H. Lee.
    MINIMAL DAMAGE: Stories Of Veterans.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Reno, NV: University of Nevada Press, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - A collection of seven stories and a novella which explore the lives, legacies and memories of veterans, all damaged by their war experiences, living in a society with no need for soldiers. SIGNED on the title page and uncommon thus. A title in the Western Literature Series. 184 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 56873
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  • THE BLOCKADERS and Other Stories. by Barnes, James.
    Barnes, James.
    THE BLOCKADERS and Other Stories.

    Edition: Later printing (code D-Y indicating 1924)

    New York: Harper & Brothers, (c 1905). Hardcover - The title story is an account of the blockade of the Confederacy's ports during the Civil War. Other stories are set among the Anasazi ruins, in the Congo in Africa and elsewhere. Glossy frontispiece. (there are no internal plates) 244 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in illustrated tan cloth.

    Book ID: 68344
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  • CROSS CHANNEL. by Barnes, Julian.
    Barnes, Julian.
    CROSS CHANNEL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first collection of short stories, ten stories which explore the British experience of France over a period of 300 years, from the 17th century to the present. 211 pp. ISBN: 0-679446915.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82299
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  • KNOPF SHORT STORY SAMPLER, Spring 1996. by Barnes, Julian; Diane Williams, Sam Shepard, Christine Schutt and Jim Shepard.
    Barnes, Julian; Diane Williams, Sam Shepard, Christine Schutt and Jim Shepard.
    KNOPF SHORT STORY SAMPLER, Spring 1996.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. First edition - Includes five stories from collections to be published by Knopf from March through June 1996. 85 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy wrappers. An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 82022
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  • SADNESS by Barthelme, Donald
    Barthelme, Donald
    SADNESS

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1972. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of 16 short stories by this post-modernist writer. 183 pp. ISBN: 0-374253331.

    Condition: Fine in a very good dust jacket (short tear to upper edge of spine of dj, creasing to front flap, original price of 5.95 still present)

    Book ID: 80058
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  • OVERNIGHT TO MANY DISTANT CITIES by Barthelme, Donald
    Barthelme, Donald
    OVERNIGHT TO MANY DISTANT CITIES

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1983). Hardcover first edition - A collection of short stories by this important post-modernist writer, stories which take us from New York to Copenhagen, Barcelona, Paris and more. 174 pp. ISBN: 0-399128689.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80068
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  • THE LIVES OF ROCKS: Stories. by Bass, Rick.
    Bass, Rick.
    THE LIVES OF ROCKS: Stories.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (2007.). Ten stories which explore our connection to nature, set in locations ranging from Texas to Montana. 211 pp. ISBN: 0-618-90966x.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 45791
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  • THE LIVES OF ROCKS: Stories. by Bass, Rick.
    Bass, Rick.
    THE LIVES OF ROCKS: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2006. dj. Hardcover first edition - Ten stories which explore our connection to nature, set in locations ranging from Texas to Montana. 211 pp. ISBN: 0-618-596747.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52234
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  • FIESTAS. by Bautista, Jacqueline .
    Bautista, Jacqueline .
    FIESTAS.

    Edition: Second edition, a trade paperback.

    Huntsville, TX: Texas Review Press, (2006). A collection of eleven short stories about modern Spain, beginning with a story set in the years just before the Spanish Civil War of 1936, and continuing through the twentieth century. Winner of the George Garrett Prize. 166 pp. ISBN: 1-881515958.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 71801
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  • A RELATIVE STRANGER: Stories. by Baxter, Charles.
    Baxter, Charles.
    A RELATIVE STRANGER: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of thirteen short stories, two of which were selected for Best American Short Stories. His second collection of stories, fourth work of fiction. 223 pp. ISBN: 0-393028674.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78365
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  • SECRETS AND SURPRISES by Beattie, Ann
    Beattie, Ann
    SECRETS AND SURPRISES

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, 1978. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - One of her best collections of short stories. SIGNED on the title page. 307 pp. ISBN: 0-394-503117.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good+ dustjacket (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 65329
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  • WHERE YOU'LL FIND ME and Other Stories. by Beattie, Ann
    Beattie, Ann
    WHERE YOU'LL FIND ME and Other Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1986) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Collection of fifteen short stories. SIGNED on the title page. 191 pp. ISBN: 0-671-622220x.

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

    Book ID: 20659
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  • Bell, Madison Smartt.
    BARKING MAN AND OTHER STORIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1990. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Highly praised collection of short stories by this writer who was included on Granta's list of the 20 best young American novelists. SIGNED on the title page. 230 pp. ISBN: 0-89919-835X.

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

    Book ID: 82408
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  • Bell, Madison Smartt.
    ZERO db and Other Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1987. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Bell's fourth book and first collection of short stories. SIGNED by author on title page. 179 pp. ISBN: 0-89919-4893.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (appears unread, but some rubbing to the dj).

    Book ID: 82410
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  • ATOMIC LOVE: A Novella and Eight Stories. by Bellamy, Joe David (1941-2014)
    Bellamy, Joe David (1941-2014)
    ATOMIC LOVE: A Novella and Eight Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    Fayetteville: The University of Arkansas Press, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - A powerful collection of short fiction - stories which "explore love, loss and hope" - by this award-winning author. 133 pp. ISBN: 1557282773.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67325
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  • A HORSEMAN IN THE SKY, A WATCHER BY THE DEAD, and THE MAN AND THE SNAKE. by Bierce, Ambrose.
    Bierce, Ambrose.
    A HORSEMAN IN THE SKY, A WATCHER BY THE DEAD, and THE MAN AND THE SNAKE.

    Edition: Limited edition.

    San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1920. Hardcover first edition - #171 out of a total edition of 400 copies of this collection of three short stories. Printed by John Henry Nash with decorations by Ray F. Coyle. 37 pp plus colophon.

    Condition: Good condition - some sunning to the marbled paper boards. Olive green cloth spine, paper label. Long and interesting gift inscription on the front endpaper ("to the most devoted and loving mother on my first Christmas away from home") followed by the mother's comments in 1949 about her ever-thoughtful and generous son. Photograph laid in.

    Book ID: 69516
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  • TRANSGRESSIONS: Stories. by Bingham, Sallie.
    Bingham, Sallie.
    TRANSGRESSIONS: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    Louisville, Kentucky: Sarabande Books, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of eleven short stories which seem to examine modern-day "transgressions" in affairs of the heart - but the real transgressions are those of the self against the self. INSCRIBED on the half title page. 180 pp. ISBN: 1-889330779.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 79399
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  • IN THE SHADOW OF OUR HOUSE: Stories. by Blackwood, Scott.
    Blackwood, Scott.
    IN THE SHADOW OF OUR HOUSE: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, (2001). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a "collection of nine thematically linked stories set in Austin, Texas, people live on the cusp of the past and present. . [His characters] face the results of the irrevocable choices they've made, accept their losses and attempt to forge something meaningful out of what remains." SIGNED on the half title page. 159 pp. ISBN: 0-87074464X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 82416
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  • ONE NIGHT STANDS. by Block, Lawrence.
    Block, Lawrence.
    ONE NIGHT STANDS.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Norfolk, VA: Crippen & Landru, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Contains 24 early previously uncollected Block stories which were originally published in the 1950s hard-boiled mystery digests. Includes a new introduction by Block, and a bonus science fiction story, "Make a Prison," in a separately printed pamphlet tucked into a bright yellow pocket on the rear pastedown. "122 out of 450 SIGNED and numbered copies. 206 pp. ISBN: 1-885941307.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (some sunning to the spine of the dj)

    Book ID: 67644
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  • A CITIZEN OF THE WORLD: Short Fictions. by Bocock, Maclin.
    Bocock, Maclin.
    A CITIZEN OF THE WORLD: Short Fictions.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Zoland Books, (1999). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first major collection of this award-winning writer's work - in her introduction Hoffman notes that Bocock is a writer who "has long been admired by other writers." Spanning over half a century, this collection of twelve short stories and one novalle introduces readers to Bocock's powerfully assured and accomplished short fiction. These are stories of courageous women facing crises of identity, oppression, and betrayal. The first five are set in the South where Bocock was born and raised. Introduction by Alice Hoffman. SIGNED on the bottom of the title page by Alice Hoffman, and uncommon thus. 246 pp. ISBN: 1-581950004.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 80875
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  • THE NOTEBOOKS OF LENI CLARE and Other Short Stories. by Boucher, Sandy.
    Boucher, Sandy.
    THE NOTEBOOKS OF LENI CLARE and Other Short Stories.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Trumansburg, NY: The Crossing Press, (19820. First edition - A collection of short stories. In addition to the long title story, this includes Kansas in the Spring, The Cutting Room, Charm School and 3 other stories. A title in the Crossing Press Feminist Series 150 pp. ISBN: 0-895940760.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (some creasing to the covers, red stain on bottom edge)

    Book ID: 78663
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  • EARLY STORIES: Encounters and Ann Lee's. by Bowen, Elizabeth, 1899-1973.
    Bowen, Elizabeth, 1899-1973.
    EARLY STORIES: Encounters and Ann Lee's.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1951. dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes 25 stories - all those which appeared in her first two collections: "Encounters" published in 1923, and "Ann Lee's and Other Stories" in 1926 - with a new preface by Bowen for this combined edition. xx, 364 pp.

    Condition: Good in mauve cloth with silver lettering on spine (toning to pages) in a fair only dust jacket with several small chips, rubbing and spotting to back cover, price-clipped.

    Book ID: 78334
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