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  • THE COMPLETE STORIES OF TRUMAN CAPOTE. by Capote, Truman; introduction by Reynolds Price.
    Capote, Truman; introduction by Reynolds Price.
    THE COMPLETE STORIES OF TRUMAN CAPOTE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2004) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first complete collection of Capote's shorter fiction, including one previously unpublished story written in 1950 - "The Bargain." Biographical note, introduction by Reynolds Price. xv 300 pp. ISBN: 0-679643109.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (small chips to the dj at the top of the flap folds)

    Book ID: 68141
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  • THE PANIC HAND: Stories. by Carroll, Jonathan.
    Carroll, Jonathan.
    THE PANIC HAND: Stories.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - First collection of short fiction by this inventive and award-winning writer. Includes the novella 'Black Cocktail' and the award-winning 'Friend's Best Man.' 295 pp. ISBN: 0-312146981.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (crease to lower corner of rear dj flap).

    Book ID: 63654
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  • THE SMALL BEES' HONEY. by Clark, George.
    Clark, George.
    THE SMALL BEES' HONEY.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Fredonia NY: White Pine Press, (1997). First edition - The first collection of short stories from a writer of mixed Xhosa and British descent. Although he is now living in the US, he was brought up in Rhodesia and South Africa, where his family passed for white, and formerly a soldier in the South African army fighting in Angola. This collection includes 14 stories of betrayal and alienation in love and war, and of the complexities of race. 196 pp. ISBN: 1-877727741.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83146
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  • THE LAST GAS STATION AND OTHER STORIES. by Clark, Tom.
    Clark, Tom.
    THE LAST GAS STATION AND OTHER STORIES.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1980. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - One of 250 signed and numbered hardcover copies out of a total of five hundred hardcovers and an edition in wrappers. First short story collection by this San Francisco beat poet. 151 pp plus colophon. ISBN: 0-87685-4857.

    Condition: Fine illustrated boards with a red cloth spine in a near fine acetate dust jacket.

    Book ID: 30284
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  • THE LAST GAS STATION AND OTHER STORIES. by Clark, Tom.
    Clark, Tom.
    THE LAST GAS STATION AND OTHER STORIES.

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

    Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1980. SIGNED first edition - First short story collection by this San Francisco beat poet. SIGNED by Clark on the title page. 151 pp plus colophon. ISBN: 0-87685-4857.

    Condition: Fine illustrated boards with a red cloth spine in a near fine acetate dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80996
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  • THE SMALL MOSAICS OF MR. AND MRS. ENGEL. by Collinge, Patricia.
    Collinge, Patricia.
    THE SMALL MOSAICS OF MR. AND MRS. ENGEL.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, (1989) dj. Hardcover - A collection of gently humorous short stories, most originally published in the New Yorker: eight featuring Mr. and Mrs. Engel and her immediate love for Italy on her first visit, and four in the "Ladies to the Center" series. Illustrated with drawings by Susanne Suba. 189 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (toning to pages, tear to upper edge of back cover of dj)

    Book ID: 83841
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  • THE OFF-SEASON: Stories. by Covino, Michael.
    Covino, Michael.
    THE OFF-SEASON: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Persea Books, (1985) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first collection of short fiction - nineteen stories on current American culture, including two - 'Monologue of the Movie Mogul' and 'Matinee at the Bijou' - which were award-winners. 197 pp. ISBN: 0-89255-0996.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59877
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  • STAR QUALITY: Six Stories. by Coward, Noel.
    Coward, Noel.
    STAR QUALITY: Six Stories.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1951. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of six stories by this noted playwright, with settings ranging from London to Jamaica to Hollywood, some set in the world of the theater and written with "charm. . wit. . . and sharpness of insight." 308 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in green cloth with silver lettering in a good dust jacket (usual toning to the pages, several small chips to top edge of dj, but original price of 3.50 still present.

    Book ID: 85774
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  • THE GOLD DIGGERS and Other Stories. by Creeley, Robert
    Creeley, Robert
    THE GOLD DIGGERS and Other Stories.

    Edition: First UK printing in wrappers, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    London: John Calder, (1965.). First edition - A collection of 16 short stories plus a preface by this award-winning Black Mountain poet. (the earlier limited edition published in 1954 under the same title had only 11 stories - among the new stories in this edition are 'The Unsuccessful Husband,' 'The Suitor,' etc.) 158 pp plus Note. ISBN: 0-7145-02561.

    Condition: Fine in glossy brown covers with white and yellow lettering.

    Book ID: 47555
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  • IN THE GLOAMING: Stories. by Dark, Alice Elliott.
    Dark, Alice Elliott.
    IN THE GLOAMING: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second book, a collection of ten short stories. The title story was selected by John Updike for inclusion in 'The Best American Short Stories of the Century' and it was the basis of a 1997 HBO film of the same name, directed by Christopher Reeve, and featuring Glenn Close, Whoopi Goldberg and others. SIGNED on the title page. 286 pp. ISBN: 0-395-578183.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81203
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  • A TALE OF PIERROT and Other Stories. by Dennison, George.
    Dennison, George.
    A TALE OF PIERROT and Other Stories.

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

    New York: Harper & Row, (1987). First edition - A collection of seven stories, including two longer one, written over a period of twenty-five years by the author of the classic of alternative education, "The Lives of Children." 287 pp. ISBN: 0-060961694.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 78576
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  • THE SKULL OF CHARLOTTE CORDAY and Other Stories. by Dick, Leslie.
    Dick, Leslie.
    THE SKULL OF CHARLOTTE CORDAY and Other Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first collection of short stories, third book (preceded by two novels.) Notes, 321 pp. ISBN: 0-684-834391.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 61137
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  • WOMEN DRINKING BENEDICTINE. by Dilworth, Sharon.
    Dilworth, Sharon.
    WOMEN DRINKING BENEDICTINE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Award-winning author's second collection of short stories: ten stories ranging from Pittsburg to Hawaii, to Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Europe. One reviewer noted that "Humor and compassion in almost equal measures invest [this] collection with a certain offbeat charm. Consider, for example, the title story, in which three gorgeous models suddenly appear in a small northern Michigan town, drink Benedictine in the local watering hole, and then vanish again, compelling a local drunk to follow them into the wintry landscape - and this is merely a subplot to the main story of a woman trying to kill her husband in as kindly and gentle a way…

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    Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Award-winning author's second collection of short stories: ten stories ranging from Pittsburg to Hawaii, to Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Europe. One reviewer noted that "Humor and compassion in almost equal measures invest [this] collection with a certain offbeat charm. Consider, for example, the title story, in which three gorgeous models suddenly appear in a small northern Michigan town, drink Benedictine in the local watering hole, and then vanish again, compelling a local drunk to follow them into the wintry landscape - and this is merely a subplot to the main story of a woman trying to kill her husband in as kindly and gentle a way as possible because she loves him too much to shoot or poison him. . . Dilworth's voice is original, and she serves up her stories with a twist. These are characters that live on in the memory after the book is finished." SIGNED on the title page, and uncommon thus. 213 pp. ISBN: 0-814208126.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83714
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  • SHADOWS ON THE GRASS. by Dinesen, Isak.
    Dinesen, Isak.
    SHADOWS ON THE GRASS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Random House, (1961) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of four stories about Africa by the author of 'Out of Africa.' Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait and four internal plates. 149 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (a bit of bleeding from the turquoise cloth spine to interior of dj, price-clipped, some dustiness and toning to dj)

    Book ID: 86311
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  • LAST TALES. by Dinesen, Isak.
    Dinesen, Isak.
    LAST TALES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Random House, (1957) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of twelve new stories, the first book in 17 years by the author of "Out of Africa." 341 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a good dust jacket (price-clipped, wear to top edge, spine a bit dulled).

    Book ID: 85495
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  • LAST TALES. by Dinesen, Isak.
    Dinesen, Isak.
    LAST TALES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Random House, (1957) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of twelve new stories, the first book in 17 years by the author of "Out of Africa." 341 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in beige cloth with gilt lettering in a fair only dust jacket with some chipping, edgewear and tears along fold of front cover.

    Book ID: 86853
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  • SANCHEZ AND OTHER STORIES. by Dokey, Richard.
    Dokey, Richard.
    SANCHEZ AND OTHER STORIES.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original, not issued in hardcover.

    Bronx, New York: Gusto Press, (1980). First edition - Very uncommon early collection of this California author's short stories - the title story has been frequently anthologized; the realism of the description of depressed downtown Stockton and the small town in the Sierras is effectively combined with his deceptive simplicity of language. A title in the Gusto Press Regional Series (Central Valley, California). 125 pp. ISBN: 0-933906-145.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 86648
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  • WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME? And Fifteen Other Stories. by Dorrie, Doris.
    Dorrie, Doris.
    WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME? And Fifteen Other Stories.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Dorrie's second collection of short stories with settings ranging from her native Germany to Southern California. Translated from the German by John E. Woods. 155 pp. Dust jacket art by Edward Gorey. ISBN: 0-679400923.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 79857
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  • WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME? And Fifteen Other Stories. by Dorrie, Doris.
    Dorrie, Doris.
    WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME? And Fifteen Other Stories.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Dorrie's second collection of short stories with settings ranging from her native Germany to Southern California. Translated from the German by John E. Woods. 155 pp. Dust jacket art by Edward Gorey. ISBN: 0-679400923.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder line, some light soiling to cream background of dj, toning to spine)

    Book ID: 77964
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  • SURF GURU: Stories. by Dorst, Doug.
    Dorst, Doug.
    SURF GURU: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2010) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second book by the author of the award-winning novel "Alive in Necropolis" - a collection of 12 short stories. SIGNED on the title page. 275 pp. ISBN: 978-1594487913.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66989
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  • Doubiago, Sharon.
    EL NINO: Stories.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Providence: Lost Roads, 1989. First edition - A collection of 10 short stories, by this author also known for her poetry. Lost Roads #35. 148 pp. ISBN: 0-918786398.

    Condition: Very near fine in a glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 86486
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  • SEPARATE FLIGHTS. by Dubus, Andre.
    Dubus, Andre.
    SEPARATE FLIGHTS.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Boston: David R. Godine, Publisher, (1975) dj. His second book, featuring the classic novella "We Don't Live Here Any More" and seven short stories. Winner of the first annual Lawrence L. Winship award for an outstanding book of New England origin. 206 pp. ISBN: 0-87923-1238.

    Condition: Very good in printed yellow wrappers (some 'dustiness' to the covers)

    Book ID: 61525
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  • OVERGROWN WITH LOVE. by Ely, Scott.
    Ely, Scott.
    OVERGROWN WITH LOVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Fayetteville, Arkansas: University of Arkansas Press, 1993. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His third book, a collection of short stories about contemporary Southerners, with settings ranging from the Vietnam war to the bayous of Louisiana and the French countryside. SIGNED on the title page. 156 pp. ISBN: 1557282943.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61685
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  • THE ANGEL OF THE GARDEN: Stories. by Ely, Scott.
    Ely, Scott.
    THE ANGEL OF THE GARDEN: Stories.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Columbia & London: University of Missouri Press, (1999). SIGNED first edition - His fourth book, second collection of short fiction, eight stories, many about Southerners, loners and Vietnam veterans who experiences are still filtered through the memories of horror. SIGNED on the title page. 159 pp. ISBN: 0-826212115.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 66998
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  • THE APPLE: New Crimson Petal Stories. by Faber, Michel.
    Faber, Michel.
    THE APPLE: New Crimson Petal Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    Edinburgh: Canongate Books Ltd, (2006) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of seven short stories set in the same world - that is, 1870s London - and featuring some of the characters from "The Crimson Petal and the White," his epic (and bestselling) masterpiece. SIGNED on the title page. Includes a foreword in which he explains how these stories came to be published. Ribbon marker bound in. xix, 190 pp. ISBN: 1-841958387.

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

    Book ID: 85387
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  • A PAUSE IN THE DESERT: and Other Stories. by Farge, Oliver La.
    Farge, Oliver La.
    A PAUSE IN THE DESERT: and Other Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1957. dj. Hardcover first edition - A rather uncommon collection of short stories by this Pulitzer Prize winning writer and noted anthrolopolist. He "covers many aspects of everyday life in these sixteen stories, which range from an old man facing death alone in the Mexican bush to some boys facing the responsibilities of life at St. Peter's school; from the science fiction world of computing machines to the world of gourmets; and from the violent death of a man off the Rhode Island coast to the quiet death of a marriage in New Mexico." 235 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.(some edgewear and short closed tears to dj, original price of $3.50 still present on flap)

    Book ID: 61360
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  • THE YEAR OF THE HOT JOCK and Other Stories. by Faust, Irvin.
    Faust, Irvin.
    THE YEAR OF THE HOT JOCK and Other Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1985) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of nine short stories, the second by Faust (his first was published in 1965) 220 pp. ISBN: 0-525243437.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 69360
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  • THEY BROUGHT THEIR WOMEN. by Ferber, Edna (1887-1968.)
    Ferber, Edna (1887-1968.)
    THEY BROUGHT THEIR WOMEN.

    Edition: First edition.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1933. Hardcover first edition - A collection of eight short stories by this author best known for her novels. Includes a preface by Ferber in which she discusses writing short stories. Notable for including 2 separate title pages for each story, one printed on colored paper with art deco style illustrations. viii, 290 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with only a few markings but significant reading wear, and in somewhat soiled, rubbed and worn boards. A reading copy only.

    Book ID: 69392
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  • DON'T ERASE ME: Stories. by Ferrell, Carolyn.
    Ferrell, Carolyn.
    DON'T ERASE ME: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a prize winning collection of eight short stories "featuring young people, mostly girls, black or biracial, poor or from broken families, almost adults navigating a treacherous world." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Received the Art Seidenbaum Award of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the John C. Zachiris Award given by Ploughshares. Review copy with promotional material laid in. 183 pp. ISBN: 0-395713277.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82629
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  • THE MAN IN THE YELLOW RAFT: Short Stories. by Forester, C. S.
    Forester, C. S.
    THE MAN IN THE YELLOW RAFT: Short Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Michael Joseph, (1969) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of stories based on events on the eve of, or just after, the attack on Pearl Harbor in World War II - stories of men of ordinary human fraility changing under stress into a formidable fighting force. 190 pp. Wraparound dust jacket art by Graham Humphries. ISBN: 0-718109563.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (slight spine slant, some wear to the dj at the top of the spine)

    Book ID: 88364
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