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  • NEW ORLEANS STORIES: Great Writers on the City. by [Anthology, signed] Miller, John and Genevieve Anderson, editors. Ishmael Reed, signed
    [Anthology, signed] Miller, John and Genevieve Anderson, editors. Ishmael Reed, signed
    NEW ORLEANS STORIES: Great Writers on the City.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1992). SIGNED first edition - Includes selections by twenty-two writers, from the past and present, including Walker Percy, Anne Rice, Lafcadio Hearn, Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, Truman Capote, Walt Whitman, Mark Twain and more. Introduction by Andrei Codrescu. SIGNED by Ishmael Reed at his contribution, an excerpt from Mumbo Jumbo. vii, 217 pp. ISBN: 0-811844943.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers with self-flaps..

    Book ID: 76104
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  • NEW ORLEANS STORIES: Great Writers on the City. by [Anthology, signed] Miller, John and Genevieve Anderson, editors. Ishmael Reed, signed
    [Anthology, signed] Miller, John and Genevieve Anderson, editors. Ishmael Reed, signed
    NEW ORLEANS STORIES: Great Writers on the City.

    Edition: Second printing, a trade paperback original.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1992). SIGNED hardcover - Includes selections by twenty-two writers, from the past and present, including Walker Percy, Anne Rice, Lafcadio Hearn, Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, Truman Capote, Walt Whitman, Mark Twain and more. Introduction by Andrei Codrescu. SIGNED by Ishmael Reed at his contribution, an excerpt from Mumbo Jumbo. vii, 217 pp. ISBN: 0-811844943.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers with self-flaps. (embossed seal previous owner, some sunning to covers).

    Book ID: 76105
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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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  • WILDWOOD FLOWER: Poems. by Byer, Kathryn Stripling.
    Byer, Kathryn Stripling.
    WILDWOOD FLOWER: Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - 1992 Lamont Poetry selection (judges were Lucille Clifton, Jorie Graham and Robert Morgan.) Although the author says she was born in the flatlands of southwest Georgia, she was drawn to the mountains where her grandmother was born and this collection contains narrative poems written in the fictional voice of a woman around the early 1900s, inspired by the ballads and the lives of the Blue Ridge mountain women in North Carolina. Praise from Mary Oliver, Fred Chappel, Lee Smith and others. 52 pp. ISBN: 0-807117706.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (small name and date on lower corner of front endpaper).

    Book ID: 66139
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  • AMIGOLAND. by Casares, Oscar.
    Casares, Oscar.
    AMIGOLAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - Texas author's first novel, following a highly praised collection of short stories. Two feisty aging brothers and their housekeeper take a road trip to Mexico, to their past and into the history of their family. 357 pp. ISBN: 9780316159692.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (a bit of crinkling to the dj)

    Book ID: 67556
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  • Garrett, George, editor. (Shelby Foote, Annie Dillard, May Sarton, and others, contributors.)
    THE GIRL IN THE BLACK RAINCOAT: Variations on a Theme.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, (1966.) dj. Hardcover first edition - As Garrett explains in his introduction, this started as a classroom assignment when the real "girl in the black raincoat" had to drop out of his creative writing class, and one of the students wrote a story about her - but it soon grew into a sort of game, and eventually resulted in this very unusal collection of 41 pieces,short stories and poems - all except one written specifically for this challenge. Among the contributors are Shelby Foote, Annie Dillard, May Sarton, Babette Deutsch, Carolyn Kizer, Kelly Cherry, Mary Lee Settle, Fred Chappell, William Manchester, Donald Justice with Mark Strand, Barbara Harris, David Slavitt and many others. Brief notes on the contributors. 368 pp,

    Condition: Very good in very good minus dust jacket. (prev owner's name, tear with associated creasing on back cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 37663
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  • ELLEN FOSTER. by Gibbons, Kaye.
    Gibbons, Kaye.
    ELLEN FOSTER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's very highly praised first book, a small gem of a book which tells the story of "old Ellen" (as she calls herself), a very wise 11 year old. 146 pp. . ISBN: 0-912697-52.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (gift inscription, partially price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 49155
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  • ELLEN FOSTER. by Gibbons, Kaye.
    Gibbons, Kaye.
    ELLEN FOSTER.

    Edition: 6th printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1987. dj. SIGNED hardcover - Author's very highly praised first book, a small gem of a book which tells the story of "old Ellen" (as she calls herself), a very wise 11 year old. SIGNED on the title page and dated in 1989. 146 pp. . ISBN: 0-912697-52.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58172
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  • HIGH LONESOME. by Hannah, Barry (1942-2010)
    Hannah, Barry (1942-2010)
    HIGH LONESOME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of thirteen short stories - "darkly comic, fiercely tragic and always strikingly original." SIGNED on the title page. Hannah received the Pen/Faulkner award for short fiction, and this collection, the last to be published during his lifetime, was nominated for the Pulitzer. 230 pp. ISBN: 0-871136686.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket. (some toning to the edges of the textblock)

    Book ID: 68372
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  • PRECIOUS IN HIS SIGHT. by Hughes, M. E.
    Hughes, M. E.
    PRECIOUS IN HIS SIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in the 1960s in the cane fields and among the old families of Belmont Parish, Louisiana. 268 pp. ISBN: 0-670824011.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 69350
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  • SOUTHERN DAUGHTER: The Life of Margaret Mitchell. by [Mitchell, Margaret] Pyron, Darden Asbury
    [Mitchell, Margaret] Pyron, Darden Asbury
    SOUTHERN DAUGHTER: The Life of Margaret Mitchell.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, (1991). Hardcover first edition - Biography of the author of "Gone With the Wind" - one which explores how her Southern upbringing, in which she was imbued from childhood with tales of the Civil War, affected the novel. Overall a sympathetic and perceptive look at a woman who in many ways defied the cultural expectations of her time. Photographs. Notes, index. xix, 533 pp. ISBN: 0-195052765.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70230
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  • BOURBON. by Percy, Walker.
    Percy, Walker.
    BOURBON.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    [Winston-Salem, NC:] Palaemon Press, Limited, (1981) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First published in Esquire in December of 1975, this is a humorous piece on "the aesthetic of bourbon drinking in general and in particular of knocking it back neat." Issued in paper wrappers by Palaemon Press in 1979, this is the first hardcover edition, Includes a postscript with a recipe for mint julip. SIGNED by Percy on the limitation page. #44 of 150 copies.

    Condition: Fine in beige quarter cloth over boards with decorated blue handmade paper in the original acetate wrapper (as new).

    Book ID: 54948
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  • WAS HUCK BLACK? Mark Twain and African-American Voices. by [Twain, Mark] Fishkin,Shelley Fisher.
    [Twain, Mark] Fishkin,Shelley Fisher.
    WAS HUCK BLACK? Mark Twain and African-American Voices.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: Oxford University Press, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - A study on how African American voices, folklore and rhetorical traditions of his time influenced Twain's writing, and especially the character of Huck Finn. Extensive notes, works cited, index. 275 pp. ISBN: 0-195082141.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42584
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