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Duplicate Keys (Signed)

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Fawcett Columbine: 1993

Edition: 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1888153

Condition: Near Fine


First paperback printing. Signed by author and inscribed 'To Kathy' on title page. Pages faintly toned. 1993 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 306 pp. A novel by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of A Thousand Acres. They were six friends from the Midwest who moved to New York City with high hopes of making it big in the music industry. Although the dream had faded, they had all remained friends--or so it seemed. One brilliant day, two of the group were shot in an apartment for which they all had duplicate keys. A riveting suspense story about the emotional afterma... View more info

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A Thousand Acres

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196814

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 371 pp. 8vo. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. A thousand acres, a piece of land of almost mythic proportions. Upon this fertile, nourishing earth, Jane Smiley has set her rich, breathtakingly dramatic novel of an American family whose wealth cannot stay the hand of tragedy. It is the intense, compelling story of a father and his daughters, of sisters, of wives and husbands, and of the human cost of a lifetime spent trying to subdue the land and the passions it stirs. T... View more info

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The Life of the Body

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Coffee House Press / Espresso Editions: 1990

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author. Signed by illustrator

Seller ID: 2195965

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition, #101 of 170. Signed by author and artist on limitation page. Includes plexiglass case with a charming ribbon closure at the fore-edge.Minimal scuff to rear panel of case. 1990 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. Unpaginated. Illustrated with six hand-colored linoleum cuts by Susan Nees. From the limitation page: 'Handset in Jan van Krimpen's Romulus type with Michelangelo display. Printed on dampened Johanna, a 75% rag, 25% esparto grass paper, made in France. Designed by Allan Kornblum and printed on a Vandercook 219 by Julia Druskin and Jill Macken... View more info

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Greenlanders

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196815

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Small spot on top page ridge, corners slightly pushed. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 558 pp. 8vo. By the Pulitzer Prize winning author of A Thousand Acres. The Greenlanders is an enthralling novel in the epic tradition of the old Norse sagas. Set in the fourteenth century in Europe’s most farflung outpost, a land of glittering fjords, blasting winds, sun-warmed meadows, and high, dark mountains, The Greenlanders is the story of one family–proud landowner Asgeir Gunnarsson; his daughter ... View more info

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A Thousand Acres [Excerpt]

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1991

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196818

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author without inscription on title page. Minimal wear to corners. 1991 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. Unpaginated. Wrappers. An excerpt of the novel that won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992, printed a year before its release. A thousand acres, a piece of land of almost mythic proportions. Upon this fertile, nourishing earth, Jane Smiley has set her rich, breathtakingly dramatic novel of an American family whose wealth cannot stay the hand of tragedy. It is the intense, compelling story of a father and his daughters, of sisters, of wives and husbands, and o... View more info

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Catskill Crafts: Artisans of the Catskill Mountains

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc.: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196830

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 174 pp. 8vo. By the Pulitzer Prize winning author of A Thousand Acres. 'In her first nonfiction work, the author of Barn Blind fashions what she calls a friendship quilt from interviews with artisans who see their choice to live in the the New York Catskill Mountains region as being significantly entwined with their decision to live by craftsmanship. Fourth-generation Catskill dwellers as well as recent escapees from Manhattan explore a diversity of craft, which ... View more info

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Thirteen [13] Ways of Looking at the Novel

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196936

ISBN: 1400040590

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Publisher's review slip and signed promotional photo of author laid in. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 591 pp. 8vo. Over an extraordinary twenty-year career, Jane Smiley has written all kinds of novels: mystery, comedy, historical fiction, epic. “Is there anything Jane Smiley cannot do?” raves Time magazine. But in the wake of 9/11, Smiley faltered in her hitherto unflagging impulse to write and decided to approach novels from a different angle: she read one hundred of them, from classi... View more info

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Moo: A Novel

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196937

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 414 pp. 8vo. Nestled in the heart of the Midwest, amid cow pastures and waving fields of grain, lies Moo University, a distinguished institution devoted to the art and science of agriculture. Here, among an atmosphere rife with devious plots, mischievous intrigue, lusty liaisons, and academic one-upmanship, Chairman X of the Horticulture Department harbors a secret fantasy to kill the dean; Mrs. Walker, the provost's right hand and campus information queen, knows wh... View more info

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Good Faith: A Novel

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196939

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Publisher's review slip and promotional photo of author laid in. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 417 pp. 8vo. Jane Smiley brings her extraordinary gifts—comic timing, empathy, emotional wisdom, an ability to deliver slyly on big themes and capture the American spirit—to the seductive, wishful, wistful world of real estate, in which the sport of choice is the mind game. Her funny and moving new novel is about what happens when the American Dream morphs into a seven-figure American Fantasy.Joe ... View more info

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The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196940

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Single printed sheet headed Song of the Kansas Emigrants laid in. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 452 pp. 8vo. Six years after her Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller, A Thousand Acres, and three years after her witty, acclaimed, and best-selling novel of academe, Moo, Jane Smiley once again demonstrates her extraordinary range and brilliance.Her new novel, set in the 1850s, speaks to us in a splendidly quirky voice--the strong, wry, no-nonsense voice of Lidie Harkness of Quincy, Illinois, a y... View more info

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Ordinary Love & Good Will: Two Novellas

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197171

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1989 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 197 pp. 8vo.Ordinary Love: At a reunion with her grown children, a woman recalls the long-ago affair that ended her relationship with their father?and changed all their lives irrevocably.Good Will: Despite the carefully self-sufficient life he has designed for his small family, a man discovers that even the right choices have unexpected consequences?sometimes heartbreaking ones. View more info

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Duplicate Keys: A Novel

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197172

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1984 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305, [1] pp. 8vo. Author's third book. Alice Ellis is a Midwestern refugee living in Manhattan. Still recovering from a painful divorce, she depends on the companionship and camaraderie of tightly knit circle of friends. At the center of this circle is a rock band struggling to navigate New York’s erratic music scene, and an apartment/practice space with approximately fifty key-holders. One sunny day, Alice enters the apartment and finds two of the band members sh... View more info

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The Age of Grief: Stories and a Novella

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197173

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Board edges slightly faded, tiny spot on front endpapers along hinge. 1987 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 213 pp. 8vo. The luminous novella and stories in The Age of Grief explore the vicissitudes of love, friendship, and marriage with all the compassion and insight that have come to be expected from Jane Smiley, the Pulitzer Prize—winning author of A Thousand Acres.In “The Pleasure of Her Company,” a lonely, single woman befriends the married couple next door, hoping to learn the secret of t... View more info

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A Year at the Races: Reflections on Horses, Humans, Love, Money, and Luck

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197174

ISBN: 1400040582

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 287 pp. 8vo. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres gallops into territory she first explored in her acclaimed best-selling novel Horse Heaven (“Deeply satisfying... a smart, warmhearted, winning book” – New York Times Book Review) with this irresistible account of her lifelong love affair with horses.Keywords: JANE SMILEY YEAR AT RACES HORSES HORSE RACING ANIMALS SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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At Paradise Gate

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2269284

ISBN: 0671425986

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Review copy with publisher's letter laid in. Signed without inscription by author on title page. A bit smoky, top page ridge a bit foxed, light crease on front jacket flap corner. 1981 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 224 pp. 8vo. The second novel by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of A Thousand Acres. Jane Smiley is known for her exceptionally wide-ranging talent and keen takes on everyday life. Her novel A Thousand Acres was made into a critically acclaimed motion picture starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Jessica Lange, and her new novel, The All-True T... View more info

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Old Charleston: Twenty-Four Woodcuts

By: Smith, Charles W.; Sass, Herbert Ravenel

Price: $150.00

Publisher: The Dale Press: 1933

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2291181

Condition: Good


Limited edition, #378 of 1550. Signed by author without inscription. No jacket. Edges of boards rubbed, front hinge starting, ink name and date on front endpaper. 1933 Large Hardcover. Unpaginated. Woodcuts numbered. 24 woodcuts of old Charleston. List of subjects: Saint Philips; Goose Creek; East Bay; Charleston Window; Old Glebe House; Saint Michael's; Middleton Place; Anson Street; Blacklock House; Fort Fumter; Charleston Doorway; Old Graves; Saint Andrew's Berkeley; Powder Magazine; Mosquito Fleet; Edwards House; Simonton Gateway; Pink House; Catfish Row; Washington House Window; Tradd Str... View more info

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Windows on the White House: The Story of Presidential Libraries

By: Smith, Curt

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Diamond Commyn: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2288334

ISBN: 1888698101

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author with inscription, Doris McDougall--With best wishes, and the hope that you enjoy this book! Cordially, Curt Smith. Front jacket flap price-clilpped. Top corners bumped. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 256 pp. Windows on the White House introduces the reader to each of the 12 presidential libraries and museums. It reveals the history behind the establishment of the libraries honoring the great men and the mediocrities, the unforgotten like Roosevelt or the overlooked such as Hayes. What has become dry fact in the history books is br... View more info

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Cakewalk

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $50.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196912

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed & dated by author without inscription on front endpaper ('Lee Smith, Dec. 1981, Chapel Hill'). We have more books available by this author!. 256 pp. 8vo. Author's first collection of short stories. Comic and observant, Smith's fourteen tales in Cakewalk introduce readers to a host of memorable Southern characters. Her protagonists include aging gossips, a soap opera-hooked housewife, a runaway teenager, and divergent sisters in various combinations. Smith's gutsy Southern women don't always triumph, but, with her sympathetic portrayals, readers gain appreciation for the m... View more info

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Oral History: A Novel

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $75.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196914

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1983 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 286 pp. 8vo. When Jennifer, a college student, returns to her childhood home of Hoot Owl Holler with a tape recorder, the tales of murder and suicide, incest and blood ties, bring to life a vibrant story of a doomed family that still refuses to give up... View more info

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Bob, a Dog

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Mud Puppy Press: 1988

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196916

Condition: Near Fine


Copy 34 of a limited edition of 374 copies. Hand-numbered and signed by author without inscription on limitation page. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 37 pp. 8vo. This novella by the popular novelist and short story writer was originally released in two limited editions: one numbered, the other lettered. This is the former, quarter-bound in cloth and Strathmore Americana by the Hoster Bindery. View more info

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The Christmas Letters: A Novella

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196917

ISBN: 1565121562

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 126 pp. 8vo. In The Christmas Letters, three generations of women reveal their stories of love and marriage in the letters they write to family and friends during the holidays. It's a down-home Christmas story about tradition, family, and the shared experiences of women. View more info

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We Don't Love with Our Teeth

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chinook Press: 1993

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196918

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition, #266 of 350 numbered copies. Hand-numbered and signed by author without inscription on limitation page. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 126 pp. 8vo. A novella by the popular novelist and short story writer. View more info

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Something in the Wind

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196920

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Tiny spot on front board. 1971 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 244 pp. 8vo. A novel by the author of The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed, among the more difficult titles of her's to find. View more info

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Black Mountain Breakdown

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $75.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196910

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 228 pp. 8vo. The New York Times bestselling author of The Last Girls presents one of her most compelling novels, acclaimed by Anne Tyler, Annie Dillard, and more... Everywhere about her, from the traffic on Highway 460 to the river that's gone black with coal dust, Crystal Spangler sees a current flowing from the mountain town of Black Rock into the wider world. As a teenager, she is elected beauty queen, gets good grades, and-despite her many enviable qualitie... View more info

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News of the Spirit: Stories

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $15.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons / R.R. Donnelley & Sons: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196911

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 267 pp. 8vo. A collection of stories about imagination, longing, despair, and loving in all its strange and shifting forms includes the tales of Jenny, whose parents move to Key West to cure their marriage, and Charlene, who makes up an imaginary brother.Keywords: LEE SMITH NEWS OF SPIRIT SHORT STORIES FICTION LITERATURE SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Family Linen

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $25.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196913

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 272 pp. 8vo. Centered round an eccentric family, living in a town in the Virginia mountains, this novel looks into the complexities involved in family situations, in a lighthearted way.Keywords: LEE SMITH FAMILY LINEN FICTION SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Bob, a Dog

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $225.00

Publisher: The Mud Puppy Press: 1988

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196915

Condition: Near Fine


Copy N of a limited edition of 26 copies. Hand-lettered and signed by author without inscription on limitation page. Includes publisher's floral slipcase. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 37 pp. 8vo. This novella by the popular novelist and short story writer was originally released in two limited editions: one numbered, the other lettered. This is the latter, quarter-bound in leather and Fabriano paper by Robert Colver at the Ram's Head Bindery.Keywords: LEE SMITH BOB DOG NOVELLA FICTION SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Me and My Baby View the Eclipse: Stories

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $15.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196919

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Pages lightly toned. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 206 pp. 8vo. A collection of short stories by the popular novelist.“Extremely powerful…Me and My Baby View the Eclipse is about striving and the secret nobility of people who live in a small-town American South. In these stories—thank heaven—not everything fits: they are loose, they are sometimes awkward, but just about every one shines with revelation and awe in the face of momentary greatness and tragedy.…Nearly every one of these s... View more info

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Fancy Strut

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196921

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1973 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 329 pp. 8vo. A novel by the author of The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed, among the more difficult titles of her's to find.Keywords: LEE SMITH FANCY STRUT NOVEL FICTION SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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The Last Girls

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196923

ISBN: 1565123638

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 316 pp. 8vo. A novel by the author of The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed. On a beautiful June day in 1965, a dozen girls-classmates at a picturesque Blue Ridge women's college-launched their homemade raft (inspired by Huck Finn's) on a trip down the Mississippi. It's Girls A-Go-Go Down the Mississippi read the headline in the Paducah, Kentucky, paper.Thirty-five years later, four of those girls reunite to cruise the river again. This time it's on the luxury steambo... View more info