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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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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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Two Reels and a Crank: From Nickelodeons to Picture Palaces

By: Smith, Albert E.; Koury, Phil A.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279763

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket spine head and spine base chipped, jacket edges rubbed. Pages faintly toned. 1952 Hard Cover. 285 pp. 1895--The earliest days of the motion picture, when the movies were nothing more than a big box into which you dropped a nickel and took a peek--that's the beginning of Albert E. Smith's wonderfully fascinating recollections about how his freakish invention, the first movie projector, grew into a multimillion-dollar picture industry in 1925. The story of that success is a robust one, for it occurred in a rough and tumble era of cutthroat competitiveness when vision and in... View more info

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The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection (The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency No. 13)

By: Smith, Alexander McCall

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Pantheon Books: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285458

ISBN: 0307378403

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2012 Hard Cover. 257 pp. 8vo. Precious Ramotswe is haunted by a repeated dream: a vision of a tall, strange man who waits for her beneath an acacia tree. Odd as this is, she's far too busy to worry about it. The best apprentice at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors is in trouble with the law and stuck with the worst lawyer in Gaborone. Grace Makutsi and Phuti Radiphuti are building the house of their dreams, but their builder is not completely on the up and up. And, most shockingly, Mma Potokwane, defender of Botswana’s weak and downtrodden, has been dismissed fr... 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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Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy

By: Smith, Douglas

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2295027

ISBN: 0374157618

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Two minor tears to front jacket panel along spine. 2012 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvii, 464 pp. Epic in scope, precise in detail, and heart-breaking in its human drama, Former People is the first book to recount the history of the aristocracy caught up in the maelstrom of the Bolshevik Revolution and the creation of Stalin's Russia. Filled with chilling tales of looted palaces and burning estates, of desperate flights in the night from marauding peasants and Red Army soldiers, of imprisonment, exile, and execution, it is the story of how a centuri... View more info

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Caleb West, Master Diver

By: Smith, F. [Francis] Hopkinson

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company / The Riverside Press: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205395

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, printing A, binding B (BAL 18227). Spine a bit toned, small sticker remnant on front endpaper. 1898 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 378 pp. 8vo. Gray cloth binding, gilt titles. A novel first serialized in Atlantic Monthly magazine from October 1897 to March 1898. It inspired a play and two silent films (1912 and 1920 - the latter was called Deep Waters). The author was also an award-winning painter, and an engineer, most notable in the latter capacity for building the foundation for the Statue of Liberty. Smith wrote the novel based on personal experi... View more info

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First Nights and First Editions

By: Smith, Harry B.; Phelps, William Lyon

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291169

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Owner bookplate, pencil name and date on front endpapers, a few words here and there in text underlined in pencil. 1931 Hard Cover. x, 325, [1] pp. 8vo. A memoir by the writer, lyricist, and composer who was also a prolific bibliophile credited with popularizing the collecting of modern first editions. Foreword by William Lyon Phelps, photographic frontispiece of author, photographic portraits and images of pages from several collectible books. 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

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Saving Grace

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $15.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196924

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 273, [3] pp. 8vo. A novel by the author of The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed. Surrounded all of her life by zealous religious figures, Florida Grace Shepherd recounts a story that begins with her father's revival meetings and ends at Uncle Slidell's Christian Fun Golf course. By the author of Oral History.Keywords: LEE SMITH SAVING GRACE NOVEL FICTION SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Double Delight

By: Smith, Rosamond [Oates, Joyce Carol]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197100

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author ('Joyce Carol Oates') without inscription on title page. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 356 pp. 8vo. A pseudonymous novel by Joyce Carol Oates, the National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee.A cultured, upper-class man finds himself drawn to the beautiful, helpless plaintiff in an assault case for which he is juror, only to be lured into a world in which nothing is what it seems.Keywords: LITERATURE AMERICAN FICTION JOYCE CAROL OATES ROSAMOND SMITH DOUBLE DELIGHT SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Nemesis: A Novel

By: Smith, Rosamond [Oates, Joyce Carol]

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196935

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author (as Joyce Carol Oates, not pseudonymously) without inscription on title page. Publisher's review slip laid in. Spine base faintly discolored. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 276 pp. 8vo. A novel by National Book Award winning author Joyce Carol Oates, who has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize multiple times. Published under the pseudonym Rosamond Smith. Maggie teaches piano at the Conservatory. Beneath the surface of the academic community, sinister passions are stirring. Suddenly, with a savage act of rape, Maggie's civilized ... View more info

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A Citizen of the Country: A Novel

By: Smith, Sarah

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282462

ISBN: 0345433025

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 420 pp. My wife will murder me unless I murder her first. In the ancient, bloody region of French Flanders looms Montfort castle, home of Count André du Monde, owner of a famous Paris horror theatre. To repair his fortunes, he marries an heiress. Sabine is young, blameless, beautiful, and rich, a perfect leading lady for André's first film--but the eccentric count suspects his wife is a practicing sorceress. Then the Grand Necropolitan Theatre is suddenly stri... View more info

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The Knowledge of Water: A Novel

By: Smith, Sarah

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282463

ISBN: 0345391357

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 469 pp. An enigmatic man haunted by guilt and a dark secret from the past . . . A beautiful young woman consumed by a desire that could destroy her lifelong dream . . . A madman who stalks them both in retribution for a murder they know nothing about. They are all part of one of the most critically acclaimed suspense novels of the year. View more info

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Chasing Shakespeares: A Novel

By: Smith, Sarah

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Atria Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282488

ISBN: 0743464826

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 337 pp. After two Harvard graduates discover a letter that appears to have been penned by William Shakespeare, the find offers promise to the career of one and challenges the other to prove the letter is a forgery. View more info

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The Vanished Child: A Novel

By: Smith, Sarah

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282489

ISBN: 0345373502

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 420 pp. Author's second novel, and first in book form (following the hypertext SF novel King of Space). New England, 1887. The millionaire William Knight is brutally murdered and the only witness is his grandchild, Richard, who himself disappears, and is presumed dead. Eighteen years later, Richard is recognized in Switzerland in the person of Alexander von Reisden, and William Knight's only son, Gilbert, is convinced that this man is the long lost child. Reisde... View more info

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A Sparrow Falls

By: Smith, Wilbur

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Heinemann: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287912

ISBN: 0434714100

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket edges lightly rubbed, minor chip along bottom edge of front jacket panel. A few smudges to page ridges, bookplate on front endpaper. 1977 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 539 pp. Mark Anders grew up on eight thousand acres of African land that bore his family name. Then he fought in Europe's Great War and, upon returning to his ancestral home, he saw savagery unlike any other€. In Africa, Mark's family estate has been despoiled. His grandfather has died under mysterious circumstances. And he has inherited a murderous enemy--the rogue scion of t... View more info

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Cry Wolf

By: Smith, Wilbur

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Heinemann: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287913

ISBN: 0434714097

Condition: Very Good


First edition. One-inch tear and half-inch chip to jacket spine head, two inch tear along bottom edge of front jacket flap hinge, jacket edges heavily rubbed. A few light spots on page ridge, ink name on front endpaper. 1976 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 388 pp. A wartime thriller in which three people - a Texan, an Englishman and an American reporter - embark on a daring adventure as they attempt to save the Ethiopian people from annihilation by Mussolini's forces. View more info