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After the War: A Novel

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270610

ISBN: 0375406832

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket very faintly toned. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305 pp. Alice Adams is considered to be one of the major American writers of the last thirty years. Her stories appeared in The New Yorker from 1969 and 1995, as well as in twenty-two O. Henry Awards collections and several volumes of Best American Short Stories. After the War is her eleventh and final novel--the brilliant coda to a brilliant career. After the War begins where her acclaimed novel A Southern Exposure ended: in the small Southern town of Pinehill during World War II. With al... View more info

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To See You Again: Stories

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270618

ISBN: 0394523350

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 304 pp. Tells the stories of a woman distraught over the loss of her husband's diaries, a teachers's unexpected attraction towards a student, and an artist's reevaluation of her life and accomplishments. View more info

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Return Trips: Stories

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270620

ISBN: 0394536339

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Top edge and endpapers faintly foxed, jacket lightly toned with faint crease on front flap corner, spine cloth a bit discolored along edges. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 195 pp. The author writes in these stories of people in motion, traveling in search of friends, culture, renewed engagement with life--people seeking the magic of a new place or traveling to places of childhood to put the past to rest. View more info

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The Best of Louisa May Alcott: A Charming Illustrated Collection Including Little Women, Little Men, and the Finest Short Stories.

By: Alcott, Louis May; Booss, Claire

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Gramercy Books: 1994

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2295960

ISBN: 0517100347

Condition: Very Good


General light wear to jacket. Spine soiled, purple mark on page base. 1994 Hard Cover. x, 789 pp. Edited by Claire Booss. Illustrated by Frank T. Merrill, Reginald B. Birch, Addie Ledyard and others. A collection of stories from Louisa May Alcott, including Little Women, Little Men and twenty-four short stories. View more info

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My Boys [Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag. My Boys, Etc.]

By: Alcott, Louisa M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company: 1900

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2279499

Condition: Very Good


Reissue of BAL 168 (early 1900s). No jacket, tear along spine head and front hinge, a few light smudges to first few pages. We have more books available by this author!. 215 pp. CONTENTS; My Boys; Tessa's Surprises; Buzz; The Children's Joke; Dandelion; Madam Cluck, and Her Family; A Curious Call; Tilly's Christmas; My Little Gentleman; Back Windows; Little Marie of Lehon; My May-Day Among Curious Birds and Beasts; Our Little Newsboy; Patty's Patchwork. View more info

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Spinning-Wheel Stories

By: Alcott, Louisa M.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Roberts Brothers: 1885

Edition: Early printing

Seller ID: 2279512

Condition: Near Fine


Early printing. No jacket, ink gift note on second blank. 1885 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 276 pp. Engraved ads for Alcott's other books follow text (BAL 206). A collection of 12 short stories. CONTENTS: Grandma's Story; Tabby's Table-Cloth; Eli's Education; Onawandah; Little Things; The Banner of Beaumanoir; Jerseys, or, the Girl's Ghost; The Little House in the Garden; Daisy's Jewel-Box, and How She Filled It; Corny's Catamount; The Cooking-Class; The Hare and the Tortoise. View more info

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The Neon Wilderness: Short Stories (American Century Series)

By: Algren, Nelson

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Hill and Wang: 1975

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2296499

ISBN: 080900027X

Condition: Very Good


Fourth printing. Spine creased, bottom edge of rear wrapper bumped, ink stamp on top page ridge. 1975 Trade Paperback. 286 pp. Collection of 24 stories of Chicago's West Side, underworld women, a Spanish war veteran, and WWII. View more info

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The Stories of Eva Luna

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Antheneum: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200690

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Jacket toned. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 330 pp. The Stories of Eva Luna (Spanish: Cuentos de Eva Luna, 1989) is a collection of Spanish-language short stories by the Chilean-American writer Isabel Allende. It consists of stories told by the title character of Allende's earlier novel Eva Luna. The literary critic Barbara Mujica wrote: The Chilean author presents her stories through the age-old device used by Scheherazade: the narrator tells them to her lover to entertain him. Like the famous Arab... View more info

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The Winthrop Covenant (The First Edition Society)

By: Auchincloss, Louis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1976

Seller ID: 2286253

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, preceding the Houghton Mifflin trade edition. 1976 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 294 pp. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrations by Jerry Pinkney. A collection of short stories thematically focused on the Puritan ethic, by the lawyer and novelist. View more info

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The Complete Works of Isaac Babel

By: Babel, Isaac; Babel, Nathalie; Constantine, Peter; Ozick, Cynthia

Price: $22.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289210

ISBN: 0393048462

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A near fine copy in a near fine publisher's slipcase. 2002 Hard Cover. 1072 pp. Includes publisher's slipcase. Considered one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century?and the most revered short-story writer since Chekhov?Isaac Babel (1894-1940) left an extraordinary literary legacy that continues to grow, remarkably, more than sixty years after his death in Lubyanka Prison at the hands of Stalin's secret police. Despite Babel's celebrated stature?which had already been achieved during his lifetime?the whole of his work, owing to his arrest and the state of affairs in the... View more info

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Short Stories (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books)

By: Balzac, Honore de

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boni and Liveright: 1918

Seller ID: 2260902

Condition: Very Good


1918 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 252 pp. Flexible leatherette binding. CONTENTS: Don Juan; Christ in Flanders; In the Time of the Terror; Madame de Dey's Last Reception; A Passion in the Desert; Lost by a Laugh; Gold; Doomed to Live; An Accursed House; The Atheist's Mass; A Tragedy by the Sea. Honore de Balzac was a French novelist and playwright. The novel sequence La Comédie Humaine, which presents a panorama of post-Napoleonic French life, is generally viewed as his magnum opus. Owing to his keen observation of detail and unfiltered representation of society, ... View more info

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Great Days

By: Barthelme, Donald

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus Giroux: 1979

Seller ID: 2202547

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy.Near Fine. 1979 Hard Cover. 172 pp. Barthelme's new book of stories is perhaps most notable for the presence of seven formally related dialogues, which introduce a new aspect of his work.CONTENTS: The Crisis; The Apology; The New Music; Cortes and Montezuma; The King of Jazz; The Question Party; Belief: Tales of the Swedish Army; The Abduction from the Seraglio; The Death of Edward Lear; Concerning the Bodyguard; The Zombies; Morning; On the Steps of the Conservatory; The Leap; Great Days.Keywords: DONAL BARTHELME GREAT DAYS LITERATURE SHORT STORIES FICTION View more info

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City Life

By: Barthelme, Donald

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 1971

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2277343

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Spine and front wrapper lightly creased, ink name on blurb page, pages lightly toned. 1971 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 180 pp. Barthelmes latest collection of fiction is the most successfull example of a new strand of American writing that draws on surrealism, Kafka and Borges. Barthelme uses exact and simple language to describe dreamlike rearrangements of private, literary and public situations, in a play of elegant anachronisms and ambiguities. City Life seems notable less formalistic than Barthelme's previous works and is made even m... View more info

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Jacklighting

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Metacom Press: 1981

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200924

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author without inscription. #34 of 250. Prospectus laid in. Near fine. 1981 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 20 pp. Nicholas has died sometime during the past year from injuries incurred while he was taking a midnight ride on his Harley and a drunk, driving a van, hit him head-on. Last year, on his birthday, he was alive but in the hospital, brain-damaged from the accident. This year, on his birthday, he is dead, and the narrator and her boyfriend, Wynn, both of whom used to drive from New York to Virginia to spend Nicholas’s birthday with him, have come in... View more info

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Perfect Recall: New Stories

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Scribner: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271515

ISBN: 0743211693

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A nice copy. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 347 pp. Presents a new collection of short stories involving characters who are coming to terms with the legacies of long-believed family myths, describing how they confront new circumstances such as weakness or sudden success. View more info

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The Burning House: Short Stories

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Random House: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271516

ISBN: 0394524942

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket faintly toned, front jacket flap creased. Jacket ghosting on front board. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 256 pp. A collection of the author's most recent stories features their unnervingly sophisticated young people and older folks striving for wisdom and grace, all of whom are rendered by an acclaimed stylist. View more info

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Secrets and Surprises: Short Stories

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Random House: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271517

ISBN: 0394503147

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Minor pencil marginalia. 1978 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 307 pp. These fifteen stories by Ann Beattie garnered universal critical acclaim on their first publication, earning Beattie the reputation as the most celebrated new voice in American fiction. View more info

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Where You'll Find Me and Other Stories

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Linden Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271518

ISBN: 067162220X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1986 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 191 pp. A collection of short fiction reflects on coping with life's inevitable sadness. View more info

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What Was Mine: Stories

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Random House: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271577

ISBN: 067940077X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A nice copy. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 237 pp. A collection of short fiction, twelve works in all, including two never-before-published novellas. Here are disconnected marriages and uneasy reunions, nostalgic reminiscences and sudden epiphanies--a remarkable and moving collage of contemporary lives. View more info

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Follies: New Stories

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Scribner: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271583

ISBN: 0743269616

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305 pp. Ann Beattie's Follies is a superb novella and collection of stories about adult children, aging parents, and the chance encounters that irrevocably alter lives. Beattie, winner of four O. Henry prizes, has been called one of our era's most vital masters of the short form (The Washington Post Book World). She is a masterful observer of domestic relations and the idiosyncratic logic that governs human lives. In Follies, her most resonant collection, she lo... View more info

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Park City: New and Selected Stories

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271584

ISBN: 067945506X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 477 pp. Thirty-six stories--eight appearing in a book for the first time and a generous selection from her earlier collections--give us Ann Beattie at stunning mid-career. Emotionally complex, edgy, and funny, the stories encompass a huge range of tone and feeling. The wife of a couple who have lost a child comforts her husband with an amazing act of tenderness. A man who's been shifting from place to place, always finding the same kind of people--sometimes the ... View more info

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Ravens' Brood

By: Benson, E.F.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290753

Condition: Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. Spine toned, ink name and date on front endpaper, front hinge weakening. 1934 Hard Cover. 301 pp. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Edward Frederic Benson (24 July 1867 – 29 February 1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist and short story writer, known professionally as E.F. Benson. His friends called him Fred. E.F. Benson was born at Wellington College in Berkshire, the fifth child of the headmaster, Edward White Benson (later Chancellor of Lincoln Cathedral, Bishop of Truro and Archbishop of Canterbury), and Mary Sidgwick Benson (Minnie), who was described by Glad... View more info

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Nazi Literature in the Americas

By: Bolano, Roberto; Andrews, Chris

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New Directions: 2008

Seller ID: 2285443

ISBN: 0811217949

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 2008 Trade Paperback. ix, 227 pp. Translated by Chris Andrews. A biographical dictionary gathering 30 brief accounts of poets, novelists and editors (all fictional) who espouse fascist or extremely right-wing political views. Nazi Literature in the Americas was the first of Roberto Bolano's books to reach a wide public. When it was published by Seix Barral in 1996, critics in Spain were quick to recognize the arrival of an important new talent. The book presents itself as a biographical dictionary of American writers who flirted with or espoused extreme right-wing ideologies ... View more info

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The Hotel

By: Bowen, Elizabeth

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York: Lincoln MacVeagh / The Dial Press: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2043190

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Ink name & date on front endpaper, jacket edges rubbed with 1 inch chip from spine head, minor loss from corners and rear joint, two tears, jacket spine faded.Good. 1928 Hard Cover. 294 pp. 8vo. Black cloth, paper spine label, silk decorative endpapers. Author's first novel, which followed on the success of two short story collections (Encounters; Ann Lee's and Other Stories). Bowen was a well-known author and member of literary society, befriending a number of the Bloomsbury Group, and also carrying on affairs with several other authors, including May Sarton. From the ... View more info

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After the Plague, and Other Stories

By: Boyle, T.C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Viking: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199485

ISBN: 0670030058

Condition: Good


Signed by author without inscription. First edition. Faint smell of smoke, top page edges lightly foxed.Very Good. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 303 pp. Few authors in America write with such sheer love of story, language, and imagination as T. C. Boyle, and nowhere is that passion more evident than in his inventive, wickedly funny, and widely praised short stories. In After the Plague, his sixth collection of stories, Boyle exhibits his maturing themes, speaking to contemporary social issues in a range of emotional keys. The sixteen stories gathered here, nin... View more info

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Small Craft Warnings: Stories

By: Braverman, Kate

Price: $30.00

Publisher: University of Nevada Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201015

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription. 1998 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 180 pp. The indigo skies and lush vegetation of the contemporary West Coast belie the damaged souls and desperate alienation that lurk behind fading stucco walls and off the endless highways. The lives of women on the edge and beyond the margins have seldom been explored with as much power or insight as in these brilliant stories by award-winning novelist and poet Kate Braverman. In a world without succor, Braverman’s characters grope for meaning and... View more info

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The Devil's Mode: Stories

By: Burgess, Anthony

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Random House: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281630

ISBN: 0394576705

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket spine head and spine base lightly bumped. Page ridges lightly foxed. 1989 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 290 pp. Stories imagine a meeting between Shakespeare and Cervantes, Attila the Hun's thoughts on civilization, Claude Debussy's musical discovery, and a man who becomes a permanent traveler. View more info

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Sugar and Other Stories

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270825

ISBN: 0701131691

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages moderately toned due to the type of paper used by the publisher. 1987 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 248 pp. A.S. Byatt's short fictions explore the fragile ties between generations, the dizzying abyss of loss and the elaborate memories we construct against it, resulting in a book that compels us to inhabit other lives and returns us to our own with new knowledge, compassion, and a sense of wonder. View more info

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The Matisse Stories

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2271309

ISBN: 0701160888

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top edge faintly foxed, a bit smoky, jacket price clipped. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 135, [1] pp. 8vo. These three stories celebrate the eye even as they reveal its unexpected proximity to the heart. For if each of A.S. Byatt's narratives is in some way inspired by a painting of Henri Matisse, each is also about the intimate connection between seeing and feeling--about the ways in which a glance we meant to be casual may suddenly call forth the deepest reserves of our being. Beautifully written, intensely observed, The Matisse Stories is fict... View more info

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Place Called Estherville

By: Caldwell, Erskine

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Duell, Sloan and Pearce: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199486

Condition: Good


First edition. Ink note on front endpaper, pages toned, faint smell of smoke.Jacket edges rubbed, jacket toned. 1949 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 244 pp. Centers on a biracial brother and sister, Ganus and Kathyanne Bazemore. After their mother dies, they move to a segregated town called Estherville to help take care of their sick aunt. They face abuse from the town that culminates in tragedy.Erskine Caldwell (1903–1987) is the author of twenty-five novels, numerous short stories, and a dozen nonfiction titles, most depicting the harsh realities of life in the Am... View more info