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Alphabetical Africa

By: Abish, Walter

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, New Directions: 1974

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19120


A lovely copy of the author's first novel, an experiment in constrained writing. View more info

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Harbor

By: Adams, Lorraine

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2004

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17837


Signed by Adams on the title page. The uncertain lives of illegal Algerian immigrants are the subject of this debut novel. ; Signed by Author View more info

Madras on Rainy Days

By: Ali, Samina

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 2004

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19145


A debut novel that explores the stifling world of Indian Muslim domestic life, and the odd partnership forged by husband and wife in an arranged marriage fraught with secrets. View more info

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Stations West

By: Amend, Allison

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press: 2010

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22263


Inscribed by Amend, and dated in 2010. A paperback original with moderate creasing. Set in the 19th century, the author's debut novel about the first Jewish man to settle in Oklahoma territory. ; Signed by Author View more info

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The Rachel Papers

By: Amis, Martin

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Harmony: 1988

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9548


Signed by Amis. First Harmony Books edition. On the eve of his twentieth birthday, Charles Highway reviews his campaign to win over a self-assured girl named Rachel. Only slight edgewear. A presentable copy of the author's first novel. ; Signed by Author View more info

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Turn of the Century

By: Andersen, Kurt

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1999

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8008


Signed by Andersen. A light bump to the top corner. A fiction debut for media insider Anderson (formerly editor-in-chief of New York magazine, co-founder of Spy) , this social satire draws fresh humor out of the overhyped territory of millennial madness. ; Signed by Author View more info

Vinegar Hill

By: Ansay, A. Manette

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1994

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 19174


Signed by Ansay on the title page. A faint smudge to the free endpaper. Set in a small town in Wisconsin, Ansay's debut novel reveals one woman's desperation to free herself from stifling, narrow-minded expectations. ; Signed by Author View more info

Lava

By: Ball, Pamela

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 1997

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11728


Hawaiian-born Ball's debut novel features a woman obsessed with the husband who deserted her. View more info

Emma Who Saved My Life (Includes Uncorrected Proof)

By: Barnhardt, Wilton

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15763


Signed by Barnhardt on the title page. A bump to the bottom corners. The author's first novel, the story of a young aspiring actor just arrived from the Midwest in New York in the mid-'70s. An Uncorrected Proof (not signed) is included. ; Signed by Author View more info

Quiet-Crazy

By: Barrett, Joyce Durham

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1993

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17904


An Uncorrected Proof in yellow wrappers. Twenty-eight-year-old Elizabeth Miller, a woman dominated by her guilt-ridden mother and memories of her dead sister, feels herself slipping toward insanity and seeks the independence offered by a state asylum. A first novel. View more info

Second Marriage

By: Barthelme, Frederick

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1985

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17924


An Uncorrected Proof in the publisher's plain yellow wrappers. The marriage of Henry and Theo--her first, his second--falls on strange times and the two learn the virtues of patience and understanding as they grow into a mature relationship. View more info

And the Word Was (Includes Advance Reading Copy)

By: Bauman, Bruce

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Other Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4823


Signed by Bauman. Taking the job of resident physician at the American Embassy in India after the tragic death of his son, Neil Downs seeks a philosophical refuge in the writings of Levi Fustenblum and forms a bond with Holika, the rebellious, activist niece of a prestigious family. A first novel. An Advance Reading Copy (not signed) in illustrated wrappers is included. ; Signed by Author View more info

Real Presence

By: Bausch, Richard

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Dial Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 11833


Signed by Bausch on the title page. Dust soiling to the rear board, and a bump to the bottom edge. The author's first novel. ; Signed by Author View more info

Durable Goods

By: Berg, Elizabeth

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1993

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17959


Signed by Berg. An Advance Reader's Edition in illustrated wrappers. Moderate to heavy creasing to the covers. A debut novel about an Army brat named Katie, skating toward adolescence on a base in Texas in the early Sixties. ; Signed by Author View more info

Durable Goods

By: Berg, Elizabeth

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1993

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 19469


Signed by Berg on the title page. A few light scratches to the back panel. A debut novel about an Army brat named Katie, skating toward adolescence on a base in Texas in the early Sixties. ; Signed by Author View more info

Headlock

By: Berlin, Adam

Price: $17.99

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 2000

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11490


Twin addictions overlap in Berlin's noir, on-the-road debut novel. View more info

Same Blood

By: Blakeslee, Mermer

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1989

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17966


An Uncorrected Proof in red wrappers. A first novel that evokes the mean lives of Catskill dirt farmers: wounded cars sprouting in every yard, a gaggle of illegitimate children, often conceived incestuously, endemic drunkenness and casual adultery. View more info

Was it Something I Said?

By: Block, Valerie

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Soho Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17984


An Uncorrected Proof in illustrated wrappers. Tells the story of a romance that begins with an absurd meeting between a food product manager who hasn't had a date in a year, and an ambitious lawyer at a hotshot New York mergers and acquisitions firm. A first novel. View more info

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Beautiful Children

By: Bock, Charles

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2008

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6136


Signed and dated by Charles Bock with an added caricature. A wide-ranging portrait of an almost mythically depraved Las Vegas, this debut novel takes in everything from the bland misery of suburban Nevada to the exploitative Vegas sex industry.; Signed by Author View more info

A Killing in the Real World

By: Bohjalian, Christopher A.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 11335


Signed by Bohjalian on the title page. The first novel by the author of Midwives. ; Signed by Author View more info