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New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2009. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The newest novel by the author of Paris Trout, winner of the National Book Award. The story of Warren Spooner and his troubled childhood and troubled adolescence. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: FSG, 1970. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A review copy with a photograph of Didion laid into the book as well as a publisher's review slip. A beautiful, lovely copy. Price of $5.95 on front flap. Didion's second novel is a ruthless dissection of American life in the late 1960s, set in a rootless and ruthless Hollywood. The book that catapulted her to fame. It was later made into a film that starred Tony Perkins. Signed by Didion on bookplate laid into the book. Signed by the author.
New York: Knopf, 2003. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Signed and inscribed by Joan Didion on the title page. Winner of the George Polk Book Award. A collection of eight essays that the author wrote for The New York Review. "The essays build, one on the other to a stunning whole, a portrait of the American political landscape that tells us, devastatingly, how we got to where we are today," according to an excerpt from the front jacket flap. Signed by the author. A very scarce book to find signed.
New York: FSG, 1968. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. A bit of sunning along the edge of the boards.† Light creasing at the top of the front panel and some crimping to the head and foot of the jacket spine.† †Minor wrinkling to the bottom of the front panel and small creases to the front flap.† Price of $4.95 on the front flap.† †This is† a collection of 20 essays brought together in the author's second book. The title of the book is taken from an essay that Didion wrote in the mid-1960s about the time she spent in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco.† She came away from her time there quite disturbed and depressed. "The center was not holding," she wrote in the opening line of the essay.† A bookplate signed by Joan Didion is laid into the book. Author signed bookplate.
New York: Knopf. 2011. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The book is a memoir about the death of Didion's daughter, Quintana, in 2005. Wrote critic Cathleen Schine: "We tell ourselves stories in order to live,' Didion famously wrote in The White Album. Blue Nights is about what happens when there are no more stories we can tell ourselves, no narrative to guide us and make sense out of the chaos, no order, no meaning, no conclusion to the tale." Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1966. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Evidence of sticker removal on front endpapers. A closed tear and some creasing at the bottom of the front panel. Some edgewear to the rear panel. The author's second and scarcest book, a science fiction novel that he has refused to allow to be reprinted. Laid into the book is a 5 X 7 inch photograph signed by Doctorow. Signed by the author.
New York: Scribners, 2021. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The newest novel by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of All the Light We Cannot See. From the publisher: "The book follows five dreamers and outcasts who find solace and hope in one ancient text--and who become stewards both of that story and of the planet." The novel has received enthusiastic reviews and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Signed by the author on a publisher's tipped-in page.
London: Flamingo, 2002. Hardcover. First British edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Light wear to the extremities of the jacket. The first book by the author of All The Light We Cannot See, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2015 and a finalist for the National Book Award in 2014. Shell Collector was a well received collection of stories and the winner of the Barnes and Noble Discover Young Writers Award. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. A near fine book in plain green wraps. a large format paperback. Some age toning to the top of the front cover and spine. A long form galley of the author's second book of fiction. An evocative account of James Gilchrist Swan living on the edge of America on the Pacific Coast. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page.
New York: Norton, 2011. First edition, first printing. A fine book in original slipcase. This is a special limited edition, signed by the author, Part of the Powells Bookstore Indespendable program. Still in original shrinkwrap. Includes an interview on cards with the Powells editor. This is Dubus's fifth book, a memoir of growing up in a tough neighborhood. Signed by Author.
New York: Harcourt Brace, 1983. Paperback. First edition. An uncorrected proof of the first U. S. edition.† †A very good plus copy with some wear to the extremities and a snag on the front cover.† Light sunning to the spine.† Previous owner name on front endpaper.† Signed by Umberto Eco on the title page. † The basis for the movie that starred Sean Connery.† This was Eco's first novel,† one that many critics now call a more sophisticated--and more insightful novel than another blockbuster† that was set in the Middle Ages--the Da Vinci Code.† †.
New York: Holt, Rinehart, Winston, 1984. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The author's first novel. Winner of the 1984 National Book Critics Circle Award and the winner of the 1985 L.A. Times Book Award. The author's first novel and the first in a series of four novels to date. Signed by the author on the title page.