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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1970. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Wear to the extremitie of the dust jacket and some soiling to the rear panel. Stated first edition. A fictionalized account of farm labor strike in California, much like those that were led by Cesar Chavez in the 1960s and 1970s. Signed by the authoron the front free endpaper.
Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1995. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in original green boards. No dust jacket as issued. A beautiful, unread copy. The author's first book, a collection of 13 stories. This is true first edition, issued in a small first printing. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: The Viking Press, 1969. Hardcover. first edition, first printing. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Some sunning to the top edges of the jacket. Crease to the front flap. A novel of the detention of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Signed by the author on the title page. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.
New York: Scout Press, 2015. Hardcover. Limited edition. A fine book without dust jacket, as issued. A debut novel by the author of two prior memoirs. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. The story of a community's tragedy on what was supposed to be a happy occasion--a weddy. Housed in special, cardboard slipcase. Part of the Powells Bookstore Indiespendable program. This is Indiespensable edition #55. Still in the original shrink-wrap. Comes with a small pamphlet containing an interview with with Bill Clegg. Signed by the author.
New York: Viking, 2013. Hardcover. Limited edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A limited edition that has been signed by Coetzee on the colophon. A fine copy housed in the original slipcase and in original shrink-wrap. Published by Powells Books of Portland, OR as part of its Indiespensable series. By the author of Dusklands and the Life and Times of Michael K., the fable of a boy who has come across the ocean in a boat to a new land. Coetzee has twice won the Man Booker Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature.
New York: Harper & Bros, 1961. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine in a very good plus dust jacket. This is a signed presentation copy from Cousins to poet John Ciardi on the front free endpaper. "For John, who frequently has the/ courage of my convictions, and/ who always has my admiraton./ Devotedly, / Norman. / Dec., 1960." Cousins was executive edtior of the Saturday Review of Literature for many years and Ciardi was the poetry editior. Signed by the author.
Tulsa: Council Oaks Books, 1990. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. This is Cronin's first novel...actually a novella that was the Winner of the National Novella Award for 1990. Cronin is the author the Passage Trilogy consisting of The Passage, The Twelve and the City of Mirrors. An interesting association copy. Signed and inscribed by Cronin to fellow writer Chris Offutt: "To Chris/ Who got just what he deserved." Signed by the author.
Cambridge: Apple-wood Press, 1980. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. This is the author's first book, a series of poetic sketches that recreate the memories of the author's Vietnam war experiences and his return to civilian life. It is an uncorrected proof with a cover letter from the publisher in Massachusetts. It is both experimental fiction and a potent memoir of Currey's days serving in Vietnam as a corpsman. He later later wrote the searing novel, Fatal Light. Both the cover letter and first page of the advance copy are signed by Currey.
New York: Dutton, 1988. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. A fine book in red printed wrappers. An uncommon advance uncorrected proof. The author's first book, a powerful account of a medic's role in the Vietnam War. Frequently mentioned as one of the best novels of the Vietnam War. Signed by the author on the title page.