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.
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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.
New York: Anchor, 2002. Paperback. First edition. A paperback original in fine condition. Some browning to the page edges. A paperback original. A collection of the 20 best short stories, selected by a distinguished panel of judges. Includes pieces by Louise Erdrich, Richard Ford, Alice Munro and Anthony Doerr, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2015. The story by Doerr, The Hunter's Wife, first appeared in The Atlantic Monthly. He has signed his appearance. Signed by the author.
New York: Praeger, 1971. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. An insider's account of the grape strikes and boycotts undertaken by Cesar Chavez and the other leaders of the farm workers movement in California in the 1960 and 1970s. Day went to Delano, Calif. as a young Franciscan priest on a mission and wound up ministering to the farm workers movement. The book is signed and inscribed by Day on the front free endpaper. Signed by the author.
London: Secker & Warburg, 1992. Hardcover. First British edition. The true first edition. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Some browning to the outer page edges, as is common with this title. The author's third book and scarcest, owing to the small first print of about 2,000 copies. Signed and dated in the year of publication by the author on the title page.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1971. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a very good dust jacket. Closed tear at the top of the dust jacket and creasing and toning to the rear panel. DeLillo's first book about a disillusioned media mogul. From the publisher: "At the height of his success, David (Bell) sets out to rediscover reality. Camera in hand, he journeys across the country in a mad and moving attempt to capture, to impose a pattern on his own, and Americaís past, present, and future. With blue topstain and a price of $6.95 on front flap. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Viking, 1985. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy with minor toning to the top of the front board. DeLillo's eighth novel and one of his most popular. The story of Jack Gladney who teaches at a small, Midwestern college, and his family who confront "an airborne toxic event." Winner of the National Book Award. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page.
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: Riverhead, 1996. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. An unread copy. The author's first book, a collection of stories. By the author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: FSG, 1970. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Short crease at the top of the rear flap. A lovely, collectible 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 the front free endpaper. Signed by the author.
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.