SPOONER is the book Pete Dexter was born to write as he tells the story of a troubled childhood, troubled adolescence, and violent and troubled adulthood.
THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Pete Dexter on the title page at his office. It is a new, unread first edition opened only...
|The Sunlit Night||Rebecca Dinerstein||
THE SUNLIT NIGHT finds a young girl fleeing heartbreak in Manhattan and a Russian immigrant from Brooklyn meeting up near the Arctic Circle. The novel feels like a young master's touch has delivered a tale that is full of fun, love, mystery and even on occasion could pass for a travel book. This title has been...
|The After Party||Anton DiSclafani||
THE AFTER PARTY is set in oil-rich Houston of the fifties and centers around two Texas socialites with an obsessive and euphoric relationship that is as consuming as any romance.
THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Anton DiSclafani on the title page at the store. It is a new, unread...
|Cloud Cuckoo Land||Anthony Doerr||
CLOUD CUCKOO LAND is a beautiful and warm message delivered through multiple stories by one of the masters of the English language. Basically, it is redemptive and gives readers a unique view of the stewardship of the Earth - as well as being one of the most powerful and enjoyable novels of the decade.
|All The Light We Cannot See||Anthony Doerr||
ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE is one of the most universally praised books in the history of our store. Set in occupied France during World War Two, this haunting story will change the way the reader thinks of fate, love and history.
THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Anthony Doerr...
|The Wonder||Emma Donoghue||
THE WONDER begins with a Florence Nightingale-trained nurse going to an impoverished Irish Village to check on an eleven year-old girl who is said to have eaten nothing for four months. The book eventually shows the intimacy between people from different worlds.
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|Frog Music||Emma Donoghue||
FROG MUSIC follows the story of a woman shot to death in a San Francisco saloon in the 1800s, and her friend, a French burlesque dancer who risks everything to bring her killer to justice.
THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Emma Donoghue on the title page at her office. It is a...
|Hamlet: Globe to Globe: Two Years, 190,000 Miles, 197 Countries, One Play||Dominic Dromgoole||
HAMLET GLOBE TO GLOBE: TWO YEARS, 190,000 MILES, 197 COUNTRIES, ONE PLAY is the amazing story of performing the best known play in the world - in every country in the world. The reader shares the unbelievable journey of carrying actors, stage, scenery and all the paraphernalia necessary to sweltering deserts, remote...
|Manhattan Beach||Jennifer Egan||
MANHATTAN BEACH was one of the most anticipated books of the season. This dark story is set during World War Two when a woman's life was structured, and the protagonist becomes the only female diver at the Brooklyn Naval Yard. She also has her own ideas about sexual appetites, and becomes involved with a mob boss who...
|A Hologram for the King||Dave Eggers||
A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING takes the reader to far-away Saudi Arabia to show how a man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy's collapse.
THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Dave Eggers on the title page at his office. It is a new,...