UNSHELTERED is the story of Willa, a middle aged woman who, in a attempt to get funding to fix up her shoddy old home, learns about the history of her town and especially about a former resident from the 1880's, Thatcher Greenwood. The story then shifts back and forth between Willa and Thatcher, drawing parallels...
|Flight Behavior||Barbara Kingsolver||
|The Lacuna||Barbara Kingsolver||
THE LACUNA is a historical novel with a main character whose young life floats between his father's United States and his mother's Mexico, where he meets legends like Leon Trotsky, Diego Rivera, and Frida Kahlo. Later, he lives through one of the darkest eras in American history, and makes a bold decision that changes...
|The Exiles||Christina Baker Kline||
THE EXILES tells the story of three women from disparate worlds who are all forced to Van Diemen's Land, a British penal colony in 1840's Australia. Told with beautiful prose and sharp insight, Baker paints a striking portrait of life in Australia as harsh and unforgiving, but also where new lives can be forged, while...
EVENINGLAND: STORIES is a dazzling collection of short fiction that has been hailed across America as one of the best of its genre.
THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Michael Knight on the title page at the store. It is a new, unread first edition opened only for signing. Published...
|At Briarwood School for Girls||Michael Knight||
AT BRIARWOOD SCHOOL FOR GIRLS is the story of a young woman at an all-girls boarding school in 1994...
SOIL is a dark, disturbing, and magnificent work a from powerful new Southern voice. Set in the Mississippi Delta, it's reminiscent of William Gay - at his maturity.
THIS COPY (shown below) was signed on the title page by Jamie Kornegay at the store. It is a new, unread hardback edition...
|On Such a Full Sea||Chang-Rae Lee||
ON SUCH A FULL SEA is a visionary work by one of the most important writers of our time. The story is a vividly imagined future set in an abandoned urban neighborhood.
THIS COPY (shown below) was signed on the title page by Chang-Rae Lee at his office. It is a new, unread first...
|Dissident Gardens||Jonathan Lethem||
DISSIDENT GARDENS follows an extremely left leaning (can you say Communist?) protagonist through the decades. For his mother and daughter, the line between personal and political is difficult to distinguish.
THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Jonathan Lethem on a page that was bound...
|A Gambler's Anatomy||Jonathan Lethem||
A GAMBLER'S ANATOMY is a whopper of an entertaining story about an "amateur" player traveling the world winning huge sums at swanky backgammon tables - until his luck turns.
THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Jonathan Lethem on a page that was bound into the book. It is a new,...