Literary Fiction

Boy Swallows Universe Trent Dalton

BOY SWALLOWS UNIVERSE is about a young boy in 1980s Brisbane, Australia trying to make it through...

The Book of Jonas Stephen Dau

THE BOOK OF JONAS is the tense account of a young boy from an unnamed  Middle Eastern country who is relocated to America. He tells a counselor of the U.S. soldier who saved his life and meets the soldier's mother when a shocking secret emerges.  

 

THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by...

Spooner Pete Dexter

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...

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.

 

THIS COPY (shown below)...

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,...