National Book Award Winning Authors
|Water Dancer||Ta-Nehisi Coates||
THE WATER DANCER is a gorgeously written work of magical realism that balances the horrors of slavery against the fantastical. The protagonist Hiram escapes and joins a guerilla cell planning to return to the plantation and liberate his family still in bondage. This character could have been imagined from the minds of...
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 Sentence||Louise Erdrich||
THE SENTENCE is a rich narrative (as you might expect from the winner of The National Book Award and The Pulitzer Prize) set around a small independent bookstore - that is haunted.
THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Louise Erdrich on a page that was bound into the book. It is a new,...
|The Night Watchman||Louise Erdrich||
THE NIGHT WATCHMAN is based on the author's grandfather who went from rural North Dakota all the way to our nation's capital to fight against Native dispossession. The story exudes the humor and elegant prose a reader expects from a literary master and Pulitzer Prize winner.
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|Future Home of the Living God||Louise Erdrich||
FUTURE HOME OF THE LIVING GOD takes place in a dystopian version of the near future, where the process of evolution has irrevocably begun to work backwards across all species, with piling reports of women giving birth to primitive species of humans. An adopted woman who is four months pregnant seeks out her birth...
PURITY is a grand story of youthful idealism, extreme fidelity and murder. The book follows a quixotic young woman from California to South America to Germany to unlock the secrets of who she really is. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for...
CROSSROADS is the first volume in a trilogy that foloows the political, intellectual, and social crosscurrents of a family's dynamics through three generations. It has moments of comedy, and then turns harrowing and suspenseful.
THIS COPY was signed by Jonathan Franzen on a page bound...
VARINA brings Charles Frazier's readers back to the devastation of Cold Mountain, but with a meticulously researched and beautifully written inside look at the wife of Jefferson Davis, and how she was forced to cope with a life she never imaged after meeting the wealthy planter as a teenager.
|Acts of God||Ellen Gilchrist||
ACTS OF GOD is Ellen Gilchrist's finest collection of salty stories of tragedy and good. These characters run the gamut from fighters to believers to survivors.
THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Ellen Gilchrist on the title page at the store. It is a new, unread first edition...
|A House Among the Trees||Julia Glass||
A HOUSE AMONG THE TREES is an expertly written tale of a famous author of children's books who leaves his fortune to his long-time assistant, and her attempts to honor his final requests for the many people whose lives he touched with his work and his vibrant personality.
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