Signed




~ Ajay Sahgal, in his first novel, Pool
~ Alison Lurie, in her novel, The Last Resort
~ A. M. Homes, in her first novel, Jack
~ A. M. Homes, in her second collection of stories, Things You Should Know
~ Ana Menéndez, in her debut novel, 1st printing hc, Loving Che
~ Arnošt Lustig, in Lovely Green Eyes, 1st U.S. printing
~ Bruce Wagner, in Memorial, 1st printing hc
~ Doris Lessing, in a later paperback printing of her debut novel, The Grass is Singing
~ Hannah Holborn, in her first story collection, Fierce  
~ Jim Ladd, in his disc jockey memoir, Radio Waves: Life and Revolution on the FM Dial
~ John Gregory Dunne, in his second book about Hollywood, Monster: Living Off the Big Screen
~ John O'Brien, in his first novel, Leaving Las Vegas, 1st ed., 1st printing
~ Joseph Brinson, in The Opera of Trees, the poet's first collection
~ Joseph Brodsky, in To Urania (no dust jacket, unfortunately)
~ Joseph McElroy, in Ship Rock: A Place
~ Kirby Wilkins, in Vanishing
~ Lawrence Ferlinghetti, in Routines, revised ed., later paperback printing
~ Mona Simpson, in trade paperback ed. of Off Keck Road
~ Ofelia Dumas Lachtman, in her debut novel for adults, A Shell for Angela
~ Orange County Noir, an anthology edited by Greg Phillips, autographed by several contributors.
~ Patricia Grace, in Dogside Story, a Penguin paperback ed. not for sale in U.S.A.
~ Rachel Resnick, in her first memoir, Love Junkie
~ Reyna Grande, in her debut novel, 1st printing pb ed., Across a 100 Mountains
~ Rick Harsch, in his memoir, Arjun & the Good Snake...
~ Steve Erickson, in The Sea Came In At Midnight, 1st ed., w/inscription to Frances Kroll Ring
~ Terri Brint Joseph, in what was her personal copy of Henry James and the Experimental Novel
~ Terry Brooks, in a mass market ed. of The Sword of Shannara
~ Vance Bourjaily, in a reissue of his first novel, The End of My Life
~ Wanda Coleman, in Heavy Daughter Blues: Poems & Stories 1968-1986 


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Home of my signed copies: novels, short story collections, poetry, and biographies. The majority were acquired serendipitously, when I wasn't seeking them out in a long Barnes & Noble line, say. Most, too, were found second hand, in humble settings.  Often, not until I'm home and days have passed and I finally have time to peruse my frugal purchases, have I discovered that I'd bought a signed copy! I thought a page dedicated to author autographs and inscriptions would be enjoyable to piece together, and so here I've begun and will continue compiling, one by one, alphabetically by first name, I've arbitrarily decided, instead of last ....


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