Published by Random House, New York, 1991
Paperback. Condition: Near fine. First edition. 12 excerpts in stapled wrappers from the Spring 1991 list in a silver die cut slipcase. Ann Beattie, WHAT WAS MINE; Sandra Cisneros WOMAN HOLLERING CREEK; Alisdair Gray; Anna Quindlen, her first novel OBJECT LESSONS; Paul Theroux, his controversial CHICAGO LOOP; Bruce Wagner, his first novel FORCE MAJEURE; Anita Brookner, BRIEF LIVES; Barry Gifford, SAILOR'S HOLIDAY, John Vernon, his novel about Whitman's friend PETER DOYLE; Katherine Harrison, her first novel THICKER THAN WATER; Melanie Rae Thon, her first book a collection of stories GIRLS IN THE GRASS; and Paul West, THE WOMEN OF WHITE CHAPEL. An important prepublication collection, with four first books; somewhat scarce especially in this condition: the chapbooks are very fine, the box lightly rubbed and creased.