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All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.

NY/London, FSG/Virago, (2015). A hybrid advance copy of this collection of essays: American sheets bound into Virago wrappers to be used as a British proof copy. With a Virago press release laid in. Robinson's ninth book after four books of fiction and four books of nonfiction, which together brought her a Pulitzer Prize, two National Book Critic Circle Awards, and an Orange Prize. Although her fiction is most closely associated with the American Northwest and Midwest, her first work of nonfiction, Mother Country, exposed the downsides of a British nuclear reprocessing plant. These essays return to her mainstay themes of Calvinist liberalism. Robinson, who was interviewed by President Obama in 2015, received a National Humanities Medal from the President in 2012. Fine, but fragile: the perfect binding is not of the highest caliber. [#032825] $200
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New Haven, Yale University Press, (2010). The advance reading copy of the third book of nonfiction, essays on science and religion, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist. A few nicks to front cover from label removal, and a small bit of staining to the rear cover; very good in wrappers. Scarce in an advance issue. [#031489] $125
NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (2014). The advance reading copy of this novel by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Gilead; this novel, also set in the town of Gilead, won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Slight splay to cover; else fine in wrappers, with publisher's promotional pages laid in. Like a number of other ARCs of recent years, this appears to have been done in minuscule quantities; we have seen very few of them on the market. [#031753] $125
NY, Simon & Schuster, (2014). The advance reading copy of this collection of original writing by Marilynne Robinson, Rick Moody, Jeffrey Eugenides, Donald Antrim, Edwidge Danticat, Susan Cheever, Lois Lowry, Andrew Sean Greer, Meg Wolitzer, David Shields, Jincy Willett, and many others reminiscing about their time at Brown. A collection notable both for the extraordinary and amusing range of experiences included and also, frequently, for its behind the scenes glimpses of these authors as, not just emerging writers, but emerging adults. Robinson contributes "Higher Learning," about, among other things, discovering the writing of Jonathan Edwards. Because of the extent to which publishers' promotional efforts have become digitally oriented in recent years, printed advance copies like this one have become increasingly scarce, even more so than they had been in prior years when their numbers were already only a tiny fraction of the numbered of copies published. Trace wear to the spine ends; very near fine in wrappers. [#031490] $125
NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1980). Trial dust jacket only (no book), with title and spine lettering in yellow. Folded at the rear spine fold; else fine. [#019716] $45
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