Upcoming signed offerings from Powell's:
Jonathan Evison, This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! Signed Edition
Print run: 50,000
I really like Jonathan Evison's writing and so does Kirkus
- they gave him a starred review, stating that this is an "Insightful, richly entertaining look at a woman who, very late in the game, finds that life remains full of surprises."
Amy Stewart, Girl Waits With Gun (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Print run: 100,000
Stewart is best known for her non-fiction titles (most recently, The Drunken Botanist
and Wicked Bugs
). This is her foray into fiction and is receiving good reviews - stars from Kirkus
and Publishers Weekly
Salman Rushdie, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights
Rushdie's latest offering is a twist on One Thousand and One Nights
. Both Kirkus
give it a starred review. PW states, "In his latest novel, Rushdie (Joseph Anton) invents his own cultural narrative—one that blends elements of One Thousand and One Nights, Homeric epics, and sci-fi and action/adventure comic books. The title is a reference to the magical stretch of time that unites the book's three periods, which are actually millennia apart."
Jonathan Franzen, Purity
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Print run: 350,000
Franzen's fifth novel gets a starred review from Kirkus
If you can find a copy of his first through third novels, The Twenty-Seventh City
(1988), Strong Motion
(1992), The Corrections
(2001) in Fine
condition for less than $50, snap 'em up. (All the better if they're signed).
Christopher Moore, Secondhand Souls
Print run: 250,000
I don't really know the collectibility of Christopher Moore. I just like him. Some of his work is redundant, but I loved A Dirty Job
, and Fluke
, and the Bite Me
series... not to mention Lamb
Paolo Bacigalupi, The Water Knife
I highlighted this signed edition previously - Barnes & Noble was selling it with a tipped in signature page. I can't tell, based on the description, if this is from the same signed edition, or if Bacigalupi actually did a signing for Powell's.
For a larger list of their signed offerings, go here