Signed Editions from Powell's

Upcoming signed offerings from Powell's:

Jonathan Evison, This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! Signed Edition (Algonquin)

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." 

This is Evison's fourth book following All About Lulu (Soft Skull Press, 2008) West of Here (Algonquin, 2011), and The Fundamentals of Caregiving (Algonquin, 2012).

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 (Random House)

Rushdie's latest offering is a twist on One Thousand and One Nights. Both Kirkus and PW 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.

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