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Warwick’s is pleased present our Signed First Editions Club! This monthly* program is designed to appeal to the lover of the bound book, the savvy bibliophile, the dedicated collector. Each month, our experienced buyers will hand-select a brand-new, signed first edition hardcover book for members, focusing on both rising literary stars we're excited about and established, award-winning authors we know and love.
How it works:
- Membership in the Warwick's Signed First Editions Club has a 12-month duration, with one opportunity to opt out of a selection. (We will notify members each month via email to let you know what the selection will be.)
- There's no enrollment fee - the only cost is that of the monthly selection - typically a $25-35 hardcover book - plus the option for shipping ($5.95). Free in-store pick up is also available.
- Once you sign up, Warwick's will keep your payment information securely on file & your credit card will be billed on a monthly basis.
The Signed First Editions Club also makes a great gift! Sign up to have these hand-picked selections sent to that special someone in your life who loves to read.
To sign up, email us email@example.com call the book department at (858) 454-0347. (If emailing, please provide payment & shipping information, as well as whether the membership is a gift for someone.)
*Please note that some of our selections have strict publisher on-sale dates and will not always be available at the beginning of the month. If you have any questions, please call or email the book department.
For a look at our past selections, visit our archives page here.
The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert (Releases October 1, 2013)
”A brilliant exercise of intellect and imagination.” -Kirkus Reviews
Spanning much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, The Signature of All Things follows the
fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker—a poor-born
Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the
richest man in Philadelphia. Born in 1800, Henry’s brilliant daughter,
Alma ultimately becomes a botanist of considerable gifts herself. As Alma’s research takes her
deeper into the mysteries of evolution, she falls in love with a man named Ambrose Pike who
makes incomparable paintings of orchids and who draws her in the exact opposite direction—into the
realm of the spiritual, the divine, and the magical.
Exquisitely researched and told at a
galloping pace, The Signature of All Things soars across the globe—from London to Peru to
Philadelphia to Tahiti to Amsterdam, and beyond. Along the way, the story is peopled with
unforgettable characters: missionaries, abolitionists, adventurers, astronomers, sea captains, geniuses,
and the quite mad. But most memorable of all, it is the story of Alma Whittaker, who—born in the
Age of Enlightenment, but living well into the Industrial Revolution—bears witness to that
extraordinary moment in human history when all the old assumptions about science, religion,
commerce, and class were exploding into dangerous new ideas.
The Tilted World by Tom Franklin and Beth Fennelly (Releases October 1, 2013)
"The Tilted World" is everything I hold dear in a novel--a raucous, page-turning story with grit, utterly steeped in
the land and people, and told in such poetic language that I kept forcing myself to slow down
so I could enjoy the writing."-Eowyn Ivey, New York Times bestselling author of the The Snow Child
The year is 1927. As rains swell the Mississippi, the mighty river threatens to burst its banks and engulf everything in its path, including federal revenue agent Ted Ingersoll and his partner, Ham Johnson. Arriving in the tiny hamlet of Hobnob, Mississippi, to investigate the disappearance of two fellow agents who'd been on the trail of a local bootlegger, they are astonished to find a baby boy abandoned in the middle of a crime scene.
Ingersoll, an orphan raised by nuns, is determined to find the infant a home, and his search leads him to Dixie Clay Holliver. A strong woman married too young to a philandering charmer, Dixie Clay has lost a child to illness and is powerless to resist this second chance at motherhood. From the moment they meet, Ingersoll and Dixie Clay are drawn to each other. He has no idea that she's the best bootlegger in the county and may be connected to the agents' disappearance. And while he seems kind and gentle, Dixie Clay knows full well that he is an enemy who can never be trusted.
When Ingersoll learns that a saboteur might be among them, planning a catastrophe along the river that would wreak havoc in Hobnob, he knows that he and Dixie Clay will face challenges and choices that they will be fortunate to survive. Written with extraordinary insight and tenderness, The Tilted World is that rarest of creations, a story of seemingly ordinary people who find hope and deliverance where they least expect it--in each other.
January 2014 Selection:
The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness (Releases January 23, 2014)
“When George and his daughter, with their seemingly ordinary quirks and heartbreaks, are befriended by
an enigmatic woman, art, beauty, and myth become living forces in their lives. This poignant novel
echoes with the longings and sorrows of the ages. But what came as a most delightful surprise is the humor and
humanity that Patrick Ness brings to this story.”
—Eowyn Ivey, New York Times bestselling author of The Snow Child
George Duncan is an American living and working in London. At forty-eight, he owns a small print
shop, is divorced, and lonelier than he realizes. All of the women with whom he has relationships
eventually leave him for being too nice. But one night he is woken by an astonishing
sound—a terrific keening, which is coming from somewhere in his garden. When he investigates
he finds a great white crane, a bird taller than even himself. It has been shot through the wing
with an arrow. Moved more than he can say, George struggles to take out the arrow from the bird's wing,
saving its life before it flies away into the night sky. The next morning, a shaken George tries to go
about his daily life, retreating to the back of his store and making cuttings from discarded books—a
harmless, personal hobby—when through the front door of the shop a woman walks in. Her name is
Kumiko, and she asks George to help her with her own artwork. George is dumbstruck by her
beauty and her enigmatic nature, and begins to fall desperately in love with her. She seems to hold the
potential to change his entire life, if he could only get her to reveal the secret of who she is and why
she has brought her artwork to him.
Witty, magical, and romantic, The Crane Wife is a story of passion and sacrifice, that resonates on the level of dream and myth. It is a novel that celebrates the creative imagination, and the disruptive power of love.
February 2014 Selection:
Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan (Releases January 21, 2014)
"Fans of Loving Frank will adore this authentic, richly detailed, and utterly captivating new
novel from Nancy Horan. Under the Wide and Starry Sky is a globe-spanning literary
wonder--the perfect book for those who read fiction in search of the truth."-Jamie Ford, author of Songs of Willow Frost
At the age of thirty-five, Fanny van de Grift Osbourne has left her philandering husband
in San Francisco to set sail for Belgium—with her three children and nanny in tow—to
study art. It is a chance for this adventurous woman to start over, to make a better life
for all of them, and to pursue her own desires. Not long after her arrival, however, tragedy
strikes, and Fanny and her children repair to a quiet artists’ colony in France where
she can recuperate. Emerging from a deep sorrow, she meets a lively Scot, Robert Louis
Stevenson, ten years her junior, who falls instantly in love with the earthy, independent, and
opinionated “belle Americaine.” Fanny does not immediately take to the slender young lawyer
who longs to devote his life to writing—and who would eventually pen such classics as
Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In time, though,
she succumbs to Stevenson’s charms, and the two begin a fierce love affair—marked
by intense joy and harrowing darkness—that spans the decades and the globe. The shared life
of these two strong-willed individuals unfolds into an adventure as impassioned and
unpredictable as any of Stevenson’s own unforgettable tales.
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