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Warwick’s is pleased to 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. Please note: books not picked up within 2 weeks of notification will be shipped at the flat rate mentioned above.
- 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 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.
June 2014 Selection:
The Untold by Courtney Collins
"This extraordinary novel--propelled by the dark, rich talents of a truly brilliant writer--dazzles, staggers and amazes." --Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times-bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love
"A captivating, epic novel that never loses its heart to scope, The Untold is a surreal saga set in a rugged, unforgiving landscape. Courtney Collins paints a devastating portrait of long-shot love." --Patrick DeWitt, author of the #1 International bestseller, The Sisters Brothers
With shades of Water for Elephants and True Grit, a stunning debut novel set in the Australian outback about a female horse thief, her bid for freedom, and the two men trying to capture her.
It is 1921. In a mountain-locked valley, Jessie is on the run.
Born wild and brave, by twenty-six she has already lived life as a circus rider, horse and cattle rustler, and convict. But on this fateful night she is just a woman wanting to survive though there is barely any life left in her.
Two men crash through the bushland, desperate to claim the reward on her head: one her lover, the other the law.
But as it has always been for Jessie, it is death, not a man, who is her closest pursuer and companion. And while all odds are stacked against her, there is one who will never give up on her--her own child, who awaits her.
July 2014 Selection:
The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham
The Snow Queen, the darkly luminous new novel from Michael Cunningham, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Hours, begins with a vision. It’s November 2004. Barrett Meeks, having lost love yet again, is walking through Central Park when he is inspired to look up at the sky; there he sees a pale, translucent light that seems to regard him in a distinctly godlike way. Barrett doesn’t believe in visions—or in God—but he can’t deny what he’s seen.
At the same time, in the not-quite-gentrified Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, Tyler, Barrett’s older brother, a struggling musician, is trying—and failing—to write a wedding song for Beth, his wife-to-be, who is seriously ill. Tyler is determined to write a song that will be not merely a sentimental ballad but an enduring expression of love.
Barrett, haunted by the light, turns unexpectedly to religion. Tyler grows increasingly convinced that only drugs can release his creative powers. Beth tries to face mortality with as much courage as she can summon.
Cunningham follows the Meeks brothers as each travels down a different path in his search for transcendence. In subtle, lucid prose, he demonstrates a profound empathy for his conflicted characters and a singular understanding of what lies at the core of the human soul.
The Snow Queen, beautiful and heartbreaking, comic and tragic, proves again that Cunningham is one of the great novelists of his generation.
For a review by The Los Angeles Times, click here.
August 2014 Selection:
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
From Anthony Doerr, among America’s most highly-decorated short story writers—four O. Henry Prizes, three Pushcart Prizes, and the Story Prize, among others—a masterful novel ten years in the making about World War II, blindness, children, a mythical diamond, the power of radio, Hitler Youth and the Resistance, and the ways, against all odds, we try to be good to one another. With conspicuous pride, Scribner will publish All The Light We Cannot See on May 6, 2014.
Set during World War II, All The Light We Cannot See interweaves the lives of a young, blind French girl, Marie-Laure, and an orphaned German boy, Werner, whose paths collide as they try to survive the physical and emotional destruction of the war. When the book opens, Marie-Laure lives with her father, the lockmaster at the Museum of Natural History, in an apartment in Paris. When she becomes blind he creates a miniature model of the neighborhood, so that she can learn every house, every street corner, first with her fingers and then with her feet. As the German occupation begins, they flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast—carrying with them what might be the museum’s most fabled and valuable diamond—and live with Marie-Laure’s great-uncle in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall.
In Germany, another world, Werner grows up an orphan with his beloved sister Jutta. A fascination with radios turns into a mastery of building and fixing the instruments, a talent that wins him a place at an elite and heinously brutal military academy for Hitler Youth, and then a special assignment to track the Resistance through their radios. Werner travels through the heart of Nazi Germany, to Russia, and finally to France, where his story converges with Marie-Laure’s.
Throughout the novel Doerr returns to the themes of light and time, nature and war, the courage and frailties of the human heart, to brilliant effect. Like Pat Barker’s Regeneration or Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient, All The Light We Cannot See is a sweeping, stunningly ambitious and lushly-written novel that will catapult its author’s name onto the short-lists of America’s greatest novelists.
For an excerpt of All The Light We Cannot See, click here.
To watch a video with Anthony Doerr discussing the inspiration for his spectacular new novel, click here.
September 2014 Selection:
We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas
Born in 1941, Eileen Tumulty is raised by her Irish immigrant parents in Woodside, Queens, in an apartment where the mood swings between heartbreak and hilarity, depending on whether guests are over and how much alcohol has been consumed.
When Eileen meets Ed Leary, a scientist whose bearing is nothing like those of the men she grew up with, she thinks she's found the perfect partner to deliver her to the cosmopolitan world she longs to inhabit. They marry, and Eileen quickly discovers Ed doesn't aspire to the same, ever bigger, stakes in the American Dream.
Eileen encourages her husband to want more: a better job, better friends, a better house, but as years pass it becomes clear that his growing reluctance is part of a deeper psychological shift. An inescapable darkness enters their lives, and Eileen and Ed and their son Connell try desperately to hold together a semblance of the reality they have known, and to preserve, against long odds, an idea they have cherished of the future.
Through the Learys, novelist Matthew Thomas charts the story of the American Century, particularly the promise of domestic bliss and economic prosperity that captured hearts and minds after WWII. The result is a riveting and affecting work of art; one that reminds us that life is more than a tally of victories and defeats, that we live to love and be loved, and that we should tell each other so before the moment slips away.
Epic in scope, heroic in character, masterful in prose, We Are Not Ourselves heralds the arrival of a major new talent in contemporary fiction.
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