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Ali, Monica. ALENTEJO BLUE. New York City, NY: Scribner, 2006. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 226 pages. As New/As New.

The author's second novel. One of the most important literary events of the year 2006. The first appearance of the title in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. "Written with the sensitivity and grace that readers loved in 'Brick Lane', this is the story of a village community in Portugal, told through the lives of men and women whose families have lived there for generations and some who are passing through: Teresa, a beautiful young teenager; the dysfunctional Potts family; Vasco, who has never recovered from the death of his American wife; an English tourist who fantasizes about making a new life; and a young engaged couple whose dreams fall apart" (Publisher's blurb). A book that captures lost lives with genuine empathy and in beautiful prose. A "must-have" title for Monica Ali collectors. This copy is prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Monica Ali. This title will become collectible. This is one of few signed copies of the First American Edition available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A very scarce signed copy thus. Shortlisted for The Booker Prize in 2003 and nominated for the National Book Circle Critics Award for Fiction in 2003 for "Brick Lane". Selected by Granta Magazine as one of the "Twenty Best Young British Novelists". One of the most brilliant living British novelists. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MONICA ALI TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0743293037. $50.00

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