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A Fine Balance

Giller Prize 1995

by Rohinton Mistry

Set in the mid-1970s in India, A Fine Balance tells the story of four unlikely people whose lives come together during a time of political turmoil soon after the government declares a 'State of Internal Emergency'....


Hester

McKitterick Prize 1995

by Christopher Bigsby

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Snow Falling on Cedars

PEN/Faulkner Award 1995

by David Guterson

A “finely wrought, flawlessly written” novel (New York Times Book Review), set on a small island in the Puget Sound, that is “at various moments a courtroom drama, an interracial love story, and a war...


The Blue Afternoon: Volume 1

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 1995

by William Boyd

"A perfect-pitch story of love and redemption" (The New York Times), Boyd's atmospheric new novel confirms his reputation as heir to the grand narrative traditions of Joseph Conrad and Somerset Maugham. In 1936...


Sabbath's Theater

National Book Award for Fiction 1995

by Philip Roth

He is relentlessly defiant. He is exceedingly libidinous. His appetite for the outrageous is insatiable. He is Mickey Sabbath, the aging, raging powerhouse whose savage effrontery and mocking audacity are at...


A Fine Balance

Commonwealth Best Book Prize 1996, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 1996, Giller Prize 1995

by Rohinton Mistry

With a compassionate realism and narrative sweep that recall the work of Charles Dickens, this magnificent novel captures all the cruelty and corruption, dignity and heroism, of India. The time is 1975. The...


Frolic of His Own

National Book Award for Fiction 1994

by William Gaddis

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


The Robber Bride

Trillium Book Award 1994

by Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood's The Robber Bride is inspired by "The Robber Bridegroom," a wonderfully grisly tale from the Brothers Grimm in which an evil groom lures three maidens into his lair and devours them, one by...


Operation Shylock: A Confession

PEN/Faulkner Award 1994

by Philip Roth

What if a lookalike stranger stole your name, usurped your biography and went around the world pretending to be you? In this tour de force of fact and fiction, Philip Roth meets a man who may or may not be Philip...


The Stone Diaries: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1995, National Book Critics Circle for Fiction 1994

by Carol Shields & Penelope Lively

In celebration of the fifteenth anniversary of its original publication, Carol Shields's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is now available in a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition

ONE OF THE MOST successful and acclaimed...


The Heather Blazing

Encore Award 1993

by Colm Toibin

Eamon Redmond is a judge in Ireland’s high court, a completely legal creature who is just beginning to discover how painfully unconnected he is from other human beings. With effortless fluency, Colm Tóibín...


Pigs in Heaven

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 1993

by Barbara Kingsolver

A phenomenal bestseller and winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award for fiction, Pigs in Heaven continues the story of Taylor and Turtle, first introduced in The Bean Trees.


A Lesson Before Dying: A Novel

National Book Critics Circle for Fiction 1993

by Ernest J. Gaines

A Lesson Before Dying, is set in a small Cajun community in the late 1940s.  Jefferson, a young black man, is an unwitting party to a liquor store shoot out in which three men are killed; the only survivor,...


Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

Man Booker Prize 1993

by Roddy Doyle

In this national bestseller and winner of the Booker Prize, Roddy Doyle, author of the "Barrytown Trilogy," takes us to a new level of emotional richness with the story of ten-year-old Padraic Clarke. Witty...


Cloudstreet

Miles Franklin Award 1992

by Tim Winton

From award-winning author Tim Winton comes an epic novel that regularly tops the list of best-loved novels in Australia.

After two separate catastrophes, two very different families leave the country for the...


Wilderness Tips

Trillium Book Award 1992

by Margaret Atwood

In each of these tales Margaret Atwood deftly illuminates the single instant that shapes a whole life: in a few brief pages we watch as characters progress from the vulnerabilities of adolescence through the...


The English Patient

Trillium Book Award 1993, Man Booker Prize 1992

by Michael Ondaatje

With ravishing beauty and unsettling intelligence, Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an Italian villa at the end of World War II. Hana, the exhausted...


High Cotton

Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction 1992

by Darryl Pinckney

An elegant, insightful novel that evokes the world of upper-middle-class blacks, following an unnamed narrator from a safe childhood in conservative Indianapolis, to a brief tenure as minister of information...


All the Pretty Horses

The Border Trilogy #1

National Book Award for Fiction 1992

by Cormac Mccarthy

Now a major motion picture from Columbia Pictures starring Matt Damon, produced by Mike Nichols, and directed by Billy Bob Thornton.

The national bestseller and the first volume in Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy...


Such a Long Journey

Commonwealth Best Book Prize 1992

by Rohinton Mistry

It is Bombay in 1971, the year India went to war over what was to become Bangladesh. A hard-working bank clerk, Gustad Noble is a devoted family man who gradually sees his modest life unravelling. His young...