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The Jade Peony

Trillium Book Award 1996

by Wayson Choy

The Jade Peony is a 2010 Canada Reads Selection! Chinatown, Vancouver, in the late 1930s and '40s provides the setting for this poignant first novel, told through the vivid and intense reminiscences of the three...


Highways to a War

Miles Franklin Award 1996

by Christopher J. Koch

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


The Englishman's Boy

Governor General's Award for Fiction 1996

by Guy Vanderhaeghe

Originally published in 1996, The Englishman’s Boy is the first in a Guy Vanderhaeghe trilogy that includes the nationally best-selling novel The Last Crossing, with the third book due to be published next...


Alias Grace: A Novel

Giller Prize 1996

by Margaret Atwood

In Alias Grace, bestselling author Margaret Atwood has written her most captivating, disturbing, and ultimately satisfying work since The Handmaid's Tale. She takes us back in time and into the life of one of...


Last Orders

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 1996

by Graham Swift

Four men gather in a London pub. They have taken it upon themselves to carry out the last orders of Jack Dodds, master butcher, and deliver his ashes to the sea. As they drive towards the fulfillment of their...


Red Earth and Pouring Rain: A Novel

Commonwealth Best First Book Prize 1996

by Vikram Chandra

Combining Indian myths, epic history, and the story of three college kids in search of America, a narrative includes the monkey's story of an Indian poet and warrior and an American road novel of college students...


Independence Day

Bascombe Trilogy #2

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1996, PEN/Faulkner Award 1996

by Richard Ford

The Pulitzer-Prize Winning novel for 1996.In this visionary sequel to The Sportswriter, Richard Ford deepens his portrait of one of the most unforgettable characters in American fiction, and in so doing gives...


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 dazzling fourth novel by the author of The Recognitions, Carpenter’s Gothic, and JR uses his considerable powers of observation and satirical sensibilities to take on the American legal system.


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,...