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Candle in the Window

RITA Best First Novel 1992

by Christina Dodd

Lady Saura of Roget lives a lonely life of servitude—her fortune controlled by her cruel, unscrupulous stepfather. Yet it is she who has been called upon to brighten the days of Sir William of Miraval, a proud...


A Dance at the Slaughterhouse

Matthew Scudder #9

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 1992

by Lawrence Block

A successful socialite's beautiful wife was raped and murdered in her own home -- and Matt Scudder believes the victim's "grieving" husband was responsible for the outrage. But to prove it, the haunted p.i....


Mao II: A Novel

PEN/Faulkner Award 1992

by Don DeLillo

Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award

From the author of White Noise (winner of the National Book Award) and Zero K

"One of the most intelligent, grimly funny voices to comment on life in present-day America" (The...


Sacred Hunger

Man Booker Prize 1992

by Barry Unsworth

Winner of the Booker Prize

A historical novel set in the eighteenth century, Sacred Hunger is a stunning, engrossing exploration of power, domination, and greed in the British Empire as it entered fully into...


The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1992

by Daniel Yergin

Deemed "the best history of oil ever written" by Business Week and with more than 300,000 copies in print, Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize–winning account of the global pursuit of oil, money, and power has...


Beauty

Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel 1992

by Sheri S. Tepper

With the  critically acclaimed novels The Gate To  Women's Country, Raising The Stones, and the  Hugo-nominated Grass, Sheri  Tepper has established herself as one of the major  science fiction writers...


Friend of My Youth: Stories

Trillium Book Award 1991

by Alice Munro

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013

The ten miraculously accomplished stories in Alice Munro's Friend of My Youth not only astonish and delight but also convey the unspoken mysteries at the heart...


Thomas the Rhymer

World Fantasy Award for Best Novel 1991

by Ellen Kushner

Award-winning author and radio personality Ellen Kushner’s inspired retelling of an ancient legend weaves myth and magic into a vivid

contemporary novel about the mysteries of the human heart. Brimming with...


Tehanu

Earthsea novels #4

Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel 1991, Nebula Award for Best Novel 1991

by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Nebula and Locus Award–winning fourth novel in the renowned Earthsea series from Ursula K. LeGuin gets a beautiful new repackage.

In this fourth novel in the Earthsea series, we rejoin the young priestess...


Maximum Bob

Hammett Prize 1991

by Elmore Leonard

“Hilarious….Strange and risky….A right-on, pitch perfect novel, with wide social scope, comic genius, page-burning storytelling magic, and juicy characters who wrench your heart and gut.” —Washington...


Postmortem

Kay Scarpetta #1

Macavity Best First Mystery Novel 1991, Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 1991

by Patricia Cornwell

Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a human monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst: a deliberate campaign...


White People

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 1991

by Allan Gurganus

From Allan Gurganus, author of the beloved, bestselling Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All and winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters,...


Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women

National Book Critics Circle Award for General Non-fiction 1991

by Susan Faludi

Skillfully Probing the Attack on Women’s Rights

“Opting-out,” “security moms,” “desperate housewives,” “the new baby fever”—the trend stories of 2006 leave no doubt that American women are...


A Thousand Acres: A Novel

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1992, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 1991

by Jane Smiley

A successful Iowa farmer decides to divide his farm between his three daughters. When the youngest objects, she is cut out of his will. This sets off a chain of events that brings dark truths to light and explodes...


Mating: A Novel

National Book Award for Fiction 1991

by Norman Rush

The narrator of this splendidly expansive novel of high intellect and grand passion is an American anthropologist at loose ends in the South African republic of Botswana. She has a noble and exacting mind, a...


What Work Is

National Book Award for Poetry 1991

by Philip Levine

Winner of the National Book Award in 1991

 

“This collection amounts to a hymn of praise for all the workers of America. These proletarian heroes, with names like Lonnie, Loo, Sweet Pea, and Packy, work the...


A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812

Pulitzer Prize for History 1991

by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Drawing on the diaries of a midwife and healer in eighteenth-century Maine, this intimate history illuminates the medical practices, household economies, religious rivalries, and sexual mores of the New England...


The Fall of Hyperion

Hyperion Cantos #2

Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 1991

by Dan Simmons

In the stunning continuation of the epic adventure begun in Hyperion, Simmons returns us to a far future resplendent with drama and invention.  On

the world of Hyperion, the mysterious Time Tombs are opening.  And...


The Child Garden: A Low Comedy

Arthur C. Clarke Award 1990

by Geoff Ryman

In future, tropical London, where biology has replaced electronics, Milena, resistant to the educational viruses, struggles to find a home.


A Little Class on Murder

Death on Demand #5

Macavity Best Mystery Novel 1990

by Carolyn G. Hart

When mystery bookstore owner Annie Laurance is invited to teach "The Three Great Ladies of the Mystery" class at Chastain Community College, the sometime sleuth discovers that all is not strictly academic in...