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In the Skin of a Lion

Trillium Book Award 1988

by Michael Ondaatje

Bristling with intelligence and shimmering with romance, this novel tests the boundary between history and myth. Patrick Lewis arrives in Toronto in the 1920s and earns his living searching for a vanished millionaire...


World's End

PEN/Faulkner Award 1988

by T.C. Boyle

Haunted by the burden of his family's traitorous past, woozy with pot, cheap wine and sex, and disturbed by a frighteningly real encounter with some family ghosts, Walter van Brunt is about to have a collision...


A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1989, National Book Award for Non-Fiction 1988

by Neil Sheehan

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time

In this magisterial book, a monument of history and biography that was awarded the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize...


Something Wicked

Agatha Award for Best Novel 1988

by Carolyn G. Hart

Everyone--including mystery bookstore owner Annie Laurance--loves Arsenic and Old Lace.  But something wicked is poisoned a local summer stock production as cast members stab each other in the back and props...


The Silence of the Lambs

Hannibal Lecter #2

Bram Stoker Award for Novel 1988

by Thomas Harris

A serial murderer known only by a grotesquely apt nickname--Buffalo Bill--is stalking women. He has a purpose, but no one can fathom it, for the bodies are discovered in different states. Clarice Starling, a...


Seventh Son

The Tales of Alvin Maker #1

Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel 1988

by Orson Scott Card

American Library Association “Best Books for Young Adults”

From the author of Ender’s Game, an unforgettable story about young Alvin Maker: the seventh son of a seventh son. Born into an alternative frontier...


The Monkey's Raincoat

Elvis Cole & Joe Pike #1

Macavity Best First Mystery Novel 1988

by Robert Crais

Taking the mystery community by storm, this Elvis Cole novel was nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, Shamus, and Macavity awards and won both the Anthony and Macavity for Best Novel of the Year. 

From the Paperback...


Marriage Is Murder

Macavity Best Mystery Novel 1988

by Nancy Pickard

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


Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-63

Pulitzer Prize for History 1989, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest 1989, National Book Critics Circle for General Non-fiction 1988

by Taylor Branch

In volume one of his America in the King Years, Pulitzer Prize winner Taylor Branch gives a masterly account of the American civil rights movement.

Hailed as the most masterful story ever told of the American...


Oscar and Lucinda: movie tie-in edition

Miles Franklin Award 1989, Man Booker Prize 1988

by Peter Carey

The Booker Prize-winning novel--now a major motion picture from Fox Searchlight  Pictures.

This sweeping, irrepressibly inventive novel, is a romance, but a romance of the sort that could only take place in  nineteenth-century...


Driving Miss Daisy

Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1988

by Alfred Uhry

Racial tensions are delicately explored when a warm friendship evolves between an elderly Jewish woman and her black chauffeur. Winner of a 1988 Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Adapted...


Beloved

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1988

by Toni Morrison

Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped...


The Uplift War

The Uplift stories #3

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1988, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 1988

by David Brin

David Brin's Uplift novels are among the most thrilling and extraordinary science fiction ever written.  Sundiver, Startide Rising, and The Uplift War--a New York Times bestseller--together make up one of...


After a Funeral: A Memoir

PEN/Ackerley Prize 1987

by Diana Athill

A classic memoir by the author of the New York Times bestseller Somewhere Towards the End.When Diana Athill met the man she calls Didi, she fell in love instantly and out of love just as fast. Didi's quirks,...


Dancing on Coral: Text Classics

Miles Franklin Award 1987

by Glenda Adams & Susan Wyndham

Winner of the Miles Franklin Award, 1987.

Lark Watter had always planned to run away from her stifling suburban life in 1960s Sydney. At university she encounters an American, Tom, and with him the promise of...


A Taste For Death

Adam Dalgliesh #7

Macavity Best Mystery Novel 1987

by P.D. James

When the quiet Little Vestry of St. Matthew's Church becomes the blood-soaked scene of a double murder, Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgliesh faces an intriguing conundrum: How did an upper-crust Minister come...


Misery

Bram Stoker Award for Novel 1987

by Stephen King

Paul Sheldon. He's a bestselling novelist who has finally met his biggest fan. Her name is Annie Wilkes and she is more than a rabid reader-she is Paul's nurse, tending his shattered body after an automobile...


Speaker for the Dead

The Ender Saga #2

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1987, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 1987, Nebula Award for Best Novel 1987

by Orson Scott Card

In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: The Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War.

Now, long years later, a second alien race has...


Soldier of the Mist

The Soldier series #1

Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel 1987

by Gene Wolfe

The first volume of Gene Wolfe’s powerful story of Latro, a Roman mercenary who received a head injury that deprived him of his short-term memory. In return it gave him the ability to converse with supernatural...


The Ritual Bath

Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus #1

Macavity Best First Mystery Novel 1987

by Faye Kellerman

Detective Peter Decker of the LAPD is stunned when he gets the report. Someone has shattered the sanctuary of a remote yeshiva community in the California hills with an unimaginable crime. One of the women was...