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Household Words: A Novel

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 1981

by Joan Silber

Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award: "Unqualified praise goes to this rarity: an extraordinary novel about ordinary people."--Chicago TribuneThe year is 1940, and Rhoda Taber is pregnant with her first child....


Lord Valentine's Castle

The Majipoor Cycle #1

Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel 1981

by Robert Silverberg

The Classic Bestselling Saga by Science Fiction Grand Master Robert Silverberg

 

Lord Valentine’s Castle

 

He is a man with no past— a wanderer without memory of his origins. He calls himself Valentine....


A Confederacy of Dunces

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1981

by John Kennedy Toole & Walker Percy

A Confederacy of Dunces is an American comic masterpiece. John Kennedy Toole’s hero is one Ignatius J. Reilly, “huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, and a latter-day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French...


China Men

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 1981

by Maxine Hong Kingston

The author chronicles the lives of three generations of Chinese men in America, woven from memory, myth and fact. Here's a storyteller's tale of what they endured in a strange new land.

From the Trade Paperback...


Rabbit Is Rich

Rabbit Angstrom #3

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1982, National Book Award for Fiction 1982, National Book Critics Circle for Fiction 1981

by John Updike

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award

 

The hero of John Updike’s Rabbit, Run, ten years after the events of Rabbit Redux, has come to enjoy considerable...


Fin-De-Siecle Vienna: Politics and Culture

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1981

by Carl E. Schorske

A landmark book from one of the truly original scholars of our time: a magnificent revelation of turn-of-the-century Vienna where out of a crisis of political and social disintegration so much of modern art...


Timescape

Nebula Award for Best Novel 1981, BSFA Award for Best Novel 1980

by Gregory Benford

The author of Tides of Light offers his Nebula Award-winning SF classic--a combination of hard science, bold speculation, and human drama. In the year 1998, a group of scientists works desperatey to communicate...


Titan

The Gaea Trilogy #1

Locus Award for Best Novel 1980

by John Varley

Twenty years ago, the Gaean Trilogy dazzled critics and readers. Now a new generation will discover that brilliant world--beginning with Titan.


The Lasko Tangent

Christopher Paget #1

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 1980

by Richard North Patterson

"Mr. Patterson is a natural storyteller....Fast moving...A handsome job."--The New York Times William Lasko is a self-made millionaire with an eye for wealth and influence, the ear of the president, and a talent...


The Executioner's Song

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1980

by Norman Mailer & Dave Eggers

Norman Mailer's Pulitzer Prize-winning and unforgettable classic about convicted killer Gary Gilmore now in a brand-new edition.

Arguably the greatest book from America's most heroically ambitious writer, THE...


New And Selected Poems

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1980

by Donald Justice

"He is one of our finest poets, " Anthony Hecht has said of Donald Justice. Winner most recently of a 1996 Lannan Literary Award, Justice has been the recipient of almost every contemporary grant and prize for...


Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery

Pulitzer Prize for History 1980, Pulitzer Prize for History 1980

by Leon F. Litwack

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award

Based on hitherto unexamined sources: interviews with ex-slaves, diaries and accounts by former slaveholders, this "rich and admirably written book" (Eugene...


The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 1980

by Edmund Morris

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

Thirty years ago, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

Although Theodore...


The Fountains of Paradise

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1980, Nebula Award for Best Novel 1980

by Arthur C. Clarke

This Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel is reissued in this trade paperback edition. Vannemar Morgan's dream of linking Earth with the stars requires a 24,000-mile-high space elevator. But first he must solve...


A Woman of the Future: Text Classics

Miles Franklin Award 1979

by David Ireland & Kate Jennings

An imaginative tour de force, A Woman of the Future is the story of the young life of Anthea Hunt-from conception to sexual awakening. It is controversial and brilliant, and unlike anything else in Australian...


Gloriana

World Fantasy Award for Best Novel 1979

by Michael Moorcock, Tom Joyner & Mary Flowers Boyce

Queen Elizabeth I of England (ruled in late 1500's), also known as Gloriana and Good Queen Bess, has been a source of endless fascination for centuries. There are many movies (Elizabeth made Cate Blanchett's...


Going After Cacciato

National Book Award for Fiction 1979

by Tim O'Brien

A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE THINGS THEY CARRIED

"To call Going After Cacciato a novel about war is like calling Moby-Dick a novel about whales."

So wrote The New York Times of Tim...


Eye Of The Needle

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 1979

by Ken Follett

One enemy spy knows the secret to the Allies' greatest deception, a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin -- code name: "The Needle" -- who holds the key to ultimate Nazi victory.

Only one person stands...


Buried Child

Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1979

by Sam Shepard

A newly revised edition of an American classic, Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize—winning Buried Child is as fierce and unforgettable as it was when it was first produced more than twenty-five years ago.

A scene...


The Silmarillion

Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel 1978

by J. R. R. Tolkien

A number-one New York Times bestseller when it was originally published, THE SILMARILLION is the core of J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative writing, a work whose origins stretch back to a time long before THE HOBBIT....