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Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 1982

by William S. McFeely

"Combines scholarly exactness with evocative passages....Biography at its best."-Marcus Cunliffe, The New York Times Book Review; Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.The seminal biography of one of America's towering,...


So Long, See You Tomorrow

National Book Award for Fiction 1982

by William Maxwell

In this magically evocative novel, William Maxwell explores the enigmatic gravity of the past, which compels us to keep explaining it even as it makes liars out of us every time we try. On a winter morning in...


The Soul of A New Machine

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1982, National Book Award for Non-Fiction 1982

by Tracy Kidder

Computers have changed since 1981, when Tracy Kidder memorably recorded the drama, comedy, and excitement of one companys efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market. What has not changed is the feverish...


Bliss

Miles Franklin Award 1981

by Peter Carey

For thirty-nine years Harry Joy has been the quintessential good guy. But one morning Harry has a heart attack on his suburban front lawn, and, for the space of nine minutes, he becomes a dead guy. And although...


Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Faimly, a Vanished Way of Life and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 1981

by David McCullough

The National Book Award–winning biography that tells the story of how young Teddy Roosevelt transformed himself from a sickly boy into the vigorous man who would become a war hero and ultimately president...


The White Hotel

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 1981

by D. M. Thomas

It is a dream of electrifying eroticism and inexplicable violence, recounted by a young woman to her analyst, Sigmund Freud. It is a horrifying yet restrained narrative of the Holocaust. It is a searing vision...


The Mosquito Coast

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 1981

by Paul Theroux

In a breathtaking adventure story, the paranoid and brilliant inventor Allie Fox takes his family to live in the Honduran jungle, determined to build a civilization better than the one they've left. Fleeing...


Midnight's Children: A Novel

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 1981

by Salman Rushdie

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

Winner of the Booker of Bookers

Saleem Sinai is born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, the very moment of India’s independence....


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...