Booker Award Winners

The Booker prize is awarded for the best full-length novel...written in English by a citizen of the United Kingdom, The Commonwealth,
Ireland, or South Africa. The Booker prize is sponsored by Booker and the Tetra Pak Laval Group.

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Amsterdam: A Novel
Artist/Author/Cast:
McEwan, Ian
Call Number:
F McEwan
Description:

In Ian McEwan's novel, some compromising photographs lead two old friends to unlikely fates. (1998)

The Blind Assassin
Artist/Author/Cast:
Atwood, Margaret
Call Number:
F Atwood
Description:

Stories spin within stories in this spellbinding novel of avarice, love, and revenge. (2000)

The Bone People
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hulme, Keri
Call Number:
F Hulme
Description:

The Bone People chronicles the complicated relationships between three emotional outcasts of mixed European and Maori heritage in New Zealand. (1985)

Bring up the Bodies
Artist/Author/Cast:
Mantel, Hilary
Call Number:
F Mantel
Description:

The novel follows the trial of Anne Boleyn and her suitors for adultery and treason, as seen through Cromwell’s eyes. (2012)

The Conservationist
Artist/Author/Cast:
Gordimer, Nadine; Gordimer, Nadine
Call Number:
F Gordimer
Description:

Mehring is a rich, South African man, successful in his work, but very poor when it comes to the people in his life. (1974)

Disgrace
Artist/Author/Cast:
Coetzee, J. M.
Call Number:
F Coetzee
Description:

A professor has an affair with a student and retreats to his daughter’s farm to find meaning in his relationships. (1999)

The Elected Member
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rubens, Bernice
Call Number:
F Rubens
Description:

Norman is the clever one of a close-knit Jewish family--until at forty-one he becomes a drug addict. (1970)

The English Patient
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ondaatje, Michael
Call Number:
F Ondaatje
Description:

With poetic lyricism, this novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives at the end of World War II. (1992)

The Famished Road
Artist/Author/Cast:
Okri, Ben
Call Number:
F Okri
Description:

The tension between the land of the living and the carefree kingdom of the spirits propels this latter-day Lazarus's story. (1991)

The Finkler Question
Artist/Author/Cast:
Jacobson, Howard
Call Number:
F Jacobson
Description:

A very interesting and entertaining novel that questions what it means to be Jewish in an inherently anti-Semitic world. (2010)

G.
Artist/Author/Cast:
Berger, John
Call Number:
F Berger
Description:

The story of "G.," a young man forging an energetic sexual career in Europe during the early 20th century. (1972)

The Gathering
Artist/Author/Cast:
Enright, Anne
Call Number:
F Enright
Description:

The Gathering is an evocative portrait of a large Irish family haunted by the past. (2007)

The Ghost Road
Artist/Author/Cast:
Barker, Pat
Call Number:
F Barker
Description:

The novel revolves around a psychologist, who pioneered the treatment of shell shock, and his patients during the World War I. (1995)

The God of Small Things
Artist/Author/Cast:
Roy, Arundhati
Call Number:
F Roy
Description:

The story of an affluent Indian family forever changed by one fateful day in 1969. (1997)

Heat and Dust
Artist/Author/Cast:
Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer
Call Number:
F Jhabvala
Description:

Heat and Dust tells the story of a beautiful woman suffocated by the propriety and social constraints of her position. (1975)

Holiday
Artist/Author/Cast:
Middleton, Stanley
Call Number:
F Middleton
Description:

Edwin Fisher is on holiday at the English seaside -- but this revisiting of childhood haunts is no ordinary holiday. (1974)

Hotel du Lac
Artist/Author/Cast:
Brookner, Anita
Call Number:
F Brookner
Description:

When an author’s life begins to resemble her plots, she flees to Switzerland to restore herself to her senses. (1984)

How Late It Was, How Late
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kelman, James
Call Number:
F Kelman
Description:

A series of reflections from a petty crook who had one run-in with the police too many. (1994)

In a Free State: A Novel with Two Supporting Narratives
Artist/Author/Cast:
Naipaul, V. S.
Call Number:
F Naipaul
Description:

This novel is comprised of a masterful and stylishly rendered narrative of emigration, dislocation, and dread, accompanied by supporting narratives. (1971)

The Inheritance of Loss
Artist/Author/Cast:
Desai, Kiran
Call Number:
F Desai
Description:

Desai's characters face numerous choices that majestically illuminate the consequences of colonialism as it collides with the modern world. (2006)

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