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

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

Last Orders
Artist/Author/Cast:
Swift, Graham
Call Number:
F Swift
Description:

(1996) A group of World War II survivors are forced to look at their life choices when one of them dies. 

Artist/Author/Cast:
Martel, Yann
Call Number:
F Martel
Description:

(2002) Stranded on a raft with a tiger, Pi used his knowledge, wits, and faith to keep himself alive. 

Life and Times of Michael K: A Novel
Artist/Author/Cast:
Coetzee, J. M.
Call Number:
F Coetzee
Description:

(1983) Michael K. is left alone in war-torn South Africa. When imprisoned, he escapes, fleeing to find a life of dignity and hope. 

The Line of Beauty
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hollinghurst, Alan
Call Number:
F Hollinghurst
Description:

(2004) A saga of love, sex, class, and money set against the backdrop of the Thatcher era.

Midnight`s Children
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rushdie, Salman; Desai, Anita (Introduction by)
Call Number:
F Rushdie
Description:

(1981) A classic novel that chronicles the story of a child and a nation that both came into existence in 1947. 

Moon Tiger
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lively, Penelope
Call Number:
F Lively
Description:

(1987) This novel is a journey into the past of Claudia, an elderly author living in London. 

Artist/Author/Cast:
Flanagan, Richard
Call Number:
F Flanagan
Description:

(2014) A commanding novel of love and war that traces one man's life from World War II to the present.

Offshore
Artist/Author/Cast:
Fitzgerald, Penelope
Call Number:
F Fitzgerald
Description:

(1979) A fast-moving story about life among the down, out and quirky, housed precariously in barges on the river Thames.

Artist/Author/Cast:
Amis, Kingsley
Call Number:
F Amis
Description:

(1986) Set in Wales, a group of old friends reconnect and find that they are more deeply intertwined than imagined. 

Oscar and Lucinda
Artist/Author/Cast:
Carey, Peter
Call Number:
F Carey
Description:

(1988) This novel is a romance that culminates in a half-mad expedition to transport a glass church across the Outback. 

Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
Artist/Author/Cast:
Doyle, Roddy
Call Number:
F Doyle
Description:

(1993) The story of Paddy that charts the triumphs, indignities, and bewilderment of as he tries to make sense of his changing world. 

Possession: A Romance
Artist/Author/Cast:
Byatt, A. S.
Call Number:
F Byatt
Description:

(1990) Byatt creates a haunting counterpoint of passion around a pair of young scholars researching the lives of two Victorian poets. 

The Remains Of The Day
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ishiguro, Kazuo
Call Number:
F Ishiguro
Description:

(1989) A profoundly compelling portrait of the perfect English butler and of his fading, insular world in postwar England.

Rites of Passage
Artist/Author/Cast:
Golding, William
Call Number:
F Golding
Description:

(1980) Sailing to Australia, Edmund Talbot keeps a journal to amuse his godfather back in England. 

Sacred Hunger
Artist/Author/Cast:
Unsworth, Barry
Call Number:
F Unsworth
Description:

(1992) A graphic depiction of the 18th-century slave trade and a society driven to maximize profit regardless of human cost. 

Saville
Artist/Author/Cast:
Storey, David
Call Number:
null
Description:

(1976) A coal miner's son wins a scholarship and with it a chance to escape his upbringing. 

Schindler`s List
Artist/Author/Cast:
Keneally, Thomas
Call Number:
F Keneally
Description:

(1982) A German industrialist and war profiteer, gambles his life and fortune to rescue 1,300 Jews from the gas chambers. 

The Sea
Artist/Author/Cast:
Banville, John
Call Number:
F Banville
Description:

(2005) Escaping the numbness, grief, and anger after his wife's death, Max retreats to the seaside town of his childhood summers. 

The Sea, the Sea
Artist/Author/Cast:
Murdoch, Iris; Kinzie, Mary (Introduction by)
Call Number:
F Murdoch
Description:

(1978) Murdoch depicts a tale of the strange obsessions that haunt a self-satisfied playwright as he writes his memoirs. 

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