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2013

The Luminaries

by Catton, Elanor

From the award-winning author of The Rehearsal comes a bold neo-Victorian murder mystery set in a remote gold-mining frontier town in nineteenth-century New Zealand, in which three unsolved crimes link the fates and fortunes of twelve men.

2012

Bring Up the Bodies

by Mantel, Hilary

The sequel to Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times bestseller, Wolf Hall delves into the heart of Tudor history with the downfall of Anne Boleyn. Though he battled for seven years to marry her, Henry is disenchanted with Anne Boleyn.

2011

The Sense of an Ending

by Barnes, Julian

By an acclaimed writer at the height of his powers, The Sense of an Ending extends a streak of extraordinary books that began with the best-selling Arthur & George and continued with Nothing to Be Frightened Of and, most recently, Pulse.

2010

The Finkler Question

by Jacobson, Howard

Winner of the 2010 Man Booker Prize. Julian Treslove, a professionally unspectacular former BBC radio producer, and Sam Finkler, a popular Jewish philosopher, writer, and television personality, are old school friends.

2009

Wolf Hall

by Mantel, Hilary

In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII's court, only one man dares to gamble his life to win the king's favor and ascend to the heights of political power -- England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. 2009 Man Booker Prize winner.

2008

The White Tiger

by Adiga, Aravind

Balram Halwai is a complicated man. Servant. Philosopher. Entrepreneur. Murderer. Over a week, he tells us the terrible and transfixing story of how he came to be a success in life. 2008 Man Booker Prize winner.

2007

The Gathering

by Enright, Anne

This 2007 Booker Prize winner is about a large Irish family gathering for a wake, where memories warp and secrets fester through 3 generations.

2006

The Inheritance of Loss

by Desai, Kiran

This winner of the Booker Prize is a masterpiece in Anglo-Indian fiction.

2005

The Sea

by Banville, John

Soon after his wife dies, a middle-aged Irishman goes to the seaside town where he spent his summer holidays as a child.

2004

The Line of Beauty

by Hollinghurst, Alan

Novel set in the 1980's about a young British gay man coming of age in a world of wealth and politics. Booker prize winner.

2003

Vernon God Little

by Pierre, Dbc

When 16 kids are shot on high school grounds, everyone looks for someone to blame. Meet Vernon Little, who's pinned as an accomplice. So he takes off for Mexico. A Man Booker prize winner.

2002

Life Of Pi

by Martel, Yann

2002 Man Booker Prize Winner.

2001

True History of the Kelly Gang

by Carey, Peter

The legendary Australian Ned Kelly speaks for himself, scribbling his story on pieces of paper as he flees from the police. Winner of the Booker prize.

2000

The Blind Assassin

by Atwood, Margaret

Three wonderfully rich stories weave together, gradually revealing their interplay through secrets surrounding the Chase family, a rich and influential Ontario family.

1999

Disgrace

by Coetzee, J. M.

Disgrace--set in post--apartheid Cape Town and on a remote farm in the Eastern Cape--is deft, lean, quiet, and brutal. See long synopsis.

1998

Amsterdam

by Mcewan, Ian

Imaginative novel of English Society.

1997

The God of Small Things

by Roy, Arundhati

The international publishing sensation of 1997 -- translated into 18 languages -- a magical, sophisticated tour de force.The God of Small Things heralds a voice so powerful and original that it burns itself into the reader's memory.

1996

Last Orders

by Swift, Graham

Four men gather in a London pub. They have taken it upon themselves to carry out the last orders of Jack Dodds, master butcher, and deliver his ashes to the sea.

1995

The Ghost Road

by Barker, Pat

Set in World War II, this novel is about 2 men divided by class and experience but sharing a mutual respect and empathy. One is Lieutenant Billy Prior, and the other is his doctor.

1994

How Late It Was, How Late

by Kelman, James

The gritty story of a fist-fighting, alcoholic ex-con named Sammy who is beaten senseless by the Glasgow police and plunged into a netherworld of darkness. Booker prize winner.

1993

Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

by Doyle, Roddy

Ten year old Paddy Clarke is from a working class Irish family. He has a creeping realization that his parents marriage is ending and his life will change.

1992

Sacred Hunger

by Unsworth, Barry

Winner of the Booker Prize A historical novel set in the eighteenth century, Sacred Hunger is a stunning, engrossing exploration of power, domination, and greed in the British Empire as it entered fully into the slave trade and spread it hroughout

The English Patient

by Ondaatje, Michael

With ravishing beauty and unsettling intelligence, Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an Italian villa at the end of World War II.

1991

The Famished Road

by Okri, Ben

The story of Azaro, a spirit child who is born only to live for a short while before returning to the idyllic world of his spirit companions. A Booker prize winner.

1990

Possession: A Romance

by Byatt, A. S.

Two contemporary literary scholars discover and investigate a secret romance between two Victorian poets - brilliant, funny, fascinating.

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