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1983

China: Alive in the Bitter Sea

by Butterfield, Fox

In 1979 Fox Butterfield became the first New York Times correspondent in China in 30 years. He wrote this book about his experiences during the two years he was a correspondent there.

National Defense

by Fallows, James

THIS BOOK is designed to give the general reader better ways of thinking about defense. In the first few years of the 1980s, the United States will have to make choices of enormous consequence about the size, purpose, and composition of its military force.

Country Music: Selected Early Poems

by Wright, Charles

A compilation of powerful and moving poems from early in the poet's career.

Selected Poems

by Kinnell, Galway

A rich selection of poems in a book that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. The poems include two of Kinnell's most frequently reprinted poems, "Saint Francis and the Sow" and "After Making Love We Hear Footsteps"

1982

Rabbit Is Rich

by Updike, John

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 prosperity as the chief sales

So Long, See You Tomorrow

by Maxwell, William

This is a novel about a painful childhood, divorced parents and separation from a friend. The author's descriptions help us to understand pain, anxiety and many other emotions of human life.

Naming Names

by Navasky, Victor S.

An investigation into the tactics of the House committee on Un-american Activities, specifically focusing on the selection of Hollywood radicals who were encouraged to submit names.

The Soul of a New Machine

by Kidder, Tracy

Computers have changed since 1981, when Tracy Kidder memorably recorded the drama, comedy, and excitement of one company's efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market.

1981

Plains Song: For Female Voices

by Morris, Wright

Plains Song is a novel which brilliantly describes the Nebraska plains and portrays three generations of women.

The Stories of John Cheever

by Cheever, John

NATIONAL BESTSELLERWinner of the Pulitzer PrizeWhen The Stories of John Cheever was originally published, it became an immediate national bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize. In the years since, it has become a classic.

China Men

by Kingston, Maxine Hong

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.

The Last Cowboy

by Kramer, Jane

Portrays the life of a man who strives to be "a proper cowboy" despite radical changes which have propelled the Old West into a New Southwest characterized by industrialized agribusiness. --amazon.com

The Need To Hold Still: Poems

by Mueller, Lisel

Winner of the National Book Award for Poetry in 1981.

1980

Sophie's Choice

by Styron, William

The World According to Garp

by Irving, John

The Right Stuff

by Wolfe, Tom

The Right Stuff is Tom Wolfe's deft account of a cast of heroes, introduced to America with the explosion of space

The Snow Leopard

by Matthiessen, Peter

pilgrimage to Nepal to study Himalayan blue sheep, and find the Lama of Shey at ancient Buddhist shrine on Crystal Mountain.

Ashes: Poems New and Old

by Levine, Philip

Won the National Book Award for Poetry in 1980.

1979

Going After Cacciato

by O'Brien, Tim

"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 O'Brien's now classic novel of Vietnam.

Mirabell: Books of Number

by Merrill, James

A collection of poems.

1978

Blood Tie

by Settle, Mary Lee

The story tells the political, social, psychological and anthropological aspects of American and European expatriates who took refugee in an ancient Turkish city. Winner of the 1978 National Book Award.

1977

The Spectator Bird

by Stegner, Wallace

Joe Allston is a retired literary agent. His parents and only son are dead. He passes through his life passively, feeling like a spectator. Upon reviewing old journals of a trip he took to his mother's birthplace, his outlook on life changes.

1976

J.R.

by Gaddis, William

Gaddis criticizes capitalism through the tale of an eleven-year-old boy who creates a market bubble by ordering some Army surplus materials.

Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror

by Ashbery, John

A collection of poetry by John Ashbery.

1975

Dog Soldiers

by Stone, Robert

In Saigon during the waning days of the Vietnam War, a small-time journalist named John Converse thinks he'll find action - and profit - by getting involved in a big-time drug deal. But back in the States, things go horribly wrong for him.

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