Thursday, June 11, 2009


"Sonny step right up into the
time machine
We'll set the dial for 1983 . . ."

(Yes it's another quote from Cracker's new album, Sunrise in the Land of Milk and Honey.)

Here are a few of the winners of the 1983 National Book Awards. (I'm only including the ones that I like.) I have provided links to where you can look to see if the titles are available at your local library.

Hardcover Fiction:

Walker, Alice. The Color Purple: A Novel. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982.

Paperback Fiction:

Welty, Eudora. The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982.

Hardcover Children's Picture Book:

Cooney, Barbara. Miss Rumphius. New York: Viking Press, 1982.

Steig, William. Doctor De Soto. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1982.