Annal: 1989 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Results of the PEN/Faulkner Award in the year 1989.

Book:Dusk and Other Stories

Dusk and Other Stories

James Salter

Dusk and Other Stories is James Salter’s only short-story collection. Virtuosic and exquisitely compressed, these stories show Salter at his best.

Book:The Corner of Rife and Pacific

The Corner of Rife and Pacific

Thomas Savage

Book:The Death of Methuselah and Other Stories

The Death of Methuselah and Other Stories

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Nobel Prize-winner Singer’s 10th collection of short stories demonstrates “the same vigor that he has shown throughout his long career” (New York Times) and reaffirms his place as an extremely popular and enduring author.

Book:The Tenants of Time

The Tenants of Time

Thomas Flanagan

This Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection is a panoramic view of three generations of Irish people and passion. The lives of three extraordinary men are bound together by the tides of history in this sweeping tale that includes remarkable historical figures such as Oscar Wilde and Disraeli.

Book:Vanished (Mary McGarry Morris)

Vanished

Mary McGarry Morris

Aubrey Wallace is the kind of man no one notices. Dotty Johnson is the kind of woman no one can ignore. One afternoon, they both disappear from the small Vermont town where they live. The next day, two hundred miles away, a toddler is snatched from her Massachusetts home.

For the next five years, Aubrey, Dotty, and the kidnapped child—bound together by strange love and desperate need—are trapped in a nomadic existence governed by their constant fear of discovery. Canny, the little girl, becomes Aubrey’s entire existence. But Dotty wants out. She is tired of being saddled with this fearful little man. When she meets Jiggy Huller, a brutal ex-convict, the wheels of Canny’s return to her natural parents are wrenched fatally into motion.

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