1980s > 1989

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    A Child Across the Sky by Jonathan Carroll

Like many young men before them, Weber and Philip went to Hollywood to make their fortune. Weber became one of the most respected directors of his generation, but Philip’s talent went unnoticed until he found his calling making horror pictures, a genre in which his gruesome imagination could shine. But everything changes one morning when he calls his old friend Weber to say hello, then kills himself only an hour later.

Year: 1989
Genre: Fantasy

    A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice--not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother's death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany.

Year: 1989
Genre: Coming of Age

    A Time to Kill by John Grisham

The life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men. The mostly white town of Clanton in Ford County, Mississippi, reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime. Until her black father acquires an assault rifle and takes justice into his own outraged hands.

Year: 1989
Genre: Legal ThrillerVengeance

    Black Cherry Blues by James Lee Burke

Compared to Louisiana, Robicheaux thought Montana would be safe -- until two Native American activists suddenly go missing. When Robicheaux begins investigating, he is led into the dark world of the Mafia and oil companies. At the same time, someone from his past comes back to haunt him. Someone who was responsible for Robicheaux's flight from New Orleans -- someone who brutally murdered his wife -- and now is after young Alafair ...

Year: 1989
Genre: Crime Fiction

    Changing the Past by Thomas Berger

A novel of alternate realities from the Pulitzer Prize–nominated author: “Those willing to spend a few hours in his Twilight Zone will come away the richer” (Library Journal).

Year: 1989
Genre: Alternate Reality

    Clear and Present Danger by Tom Clancy

When Colombian drug lords assassinate both the U.S. ambassador and the visiting head of the FBI, their actions trigger a covert response from the American government--a response that goes horribly wrong... Jack Ryan should be privy to operations like the one in Colombia, but he's been left completely in the dark. With the help of field officer John Clark, Ryan intends to find out what's really going on. But while they expect danger from without, the greatest threat of all may come from within.

Year: 1989
Genre: CIADrug Running

    F is for Fugitive by Sue Grafton

Seventeen years ago, the body of Jean Timberlake--a troubled teen who had a reputation with the boys--was found on the beach. Her boyfriend Bailey Fowler was convicted of her murder and imprisoned, but he escaped. As Kinsey gets closer to solving Jean's murder, the more dirty little secrets she uncovers in a town where everyone has something to hide--and a killer will kill again to keep the past buried...

Year: 1989
Genre: Cold CasePrivate Eye

    Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco

Bored with their work, three Milanese editors cook up the Plan, a hoax that connects the medieval Knights Templar with other occult groups from ancient to modern times. But in a fateful turn the joke becomes all too real, and when occult groups, including Satanists, get wind of the Plan, they go so far as to kill one of the editors in their quest to gain control of the earth.

Year: 1989
Genre: Conspiracy

    Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett

Long believed extinct, a superb specimen of draco nobilis (noble dragon for those who don't understand italics) has appeared in Discworld's greatest city. Not only does this unwelcome visitor have a nasty habit of charbroiling everything in its path, in rather short order it is crowned King (it is a noble dragon, after all...). Magic, mayhem, and a marauding dragon...who could ask for anything more?

Year: 1989
Genre: Fantasy

    Journey by James A. Michener

In 1897, gold fever sweeps the world. The promise of untold riches lures thousands of dreamers from all walks of life on a perilous trek toward fortune, failure--or death. Journey is an immersive account of the adventures of four English aristocrats and their Irish servant as they haul across cruel Canadian terrain toward the Klondike gold fields.

Year: 1989
Genre: Gold Rush




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1989A Child Across the Sky by Jonathan Carroll Fantasy, Answered Prayers
1989A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving Coming of Age
1989A Time to Kill by John Grisham Legal Thriller, Vengeance, Jake Brigance
1989Black Cherry Blues by James Lee Burke Crime Fiction, Dave Robicheaux, Montana, New Orleans
1989Changing the Past by Thomas Berger Alternate Reality
1989Clear and Present Danger by Tom Clancy CIA, Drug Running, Jack Ryan
1989F is for Fugitive by Sue Grafton Cold Case, Private Eye, Kinsey Millhone
1989Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco Conspiracy
1989Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett Fantasy, Discworld
1989Journey by James A. Michener Gold Rush, Canada
1989Killshot by Elmore Leonard Extortion
1989Mutation by Robin Cook Medical Thriller
1989Nemesis by Isaac Asimov
1989Playmates by Robert B. Parker Basketball, Spenser, Boston
1989Poodle Springs by Raymond Chandler Hardboiled Detective, Philip Marlowe
1989Prentice Alvin by Orson Scott Card Fantasy, Alvin Maker
1989Pyramids by Terry Pratchett Fantasy, Discworld
1989Rama II by Arthur C. Clarke Alien Contact, Rama
1989Soldier of Arete by Gene Wolfe Historical Fantasy, Latro
1989Stalking the Angel by Robert Crais Private Eye, Stolen Goods, Elvis Cole, Joe Pike
1989Summer of '49 by David Halberstam Baseball, Non-Fiction
1989Talking God by Tony Hillerman Police Procedural, Jim Chee, Joe Leaphorn
1989The Dark Half by Stephen King Horror
1989The Long Gray Line by Rick Atkinson Vietnam War, Non-Fiction
The American Journey of West Point's Class of 1966
1989The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett Historical, Middle Ages, Kingsbridge
1989The Shape of Dread by Marcia Muller Murder Mystery, Death Row, Sharon McCone
1989The Stress of Her Regard by Tim Powers Secret History, Supernatural
1989There's Something in A Sunday by Marcia Muller Murder Mystery, Sharon McCone, San Francisco
1989Tides of Light by Gregory Benford Hard SF, Space Exploration, Galactic Center Saga
1989Doc Savage: Bantam Omnibus #8 by Kenneth Robeson Doc Savage: Bantam Omnibus
1989Doc Savage: Bantam Omnibus #9 by Kenneth Robeson Doc Savage: Bantam Omnibus
1989Doc Savage: Bantam Omnibus #10 by Kenneth Robeson Doc Savage: Bantam Omnibus





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