Best Books of the 1980s

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Here are 20 books that caught my interest lately.

Off-beat, quirky or curious titles that might deserve more attention…

all published in the 1980s.

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01: BARRY HANNAH, “Ray”, 128 pages, 1980.

Ray

02: RICARDO PIGLIA, “Artificial Respiration”, 240 pages, 1980. [Argentina]

Artificial Respiration

03: ALAN PATON, “Ah, but your Land is beautiful”, 292 pages, 1981. [South Africa]

Ah But Your Land Is Beautiful (Vintage Classics)

04: AARTO PAASILINNA, “The Howling Miller”, 284 pages, 1981. [Finland]

The Howling Miller

05: BOHUMIL HRABAL, “Harlequin’s Millions”, 312 pages, 1981. [Czech Republic]

Harlequin's Millions: A Novel

06: TOBY OLSON, “Seaview”, 250 pages, 1982.

Seaview

07: HELEN HOOVEN SANTMYER, “And the Ladies of the Club”, 1176 pages, 1982.

...And Ladies of the Club

08: KERU MIYAMOTO, “Kinshu: Autumn Brocade”, 208 pages, 1982. [Japan]

Kinshu: Autumn Brocade

09: BILLY LEE BRAMMER, “The Gay Place”, 560 pages, 1983.

The Gay Place

10: BARRY HUGHART, “Bridge of Birds”, 271 pages, 1984. [Fantasy]

Bridge of Birds: A Novel of an Ancient China That Never Was

11: FERROL SAMS, “The Whisper of the River”, 544 pages, 1984.

The Whisper of the River

12: PRAMOEDYA ANANTA TOER, “Footsteps”, 480 pages, 1985. [Indonesia]

Footsteps

13: JUAN JOSÉ SAER, “The Sixty-Five Years of Washington”, 220 pages, 1985. [Argentina]

The Sixty-Five Years of Washington

14: JOAN SLONCZEWSKI, “A Door into Ocean”, 403 pages, 1986. [Sci-Fi]

A Door Into Ocean

15: JON HASSLER, “Grand Opening”, 336 pages, 1987.

Grand Opening

16: LANFORD WILSON, “Burn This”, 98 pages, 1987. [Drama / Stage]

Burn This

17: PENELOPE LIVELY, “Moon Tiger”, 224 pages, 1987.

Moon Tiger

18: JACKIE KAY, “Trumpet”, 278 pages, 1988.

Trumpet

19: GIACONDA BELLI, “The inhabited Woman”, 374 pages, 1988. [Nicaragua]

Bewohnte Frau

20: WALTER SATTERTHWAIT, “Miss Lizzie”, 332 pages, 1989.

Miss Lizzie

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