Books by Pat Barker

TOBY'S ROOM by Pat Barker
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A rare disappointment from one of England's finest writers."
Booker Prize winner Barker revisits some students at the Slade art school in the years before and after their experiences in Life Class (2008). Read full book review >
LIFE CLASS by Pat Barker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2008

"Mature, unsentimental and searching. One of this excellent writer's finest books."
The Booker Prize-winning British author (Double Vision, 2003, etc.) returns to the subject of World War I, treated so memorably in her celebrated Regeneration trilogy. Read full book review >
DOUBLE VISION by Pat Barker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"An honorable failure: heartfelt, unflinching, and oddly compelling. But this author has done, and will again do, much better."
The universal fears crystallized by 9/11 provide the initially gripping, ultimately limiting core material of this overheated tenth novel from the Booker-winning British author best known for her Regeneration Trilogy. Read full book review >
BORDER CROSSING by Pat Barker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Not one of Barker's triumphs. She's a gifted realist who usually excels at putting flesh on the bones of what might seem mere case histories, but Border Crossing is really only a return visit to previously explored fictional territory."
A former child murderer's relationship with the psychologist whose testimony had assured his conviction and imprisonment is the core of this intriguing, melodramatic, and rather diffused eighth novel from the British author of the award-winning Regeneration Trilogy. Read full book review >
ANOTHER WORLD by Pat Barker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"Of such imaginative complexity and generosity are first-rate fiction made, and Barker keeps on making it about as well as anybody now writing."
"Ambivalent relationships" among an embattled extended family whose confusions are mirrored and reshaped by the past are the intriguing matter of this eighth by the Booker-winning British author of, most recently, the Regeneration trilogy. Read full book review >
THE EYE IN THE DOOR by Pat Barker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 1994

"Together they form a remarkable achievement."
Barker's Regeneration (1992) was a fine novelistic reconstruction of the psychiatric mission to heal British officers damaged by World War I horrors; this equally impressive companion volume investigates personal and societal breakdown in the war's final stages. Read full book review >
REGENERATION by Pat Barker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 1992

"The extent of that empathy earns Barker's work a place on the shelf of WW I literature."
In this fact/fiction hybrid, Barker (Union Street, 1983, etc.) turns from the struggle for survival of northern England working- class folk to the struggle back to sanity by British officers unhinged by WW I trench warfare. Read full book review >