Many people believe that modern literature is experiencing a severe crisis and there are practically no worthy works. We do not agree with this statement. That’s why we present to you the best books that were published in the 90s.
1990: The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos
Nestor and Cesar are two brothers who cannot imagine their lives without mambo music. In the early fifties of the last century, they left for New York from their native Havana to conquer the musical Olympus.
1991: The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
The author uses metaphors to show the state of men in the war, based on his impressions received on the fronts of Vietnam. In O’Brien’s book, the boundaries between fiction and nonfiction are blurred.
1992: Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan
This is the story of four completely different African American women and their relationship with the opposite sex. One of them is abandoned by her husband for the sake of a white woman, the second left her husband and found another man, and the third woman’s husband joins a certain sexual minority.
1993: The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller
Brother and sister are sorting out papers in the house of a newly deceased mother, Francesca Johnson, in Madison, Iowa. Among the papers, they discover a diary that tells about the events that took place in 1965, and the action is postponed to that year.
1994: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
In the old mansion of Savannah, on the foggy morning of May 2, 1981, shots were heard - a young man with a dubious reputation was killed. The owner of the house was under suspicion. So, the investigation began, which lasted ten years. It took so much time to find out what happened then.
1995: High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
It's a funny and sad, light and sometimes profound, touching and sometimes cynical love story. Rob Gordon is a real fanatic of his job, although this is not a spy investigation or space exploration, but the usual sale of records. But one day the girlfriend leaves him.
Now the obsessed music lover will have to scroll his life back to find where he made a mistake.
1996: The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard
This book became popular thanks to Oprah Winfrey after she presented Jacquelyn Mitchard to the public as the main winner of her book club. And after that, all America began to read The Deep End of the Ocean.
1997: Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
In the last days of the civil war, the main character, who had deserted from the front, decided to make his way home, to the town of Cold Mountain, to his bride. This is a love story against the background of the war of independence.
1998: Paradise by Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison's first novel since she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, Paradise opens with a horrifying scene of mass violence and chronicles its genesis in an all-black small town in rural Oklahoma.
1999: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
This is the book, which conquered the world, the standard of literature for readers of all ages, a synonym for success. The book made J.K. Rowling the most widely read writer of modern times. This book has become a cult for several generations.