Pat Barker is an English author of historical fiction and contemporary fiction novels. The subjects of her fiction involve memory, trauma, survival and recovery. Her writing is considered direct, blunt and plainspoken. Pat grew up in a working class family in Thornaby-on-Tees, Yorkshire. She never knew her father (nor did her mother), and because illegitimate children were frowned upon, her mother introduced Pat as her younger sister rather than her daughter. Pat was largely raised by her grandmother and step-grandfather. She attended King James Grammar School and Grangefield Grammar School, before going on to study international history at the London School of Economics. Pat lives in Durham, England.

Pat Barker made her debut as a novelist in 1982 with the novel Union Street. Below is a list of Pat Barker’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Regeneration Trilogy Books

Regeneration(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Eye in the Door(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ghost Road(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Brooke Family Books

Life Class(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Toby's Room(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Noonday(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Union Street(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blow Your House Down(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Century's Daughter(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Who Wasn't There(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Another World(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Border Crossing(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Double Vision(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Silence of the Girls(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

War Talk(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


Note: The Century’s Daughter was re-published as Liza’s England.

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Pat Barker Synopses: Union Street is a standalone title by Pat Barker. Union Street is at the heart of a city in the industrial north-east of England, a wasteland of decaying streets and partly demolished houses. The novel tells story of seven women who live on Union Street. The movie was adapted into the film Stanley & Iris, starring Jane Fonda and Robert De Niro.

In Another World by Pat Barker, Nick’s grandfather Geordie is nearing his final breath. As Nick watches, Geordie starts to relive the horrors surrounding his brother’s death in the painful days before his own. Meanwhile Nick and his wife Fran try to unite their increasingly fractious family by organizing the children into decorating the living room. Gradually, as the old wallpaper is peeled away an obscene portrait of an Edwardian family is revealed. The drawing is an exercise in hate, revealing the history of their house and casting a terrifying shadow over the family.

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