National Book Award Winning Authors

The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson Robert A. Caro

THE YEARS OF LYNDON JOHNSON: THE PASSAGE OF POWER follows Lyndon Johnson through the most frustrating and triumphant periods of his career - 1958 - 1964. For the first time, we see the Kennedy assassination through the eyes of LBJ.

 

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Cold Mountain Charles Frazier

COLD MOUNTAIN tells the story of a soldier returning to his sweetheart after the Civil War. His journey back through desolate landscape and their struggles at reunion are told in such an eloquent manner to have won the National Book Award and become one of the most acclaimed debut novels of our time.

 

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Varina Charles Frazier

VARINA brings Charles Frazier's readers back to the devastation of Cold Mountain, but with a meticulously researched and beautifully written inside look at the wife of Jefferson Davis, and how she was forced to cope with a life she never imaged after meeting the wealthy planter as a teenager.

 

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Acts of God Ellen Gilchrist

ACTS OF GOD is Ellen Gilchrist's finest collection of salty stories of tragedy and good. These characters run the gamut from fighters to believers to survivors.    

 

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And the Dark Sacred Night Julia Glass

AND THE DARK SACRED NIGHT is an exquisitely memorable tale of the search for an unknown father. There are unexpected twists and turns throughout the story to keep the reader mesmerized.

 

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A House Among the Trees Julia Glass

A HOUSE AMONG THE TREES is an expertly written tale of a famous author of children's books who leaves his fortune to his long-time assistant, and her attempts to honor his final requests for the many people whose lives he touched with his work and his vibrant personality.

 

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Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter Onuf

MOST BLESSED OF THE PATRIARCHS: THOMAS JEFFERSON AND THE EMPIRE OF THE IMAGINATION is a character study by a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and her co author who is America's leading Jefferson scholar. The book follows Jefferson from birth to death and not only gives a true picture of the man, but dispels many of the...

The Good Lord Bird James McBride

THE GOOD LORD BIRD is a clever satire of John Brown traveling with a young boy dressed as a young girl.   It is a  rousing adventure of one of the most colorful characters in American history. It won the National Book Award.

 

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Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul James McBride

KILL 'EM AND LEAVE: SEARCHING FOR JAMES BROWN AND THE AMERICAN SOUL is the accurate and true understanding of the man who was one of the most influential voices on American music, and is written by the only man on earth who could have collected the complete story.  

 

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Five-Carat Soul James McBride

FIVE-CARAT SOUL is a brilliant collection of stories with unforgettable characters.

 

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