National Book Award Winning Authors

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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Deacon King Kong James McBride

DEACON KING KONG is a darkly funny tale of an old deacon in 1969's Brooklyn who shoots a local drug dealer point-blank, surrounded by witnesses, and examines the effect the shooting has throughout the community.

 

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Apeirogon Colum McCann

APEIROGON is a powerful novel about two men on the opposing sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict who each lose a daughter to the sectarian violence around them, but eventually come together and use their grief to try and break the conflict open. McCann actually based the men on the real life...

The Things They Carried Tim O'Brien

THE THINGS THEY CARRIED was named by The New York Times to their Book of the Century list. Many critics consider this the best book ever written on the Vietnam War. It is about more than war; it is about the human heart, emotional baggage, loyalty, love, death and life. It is a marvel of storytelling.

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Dad's Maybe Book Tim O'Brien

DAD'S MAYBE BOOK is a collection of essays and anecdotes written by National Book Award-winning author Tim O'Brien as a way to give his sons advice for the future, as well as a sense of who their father was as a man. Hilarious and tender, this is a touching and moving document of a father's love and his desire to give...

The Man Without a Shadow Joyce Carol Oates

THE MAN WITHOUT A SHADOW explores neuroscience through both a personal and a professional experience. A scientist is perplexed at where to draw the line when it comes to ethics, obsession and passion. 

 

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The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America George Packer

THE UNWINDING: AN INDEPENDENT HISTORY OF THE NEW AMERICA explains the cause and effect of the shift in our country's mindset. National Book Award winning George Packer interviewed people from all walks of life and documents his findings.

 

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Barkskins Annie Proulx

BARKSKINS traces the descendants of two families for three hundred years blending history and imagination. The unforgettable characters travel across the globe facing revenge, Indian attacks, and even cultural annihilation. Critics call this Annie Proulx's finest work.

 

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