National Book Award Winning Authors

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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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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Sing, Unburied, Sing Jesmyn Ward

SING, UNBURIED, SING introduces strong African-American characters who populate a farm on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This powerful story follows a young man who tries to cope although his grandmother is dying, his toddler sister needs his attention, and his drug-addicted mother occasionally shows up and disrupts life...

The Nickel Boys Colson Whitehead

THE NICKEL BOYS revolves around two young men sentenced to a juvenile reformatory in 1960s Jim Crow Florida where they and the other residents are subject to the cruel abuse of the staff, both physically and sexually. One, Elwood Curtis, keeps the words of Martin Luther King Jr. in his mind and heart, trying to live Dr...

The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD is the story of Cora, a young woman enslaved on a Georgia plantation, who decides to escape with Caesar, a new arrival to the plantation. They take the Underground Railroad, which they find is no metaphor, as it carries them under the very ground they toil on to their freedom.

 

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The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test Tom Wolfe

THE ELECTRIC KOOL-AID ACID TEST is Tom Wolfe's account of Ken Kesey and his band of Merry Prankers,...