National Book Award Winning Authors

Five-Carat Soul James McBride

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

 

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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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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...