National Book Award Winning Authors

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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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...

Five-Carat Soul James McBride

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

 

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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.   This title has been selected as a Booksmith...

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...

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...