National Book Award Winning Books

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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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.

 

THIS COPY (shown below) was signed on the title page by James...

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.

 

THIS COPY (shown below) was signed on the title...

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...