Pulitzer Prize Winning Authors

All Over but the Shoutin' Rick Bragg

ALL OVER BUT THE SHOUTIN' was named Memoir of the Year and was Rick Bragg's first book. It has become the icon story of a dirt poor Southern family and the strong woman who endured to raise her three sons. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for...

Alabama's Rick Bragg: Out of the Dirt Rick Bragg

ALABAMA'S RICK BRAGG: OUT OF THE DIRT  is a must see documentary for every fan, especially the part where Rick's mother is seen reciting poetry. Written and directed by Alice Yeager and produced by Al Hammond with a grant from The Alabama Humanities Foundation. We probably should not praise this warm video of Rick...

Perfume River Robert Olen Butler

PERFUME RIVER examines family ties with flashbacks from the Viet Nam War. The author's experience as an Army intelligence agent during that period gives him a great advantage in creating what many critics say is best novel yet by the Pulitzer Prize winner.  This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless...

The Empire of Night Robert Olen Butler

THE EMPIRE OF NIGHT is another in the Christopher Marlow Cobb exciting adventures of  a newspaperman turned spy who this time is thrown together with another secret agent - his own mother. Kit Cobb and his mother risk all in Berlin during World War I.

 

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The Snow Queen Michael Cunningham

THE SNOW QUEEN follows two brothers, one of whom is soon to marry, and the struggles they face in the serious illness of the future bride, drug use, and the different path each takes.

 

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Cloud Cuckoo Land Anthony Doerr

CLOUD CUCKOO LAND is a beautiful and warm message delivered through multiple stories by one of the masters of the English language. Basically, it is redemptive and gives readers a unique view of the stewardship of the Earth - as well as being one of the most powerful and enjoyable novels of the decade.

 

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Manhattan Beach Jennifer Egan

MANHATTAN BEACH was one of the most anticipated books of the season. This dark story is set during World War Two when a woman's life was structured, and the protagonist becomes the only female diver at the Brooklyn Naval Yard. She also has her own ideas about sexual appetites, and becomes involved with a mob boss who...

The Sentence Louise Erdrich

THE SENTENCE is a rich narrative (as you might expect from the winner of The National Book Award and The Pulitzer Prize) set around a small independent bookstore - that is haunted.

 

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The Night Watchman Louise Erdrich

THE NIGHT WATCHMAN is based on the author's grandfather who went from rural North Dakota all the way to our nation's capital to fight against Native dispossession. The story exudes the humor and elegant prose a reader expects from a literary master and Pulitzer Prize winner.

 

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Future Home of the Living God Louise Erdrich

FUTURE HOME OF THE LIVING GOD takes place in a dystopian version of the near future, where the process of evolution has irrevocably begun to work backwards across all species, with piling reports of women giving birth to primitive species of humans. An adopted woman who is four months pregnant seeks out her birth...