Pulitzer Prize
2012
The orphan master's son : a novel
Click to search this book in our catalog   Adam Johnson.
Publishers Weekly Johnson's novel accomplishes the seemingly impossible: an American writer has masterfully rendered the mysterious world of No...More
2012
Devil in the grove : Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the dawn of a new America
Click to search this book in our catalog   Gilbert King.
Publishers Weekly In July 1949, four black men in Florida (the "Groveland Four") were accused of raping a white woman. By the time Marshal...More
 
2012
The Black Count : glory, revolution, betrayal, and the real Count of Monte Cristo
 Tom Reiss ; [maps by David Lindroth Inc.].
Library Journal Confronted with the surname Dumas, most readers are likely to think of Alexandre Dumas, author of such classics as The Count of Mon...More
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2011
The swerve : how the world became modern
 Stephen Greenblatt.
Choice Adopting the conceit of the "swerve" as the fulcrum of this work, Greenblatt (Harvard) presents a narrative study of Poggio Bracciol...More
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2011
George F. Kennan : an American life
Click to search this book in our catalog   John Lewis Gaddis.
Book list *Starred Review* Diplomat and historian Kennan (1904-2005) cooperated with this biography that in its documentary thoroughness and lucidity...More
2011 (Fiction)
A Visit From The Goon Squad
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jennifer Egan
Book list *Starred Review* Egan is a writer of cunning subtlety, embedding within the risky endeavors of seductively complicated characters a curious...More
 
2011 (Nonfiction)
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
 Siddhartha Mukherjee
Publishers Weekly Mukherjee's debut book is a sweeping epic of obsession, brilliant researchers, dramatic new treatments, euphoric success and ...More
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2011 (Biography))
Washington: A Life
 Ron Chernow
Library Journal In this cradle-to-grave biography of the Founding Father, notable biographer Chernow (Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller) thoro...More
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2010 (Fiction)
Tinkers
Click to search this book in our catalog   Paul Harding
Book list *Starred Review* A tinker is a mender, and in Harding's spellbinding debut, he imagines the old, mendable horse-and-carriage world. The...More
2010 (Nonfiction)
The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy
Click to search this book in our catalog   David E. Hoffman
 
2010 (Biography))
The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
 T.J. Stiles
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2009 (Fiction)
Olive Kitteridge
 Elizabeth Strout.
Library Journal In her third novel, New York Times best-selling author Strout (Abide with Me) tracks Olive Kitteridge's adult life through 13 l...More
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2009 (Nonfiction)
Slavery by another name : the re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
Click to search this book in our catalog   Douglas A. Blackmon.
Publishers Weekly Wall Street Journal bureau chief Blackmon gives a groundbreaking and disturbing account of a sordid chapter in American history-t...More
2009 (Biography))
American lion : Andrew Jackson in the White House
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jon Meacham.
Library Journal From Newsweek's editor. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information. Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed ...More
 
2008 (Fiction)
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
 Junot Diaz
Library Journal Having caught everyone's attention with his short stories, D!az offers a debut novel starring ghetto geek Oscar, whose family l...More
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2008 (Nonfiction)
The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945
 Saul Friedlander
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2008 (Biography)
Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father
Click to search this book in our catalog   John Matteson
2007 (Fiction)
The road
Click to search this book in our catalog   Cormac McCarthy
Publishers Weekly Violence, in McCarthy's postapocalyptic tour de force, has been visited worldwide in the form of a "long shear of light a...More
 
2007 (Nonfiction)
The looming tower
 Lawrence Wright
Book list Wright, a talented New Yorker0 staff writer with a diverse portfolio and a long-standing personal interest in the Middle East, was on the...More
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2007 (Biography)
The most famous man in America
 Debby Applegate
Library Journal The 2007 Pulitzer Prize jumps the gun on book award announcements, selecting the spring rather than the fall to declare its winners...More
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2006 (Fiction)
March
Click to search this book in our catalog   Geraldine Brooks
Publishers Weekly Brooks's luminous second novel, after 2001's acclaimed Year of Wonders, imagines the Civil War experiences of Mr. March, ...More
2006 (Nonfiction)
Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya
Click to search this book in our catalog   Caroline Elkins
Book list In the immediate aftermath of militarily crushing the Mau Mau rebellion in early 1950s colonial Kenya, British authorities organized a dete...More
 
2006 (Biography)
American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
 Kai Bird
Publishers Weekly Though many recognize Oppenheimer (1904-1967) as the father of the atomic bomb, few are as familiar with his career before and af...More
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2005 (Fiction)
Gilead
 Marilynne Robinson
Library Journal As his life winds down, Rev. John Ames relates the story of his own father and grandfather, both preachers but one a pacifist and o...More
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2005 (Nonfiction)
Ghost Wars
Click to search this book in our catalog   Steve Coll
2005 (Biography)
de Kooning: An American Master
Click to search this book in our catalog   Mark Stevens
Publishers Weekly This sweeping biography, 10 years in the making, chronicles in fastidious detail de Kooning's rise from his humble beginnings ...More
 
2004 (Fiction)
The Known World
 Edward P. Jones
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2004 (Nonfiction)
Gulag: A History
 Anne Applebaum
Book list We have massive amounts of data about the Nazi concentration and death camps, ranging from memoirs of survivors to incredibly detailed re...More
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2004 (Biography)
Khrushchev: The Man and His Era
Click to search this book in our catalog   William Taubman
Publishers Weekly Amherst College political science professor Taubman's thorough and nuanced account is the first full-length American biography...More
2003 (Fiction)
Middlesex
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jeffrey Eugenides
School Library Journal Adult/High School-From the opening paragraph, in which the narrator explains that he was "born twice," first as a b...More
 
2003 (Nonfiction)
A Problem From Hell
 Samantha Power
Publishers Weekly Power, a former journalist for U.S. News and World Report and the Economist and now the executive director of Harvard's Carr ...More
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2003 (Biography)
Master of the Senate
 Robert A. Caro
Choice This third volume of a projected four-volume biography of Lyndon Johnson examines his two Senate terms. Whereas the first two volumes (The Pa...More
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2002 (Fiction)
Empire Falls
Click to search this book in our catalog   Richard Russo
Library Journal "Elijah Whiting...had not succeeded in killing his wife with a shovel, nor had he recovered from the disappointment." Thes...More
2002 (Nonfiction)
Carry Me Home
Click to search this book in our catalog   Diane McWhorter
Book list In this groundbreaking book, McWhorter, a journalist and regular contributor to the New York Times and USA Today, tells the story of her ho...More
 
2002 (Biography)
John Adams
 David McCullough
Book list John Adams and George H. W. Bush share a unique place in American history: both were presidents themselves, and both fathered presidents. M...More
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2001 (Fiction)
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
 Michael Chabon
Book list Virtuoso Chabon takes intense delight in the practice of his art, and never has his joy been more palpable than in this funny and profound ...More
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2001 (Nonfiction)
Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
Click to search this book in our catalog   Herbert Bix
Book list Most postwar histories have portrayed Emperor Hirohito in one of two ways: a shy, hands-off monarch who preferred marine biology to affairs...More
2001 (Biography)
W.E.B. DuBois
Click to search this book in our catalog   David Levering Lewis
 
2000 (Fiction)
Interpreter of Maladies
 Jhumpa Lahiri
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2000 (Nonfiction)
Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II
 John W. Dower
Library Journal Dower's magisterial narrative eloquently tells the story of the postwar occupation of Japan by departing from the usual practice ...More
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2000 (Biography)
Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov)
Click to search this book in our catalog   Stacy Schiff
Publishers Weekly V?ra Nabokov was not only devoted to her husband's literary career; she was crucial to it. Schiff (Saint-Exup?ry) contends that...More
1999 (Fiction)
The Hours
Click to search this book in our catalog   Michael Cunningham
Publishers Weekly At first blush, the structural and thematic conceits of this novel?three interwoven novellas in varying degrees connected to Virgin...More
 
1999 (Nonfiction)
Annals of the Former World
 John McPhee
Choice Well-known writer McPhee's book has impressive depth in its understanding, explaining, and illustrating of the geological evolution of a c...More
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1999 (Biography)
Lindbergh
 A. Scott Berg
Library Journal Berg, whose biographies of Max Perkins and Sam Goldwyn are central texts in their fields, restores some luster to complicated aviator...More
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1998 (Fiction)
American Pastoral
Click to search this book in our catalog   Philip Roth
Library Journal It's the Sixties, and hard-working, prosperous Seymour Levov has done everything right. So why has his daughter become a terroris...More
1998 (Nonfiction)
Guns, Germs and Steel
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jared Diamond
Publishers Weekly In a boldly ambitious analysis of history's broad patterns, evolutionary biologist Diamond (The Third Chimpanzee) identifies fo...More
 
1998 (Biography)
Personal History
 Katharine Graham
Publishers Weekly In 1963, Graham took over as publisher of the Washington Post as a classic grieving widow. Her husband, Phil, had shot himself at t...More
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1997 (Fiction)
Martin Dressler
 Steven Millhauser
Publishers Weekly Literature's romance with the building-as-metaphor earns new energy through Millhauser's latest novel (after Little Kingdom...More
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1997 (Nonfiction)
Ashes to Ashes
Click to search this book in our catalog   Richard Kluger
Book list The debate over smoking has become, quite literally, one about life and death. These books by Glantz and his coauthors and by Kluger will b...More
1997 (Biography)
Angela's Ashes
Click to search this book in our catalog   Frank McCourt
School Library Journal YA?Despite impoverishing his family because of his alcoholism, McCourt's father passed on to his son a gift for superb sto...More
 
1996 (Fiction)
Independence Day
 Richard Ford
Publishers Weekly In this sequel to The Sportswriter, Ford follows his middle-aged American everyman, Frank Bascombe, through the transformative even...More
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1996 (Nonfiction)
The Haunted Land
 Tina Rosenberg
Choice Freelance journalist and scholar Rosenberg, presently a fellow at the World Policy Institute, has turned her superior talents to a profound qu...More
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1996 (Biography)
God: A Biography
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jack Miles
Library Journal Despite its provocative title, this is a serious attempt to come to an understanding of the portrayal of God in the Tanakh, i.e., the...More
1995 (Fiction)
The Stone Diaries
Click to search this book in our catalog   Carol Shields
Publishers Weekly Canadian writer Shields's novels and short stories ( Swann ; The Republic of Love , etc.) are intensely imagined, humanely gene...More
 
1995 (Nonfiction)
The Beak of the Finch
 Jonathan Weiner
Library Journal This is an account of Peter and Rosemary Grant's research on the microevolutionary modifications that occur in finch beaks as the...More
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1995 (Biography)
Harriet Beecher Stowe
 Joan D. Hedrick
Choice Although Uncle Tom's Cabin, the most popular novel in America during the 19th century, continues to be read, studied, and discussed, the l...More
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