Pulitzer Prize
2014
Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation
Click to search this book in our catalog   Dan Fagin
Book list What was in the water in Toms River? A seemingly high number of childhood cancer cases in the New Jersey town prompted the question, but th...More
2014
3 Sections: Poems
Click to search this book in our catalog   Vijay Seshadri
Publishers Weekly Deft yet direct, often funny and yet alert to existential quandaries, this third outing from regular New Yorker contributor Sesha...More
 
2014
Margaret Fuller: A New American Life
 Megan Marshall
Publishers Weekly Pulitzer Prize finalist Marshall (The Peabody Sisters) takes on the life of a lesser-known American writer in this biography of M...More
  Click to search this book in our catalog
2014
The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832
 Alan Taylor
  Click to search this book in our catalog
 
2014
The Flick
Click to search this book in our catalog   Annie Baker
2014
The Goldfinch
Click to search this book in our catalog   Donna Tartt
 
2012
The orphan master's son : a novel
 Adam Johnson.
Publishers Weekly Johnson's novel accomplishes the seemingly impossible: an American writer has masterfully rendered the mysterious world of No...More
  Click to search this book in our catalog
2012
Devil in the grove : Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the dawn of a new America
 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
  Click to search this book in our catalog
 
2012
The Black Count : glory, revolution, betrayal, and the real Count of Monte Cristo
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
2011
The swerve : how the world became modern
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
 
2011
George F. Kennan : an American life
 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
  Click to search this book in our catalog
2011 (Fiction)
A Visit From The Goon Squad
 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
  Click to search this book in our catalog
 
2011 (Nonfiction)
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
Click to search this book in our catalog   Siddhartha Mukherjee
Publishers Weekly Mukherjee's debut book is a sweeping epic of obsession, brilliant researchers, dramatic new treatments, euphoric success and ...More
2011 (Biography))
Washington: A Life
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
 
2010 (Fiction)
Tinkers
 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
  Click to search this book in our catalog
2010 (Nonfiction)
The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy
 David E. Hoffman
  Click to search this book in our catalog
 
2010 (Biography))
The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
Click to search this book in our catalog   T.J. Stiles
2009 (Fiction)
Olive Kitteridge
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
 
2009 (Nonfiction)
Slavery by another name : the re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
 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
  Click to search this book in our catalog
2009 (Biography))
American lion : Andrew Jackson in the White House
 Jon Meacham.
Library Journal From Newsweek's editor. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information. Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed ...More
  Click to search this book in our catalog
 
2008 (Fiction)
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
2008 (Nonfiction)
The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945
Click to search this book in our catalog   Saul Friedlander
 
2008 (Biography)
Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father
 John Matteson
  Click to search this book in our catalog
2007 (Fiction)
The road
 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
  Click to search this book in our catalog
 
2007 (Nonfiction)
The looming tower
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
2007 (Biography)
The most famous man in America
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
 
2006 (Fiction)
March
 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
  Click to search this book in our catalog
2006 (Nonfiction)
Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya
 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
  Click to search this book in our catalog
 
2006 (Biography)
American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
2005 (Fiction)
Gilead
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
 
2005 (Nonfiction)
Ghost Wars
 Steve Coll
  Click to search this book in our catalog
2005 (Biography)
de Kooning: An American Master
 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
  Click to search this book in our catalog
 
2004 (Fiction)
The Known World
Click to search this book in our catalog   Edward P. Jones
2004 (Nonfiction)
Gulag: A History
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
 
2004 (Biography)
Khrushchev: The Man and His Era
 William Taubman
Publishers Weekly Amherst College political science professor Taubman's thorough and nuanced account is the first full-length American biography...More
  Click to search this book in our catalog
2003 (Fiction)
Middlesex
 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
  Click to search this book in our catalog
 
2003 (Nonfiction)
A Problem From Hell
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
2003 (Biography)
Master of the Senate
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
 
2002 (Fiction)
Empire Falls
 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
  Click to search this book in our catalog
2002 (Nonfiction)
Carry Me Home
 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
  Click to search this book in our catalog
 
2002 (Biography)
John Adams
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
2001 (Fiction)
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
 
2001 (Nonfiction)
Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
 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
  Click to search this book in our catalog
2001 (Biography)
W.E.B. DuBois
 David Levering Lewis
  Click to search this book in our catalog
 
2000 (Fiction)
Interpreter of Maladies
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jhumpa Lahiri
2000 (Nonfiction)
Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
 
2000 (Biography)
Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov)
 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
  Click to search this book in our catalog
1999 (Fiction)
The Hours
 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
  Click to search this book in our catalog
 
1999 (Nonfiction)
Annals of the Former World
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
1999 (Biography)
Lindbergh
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
 
1998 (Fiction)
American Pastoral
 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
  Click to search this book in our catalog
1998 (Nonfiction)
Guns, Germs and Steel
 Jared Diamond
Publishers Weekly In a boldly ambitious analysis of history's broad patterns, evolutionary biologist Diamond (The Third Chimpanzee) identifies fo...More
  Click to search this book in our catalog
 
1998 (Biography)
Personal History
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
1997 (Fiction)
Martin Dressler
Click to search this book in our catalog   Steven Millhauser
Publishers Weekly Literature's romance with the building-as-metaphor earns new energy through Millhauser's latest novel (after Little Kingdom...More
 
1997 (Nonfiction)
Ashes to Ashes
 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
  Click to search this book in our catalog
1997 (Biography)
Angela's Ashes
 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
  Click to search this book in our catalog
 
1996 (Fiction)
Independence Day
Click to search this book in our catalog   Richard Ford
Publishers Weekly In this sequel to The Sportswriter, Ford follows his middle-aged American everyman, Frank Bascombe, through the transformative even...More
1996 (Nonfiction)
The Haunted Land
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
 
1996 (Biography)
God: A Biography
 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
  Click to search this book in our catalog
1995 (Fiction)
The Stone Diaries
 Carol Shields
Publishers Weekly Canadian writer Shields's novels and short stories ( Swann ; The Republic of Love , etc.) are intensely imagined, humanely gene...More
  Click to search this book in our catalog
 
1995 (Nonfiction)
The Beak of the Finch
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
1995 (Biography)
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
 

Back