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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 J...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 fr...More

2014
Margaret Fuller: A New American Life
Click to search this book in our catalog   Megan Marshall

Publishers Weekly Pulitzer Prize finalist Marshall (The Peabody Sisters) takes on the life of a lesser-known...More

 
2014
The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832
 Alan Taylor
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2014
The Flick
 Annie Baker
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2014
The Goldfinch
 Donna Tartt
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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 masterfu...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 r...More

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, auth...More

 
2011
The swerve : how the world became modern
 Stephen Greenblatt.

Book list Literary scholar Greenblatt focuses on Lucretius, ancient Roman author of the brilliant and beautif...More

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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 i...More

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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 sedu...More

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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, dramati...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:...More

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...More

 
2010 (Nonfiction)
The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy
 David E. Hoffman
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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 K...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...More

2009 (Biography))
American lion : Andrew Jackson in the White House
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jon Meacham.

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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 sta...More

 
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
 John Matteson
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2007 (Fiction)
The road
 Cormac McCarthy

Publishers Weekly Violence, in McCarthy's postapocalyptic tour de force, has been visited worldwide in t...More

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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...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 rath...More

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 t...More

 
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 Ken...More

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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...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, ...More

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2005 (Nonfiction)
Ghost Wars
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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 Koonin...More

2004 (Fiction)
The Known World
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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...More

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2004 (Biography)
Khrushchev: The Man and His Era
 William Taubman

Publishers Weekly Amherst College political science professor Taubman's thorough and nuanced account is ...More

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2003 (Fiction)
Middlesex
 Jeffrey Eugenides

School Library Journal Adult/High School-From the opening paragraph, in which the narrator explains that he ...More

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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 ex...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...More

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 recov...More

 
2002 (Nonfiction)
Carry Me Home
 Diane McWhorter

Book list In this groundbreaking book, McWhorter, a journalist and regular contributor to the New York Times ...More

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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 the...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 p...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...More

2001 (Biography)
W.E.B. DuBois
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2000 (Fiction)
Interpreter of Maladies
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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 Jap...More

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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 ...More

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1999 (Fiction)
The Hours
 Michael Cunningham

Publishers Weekly At first blush, the structural and thematic conceits of this novel?three interwoven novella...More

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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 illustr...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, res...More

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. S...More

 
1998 (Nonfiction)
Guns, Germs and Steel
 Jared Diamond

Publishers Weekly In a boldly ambitious analysis of history's broad patterns, evolutionary biologist Diam...More

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1998 (Biography)
Personal History
 Katharine Graham

Publishers Weekly In 1963, Graham took over as publisher of the Washington Post as a classic grieving widow. ...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&...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 Glant...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 pa...More

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 B...More

 
1996 (Nonfiction)
The Haunted Land
 Tina Rosenberg

Choice Freelance journalist and scholar Rosenberg, presently a fellow at the World Policy Institute, has turn...More

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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 p...More

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1995 (Fiction)
The Stone Diaries
 Carol Shields

Publishers Weekly Canadian writer Shields's novels and short stories ( Swann ; The Republic of Love , etc...More

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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 modifi...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 t...More

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