Library Awards

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  1. Book ImageThe True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas

    Anand Giridharadas

    Winner of the 2015 NYPL Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism.

    "Remarkable…a richly detailed, affecting account…Giridharadas seeks less to uplift than illuminate…Which of these men is the '"true American'" of the title? That there is no simple answer to that question is Giridharadas's finest accomplishment." —Ayad Akhtar, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  2. Book ImageThe Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772–1832

    Alan Taylor

    Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for History

    "Impressively researched and beautifully crafted…a brilliant account of slavery in Virginia during and after the Revolution." —Mark M. Smith, Wall Street JournalMore

  3. Book ImageThe Forgotten Waltz: A Novel

    Anne Enright

    2012 Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Award for Excellence in Literature

    "This stunning novel by a Booker Prize winner . . . Offers up its brilliance by way of astonishingly effective storytelling."—Booklist, starred reviewMore

  4. Book ImageStitches: A Memoir

    David Small

    The #1 New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist that "breaks new ground for graphic novels" (Francois Mouly, art editor, The New Yorker).More

  5. Book ImageEarly Collected Poems: 1965-1992

    Gerald Stern

    “Stern’s unadorned craftsmanship has few rivals in American letters.”—Philadelphia InquirerMore

  6. Book ImageThe Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

    Annette Gordon-Reed

    Winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize: “[A] commanding and important book.”—Jill Lepore, The New YorkerMore

  7. Book ImageInner City Blues: A Charlotte Justice Novel

    Paula L. Woods

    This debut novel in a new series featuring black LAPD homicide detective Charlotte Justice will make mystery fans wanna holler — with delight.More

  8. Book ImageThe Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea

    Sebastian Junger

    There is nothing imaginary about Junger's book; it is all terrifyingly, awesomely real.--Los Angeles TimesMore

  9. Book ImageThe Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

    Michael Lewis

    "Lewis has such a gift for storytelling... he writes as lucidly for sports fans as for those who read him for other reasons."--Janet Maslin, New York TimesMore

  10. Book ImageEly Jacques Kahn, Architect

    Jewel Stern, John A. Stuart

    One of the fabled "three Napoleons" of New York (with Raymond Hood and Ralph Walker) yet almost unknown today, Ely Jacques Kahn had a nearly half-century career and some three dozen of his buildings still grace the New York cityscape.
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  11. Book ImageA Murder in Virginia: Southern Justice on Trial

    Suzanne Lebsock

    "[Makes] history, with all its messiness, ugliness, and even humanity, come vividly alive."—Chicago TribuneMore

  12. Book ImageEarly Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest: Poems

    B. H. Fairchild

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award.More

  13. Book ImageStiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

    Mary Roach

    "One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting."—Entertainment WeeklyMore

  14. Book ImageThe Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace with America's Military

    Dana Priest

    Walk with America's generals, grunts, and Green Berets through the maze of unconventional wars and unsettled peace.More

  15. Book ImageGarbage: A Poem

    A. R. Ammons

    Winner of the National Book Award.More

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