Award Winners

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  1. Book ImageIn Other Rooms, Other Wonders

    Daniyal Mueenuddin

    Finalist for the 2009 National Book Award in Fiction and the 2009 Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction. “The rural rootedness and gentle humour of R.K. Narayan with the literary sophistication and stylishness of Jhumpa Lahiri.”—Financial TimesMore

  2. Book ImageMichelle Obama: The First Lady in Photographs

    Deborah Willis, Emily Bernard

    A stunning, visual biography of Michelle Obama that finally puts her phenomenal fame into a cultural and historical context we can all understand.More

  3. Book ImagePanic: The Story of Modern Financial Insanity

    Michael Lewis

    The New York Times bestseller: A masterful account of today’s money culture, showing how the underpricing of risk leads to catastrophe.More

  4. Book ImageDelta Blues: The Life and Times of the Mississippi Masters Who Revolutionized American Music

    Ted Gioia

    “The essential history of this distinctly American genre.”—Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionMore

  5. Book ImageThe Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary

    Robert Alter

    One of Newsweek’s Best Books of the Year and winner of the Robert Kirsch Award for Lifetime Achievement.More

  6. Book ImageLove Soup: 160 All-New Vegetarian Recipes from the Author of The Vegetarian Epicure

    Anna Thomas

    Winner of the James Beard Foundation Book of the Year, Healthy Focus: delicious recipes for vegetarian soups from the author of “the most influential cookbooks in the history of modern vegetarian cuisine” (Chicago Sun-Times).More

  7. 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

  8. Book ImageShark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper: A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China

    Fuchsia Dunlop

    “Destined, I think, to become a classic of travel writing.”—Paul Levy, The ObserverMore

  9. Book ImageOur Savage Neighbors: How Indian War Transformed Early America

    Peter Silver

    “With remarkable literary skill, Peter Silver . . . provokes hard thinking about the basic themes of our history.”—Sean Wilentz, The Rise of American DemocracyMore

  10. Book ImageRequiem, Mass.: A Novel

    John Dufresne

    “Dufresne’s incandescent novel makes it clear that just living to tell a tale can be enough.” —PeopleMore

  11. Book ImageBehind My Eyes: Poems

    Li-Young Lee

    “Lee’s lyrics have a tidal sweep as he moves between the universe within and the world without.” —Booklist, starred reviewMore

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Book ImageA Good Indian Wife: A Novel

    Anne Cherian

    “An absorbing tale of contrasts. . . . Cherian tells the story with quiet strength.” —San Francisco ChronicleMore

  15. Book ImageThe Post-American World

    Fareed Zakaria

    “Zakaria . . . may have more intellectual range and insights than any other public thinker in the West.” —Boston Sunday GlobeMore

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