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ISBN: 9780553448184
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Published: Hogarth - February 2nd, 2016

2016 Man Booker International Prize

A beautiful, unsettling novel about rebellion and taboo, violence and eroticism, and the twisting metamorphosis of a soul
Before the nightmares began, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary, controlled life. But the dreams invasive images of blood and brutality torture her, driving Yeong-hye to purge her mind and renounce eating meat altogether. It's a small act of independence, but it interrupts her marriage and sets into motion an increasingly grotesque chain of events at home. As her husband, her brother-in-law and sister each fight to reassert their control, Yeong-hye obsessively defends the choice that's become sacred to her. Soon their attempts turn desperate, subjecting first her mind, and then her body, to ever more intrusive and perverse violations, sending Yeong-hye spiraling into a dangerous, bizarre estrangement, not only from those closest to her, but also from herself.

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ISBN: 9780226207032
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Published: University of Chicago Press - March 26th, 2015

2016 Pulitzer Prize - Poetry


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ISBN: 9781250083258
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Published: Picador USA - March 1st, 2016

2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction


Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic Cover Image
ISBN: 9781620402504
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - April 21st, 2015

2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction


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ISBN: 9780307378453
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Published: Pantheon Books - September 8th, 2015

2015 National Book Critics Circle Award - Autobiography

Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812980479
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Published: Random House Trade - February 2nd, 2016

2015 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography


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ISBN: 9781555977351
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Published: Graywolf Press - January 26th, 2016

2015 National Book Critics Circle Award - Criticism


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ISBN: 9780822963318
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - January 7th, 2015

2015 National Book Critics Circle Award - Poetry

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ISBN: 9780399257742
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2015

2016 Newbery Winner

Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don't own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesn t he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town? Each question is met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beauty and fun in their routine and the world around them.
This energetic ride through a bustling city highlights the wonderful perspective only grandparent and grandchild can share, and comes to life through Matt de la Pena's vibrant text and Christian Robinson's radiant illustrations.


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By Lindsay Mattick, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316324908
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 20th, 2015

2016 Caldecott Winner

Before Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie. And she was a girl
In 1914, Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian on his way to tend horses in World War I, followed his heart and rescued a baby bear. He named her Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg, and he took the bear to war.
Harry Colebourn's real-life great-granddaughter tells the true story of a remarkable friendship and an even more remarkable journey--from the fields of Canada to a convoy across the ocean to an army base in England...
And finally to the London Zoo, where Winnie made another new friend: a real boy named Christopher Robin.
Here is the remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.


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ISBN: 9780062281203
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Published: Ecco Press - September 15th, 2015

2016 PNBA Award

When Lucy leaves his childhood home to accept a vague position at Castle Von Aux, the decision guarantees his life will never be the same. A demented Baron, a secret letter, a couple of pickpockets, a very large hole, and true love all play integral parts in this quirky quasi-modern fairytale. Weird, funny, dark and delightful.


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ISBN: 9780545668347
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - April 28th, 2015

2016 PNBA Award

Like a perfectly paced black-and-white film on a lazy Sunday afternoon, this magical, romantic story is about love in all its variations, soaring and musical, sad and beautiful all at once. Published for YA, this sophisticated story will also be loved by adults lucky enough to discover it somewhere other than their usual shelf.

Children & Other Wild Animals: Notes on Badgers, Otters, Sons, Hawks, Daughters, Dogs, Bears, Air, Bobcats, Fishers, Mascots, Charles Darwin, Newts, Cover Image
By Brian Doyle, Cort Conley (Editor), Mary Miller Doyle (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780870717543
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Published: Oregon State University Press - October 2014

2016 PNBA Award

From Herman the Sturgeon to his own children, in his signature poetic prose, Doyle observes the fascinating creatures that share his world. This is a work of gratitude, a book that celebrates others—human or otherwise—and their unique ways of coloring our world. As a reader, you cannot help but catch Doyle’s contagious appreciation.


The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History Cover Image
ISBN: 9780465055999
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Published: Basic Books - March 24th, 2015

2016 PNBA Award

This is the kind of accessible science writing that keeps readers engrossed, never realizing how much knowledge they’re picking up along the way. Who knew that seeds could be so fascinating? Hanson’s narrative voice and personal anecdotes make for easy and enjoyable reading—and learning.

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By Megan Kruse, Elizabeth Gilbert (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780990437000
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Published: Hawthorne Books - March 3rd, 2015

2016 PNBA Award

In this beautifully written, haunting family drama, Kruse explores themes of abuse, fear, love, longing and home. An absolutely gripping read from an amazing debut author also recognized as a 2015 National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree.

Unicorn on a Roll: Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure Cover Image
ISBN: 9781449470760
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - May 26th, 2015

2016 PNBA Award

Simpson perfectly captures what it’s like to be a fourth-grader. But the real magic of this book is not the spot-on depiction of childhood or even the self-enamored unicorn; it’s her use of whip-smart humor and pop culture mining to appeal to both kids and adults that makes this book sparkle.

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ISBN: 9780812997477
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Published: Random House - August 18th, 2015

2015 National Book Award- Fiction

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his acclaimed novel about North Korea, "The Orphan Master's Son, " Adam Johnson is one of America's most provocative and powerful authors. Critics have compared him to Kurt Vonnegut, David Mitchell, and George Saunders, but Johnson's new book will only further his reputation as one of our most original writers. Subtly surreal, darkly comic, both hilarious and heartbreaking, "Fortune Smiles" is a major collection of stories that gives voice to the perspectives we don t often hear, while offering something rare in fiction: a new way of looking at the world.

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ISBN: 9780812993547
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - July 14th, 2015

2015 National Book Award Nonfiction

“Coates writes about fear and its corrosive effects on our culture from a very personal perspective. He persuades us that we need a new way of understanding American history, a new story, and new names for ourselves and others in order for humanity to survive and thrive. Between the World and Me is urgently needed and should be required reading for everyone in America: high school and college students, church group members, business people, and especially all law enforcement and justice department personnel. This is a book I wish did not need to be written, but I am grateful to Coates for having the courage to share his views.”
— Liza Bernard (M), Norwich Bookstore, Norwich, VT

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ISBN: 9780061134111
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Published: Harper Teen - April 21st, 2015

2015 National Book Award-Young People's Literature

A captivating novel about mental illness that lingers long beyond the last page, Challenger Deepis a heartfelt tour de force by New York Timesbestselling author Neal Shusterman.

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ISBN: 9781101875438
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 29th, 2015

2015 National Book Award - Poetry

A stunning poetry debut: this meditation on the black female figure throughout time introduces us to a brave and penetrating new voice.

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ISBN: 9780803734968
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Published: Dial Books - September 16th, 2014

2015 Printz Award

TheNew York Times Bestsellingstory of first love, family, loss, and betrayal for fans of John Green, David Levithan, and Rainbow Rowell
Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways . . . until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as someone else an even more unpredictable new force in her life. The early years are Noah's story to tell. The later years are Jude's. What the twins don't realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they d have a chance to remake their world.

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ISBN: 9781476746586
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Published: Scribner Book Company - May 6th, 2014

2015 Pulitzer Prize - Fiction

In this beautiful and bittersweet novel set during World War II, Anthony Doerr tells the parallel tales of  Marie Laure, a blind girl living in occupied France, and Werner, a young German radio enthusiast in the Hitler Youth program. Doerr's portrayal of Marie Laure's relationship with her father, the locksmith at Paris's Museum of Natural History, is tender and true. Werner's journey across Europe, where he helps ferret out resistors, is unflinching and richly detailed. Through these characters, Doerr encapsulates the great horrors of war. Moreover, he weaves a deeply compelling story of lives torn asunder and united. --Michael

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ISBN: 9781250062185
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Published: Picador USA - January 6th, 2015

2015 Pulitzer Prize - General Nonfiction

A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes
Over the last half-billion years, there have been Five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around, the cataclysm is us. In prose that is at once frank, entertaining, and deeply informed, "New Yorker" writer Elizabeth Kolbert tells us why and how human beings have altered life on the planet in a way no species has before. Interweaving research in half a dozen disciplines, descriptions of the fascinating species that have already been lost, and the history of extinction as a concept, Kolbert provides a moving and comprehensive account of the disappearances occurring before our very eyes. She shows that the sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy, compelling us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human.

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ISBN: 9780374535117
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Published: Hill & Wang - March 17th, 2015

2015 Pulitzer Prize - History

"Encounters at the Heart of the World" concerns the Mandan Indians, iconic Plains people whose teeming, busy towns on the upper Missouri River were for centuries at the center of the North American universe. We know of them mostly because Lewis and Clark spent the winter of 1804-1805 with them, but why don't we know more? Who were they really? In this extraordinary book, Elizabeth A. Fenn retrieves their history by piecing together important new discoveries in archaeology, anthropology, geology, climatology, epidemiology, and nutritional science. Her boldly original interpretation of these diverse research findings offers us a new perspective on early American history, a new interpretation of the American past.

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ISBN: 9780812983678
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Published: Random House Trade - January 6th, 2015

2015 Pulitzer Prize - Biography

" From National Book Award finalist David I. Kertzer comes the gripping story of Pope Pius XI's secret relations with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. This groundbreaking work, based on seven years of research in the Vatican and Fascist archives, including reports from Mussolini's spies inside the highest levels of the Church, will forever change our understanding of the Vatican's role in the rise of Fascism in Europe.
"The Pope and Mussolini" tells the story of two men who came to power in 1922, and together changed the course of twentieth-century history. In most respects, they could not have been more different. One was scholarly and devout, the other thuggish and profane. Yet Pius XI and Il Duce had many things in common. They shared a distrust of democracy and a visceral hatred of Communism. Both were prone to sudden fits of temper and were fiercely protective of the prerogatives of their office. ( We have many interests to protect, the Pope declared, soon after Mussolini seized control of the government in 1922.) Each relied on the other to consolidate his power and achieve his political goals.