Thursday, April 25, 2013

Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced!

The 2013 Pulitzer Prize Winners for Letters, Drama, and Music have been announced and we now
have more wonderful titles for our wish lists.  Be sure to place your requests today.

The 2013 winners are:

The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson.
follows a young man's journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the world's most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea. 

Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam by Fredrik Logevall
Tapping into newly accessible diplomatic archives in several nations, distinguished scholar Logevall traces the path that led two Western nations to lose their way in Vietnam. 

The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss
Born to a black slave mother and a fugitive white French nobleman in present-day Haiti, Alex Dumas (father of the writer Alexander Dumas) was briefly sold into bondage but then made his way to Paris where he was schooled as a sword-fighting member of the French aristocracy. 

General Nonfiction
Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys by Gilbert King
Shines new light on this remarkable civil rights crusader, setting his rich and driving narrative against the heroic backdrop of a case that U.S. Supreme Court justice Robert Jackson decried as “one of the best examples of one of the worst menaces to American justice.”

Stag's Leap by Sharon Olds.
Through verse, the author carries us through the seasons when her marriage was ending.  Sharon Olds opens her heart to the reader, sharing the feeling of invisibility that comes when we are no longer standing in love's sight; the surprising physical bond that still exists between a couple during parting


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