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2016

The Sympathizer

by Nguyen, Viet Thanh

The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, compared by critics to the works of Graham Greene, Denis Johnson, and George Orwell,The Sympathizer is a blistering exploration of identity, politics, and America, wrought in electric prose.

Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS

by Warrick, Joby

In a thrilling dramatic narrative, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread with the unwitting aid of two American presidents.

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

by Finnegan, William

**Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography**A deeply rendered self-portrait of a lifelong surfer by the acclaimed New Yorker writerBarbarian Days is William Finnegan's memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment.

Hamilton: The Revolution

by Miranda, Lin-Manuel and Mccarter, Jeremy

Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States.

Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America

by Stiles, T. J.

From the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner, a brilliant new biography of Gen. George Armstrong Custer that radically changes our view of the man and his turbulent times. In this magisterial biography, T. J.

Ozone Journal

by Balakian, Peter

The title poem of Peter Balakian's Ozone Journal is a sequence of fifty-four short sections, each a poem in itself, recounting the speaker's memory of excavating the bones of Armenian genocide victims in the Syrian desert with a crew of television journalists in 2009.

2015

All the Light We Cannot See

by Doerr, Anthony

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

The Sixth Extinction : An Unnatural History

by Kolbert, Elizabeth

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.

The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe

by Kertzer, David I.

From National Book Award finalist David I. Kertzer comes the gripping story of Pope Pius XI's secret relations with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.

Encounters At The Heart Of The World: A History Of The Mandan People

by Fenn, Elizabeth A.

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? In this book, Elizabeth A. Fenn retrieves their history by piecing together important new discoveries.

Digest

by Pardlo, Gregory

From Epicurus to Sam Cooke, the Daily News to Roots, Digest draws from the present and the past to form an intellectual, American identity. In poems that forge their own styles and strategies, we experience dialogues between the written word and other art forms.

2014

The Goldfinch

by Tartt, Donna

The author of the classic bestsellers The Secret History and The Little Friend returns with a brilliant, highly anticipated new novel.

Toms River

by Fagin, Dan

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE * Winner of The New York Public Library's Helen Bernstein Book Award * "A new classic of science reporting.

Margaret Fuller: A New American Life

by Marshall, Megan

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography From an early age, Margaret Fuller provoked and dazzled New England's intellectual elite.

The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832

by Taylor, Alan

This searing story of slavery and freedom in the Chesapeake by a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian reveals the pivot in the nation's path between the founding and civil war.

3 Sections: Poems

by Seshadri, Vijay

Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. The long-awaited third poetry book by Vijay Seshadri, "one of the most respected poets working in America today" (Time Out New York).

2013

The Orphan Master's Son

by Johnson, Adam

"Mr. Johnson has written a daring and remarkable novel, a novel that not only opens a frightening window on the mysterious kingdom of North Korea, but one that also excavates the very meaning of love and sacrifice.

Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America

by King, Gilbert

Arguably the most important American lawyer of the twentieth century, Thurgood Marshall was on the verge of bringing the landmark suit Brown v. Board of Education before the U.S.

The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo

by Reiss, Tom

Here is the remarkable true story of the real Count of Monte Cristo - a stunning feat of historical sleuthing that brings to life the forgotten hero who inspired such classics as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.

Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam

by Logevall, Fredrik

The struggle for Vietnam occupies a central place in the history of the twentieth century.

Stag's Leap

by Olds, Sharon

In this wise and intimate new book, Sharon Olds tells the story of a divorce, embracing strands of love, sex, sorrow, memory, and new freedom.

2012

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

by Greenblatt, Stephen

One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and made possible the world as we know it.

George F. Kennan: An American Life

by Gaddis, John Lewis

Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year. Drawing on extensive interviews with George Kennan and exclusive access to his archives, an eminent scholar of the Cold War delivers a revelatory biography of its troubled mastermind.

Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention

by Marable, Manning

Of the figures who tower over twentieth century American history, perhaps none is more complex, more multifaceted and controversial, than Malcolm X.

Life on Mars

by Smith, Tracy K.

In these brilliant new poems, Tracy K. Smith envisions a sci-fi future sucked clean of any real dangers, contemplates the dark matter that keeps people both close and distant, and revisits the kitschy concepts like "love" and "illness" now relegated to the Museum of Obsolescence.

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