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2001

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (with bonus content)

by Chabon, Michael

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The beloved, award-winning The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, a Michael Chabon masterwork, is the American epic of two boy geniuses named Joe Kavalier and Sammy Clay.

Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan

by Bix, Herbert P.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. In this groundbreaking biography of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, Herbert P. Bix offers the first complete, unvarnished look at the enigmatic leader whose sixty-three-year reign ushered Japan into the modern world.

Different Hours: Poems

by Dunn, Stephen

Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. A wise and graceful new collection by one of our "major, indispensable poets" (Sidney Lea).

2000

Interpreter of Maladies

by Lahiri, Jhumpa

Navigating between the Indian traditions they've inherited and the baffling new world, the characters in Jhumpa Lahiri's elegant, touching stories seek love beyond the barriers of culture and generations.

Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II

by Dower, John W.

Drawing on a vast range of Japanese sources and illustrated with dozens of astonishing documentary photographs, Embracing Defeat is the fullest and most important history of the more than six years of American occupation, which affected every level

Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov): Portrait of a Marriage

by Schiff, Stacy

Winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for biography and hailed by critics as both "monumental" (The Boston Globe) and "utterly romantic" (New York magazine), Stacy Schiff's Véra (Mrs.

Repair: Poems

by Williams, C. K.

Repair is body work in C. K. Williams's sensual poems, but it is also an imaginative treatment of the consternations that interrupt life's easy narrative.

1999

The Hours

by Cunningham, Michael

Three intertwining stories based on 3 of Virginia Woolf's novellas.

Annals of the Former World

by Mcphee, John

John McPhee describes a cross-section of North America and comes to an understanding not only of the science but of the style of the geologists he traveled with. Completed in four stages under the collected title: Annals of the Former World.

Lindbergh

by Berg, A. Scott

A scholarly biography of Charles A. Lindbergh

Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898

by Wallace, Mike and Burrows, Edwin G.

In Gotham, Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace have produced a monumental work of history, one that ranges from the Indian tribes that settled in and around the island of Manna-hata, to the consolidation of the five boroughs into Greater New York in 1898.

1998

American Pastoral

by Roth, Philip

American Pastoral is the story of a fortunate American's rise and fall - of a strong, confident master of social equilibrium overwhelmed by the forces of social disorder.

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

by Diamond, Jared

In this book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world.

Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion

by Larson, Edward

In the summer of 1925, the sleepy hamlet of Dayton, Tennessee, became the setting for one of the 20th century's most contentious dramas: the Scopes trial that pit William Jennings Bryan and the anti-Darwinists against a teacher named John Scopes.

Black Zodiac

by Wright, Charles

These are poems suffused with spiritual longing, lyrical meditations on faith, religion, heritage, and morality that also explore aging and mortality with restless grace. Entering by way of small moments, Wright magnifies details to reveal a truth much larger than the quotidian happening that engendered it.

1997

Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer

by Millhauser, Steven

Watch as Martin ascends from hotel bell-hop to builder of hotels. Witness as he sets out to build a creation so vast it brings us face to face with the ambiguity beneath the optimism of the American dream.

Ashes to Ashes: America's Hundred-Year Cigarette War, the Public Health, and the Unabashed Triumph of Philip Morris

by Kluger, Richard

No book before this one has rendered the story of cigarettes -- mankind's most common self-destructive instrument and its most profitable consumer product -- with such sweep and enlivening detail.

Angela's Ashes

by Mccourt, Frank

"When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while.

Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution

by Rakove, Jack N.

From abortion to same-sex marriage, today's most urgent political debates will hinge on this two-part question: What did the United States Constitution originally mean and who now understands its meaning best?

Alive Together: New and Selected Poems

by Mueller, Lisel

In a collection that represents over thirty-five years of her writing life, this distinguished poet explores a wide range of subjects, which include her cultural and family history and reflect her fascination with music and the discoveries offered by language.

1996

Independence Day

by Ford, Richard

Frank Bascombe is no longer a sportswriter, yet he's still living in Haddam, New Jersey, where he now sells real estate. He's still divorced, though his ex-wife, to his dismay, has remarried and moved along with their children to Connecticut.

The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism

by Rosenberg, Tina

For governments, dealing with past injustice has been not a way to break free of it, but a first step in its recurrence. This book is about breaking that link, which promises most of those who survived communism's tragic past a tragic future as well.

Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems, 1974-1994

by Graham, Jorie

The 1996 Pulitzer winner in poetry and a major collection, Jorie Graham's The Dream of the United Field: Selected Poems 1974-1994 spans twenty years of writing and includes generous selections from her first five books.

1995

The Stone Diaries

by Shields, Carol

This fictionalized autobiography of Daisy Goodwill Flett is a subtle but affecting portrait of an everywoman reflecting on an unconventional life. What transforms this seemingly ordinary tale is the richness of Daisy's vividly described inner life--from her earliest memories of her adoptive mother to her awareness of impending death.

The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time

by Weiner, Jonathan

On a desert island in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago, where Darwin received his first inklings of the theory of evolution, two scientists, Peter and Rosemary Grant, have spent twenty years proving that Darwin did not know the strength of his own theory.

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