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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).

A Bell for Adano

by Hersey, John

An Italian-American major in World War II wins the love and admiration of the local townspeople when he searches for a replacement for the 700 year-old town bell that had been melted down for bullets by the fascists. Winner of the 1945 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam

by Sheehan, Neil

Outspoken, professional and fearless, Lt. Col. John Paul Vann went to Vietnam in 1962, full of confidence in America's might and right to prevail...

A Confederacy of Dunces

by Toole, John Kennedy

About a lazy mommas boy, Ignatius J. Reilly. Comedy masterpiece set in New Orleans with real New Orleans characters and ambience.

A Death in the Family

by Agee, James and Earle, Steve

Forty years after its original publication, James Agee's last novel seems, more than ever, an American classic.

A Delicate Balance

by Albee, Edward

One of Edward Albee's most celebrated works, A Delicate Balance premiered on Broadway in 1966 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1967, the first of three he has received for his work.

A Fable

by Faulkner, William

An allegorical story of World War I, set in the trenches in France and dealing ostensibly with a mutiny in a French regiment, it was originally considered a sharp departure for Faulkner. Recently it has come to be recognized as one of his major works and an essential part of the Faulkner oeuvre.

A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

by Butler, Robert Olen

The unspoken legacy of the Vietnam War - the ordeals of the Vietnamese - are powerfully evoked in these fifteen stories, each narrated in a different voice. Pulitzer Prize-winner for fiction in 1993.

A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812

by Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher

Drawing on the diaries of a midwife and healer in eighteenth-century Maine, this intimate history illuminates the medical practices, household economies, religious rivalries, and sexual mores of the New England frontier.

A Nation under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration

by Hahn, Steven

This is the epic story of how African-Americans, in the six decades after their release from slavery, transformed themselves into a political people- an embryonic black nation.

A Prince of Our Disorder

by Mack, John E.

When this Pulitzer Prize-winning biography first appeared in 1976, it rescued T. E. Lawrence from the mythologizing that had seemed to be his fate.

A Problem From Hell

by Power, Samantha

Why do American leaders who vow "never again" repeatedly fail to stop genocide? Author tells the stories of the courageous Americans who risked their careers and lives in an effort to get the United States to act.

A Summons to Memphis

by Taylor, Peter

Philip has a new life in New York but is returned to the petty meddling of his family when his two spinster sisters call upon him to help them ruin their eighty-one-year-old father's wedding plans.

A Thousand Acres

by Smiley, Jane

A successful Iowa farmer decides to divide his farm between his three daughters. When the youngest objects, she is cut out of his will. This sets off a chain of events that brings dark truths to light and explodes long-suppressed emotions.

A Visit from the Goon Squad

by Egan, Jennifer

NATIONAL BESTSELLERNational Book Critics Circle Award WinnerPEN/Faulkner Award FinalistA New York Times Book Review Best BookOne of the Best Books of the Year: Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, The Daily Beast, The Miami Herald, The Minneapolis

Across the Wide Missouri

by Devoto, Bernard A.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize. Across the Wide Missouri tells the compelling story of the climax and decline of the Rocky Mountain fur trade during the 1830s.

Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus

by Morison, Samuel Eliot

Telling the story of the greatest sailor of them all, "Admiral of the Ocean Sea" is a vivid and definitive biography of Columbus that details all of his voyages that, for better or worse, changed the world.

Advise and Consent

by Drury, Allen

The United States Senate reacts to the nomination of Robert Leffingwell, a former Communist Party member, as United States Secrety of State. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

Alice Adams

by Tarkington, Booth

In a small Midwestern town in the wake of World War I, Alice Adams delightedly finds herself being pursued by Arthur Russell, a gentleman of a higher social class in life. Desperate to keep her family's lower-middle-class status a secret, she and her parents concoct various schemes to keep their family afloat.

Alice Adams

by Tarkington, Booth

In a small Midwestern town in the wake of World War I, Alice Adams delightedly finds herself being pursued by Arthur Russell, a gentleman of a higher social class in life. Desperate to keep her family's lower-middle-class status a secret, she and her parents concoct various schemes to keep their family afloat.

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.

All the King's Men

by Warren, Robert Penn

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Robert Penn Warren's tale of ambition and power set in the Depression-era South is widely considered the finest novel ever written about American politics.

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.

American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

by Meacham, Jon

Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency.

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.

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