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The High Places

Dylan Thomas Prize 2017

by Fiona McFarlane Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 10, 2016)

What a terrible thing at a time like this: to own a house, and the trees around it. Janet sat rigid in her seat. The plane lifted from the city and her house fell away, consumed by the other houses. Janet worried...


A Rage for Order

Lionel Gelber Prize 2017

by Robert F. Worth Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 26, 2016)

The definitive work of literary journalism on the Arab Spring and its troubled aftermath

In 2011, a wave of revolution spread through the Middle East as protesters demanded an end to tyranny, corruption, and...


Gutshot

NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award 2016

by Amelia Gray Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 14, 2015)

A searing new collection from the inimitable Amelia Gray.

A woman creeps through the ductwork of a quiet home. A medical procedure reveals an object of worship. A carnivorous reptile divides and cauterizes a...


House of Lords and Commons

National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry 2016

by Ishion Hutchinson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 20, 2016)

A stunning collection that traverses the borders of culture and time, from the 2011 winner of the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award

In House of Lords and Commons, the revelatory and vital new collection of poems from...


Grief Is the Thing with Feathers

Dylan Thomas Prize 2016

by Max Porter Graywolf Press (June 07, 2016)

Here he is, husband and father, scruffy romantic, a shambolic scholar--a man adrift in the wake of his wife's sudden, accidental death. And there are his two sons who like him struggle in their London apartment...


LaRose

National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2016

by Louise Erdrich Harper (May 10, 2016)

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction

Finalist for the 2017 PEN Faulkner Award

In this literary masterwork, Louise Erdrich, the bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning The...


In the Darkroom

Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction 2016

by Susan Faludi Henry Holt and Co. (June 14, 2016)

PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

WINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZE

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author of Backlash, comes In the Darkroom...


The Sport of Kings

Kirkus Prize for Fiction 2016

by C. E. Morgan Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 03, 2016)

A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

Winner of the Kirkus Prize for Fiction A Finalist for the James Taite Black Prize for Fiction A Finalist for the Baileys Women's Prize for FictionA Finalist for...


The Long and Faraway Gone

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Paperback Original 2016

by Lou Berney William Morrow Paperbacks (February 10, 2015)

WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD, THE MACAVITY AWARD, THE ANTHONY AWARD, AND THE BARRY AWARD FOR BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

NOMINATED FOR THE 2015 LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE

With the compelling narrative tension and psychological...


Delicious Foods: A Novel

PEN/Faulkner Award 2016

by James Hannaham Little, Brown and Company (March 17, 2015)

WINNER OF THE 2016 PEN/FAULKNER AWARD FOR FICTION WINNER OF THE HURSTON/WRIGHT LEGACY FICTION AWARD

FINALIST FOR THE 2016 DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE

FINALIST FOR THE LOS ANGELES TIMES PRIZE FOR FICTION

NOTABLE...


The Argonauts

National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism 2015

by Maggie Nelson Graywolf Press (May 05, 2015)

An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language, and family

Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts is a genre-bending memoir, a work of "autotheory" offering fresh, fierce, and timely...


The Sellout

Man Booker Prize 2016, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2015

by Paul Beatty Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 03, 2015)

Winner of the Man Booker Prize

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction

Winner of the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature

New York Times Bestseller

Los Angeles Times Bestseller

Named One of the...


A God in Ruins: A Novel

Costa Book Award for Best Novel 2015

by Kate Atkinson Little, Brown and Company (May 05, 2015)

One of the Best Books of 2015--TIME, NPR, Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The Seattle Times, The Kansas City Star, Kirkus, Bookpage, Hudson Booksellers, AARP

The stunning...


Challenger Deep

National Book Award for Young People's Literature 2015

by Neal Shusterman & Brendan Shusterman HarperTeen (April 21, 2015)

National Book Award and Golden Kite Award Winner

A captivating novel about mental illness that lingers long beyond the last page, Challenger Deep is a heartfelt tour de force by New York Times bestselling...


No One Gets Out Alive

August Derleth Award 2015

by Adam Nevill St. Martin's Press (April 28, 2015)

When Stephanie moves to the notoriously cheap Perry Bar neighborhood of Birmingham, she's just happy to find an affordable room for rent that's large enough not to deserve her previous room's nickname, "the...


The Three-Body Problem

Remembrance of Earth's Past #1

Hugo Award for Best Novel 2015

by Cixin Liu & Ken Liu Tom Doherty Associates (November 11, 2014)

The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience the Hugo Award-winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin.

Set against the backdrop of...


Annihilation

Southern Reach Trilogy #1

Nebula Award for Best Novel 2015

by Jeff Vandermeer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 04, 2014)

The Southern Reach Trilogy begins with this Nebula Award-winning novel that "reads as if Verne or Wellsian adventurers exploring a mysterious island had warped through into a Kafkaesque nightmare world" (Kim...


Encounters at the Heart of the World

Pulitzer Prize for History 2015

by Elizabeth A. Fenn Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 11, 2014)

Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for 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 Shining Girls: A Novel

August Derleth Award 2014

by Lauren Beukes Mulholland Books (June 04, 2013)

THE GIRL WHO WOULDN'T DIE HUNTS THE KILLER WHO SHOULDN'T EXIST.

The future is not as loud as war, but it is relentless. It has a terrible fury all its own."

Harper Curtis is a killer who stepped out of the past....


In the Light of What We Know

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 2014

by Zia Haider Rahman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 22, 2014)

A bold, epic debut novel set during the war and financial crisis that defined the beginning of our century

One September morning in 2008, an investment banker approaching forty, his career in collapse and his...


The Sixth Extinction

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2015, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology 2014

by Elizabeth Kolbert Henry Holt and Co. (February 11, 2014)

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass...


Lila

National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2014

by Marilynne Robinson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 07, 2014)

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

National Book Award Finalist

A new American classic from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gilead and Housekeeping

Marilynne Robinson, one of the greatest novelists...


Citizen

National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry 2014, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry 2014

by Claudia Rankine Graywolf Press (October 07, 2014)

* Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry *

* Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism * Winner of the NAACP Image Award...


Elizabeth Is Missing

Costa Book Award for Best First Novel 2014

by Emma Healey Harper (June 10, 2014)

HOW DO YOU SOLVE A MYSTERY WHEN YOU CAN'T REMEMBER THE CLUES?

In this darkly riveting debut novel—a sophisticated psychological mystery that is also an heartbreakingly honest meditation on memory, identity,...


Faithful and Virtuous Night

National Book Award for Poetry 2014

by Louise Gluck Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Poetry

A luminous, seductive new collection from the "fearless" (The New York Times) Pulitzer Prize–winning poet

Louise Glück is one of the finest American poets at...


Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2014

by Evan Osnos Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 13, 2014)

Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction finalist

Winner of the 2014 National Book Award in nonfiction.

An Economist Best Book of 2014.

A vibrant, colorful, and revelatory inner history of China during a moment of...


Dangerous Women

World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology 2014

by George R. R. Martin & Gardner Dozois Tom Doherty Associates (December 03, 2013)

All new and original to this volume, the 21 stories in Dangerous Women include work by twelve New York Times bestsellers, and seven stories set in the authors' bestselling continuities-including a new "Outlander"...


Wakulla Springs

World Fantasy Award for Best Novella 2014

by Andy Duncan & Ellen Klages Tom Doherty Associates (October 02, 2013)

Wakulla Springs, in the deep jungle of the Florida panhandle, is the deepest submerged freshwater cave system in the world. In its unfathomable depths, a variety of curious creatures have left a record of their...


To Rise Again at a Decent Hour: A Novel

Dylan Thomas Prize 2014

by Joshua Ferris Little, Brown and Company (May 13, 2014)

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, this big, brilliant, profoundly observed novel by National Book Award Finalist Joshua Ferris explores the absurdities of modern life and one man's search for meaning.

Paul...


This Dark Road to Mercy

Gold Dagger Award 2014

by Wiley Cash William Morrow (January 28, 2014)

The critically acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller A Land More Kind Than Home—hailed as "a powerfully moving debut that reads as if Cormac McCarthy decided to rewrite Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird...


Lost for Words

Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2014

by Edward St. Aubyn Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 20, 2014)

Edward St. Aubyn is "great at dissecting an entire social world" (Michael Chabon, Los Angeles Times)

Edward St. Aubyn's Patrick Melrose novels were some of the most celebrated works of fiction of the past decade....


3 Sections

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2014

by Vijay Seshadri Graywolf Press (May 06, 2014)

* 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)

Vijay Seshadri's new poetry...


The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2014

by Donna Tartt Little, Brown and Company (October 22, 2013)

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

"The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna Tartt...


Parallax

T. S. Eliot Prize 2013

by Sinead Morrissey Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 12, 2015)

A T. S. Eliot Prize–winning collection from one of Ireland's major contemporary poets

PARALLAX: (Astron.) Apparent displacement, or difference in the apparent position, of an object, caused by actual change...


Last Days

August Derleth Award 2013

by Adam Nevill St. Martin's Press (February 26, 2013)

Last Days (winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Horror Novel of the Year) by Adam Nevill is a Blair Witch style novel in which a documentary film-maker undertakes the investigation of a dangerous cult—with...


Bad Country

Tony Hillerman Prize 2013

by C. B. McKenzie St. Martin's Press (November 04, 2014)

Winner of the Tony Hillerman Prize, winner of the Spur Award for Best Western Contemporary Novel, a finalist for the Shamus Award for Best First P.I. Novel, and a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best First...


Metaphysical Dog

National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry 2013

by Frank Bidart Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 08, 2014)

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner

A National Book Award Finalist

A vital, searching new collection from one of finest American poets at work today

In "Those Nights," Frank Bidart writes: "We who could get...


This Is the Way

Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award 2013

by Gavin Corbett Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 05, 2013)

Anthony Sonaghan is hiding out in an old tenement house in Dublin: he fears he's reignited an ancient feud between the two halves of his family. Twenty-first-century Dublin may have shopping malls and foreign...


2312

Nebula Award for Best Novel 2013

by Kim Stanley Robinson ORBIT (May 22, 2012)

Winner of the Nebula Award for Best SF Novel of the Year

The year is 2312. Scientific and technological advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future. Earth is no longer humanity's only home; new...


The Wrong Girl

Jane Ryland & Jake Brogan #2

Agatha Award for Best Novel 2013

by Hank Phillippi Ryan Tom Doherty Associates (September 10, 2013)

Award-winning and Boston Globe bestselling author Hank Phillippi Ryan presents a spine-chilling, heart-wrenching suspense novel that explores a terrifying scenario striking at the heart of every family.

Does...


A Question of Honor

Bess Crawford #5

Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel 2013

by Charles Todd William Morrow (August 27, 2013)

In the latest mystery from New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd, World War I nurse and amateur sleuth Bess Crawford investigates an old murder that occurred during her childhood in India, a search...


The Hour of Peril

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Fact Crime 2014, Agatha Award for Best Non-Fiction 2013

by Daniel Stashower St. Martin's Press (January 29, 2013)

"It's history that reads like a race-against-the-clock thriller." Harlan Coben

Daniel Stashower, the two-time Edgar award–winning author of The Beautiful Cigar Girl, uncovers the riveting true story of the...


Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology 2013

by Alan Weisman Little, Brown and Company (September 24, 2013)

A powerful investigation into the chances for humanity's future from the author of the bestseller The World Without Us.

In his bestselling book The World Without Us, Alan Weisman considered how the Earth could...


We Need New Names: A Novel

Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction 2013

by Noviolet Bulawayo Reagan Arthur Books (May 21, 2013)

A remarkable literary debut--shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize! The unflinching and powerful story of a young girl's journey out of Zimbabwe and to America.

Darling is only ten years old, and yet she must...


The Cuckoo's Calling

Cormoran Strike #1

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller 2013

by Robert Galbraith Mulholland Books (April 30, 2013)

A brilliant debut mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide.

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private...


The Sleepwalkers

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History 2013

by Christopher Clark Harper (March 19, 2013)

One of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the Year

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History)

The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 is historian Christopher Clark’s riveting...


Questions of Travel: A Novel

Miles Franklin Award 2013

by Michelle de Kretser Little, Brown and Company (May 14, 2013)

"It is not really possible to describe, in a short space, the originality and depth of this long and beautifully crafted book."--A.S. Byatt, Guardian Laura Fraser grows up in Sydney, motherless, with a cold,...


Ancillary Justice

Imperial Radch #1

Arthur C. Clarke Award 2014, Nebula Award for Best Novel 2014, Hugo Award for Best Novel 2014, Kitschies Golden Tentacle Award 2013, BSFA Award for Best Novel 2013

by Ann Leckie ORBIT (October 01, 2013)

The only novel ever to win the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Awards and the first book in Ann Leckie's New York Times bestselling trilogy.

On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer...


Where the Moon Isn't

Costa Book Award for Best First Novel 2013

by Nathan Filer St. Martin's Press (November 05, 2013)

Winner of the 2013 Costa First Novel Award (under the title The Shock of the Fall)

"A stunning novel. Ambitious and exquisitely realized . . . clearly the work of a major new talent." —S. J. Watson, New York...


Life After Life: A Novel

Costa Book Award for Best Novel 2013

by Kate Atkinson Reagan Arthur Books (April 02, 2013)

What if you could live again and again, until you got it right?

On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that...