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Finalist for the 2018 National Book Award for Fiction. The stories in this collection span characters, towns, decades, even centuries. Yet Florida--its landscapes, climate, history, and state of mind--becomes the gravitational center as Groff writes about loneliness, rage, family, and the passage of time.
2017 Stonewall Honor Book in Non-Fiction. This compelling book recounts the history of black gay men from the 1950s to the 1990s, tracing how the major movements of the times--from civil rights to black power to gay liberation to AIDS activism--helped shape the cultural stigmas that surrounded race and homosexuality.
In this New York Times Best Seller, Professor Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical and sometimes devastating breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. He explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities.
Finalist for the 2018 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Traces the two-hundred-year history of corporate America's battle to achieve constitutional freedom from federal control, examining the civil rights debates and key events that shaped the controversial 2010 Supreme Court decision to extend constitutional protections to businesses.
New York Times and USA Today National Best Seller: Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder.
Winner of the 2019 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Sarah M. Broom’s The Yellow House tells a hundred years of her family and their relationship to home in a neglected area of one of America’s most mythologized cities.
Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. An ingeniously structured narrative that branches and canopies like the trees at the core of the story whose wonder and connectivity echo those of the humans living amongst them.
Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. An astounding new play about race and power in America, explored through the lens of a family drama.Grandma's birthday approaches. Beverly is organizing the perfect dinner, but everything seems doomed to go awry-the silverware is all wrong, the radio is on the fritz, and the rest of the family can't be bothered to lift a hand to help. And yet, what appears at first to be a standard family dramedy takes a sharp, sly turn into a startling examination of deep-seated paradigms about race in America.
Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in History. The definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era.
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Hugo Award Winners - literary awards given annually for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year, organized by the World Science Fiction Society