2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal of Excellence : the Shortlists

The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, established in 2012, recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. in the previous year and serve as a guide to help adults select quality reading material. They are the first single-book awards for adult books given by the… Continue Reading 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal of Excellence : the Shortlists

New Books 1/9/17

Apostle: Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve by Tom Bissell Details the author’s visits to holy sites in Jerusalem, Rome, India, and other world regions to explore the paradoxical lives, legacies, and evolving identities of the twelve Apostles. Books for Living by Will Schwalbe The best-selling author of The End of Your Life Book… Continue Reading New Books 1/9/17

New Books 12/26/16

All the Gallant Men by Donald Stratton A memoir by a USS Arizona survivor describes his experience of the attacks that left him with burns over more than sixty-five percent of his body, his resolve to reenter service after a grueling recovery, and his contributions to some of the Pacific’s most violent battles. America’s War… Continue Reading New Books 12/26/16

New Books 12/19/16

Bear: The Life and Times of Augustus Owsley Stanley III by Robert Greenfield Greenfield traces the life of the Grateful Dead benefactor and LSD chemist who played an indelible role in 1960s counterculture, describing how he helped finance and record the band’s early works. Blood Vow by J. R. Ward Isolated from his fellow Black… Continue Reading New Books 12/19/16