Multcolib Research Picks: 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Letters

The Black Count
The Black Count Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo By Reiss, Tom (Book - 2012 ) B-D8868r 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:A compelling story of a forgotten swashbuckling hero of mixed race whose bold exploits were captured by his son, Alexander Dumas, in famous 19th century novels. (Pulitzer Prize citation).

The Forest Unseen
The Forest Unseen A Year's Watch in Nature By Haskell, David George (Book - 2012 ) 577.309768 H349f 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:A fascinating book that, for a year, closely follows the natural wonders occurring within a tiny patch of old-growth Tennessee forest. (Pulitzer Prize citation)

Stag's Leap
Stag's Leap By Olds, Sharon (Book - 2012 ) 811.5 O44sL 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 5 copies

Annotation:A book of unflinching poems on the author’s divorce that examine love, sorrow and the limits of self-knowledge. (Pulitzer Prize citation)

Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Behind the Beautiful Forevers [life, Death, and Hope in A Mumbai Undercity] By Boo, Katherine (Book - 2012 ) 305.5690954792 B7241b 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:An engrossing book that plunges the reader into an Indian slum in the shadow of gleaming hotels near Mumbai’s airport, revealing a complex subculture where poverty does not extinguish aspiration. (Pulitzer Prize citation)

Devil in the Grove
Devil in the Grove Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of A New America By King, Gilbert (Book - 2012 ) 305.896073 K528d 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:A richly detailed chronicle of racial injustice in the Florida town of Groveland in 1949, involving four black men falsely accused of rape and drawing a civil rights crusader, and eventual Supreme Court justice, into the legal battle. (Pulitzer Prize citation)

Collected Poems
Collected Poems By Gilbert, Jack (Book - 2012 ) 811.5 G465c 2012 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:A half century of poems reflecting a creative author’s commitment to living fully and honestly and to producing straightforward work that illuminates everyday experience with startling clarity. (Pulitzer Prize citation)

The Patriarch
The Patriarch The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy By Nasaw, David (Book - 2012 ) 973.9092 N243p 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:A monumental work that tells the story of the relentless tycoon who created a dynastic family that helped shape modern American history and also suffered immense tragedy. (Pulitzer Prize citation)

The Orphan Master's Son
The Orphan Master's Son A Novel By Johnson, Adam (Book - 2012 ) FICTION JOHNSON 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 34 copies

Annotation:An exquisitely crafted novel that carries the reader on an adventuresome journey into the depths of totalitarian North Korea and into the most intimate spaces of the human heart. (Pulitzer Prize citation).

Lincoln's Code
Lincoln's Code The Laws of War in American History By Witt, John Fabian (Book - 2012 ) 343.7301 W827L 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:A striking work examining how orders issued by President Lincoln to govern conduct on battlefields and in prisons during the Civil War have shaped modern laws of armed conflict. (Pulitzer Prize citation).

Portrait of A Novel
Portrait of A Novel Henry James and the Making of An American Masterpiece By Gorra, Michael Edward (Book - 2012 ) 813.4 J27g 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:An elegant and enlightening book that brings together the complicated life of a great author and the evolution of his great novel, "The Portrait of a Lady." (Pulitzer Prize citation)

The Barbarous Years
The Barbarous Years The Peopling of British North America : the Conflict of Civilizations, 1600-1675 By Bailyn, Bernard (Book - 2012 ) 973.2 B16b 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:A luminous account of how the British colonies took root amid raw brutality, often with terrible consequences for the settlers as well as the native population. (Pulitzer Prize citation)

Embers of War
Embers of War The Fall of An Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam By Logevall, Fredrik (Book - 2012 ) 959.7041 L8321e 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:A balanced, deeply researched history of how, as French colonial rule faltered, a succession of American leaders moved step by step down a road toward full-blown war. (Pulitzer Prize citation)

The Snow Child
The Snow Child A Novel By Ivey, Eowyn (Book - 2012 ) FICTION IVEY 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:An enchanting novel about an older homesteading couple who long for a child amid the harsh wilderness of Alaska and a feral girl who emerges from the woods to bring them hope. (Pulitzer Prize citation).

What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank
What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank Stories By Englander, Nathan (Book - 2012 ) FICTION ENGLANDER 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:A diverse yet consistently masterful collection of stories that explore Jewish identity and questions of modern life in ways that can both delight and unsettle the reader. (Pulitzer Prize citation).

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