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Redeployment by Phil Klay Wins National Book Award

2014 National Book Award Winner for Fiction

Redeployment by Phil Klay “A US marines veteran, Phil Klay, has taken home America’s most prestigious literary prize, winning the National Book Award for Fiction for his debut collection of short stories about soldiers struggling to cope with the chaos and devastation of the Iraq war. “War’s too strange to be processed alone,” Klay said during an emotional acceptance speech on Wednesday, ... Read More »

Delicious by Ruth Reichl

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Delicious! by Ruth Reichl Working as a public relations hotline consultant for a once-prestigious culinary magazine, Billie Breslin unexpectedly enters a world of New York restaurateurs and artisanal purveyors while reading World War II letters exchanged between a plucky twelve-year-old and James Beard.   Author Ruth Reichl is known for her scrumptiously honest memoirs (Tender at the Bone, Comfort Me with ... Read More »

Five Came Back by Mark Harris

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Five Came Back: a Story of Hollywood and the Second World War by Mark Harris Looks at the World War II experiences of five legendary directors — John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra and George Stevens — to assess the transformative impact of the war and period beliefs on Hollywood.   Read More »

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr “From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller 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. Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum ... Read More »

The Map Thief by Michael Blanding

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Draws on interviews with confessed rare-map thief E. Forbes Smiley to document his experiences with mercenary explorers and mapmakers, offering insight into the cutthroat map trade while investigating allegations of hundreds of additional thefts. Read More »

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd This sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies ... Read More »

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially challenged professor of genetics, who designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. Rosie Jarman is  strangely beguiling, fiery, and intelligent. And while Don quickly disqualifies her as a candidate for the Wife Project, ... Read More »