Tuesday, March 3, 2009

L.A. Times Book Awards

The Los Angeles Times announced their book award nominees which will be awarded on April 24 to start the LA Book Festival. Please submit a book purchase request if you do not find the title in our catalog. The full article is listed here.

Biography:

H.W. Brands, "A Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of
Franklin Delano Roosevelt"
Ernest Freeberg, "Democracy's Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the
Right to Dissent"
Paula J. Giddings, "Ida: A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against
Lynching"
Jon Meacham, "American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House"
Jackie Wullschlager, "Chagall: A Biography"

Current Interest:
Steve Coll, "The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century"
Dexter Filkins, "The Forever War"
Barton Gellman, "Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency"
Jane Mayer, "The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a
War on American Ideals"
Jill Bolte Taylor, "My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey"

Fiction:
Sebastian Barry, "The Secret Scripture"
Richard Price, "Lush Life"
Marilynne Robinson, "Home"
Joan Silber, "The Size of the World"
Marisa Silver, "The God of War"

First Fiction:
Uwem Akpan, "Say You're One of Them"
Zoe Ferraris, "Finding Nouf"
Sadie Jones, "The Outcast"
Roma Tearne, "Mosquito"
David Wroblewski, "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle"

History:
Michael Dobbs, "One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev and Castro on the Brink
of Nuclear War"
Drew Gilpin Faust, "This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War"
Mark Mazower, "Hitler's Empire: How the Nazis Ruled Europe"
Thomas J. Sugrue, "Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights
in the North"
Rick Wartzman, "Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck's
The Grapes of Wrath"

Mystery/Thriller:
Colin Harrison, "The Finder"
Michael Koryta, "Envy the Night"
Simon Lewis, "Bad Traffic: An Inspector Jian Novel"
Nina Revoyr, "The Age of Dreaming"
Tom Rob Smith, "Child 44"

Poetry:
Frank Bidart, "Watching the Spring Festival: Poems"
Jorie Graham, "Sea Change: Poems"
Marie Howe, "The Kingdom of Ordinary Time: Poems"
Cole Swensen, "Ours"
Connie Voisine, "Rare High Meadow of Which I Might Dream"

Science & Technology:
Avery Gilbert, "What the Nose Knows: The Science of Scent in Everyday Life"
Kenneth R. Miller, "Only a Theory: Evolution and the Battle for America's Soul"
Martin J.S. Rudwick, "Worlds Before Adam: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in the
Age of Reform"
Leonard Susskind, "The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the
World Safe for Quantum Mechanics"
Carl Zimmer, "Microcosm: E. coli and the New Science of Life"

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