Alyson’s Recommendations

Angela's Ashes


The 1997 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for biography, Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes is an engaging, entertaining memoir by...»

04/16/14 | Nonfiction

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar


Cheryl Strayed is the author of the New York Times Best Seller Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail but, in Tiny...»

07/8/13 | Nonfiction

United States of Pie: Regional Favorites from East to West and North to South


United States of Pie: Regional Favorites from East to West and North to South is a nostalgic cookbook and a snapshot of American...»

07/8/13 | Nonfiction

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Award Winners & Bestsellers

Nobel Prize
2014 Prize in Literature
Patrick Modiano

National Book Award

2014 Prize for Fiction
by Phil Klay

2014 Prize for Nonfiction
Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China
by Evan Osnos

Newbery Medal
2014 award
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
by Kate DiCamillo

Caldecott Medal
2014 award

by Brian Floca

Printz Award

2014 award

by Marcus Sedgwick

New York Times Fiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sales)
The Girl on the Train
, by Paula Hawkins
, C.J. Box
Last One Home
, by Debbie Macomber
All the Light We Cannot See
, by Anthony Doerr
A Spool of Blue Thread
, by Anne Tyler

New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sales)
Dead Wake
, by Erik Larson
American Sniper
, by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice
The Boys in the Boat
, by Daniel James Brown
, by Cheryl Strayed
, by Laura Hillenbrand


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Academy Awards

American Booksellers Association National Indie Bestsellers

Billboard Top 100 songs

Caldecott Medal

Coretta Scott King Award

New York Times Bestsellers

Newbery Medal

Printz Award