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Angela's Ashes

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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

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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

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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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Nobel Prize

2013 Prize in Literature
Alice Munro

National Book Award

2013 Prize for Fiction
The Good Lord Bird
by James McBride

2013 Prize for Nonfiction
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America

by George Packer

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

Caldecott Medal
2014 award
Locomotive

by Brian Floca

Printz Award

2014 award
Midwinterblood

by Marcus Sedgwick

New York Times Fiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sales)
Gone Girl
, by Gillian Flynn
Deadline
, by John Sandford
The Best of Me
, by Nicholas Sparks
Burn
, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
Paris Match
, by Stuart Woods

New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sales)
Killing Patton
, by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
Not That Kind of Girl
, by Lena Dunham
The Innovators
, by Walter Isaacson
Being Mortal
, by Atul Gawande
Stop the Coming Civil War
, by Michael Savage