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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)
Act of War
, by Brad Thor
Power Play
, by Catherine Coulter
Gone Girl
, by Gillian Flynn
Invisible
, by James Patterson David Ellis
Top Secret Twenty-One
, by Janet Evanovich

New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sales)
Unbroken
, by Laura Hillenbrand
America, by Dinesh D'Souza
Blood Feud, by Edward Klein
Orange is the New Black
, by Piper Kerman
The Boys in the Boat
, by Daniel James Brown