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Pulitzer Prizes for Fiction in 2015

The Pulizer Prize winners and finalists were announced earlier this week. Did you miss any great pieces of fiction recently? Let's find out together! Below we have provided a list of the winner and finalists for the category of fiction. If you haven't checked them out yet, now is the perfect time to do so!

Winner: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure's reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum's most valuable and dangerous jewel. In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure's converge.

Finalists: Let Me Be Frank with You by Richard Ford
               The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami
               Lovely, Dark, and Deep by Joyce Carol Oates

Blood Will Out

Blood Will Out by Walter Kirn

In the summer of 1998, Walter Kirn -- then an aspiring novelist struggling with impending fatherhood and a dissolving marriage -- set out on a peculiar, fateful errand: to personally deliver a crippled hunting dog from his home in Montana to the New York apartment of one Clark Rockefeller, a secretive young banker and art collector who had adopted the dog over the Internet. Thus began a fifteen-year relationship that drew Kirn deep into the fun-house world of an outlandish, eccentric son of privilege who ultimately would be unmasked as a brazen serial impostor, child kidnapper, and brutal murderer.Kirn's one-of-a-kind story of being duped by a real-life Mr. Ripley takes us on a bizarre and haunting journey from the posh private clubrooms of Manhattan to the hard-boiled courtrooms and prisons of Los Angeles. As Kirn uncovers the truth about his friend, a psychopath masquerading as a gentleman, he also confronts hard truths about himself. Why, as a writer of fiction, was he susceptible to the deception of a sinister fantasist whose crimes, Kirn learns, were based on books and movies? What are the hidden psychological links between the artist and the con man? To answer these and other questions, Kirn attends his old friend's murder trial and uses it as an occasion to reflect on both their tangled personal relationship and the surprising literary sources of Rockefeller's evil. This investigation of the past climaxes in a tense jailhouse reunion with a man whom Kirn realizes he barely knew--a predatory, sophisticated genius whose life, in some respects, parallels his own and who may have intended to take another victim during his years as a fugitive from justice: Kirn himself.

Wives of Los Alamos

Wives of Los Alamos by Tarashea Nesbit

Their average age was twenty-five. They came from Berkeley, Cambridge, Paris, London, Chicago -- and arrived in New Mexico ready for adventure, or at least resigned to it. But hope quickly turned to hardship as they were forced to adapt to a rugged military town where everything was a secret, including what their husbands were doing at the lab. They lived in barely finished houses with P.O. box addresses in a town wreathed with barbed wire, all for the benefit of a project that didn't exist as far as the public knew. Though they were strangers, they joined together -- adapting to a landscape as fierce as it was absorbing, full of the banalities of everyday life and the drama of scientific discovery. And while the bomb was being invented, babies were born, friendships were forged, children grew up, and Los Alamos gradually transformed from an abandoned school on a hill into a real community: one that was strained by the words they couldn't say out loud, the letters they couldn't send home, the freedom they didn't have. But the end of the war would bring even bigger challenges to the people of Los Alamos, as the scientists and their families struggled with the burden of their contribution to the most destructive force in the history of mankind. Read a sample.

Popular Authors and Series

The Pioneer Library System automatically purchases titles written by popular authors and titles part of popular series. Below are the authors and series you will find in the Pioneer Library system collection without the need for a request for purchase.

Authors
Adams, Alice Garwood, Julie Miller, Linda Lael
Adler, Elizabeth Gear, Kathleen Mitchard, Jacquelyn
Albert, Susan Wittig Gear, Michael Morrison, Toni
Allende, Isabel George, Anne Mosley, Walter
Anderson, Poul George, Elizabeth Muller, Marcia
Andrews, V.C. Gerritsen, Tess Norton, Andre
Anthony, Piers Gibbons, Kay Oates, Joyce Carol
Archer, Jeffrey Gilman, Dorothy O'Banyon, Constance
Atwood, Margaret Goldsmith, Olivia O'Brian, Patrick
Auel, Jean Goudge, Eileen Oke, Janette
Bachman, Richard Grafton, Sue Palmer, Diane
Baldacci, David Graham, Heather Paretsky, Sara
Barker, Clive Greeley, Andrew M. Parker, Robert B.
Barnes, Linda Griffin, W.E.B. Patterson, James
Barr, Nevada Grimes, Martha Patterson, Richard North
Bear, Greg Grisham, John Pearson, Ridley
Beaton, M. C. Gulley, Phillip Peart, Jane
Beattie, Ann Hager, Jean Perry, Anne
Berg, Elizabeth Hambly, Barbara Peters, Elizabeth
Bernhardt, William Hamilton, Laurell K. Peters, Ellis
Binchy, Maeve Hannah, Kristin Peterson, Tracie
Blackstock Terry Hart, Carolyn Phillips, Susan Elizabeth
Block, Lawrence Henderson, Dee Pilcher, Rosamunde
Bova, Ben Henley, Virginia Plain, Belva
Bradbury, Ray Hess, Joan Preston, Douglas
Bradford, Barbara Taylor Hiassen, Carl Price, Eugenia
Bradley, Marion Zimmer Higgins, Jack Pronzini, Bill
Braun, Lillian Jackson Hillerman, Tony Proulx, E. Annie
Brookner, Anita Hoag, Tami Quick, Amanda
Brooks, Terry Hoffman, Alice Quindlen, Anna
Brown, Dale Holt, Victoria Ray, Jeanne
Brown, Dan Hooper, Kay Reichs, Kathy
Brown, Rita Mae Howard, Linda Rendell, Ruth
Brown, Sandra Howatch, Susan Rice, Anne
Buchanan, Edna Iles, Greg Rice, Luanne
Burke, James Lee Irving, John Rivers, Francine
Burke, Jan Isaacs, Susan Robards, Karen
Cannell, Stephen J. Jakes, John Robbins, Harold
Card, Orson Scott James, P. D. Robbins, Tom
Carr, Caleb Jance, Judith A. Roberts, Nora
Cherryh, C. J. Johansen, Iris Roosevelt, Elliot
Chesney, Marion Johnston, Joan Rosenberg, Nancy Taylor
Chiaverini, Jennifer Johnstone, William Roth, Philip
Clancy, Tom Jordan, Robert Saberhagen, Fred
Clark, Carol Higgins Karon, Jan Sanders, Lawrence
Clark, Mary Higgins Kellerman, Faye Sandford, John
Coben, Harlan Kellerman, Jonathan Saul, John
Collins, Jackie Kelton, Elmer Scottoline, Lisa
Connelly, Michael Kemelman, Harry Shatner, William
Connolly, John Keneally, Thomas Sheldon, Sidney
Conroy, Pat Kidd, Sue Monk Shreve, Anita
Cook, Robin Kienzle, William Siddons, Anne Rivers
Cookson, Catherine King, Laurie Silverberg, Robert
Coonts, Stephen King, Stephen Smiley, Jane
Copeland, Lori Kingsbury, Karen Smith, Lee
Cornwell, Bernard Kingsolver, Barbara Smith, Martin Cruz
Cornwell, Patricia Kinsella, Sophie Smith, Wilbur
Coulter, Catherine Koontz, Dean R. Sparks, Nicholas
Crichton, Michael Krantz, Judith Spencer, Lavryle
Cross, Amanda Krentz, Jayne Ann Steel, Danielle
Cussler, Clive Lackey, Mercedes Steinberg, Richard
Dailey, Janet Lacy, Al Stewart, Fred Mustard
Dallas, Sandra LaHaye, Tim Stewart, Mary
Davidson, Diane Mott LeCarre, John Straub, Peter
Deaver, Jeffrey Lehrer, Jim Tan, Amy
Deighton, Len Leonard, Elmore Tanenbaum, Robert
Delinsky, Barbara Lewis, Beverly Trigiani, Adriana
DeMille, Nelson Lindsey, Johanna Truman, Margaret
Deveraux, Jude Lowell, Elizabeth Turow, Scott
Diamant, Anita Ludlum, Robert Turtledove, Harry
Douglas, Carole Nelson Macomber, Debbie Tyler, Anne
Dunant, Sarah Marcinko, Richard Updike, John
Eddings, David Margolin, Philip Uris, Leon
Estleman, Loren D. Marillier, Juliet Vidal, Gore
Evanovich, Janet Martini, Steven Vine, Barbara
Evans, Nicholas Mayle, Peter Walker, Alice
Fairstein, Linda McBain, Ed Wall, Judith Henry
Fast, Howard McCaffrey, Anne Wambaugh, Joseph
Fielding, Joy McCall-Smith, Alexander Weiner, Jennifer
Flagg, Fannie McCrumb, Sharyn Weis, Margaret
Flynn, Vince McCulloough, Colleen Weldon, Fay
Follett, Ken McMillan, Terry Westlake, Donald
Forsyth, Frederick McMurtry, Larry White, Stephen Walsh
Fowler, Earlene McNaught, Judith Whitney, Phyllis
Francis, Dick Meltzer, Brad Wick, Lori
Friedman, Kinky Michael, Judith Woodiwiss, Kathleen
Gabaldon, Diana Michaels, Barbara Woods, Stuart
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel Michaels, Fern  
Garlock, Dorothy Michener, James  

 

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