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2014 National Book Awards

2014 National Book Awards

The 65th National Book Awards ceremony was held on Wednesday November 19th. The National Book Awards are administered and presented by the National Book Foundation and recognize outstanding literary work by citizens of the United States. Awards are given annually in four categories:  Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Young People’s Literature. 

The National Book Award is one of the nation’s most prestigious literary prizes and has a stellar record of identifying and rewarding quality writing. Past winners of the National Book Award for Fiction include Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward, The Round House by Louise Erdrich and Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier.

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What We're Reading: Goodnight June

Goodnight June

June Andersen is a stressed-out New York City banker who specializes in closing small businesses. When she receives word that she has inherited a children's bookstore in her hometown of Seattle from her beloved Aunt Ruby, she takes a leave of absence from her job to return to Seattle and prepare Bluebird Books for sale. June finds that her aunt created a treasure hunt for her of letters between Ruby and famous children's author Margaret Wise-Brown.

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What We're Reading: Wake

Wake

It has been almost two years since Armistice Day yet the aftereffects of World War I continue to impact the lives of three women. Hettie teaches dance at a local club while living at home with her mother and brother who returned from the war mute. Evelyn works in the pensions office and is bitter about losing her love in the war; her brother was an officer in the war but is now a heavy drinker and unsettled.

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Upcoming Releases December 2014

Upcoming Releases December 2014

Wondering when your favorite author’s next book will be released? Below is a list of upcoming releases by popular authors. The titles on this list are on order for the library and can be placed on hold by clicking the links below. Release dates are subject to change.

If you have any questions or need assistance with placing one of these books on hold, please stop by the Readers' Advisory desk or call 814-3987.

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Past Updates

Orphan Train What We're Reading: Orphan Train More...

Dare to be Scared: Frightening Tales Dare to be Scared: Frightening Tales More...

2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction More...

New Books