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Bestsellers: Award Winners
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Title: The Crossover: A Basketball Novel
Author: Alexander, Kwame
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 9780544107717
Notes: Twelve-year-old narrator Josh Bell uses the rhythms of a poetry jam to emulate the "moving & grooving/popping and rocking" of life on the basketball court with his twin brother, J.B. This powerful novel in verse paints an authentic portrait of a closely-knit family on the brink of crisis. Swish! This book is nothing but net! Winner of the 2015 John Newbury Medal.

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Title: We Need New Names : a Novel
Author: Bulawayo, NoViolet
ISBN: 9780316230810
Notes: The novel follows a 10-year-old girl who leaves her shantytown in Zimbabwe to live with an aunt in Detroit. Winner of the 2014 Hemingway/PEN Award for Debut Fiction.

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Title: Between the World and Me
Author: Coates, Ta-Nehisi
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau (2015)
ISBN: 9780812993547
Call Number: MCN
Notes: A meditation on race in America as well as a personal story by the national correspondent of The Atlantic, framed as a letter to his teenage son. Winner of the 2015 National Book Award for non-fiction.

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Title: All the Light We Cannot See
Author: Doerr, Anthony
ISBN: 9781476746586
Notes: An imaginative and intricate novel inspired by the horrors of World War II and written in short, elegant chapters that explore human nature and the contradictory power of technology. Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

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Title: Encounters at the Heart of the World : a History of the Mandan People
Author: Fenn, Elizabeth
ISBN: 9780374535117
Notes: An engrossing, original narrative showing the Mandans, a Native American tribe in the Dakotas, as a people with a history. Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for History

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Title: The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Author: Flanagan, Richard
ISBN: 9780385352857
Notes: This novel centers on the experiences of surgeon Dorrigo Evans in a Japanese POW camp on the now infamous Thailand-Burma railway. Winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

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Title: Faithful and Virtuous Night
Author: Gluck, Louise
ISBN: 9780374152017
Notes: Faithful and Virtuous Night emanates from a world where darkness blurs ordinarily sharp edges around the oppositions we summon to think our lives—loss and renewal, male and female, the living and dead. Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Poetry.

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Title: A Brief History of Seven Killings : a Novel
Author: James, Marlon
ISBN: 9781594486005
Notes: Set in Kingston, Jamaica, where James was born, the book is a fictional history of the attempted murder of Bob Marley in 1976. Winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for fiction

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Title: Fortune Smiles
Author: Johnson, Adam
ISBN: 9780812997477
Notes: In six masterly stories, Johnson delves deep into love and loss, natural disasters, the influence of technology, and how the political shapes the personal. Winner of the 2015 National Book Award for fiction.

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Title: Prelude to Bruise : Poetry
Author: Jones, Saeed
ISBN: 9781566893749
Notes: Winner of the 2015 Stonewall Book Awards-Barbara Gittings Literature Award.