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Just Mercy : A Story of Justice and Redemption

By Bryan Stevenson
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Just Mercy is Bryan Stevenson’s outstanding memoir in which he details his role in the establishment and building of a non-...»

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By Susan, Adult Services
02/23/15 | Nonfiction

The Woman Who Would Be King / Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt

By Kara Cooney
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In this riveting piece of non-fiction, Cooney charts King Hatshepsut's rise to power. Don't be surprised if you have never...»

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By Kristel, Youth & Outreach Services
02/5/15 | Nonfiction

The Birth of a Nation : How a Legendary Filmmaker and a Crusading Editor Reignited America's Civil War

By Dick Lehr
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Journalist Lehr’s well-reviewed book is a detailed, well-researched, and fascinating look at the politics and controversy that...»

The Husband's Secret

By Liane Moriarty
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Cecilia Fitzpatrick is living a normal, happy life in Sydney, with a wonderful husband, three daughters, and a lucrative career in...»

Boy, Snow, Bird

By Helen Oyeyemi
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Boy is Boy Novak, who flees the abusive home of her father, Frank Novak, a New York rat-catcher.  She settles in rural...»

Nora Webster

By Colm Toibin
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Nora Webster is a young Irish widow left with four children who struggles with loneliness and poverty when her beloved husband,...»

Just Mercy : A Story of Justice and Redemption

By Bryan Stevenson
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Just Mercy is Bryan Stevenson’s outstanding memoir in which he details his role in the establishment and building of a non-...»

The Woman Who Would Be King / Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt

By Kara Cooney
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In this riveting piece of non-fiction, Cooney charts King Hatshepsut's rise to power. Don't be surprised if you have never...»

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Once Upon a Grind

By Coyle, Cleo

Coffeehouse manager and part-time sleuth Clare Cosi is back on the trail, this time uncovering the culprit behind the fairy tale-themed murder of sleeping beauty in Central Park.

Dreamers and Deceivers: True Stories of the Heroes and Villains Who Made America

By Beck, Glenn

In his follow-up to Miracles and Massacres, Glenn Beck offers ten more true and quirky stories about US history, from Walt Disney's vision to the true story of Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball. 

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Nobel Prize

2014 Prize in Literature
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National Book Award

2014 Prize for Fiction
Redeployment
by Phil Klay

2014 Prize for Nonfiction
Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China
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Newbery Medal
2014 award
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Caldecott Medal
2014 award
Locomotive

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Printz Award

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