Fiction 2014 Now Available as Ebooks at prlib.org! Nonfiction Phil Klay's Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned. Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in these stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos. This work marks Phil Klay as one of the most talented new voices of his generation. All the Light We Cannot See From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr...the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Ten years in the writing, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times). Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity. Lila: A Novel by Marilynne Robinson A new American classic from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Gilead and Housekeeping... Marilynne Robinson, one of the greatest novelists of our time, returns to the town of Gilead in an unforgettable story of a girlhood lived on the fringes of society in fear, awe, and wonder. Young Adult Brown Girl Dreaming (winner) Redeployment (winner) Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China (winner) A vibrant and colorful inner history of China during a moment of profound transformation...As the Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker, Evan Osnos was on the ground in China for years, witness to profound political, economic, and cultural upheaval. In Age of Ambition, he describes the greatest collision taking place in that country: the clash between the rise of the individual and the Communist Party's struggle to retain control. Writing with great narrative verve and a keen sense of irony, Osnos follows the moving stories of everyday people and reveals life in the new China to be a battleground between aspiration and authoritarianism, in which only one can prevail. Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?* Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tears, Chast's memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents. *Kindle not available...yet No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes* by Anand Gopal As U.S. troops prepare to withdraw, this is the shocking tale of how the American military had triumph in sight in Afghanistan—and then brought the Taliban back from the dead. *Kindle not available Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights An astonishing civil rights story from Newbery Honor winner Steve Sheinkin, this is a story of the prejudice that faced black men and women in America's armed forces during World War II, and a look at those who gave their lives in service of a country where they lacked the most basic rights. Threatened As he did in his acclaimed novel Endangered, also a finalist for the National Book Award, Eliot Schrefer takes us somewhere fiction rarely goes, introducing us to characters we rarely get to meet. The unforgettable result is the story of a boy fleeing his present, a man fleeing his past, and a trio of chimpanzees who are struggling not to flee at all. Noggin Travis Coates has a good head…on someone else’s shoulders. Noggin is a touching, hilarious, and wholly original coming-of-age story from John Corey Whaley, author of the award–winning Where Things Come Back. Listen— Travis Coates was alive once and then he wasn’t. Now he’s alive again. Simple as that.
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