noted writers of fiction each year select the winner and four
runners-up of the PEN/Faulkner Awards for Fiction.
Awards given in
American fiction, nonfiction, and poetry of exceptional
Library Association Notable Books
The Notable Books Council of RUSA, a division of
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Association, selected these titles for their contribution to the
expansion of knowledge or for the pleasure
they can provide to readers.
National Book Critics Circle
Awards given in American fiction, general
nonfiction, biography/autobiography, poetry, and criticism of
exceptional literary value.
Bancroft Prize Winners
Awarded by Columbia University for outstanding books on American
(including biography) and Diplomacy.
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, first awarded in
1969, promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of
The Edgar Award
The Mystery Writers of America awards authors of
Philip K. Dick Award
Award given annually for best American science
fiction in paperback.
by the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS).
The Christy Award
excellence in Christian Fiction written by contemporary authors.
annually to the best published romance novels in thirteen catagories by
the Romance Writers of America.
are my blood and my world. I've always understood passion for books and
being obsessed by them. I know what they can do to you. Storing them
forever and enjoying their company is always reassuring."
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Motherhood: 3 novels about work/life balance
by Lisa Genova
is an amazing and moving novel in which a women is diagnosed with early
onset Alzheimer's disease at the age of fifty. The author, who holds a
Ph.D. in neuroscience from Harvard, tells the story from the point of
view of Alice, the main character. Alice becomes much more to the
reader than just her diagnosis.
by Gillian Flynn
What a tangled web we weave…” Oh! What evil things couples are capable
of doing to each other! Oh! How surprising it is to find oneself
enjoying the amazing talents of such evildoers. It is a puzzle and a
mystery, both awful and amusing. It holds surprises for the reader
right to the end. It is a great read with a local setting. Two of the
characters live in Ladue. That should surprise no one!
by Hilma Wolitzer
odd, and more and more not unusual, to find oneself on the cusp of 60
and beyond, unattached, feeling youthful and looking to begin a new
life, looking for a new partner. The available man in this book is
experiencing this phenomenon. It makes growing older look a bit more
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Britannica's Great Books of the Western World
and editors of the Encyclopaedia Britannica believe this collection
represents the essential core of the Western literary canon.
Kemper Reading Picks
Kemper Fellows, MU faculty recognized for their
teaching excellence, have compiled the following list of influential
books. Rather than reinventing the many existing lists of top books,
these outstanding Mizzou professors from multiple disciplines chose
books published since the year 1900 that have been influential in
society or in their personal lives.
Booklist's Best Adult Genre
Fiction of the Year
a publication of the ALA, asks librarians to select an annual list of
outstanding books in eight adult genre fiction.
Notable 100 Books
Adult Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry
Magazine's Top 100 Books
critics pick the best novels in English from 1923 to the present
intellectual works that have been judged to be worth owning by the
of libraries around the globe.
Library's Top 100
lists of best novels and best nonfiction compiled by the Modern
editorial board, by readers, and a rival list, The Radcliffe Publishing
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