Every Friday the Library will bring you short lists of buzz-worthy books in a rotating series of popular genres. This week we invite you to check out a winner!
Are you drawn to the adventure and panorama of the West? Try one or more of the Spur Awards honorees:
Best Western Contemporary Novel – Light of the World by James Lee Burke
Best Western Traditional Novel – Crossing Purgatory by Gary Schanbacher
Best First Novel – Spider Woman’s Daughter by Anne Hillerman
Have a taste for distinguished American writing? Read a newly minted Pulitzer Prize winner:
Fiction – The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
General Nonfiction – Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation by Dan Fagin
Biography or Autobiography – Margaret Fuller: A New American Life by Megan Marshall
Which titles have the respect of their peers? The Los Angeles Times Book Awards are chosen by working writers to celebrate how reading is an essential way of connecting with and understanding the world in which we live:
Fiction – A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
Mystery/Thriller – The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction – We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
For these and other fresh reads, stop by the second floor Fiction/AV/Teen desk. While there, talk to a Readers’ Advisor about new and old titles tailored to your taste.