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Congratulations National Critics Circle Award Winners


Lila, Marilynne Robinson - Fiction

Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant, Roz Chast - Autobiography

Tennessee Williams, John Lahr - Biography

The Problen of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation, David Brion Davis - Non Fiction

Redeployment, Phil Klay - John Leonard Prize

We Liked These Mysteries & Thrillers

Descent, Tim Johnston
The Courtland family's idyllic Rocky Mountain vacation turns inro a nightmare when eighteen-year-old Caitlin doesn't return from a morning run. Spanning three years, Descent explores how each family member copes with the disappearance. A beautifully written story which escalates into a heart pounding finale.  Robin Harvey

The Girl on a Train, Paula Hawkins
To keep up appearances, Rachel rides the train each morning to a job she no long has due to her drinking problem.  On route she passes her old neighborhood, where a few houses from her former home - now occupied by her ex and his new wife - she sees a couple whose life she imagines as perfect as her own is dreadful.  One day, however she witnesses a shocking scene which shatters her ideas and draws her into a nightmare where nothing is as it seems. Compulsively readable. Sheila Daley

The Kind Worth Killing, Peter Swamson
If you are looking for the next Gone Girl,  this is the psychological thriller you have been waiting for. Full of deliciously bad people, this book will keep you up late at night to find out what is going to happen next. While it may not restore your faith in humanity, you will be disappointed to reach the end. I loved it!     Tatum Fichthorn

A Small Indiscretion, Jan Ellison
Told from the perspective of Annie Black, in a letter to her son, spanning over 20 years of her life, this book will make you realize how decisions in your past will always have an impact on your life. Part thriller, part romance you'll want to stick around to see how this one ends.                      Tatum Fichthorn

Congratulations Award Winners!


Richard Flanagan for The Narrow Road to the Deep North

August, 1943. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Thai-Burma Death Railway, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his affair with his uncle’s young wife two years earlier. His life is a daily struggle to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from pitiless beatings. Until he receives a letter that will change him forever.

Moving deftly from the POW camp to contemporary Australia, from the experiences of Dorrigo and his comrades to those of the Japanese guards, this savagely beautiful novel tells a story of love, death, and family, exploring the many forms of good and evil, war and truth, guilt and transcendence, as one man comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.




FOR FICTION Phil Klay for Redeployment

FOR NONFICTION: Evan Osnos for Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China

FOR POETRY: Louise Gluck for Faithful and Virtuous Night

FOR YOUNG PEOPLES LITERATURE: Jacqueline Woodson for Brown Girl Chasing

Books to Brighten the Dark Days


A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman
59-year-old Ove is a grumpy misanthropic man who sees no point in living since his beloved wife died. But his neighbors seem to depend on him and, in spite of himself, he gradually learns the importance of friendship. A charming, poignant story and a staff favorite.

 Funny Girl, Nick Hornby
Set in the 1960's, Funny Girl follows Sophie Straw as she abandons her old life in Blackpool to become a comedic actress on BBC. This entertaining story reads like a rom-com with more depth. Highly entertaining and an absolutely perfect spring vacation read.  Tatum Fichthorn


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