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Redeployment / Phil Klay.Show details
by Klay, Phil.
New York : The Penguin Press, 2014.
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Summary: "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. In "Redeployment", a soldier who has had to shoot dogs because they were eating human corpses must learn what it is like to return to domestic life in suburbia, surrounded by people "who have no idea where Fallujah is, where three members of your platoon died." In "After Action Report", a Lance Corporal seeks expiation for a killing he didn't commit, in order that his best friend will be unburdened. A Morturary Affairs Marine tells about his experiences collecting remains-of U.S. and Iraqi soldiers both. A chaplain sees his understanding of Christianity, and his ability to provide solace through religion, tested by the actions of a ferocious Colonel. And in the darkly comic "Money as a Weapons System", a young Foreign Service Officer is given the absurd task of helping Iraqis improve their lives by teaching them to play baseball. These stories reveal the intricate combination of monotony, bureaucracy, comradeship and violence that make up a soldier's daily life at war, and the isolation, remorse, and despair that can accompany a soldier's homecoming. Redeployment is poised to become a classic in the tradition of war writing. Across nations and continents, Klay sets in devastating relief the two worlds a soldier inhabits: one of extremes and one of loss. Written with a hard-eyed realism and stunning emotional depth, this work marks Phil Klay as one of the most talented new voices of his generation"--
Award: National Book Award for Fiction, 2014.
List: National Book Awards--Fiction
Collection: Adult Fiction
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The good lord bird / James McBride.Show details
by McBride, James, 1957-
New York, New York : Riverhead Books, 2013.
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Summary: Fleeing his violent master at the side of abolitionist John Brown at the height of the slavery debate in mid-nineteenth-century Kansas Territory, Henry pretends to be a girl to hide his identity throughout the raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859.
Award: National Book Award for Fiction, 2013.
List: National Book Awards--Fiction
Collection: Adult Fiction
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The round house : a novel / Louise Erdrich.Show details
by Erdrich, Louise, author.
New York, NY : Harper, 2012.
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Summary: When his mother, a tribal enrollment specialist living on a reservation in North Dakota, slips into an abyss of depression after being brutally attacked, 14-year-old Joe Coutz sets out with his three friends to find the person that destroyed his family.
Award: National Book Award for Fiction, 2012.
List: National Book Awards--Fiction
Collection: Adult Fiction
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Salvage the bones : a novel / Jesmyn Ward.Show details
by Ward, Jesmyn.
New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2011.
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Summary: Enduring a hardscrabble existence as the children of alcoholic and absent parents, four siblings from a coastal Mississippi town prepare their meager stores for the arrival of Hurricane Katrina while struggling with such challenges as a teen pregnancy and a dying litter of prize pups.
Award: National Book Award for Fiction, 2011.
List: National Book Awards--Fiction
Collection: Adult Fiction
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Let the great world spin : a novel / Colum McCann.Show details
by McCann, Colum, 1965-
New York : Random House, c2009.
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Summary: A rich vision of the pain, loveliness, mystery, and promise of New York City in the 1970s. A radical young Irish monk struggles with his own demons as he lives among the prostitutes in the middle of the burning Bronx. A group of mothers gather in a Park Avenue apartment to mourn their sons who died in Vietnam, only to discover just how much divides them even in grief. A young artist finds herself at the scene of a hit-and-run that sends her own life careening sideways. A 38-year-old grandmother, turns tricks alongside her teenage daughter, determined not only to take care of her family but to prove her own worth. Weaving together these and other seemingly disparate lives, McCann's allegory comes alive in the voices of the city's people, unexpectedly drawn together by hope, beauty, and the "artistic crime of the century"--a mysterious tightrope walker dancing between the Twin Towers.--From publisher description.
Award: National Book Award for Fiction, 2009.
List: National Book Awards--Fiction
Collection: Adult Fiction
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The great fire / Shirley Hazzard.Show details
by Hazzard, Shirley, 1931-
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003.
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Award: National Book Award for Fiction, 2003.
List: National Book Awards--Fiction
Collection: Adult Fiction
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Three Junes / Julia Glass.Show details
by Glass, Julia, 1956-
New York : Pantheon Books c2002.
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Award: National Book Award for Fiction, 2002.
List: National Book Awards--Fiction
Collection: Adult Fiction
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The corrections / Jonathan Franzen.Show details
by Franzen, Jonathan.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001.
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Award: National Book Award for Fiction, 2001.
List: National Book Awards--Fiction
Collection: Adult Fiction
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