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Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence 2017 Winners
The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were established in 2012 to recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year.
Congratulations to Colson Whitehead and Matthew Desmond, the 2017 winners!
Colson Whitehead won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction for his novel The Underground Railroad. Hard-driving, laser-sharp, artistically superlative, and deeply compassionate, Whitehead's unforgettable odyssey adds a clarion new facet to the literature of racial tyranny and liberation.
Matthew Desmond won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction for his book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. This is essential reading for anyone interested in social justice, poverty, and feminist issues, but its narrative nonfiction style will also draw general readers and will hopefully spark national discussion.
Share the Story
This year's shortlist remind us of the power of stories. Do they remind you of something in your life, your community, your history? #ShareTheStory and use these titles to tell us about your own stories.
Selected stories will be featured in the Carnegie program at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference - because we want to share your story, too. Learn more.
Shortlist of finalists
Posted By Logan Library at 4:58 PM
Friday, 3 February 2017
Looking For A Good Reading Suggestion?
The Library maintains several lists that will help you find a good reading suggestion. Our Books & Reading pages are always a good place to start. Here you will find links to our Booklists, lists of recommended Websites About Books and plenty of staff reviews both Fiction and Nonfiction.
We're always adding and updating these lists with new items. Up a Dark Staircase - Fiction and If you liked The Girl on the Train are a couple of our most recent lists.
If you still can't find anything to read, we have a form to fill out to get a Personalized Reading Suggestion.
Posted By Logan Library at 4:36 PM
Thursday, 26 January 2017
2017 The Reading List Winners Announced
The Reading List Council has announced the 2017 selections of The Reading List, an annual best-of list comprised of eight different fiction genres for adult readers. A shortlist of honor titles, up to 4 per genre was also announced.
The 2017 selections are:
Winner: Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz
Winner: Stiletto: A Novel by Daniel O'Malley
Genre: Historical Fiction
Winner: The Last Days of Night: A Novel by Graham Moore
Winner: Darktown by Thomas Mullen
Winner: Forbidden by Beverly Jenkins
Genre: Women's Fiction
Winner: I Almost Forgot about You by Terry McMillan
See the complete list and the lists of honor titles
Posted By Logan Library at 11:36 AM
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