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Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2006

by Geraldine Brooks

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize--a powerful love story set against the backdrop of the Civil War, from the author of The Secret Chord, coming from Viking in October 2015

From Louisa May Alcott's beloved classic...


Rough Crossings

National Book Critics Circle Award for General Non-fiction 2006

by Simon Schama

If you were black in America at the start of the Revolutionary War, which side would you want to win?

When the last British governor of Virginia declared that any rebel-owned slave who escaped and served the...


Anansi Boys

Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel 2006

by Neil Gaiman

One of fiction's most audaciously original talents, Neil Gaiman now gives us a mythology for a modern age -- complete with dark prophecy, family dysfunction, mystical deceptions, and killer birds. Not to mention...


The Undiscovered Country: Poetry in the Age of Tin

National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism 2005

by William Logan

William Logan has been called both the "preeminent poet-critic of his generation" and the "most hated man in American poetry." For more than a quarter century, in the keen-witted and bare-knuckled reviews that...


The Confessions of Max Tivoli

NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award 2005

by Andrew Sean Greer

Today Show Book Club Pick

An extraordinarily haunting love story told in the voice of a man who appears to age backwards

We are each the love of someone's life.

So begins The Confessions of Max Tivoli, a heartbreaking...


Cloud Atlas: A Novel

Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize 2005

by David Mitchell

By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks | Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize | Includes a new Afterword by David Mitchell

A postmodern visionary and one of the leading voices in twenty-first-century...


Untold Stories

PEN/Ackerley Prize 2005

by Alan Bennett

"[Bennett] does what only the best writers can do—make us look at ourselves in a way we've never done before." —Michael Palin

Untold Stories brings together some of the finest and funniest writing by one...


The Harmony Silk Factory

Whitbread Book Award for First Novel 2005

by Tash Aw

Joseph Conrad, W. Somerset Maugham, and Anthony Burgess have shaped our perceptions of Malaysia. In Tash Aw, we now have an authentic Malaysian voice that remaps this literary landscape.

The Harmony Silk Factory...


The Accidental

Whitbread Book Award for Novel 2005

by Ali Smith

The Accidental is the dizzyingly entertaining, wickedly humorous story of a mysterious stranger whose sudden appearance during a family’s summer holiday transforms four variously unhappy people. Each of the...


The New Policeman

New Policeman #1

Whitbread Book Award for Children's Book 2005

by Kate Thompson

Who knows where the time goes?

There never seems to be enough time in Kinvara, or anywhere else in Ireland for that matter. When J.J.'s mother says time's what she really wants for her birthday, J.J. decides...


A Thousand Years of Good Prayers: Stories

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 2006, Guardian First Book Award 2006, Frank O'Connor Short Story Award 2005

by Yiyun Li

Brilliant and original, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers introduces a remarkable new writer whose breathtaking stories are set in China and among Chinese Americans in the United States. In this rich, astonishing...


Edge of Empire: Lives, Culture, and Conquest in the East, 1750-1850

Duff Cooper Prize 2005

by Maya Jasanoff

In this imaginative book, Maya Jasanoff uncovers the extraordinary stories of collectors who lived on the frontiers of the British Empire in India and Egypt, tracing their exploits to tell an intimate history...


The Penderwicks

National Book Award for Young People's Literature 2005

by Jeanne Birdsall

This summer the Penderwick sisters have a wonderful surprise: a holiday on the grounds of a beautiful estate called Arundel. Soon they are busy discovering the summertime magic of Arundel's sprawling gardens,...


Blade of Fortriu

The Bridei Chronicles #2

Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy novel 2005

by Juliet Marillier

Blade of Fortriu is the second book in Juliet Marillier's Bridei Chronicles.

Five Winters have passed since young king Bridei ascended the throne of Fortriu. Five years, in which the people have felt a contentment...


The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed

Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction 2005

by John Vaillant

A tale of obsession so fierce that a man kills the thing he loves most: the only giant golden spruce on earth. When a shattered kayak and camping gear are found on an uninhabited island in the Pacific Northwest,...


Silence of the Grave

Inspector Erlendur #4

Gold Dagger Award 2005

by Arnaldur Indridason

"Now Iceland has its own Mankell."

---Holger Kreitling, Die Welt (Germany)

Last year Jar City introduced international crime-writing sensation Arnaldur Indridason to rave reviews and a rousing welcome from American...


Stuart: A Life Backwards

Guardian First Book Award 2005

by Alexander Masters

In this extraordinary book, Alexander Masters has created a moving portrait of a troubled man, an unlikely friendship, and a desperate world few ever see. A gripping who-done-it journey back in time, it begins...


Night Draws Near

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest 2005

by Anthony Shadid

From the only journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting from Iraq, here is a riveting account of ordinary people caught between the struggles

of nations

Like her country, Karima—a widow with eight...


Before the Fallout: From Marie Curie to Hiroshima

The Places in Between

Ondaatje Prize 2005

by Rory Stewart

In January 2002 Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan-surviving by his wits, his knowledge of Persian dialects and Muslim customs, and the kindness of strangers. By day he passed through mountains covered in...