Thursday, December 18, 2008

Award-Winning Fiction - in Paperback!

Looking for some great award-winning fiction? Here are three top-notch suggestions for you, all recently published in paperback:
Pulitzer Prize: The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao,
Junot Diaz - a fierce, funny, tragic book that tells the story of a first-generation Dominican-American ghetto nerd, while bridging several generations and cultures.
Man Booker Prize: The White Tiger, Aravind Adigo - an unadorned portrait of India as seen from the bottom of the heap -- compelling and darkly humorous.
National Book Award: Shadow Country,
Peter Matthiessen - an epic masterpiece from his Everglades trilogy, a wrenching story of familial, racial, and environmental degradation, stretching from the Civil War to the Great Depression.
Oregon Book Award: Bearing the Body,
Ehud Havazelet - Corvallis-based Havazelet's first novel tells the story of widower and Holocaust survivor Sol Minsky and his two sons, Daniel and Nathan, portraits of people bearing the weight of their family.

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