National Book Award Nominees Announced

National BookThe National Book Award shortlists were announced this past week, and a number of great books available at the Greenville Public Library were among the nominees. The books bolded below are currently available on our shelves to be checked out.  If you’d like to read one of the books we don’t currently have in our catalog, request the book be ordered and you might see it on our shelves soon. If a book you’re interested in is checked out you can always reserve the book at the reference desk and be notified when it’s returned. When checking out be sure to let your librarian know you heard about these books on Fourth & Sycamore!


All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (Fic Doerr)
An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine
Lila by Marilynne Robinson (Fic Robinson)
Deployment by Phil Klay (Fic Klay)
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (Fic Mandel)

Non Fiction

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos
Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast (741.5 Chast)
The Meaning of Human Existence by Edward O. Wilson
No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes by Anand Gopal
Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh by John Lahr


Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
Faithful and Virtuous Night by Louise Gluck
The Feel Trio by Fred Moten
Second Childhood by Fanny Howe
This Blue by Maurine N. McLane

Young People’s Literature

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (YA 811.54 Woodson)
Noggin by John Corey Whaley (YA Whaley)
The Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin
Revolution by Deborah Wiles
Threatened by Eliot Schrefer

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