Nobel Prize Winners

Check out these titles from 2017 Nobel Prize Winners in Literature and Economics:

Remains of the DayThe Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

This is Kazuo Ishiguro’s profoundly compelling portrait of Stevens, the perfect butler, and of his fading, insular world in post-World War II England. Stevens, at the end of three decades of service at Darlington Hall, spending a day on a country drive, embarks as well on a journey through the past in an effort to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving the “great gentleman,” Lord Darlington. But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington’s “greatness,” and much graver doubts about the nature of his own life.

 

NudgeNudge : improving decisions about health, wealth, and happiness by Richard Thaler

Every day, we make decisions on topics ranging from personal investments to schools for our children to the meals we eat to the causes we champion. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. Nobel laureate Richard Thaler and legal scholar and bestselling author Cass Sunstein explain in this important exploration of choice architecture that, being human, we all are susceptible to various biases that can lead us to blunder. Our mistakes make us poorer and less healthy; we often make bad decisions involving education, personal finance, health care, mortgages and credit cards, the family, and even the planet itself.

Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Shortlist

The American Library Association has announced the six books shortlisted for the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the previous year’s best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the United States.

FICTION

 


AmericanahAMERICANAH by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

One of The New York Times Book Review’s Ten Best Books of the Year, from the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a dazzling new novel: a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home.

This book is also available through OverDrive as an eBook.

 


Claire of the Sea LightCLAIRE OF THE SEA LIGHT by Edwidge Danticat 

From the best-selling author of Brother, I’m Dying and The Dew Breaker: a stunning new work of fiction that brings us deep into the intertwined lives of a small seaside town in Haiti where a little girl, the daughter of a fisherman, has gone missing.

This book is also available through OverDrive as an eBook.

 


THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt

The highly anticipated third novel from the author of The Secret History and The Little Friend, this book was called “an extraordinary work of fiction” by Stephen King. It also just won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction this year.

This title is also available in Large Print, as a Book on CD, and through OverDrive as an eBook and an eAudiobook.

 

 

NONFICTION

 


Bully PulpitTHE BULLY PULPIT: THEODORE ROOSEVELT, WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT, AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF JOURNALISM by Doris Kearns Goodwin

One of the Best Books of 2013 as chosen by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, Time, USA TODAY, Christian Science Monitor; as well as a Starred Review from Booklist.

This title is also available in Large Print, as a Book on CD, and as an eBook through OverDrive.

 


Five Days at MemorialFIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL: LIFE AND DEATH IN A STORM-RAVAGED HOSPITAL by Sheri Fink

Fink, who also has an M.D. and Ph.D., won the Pulitzer Prize for the investigative reporting on which this book is based. Five Days at Memorial also received a Starred Review from Booklist.

This title is also available through OverDrive as an eBook and an eAudiobook.

 


ON PAPER: THE EVERYTHING OF ITS TWO-THOUSAND-YEAR HISTORY by Nicholas A. Basbanes

A Best Book of the Year: Mother Jones, Bloomberg News, National Post, Kirkus Reviews, and a Starred Review from Booklist.

From an author of several books about books:  A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passions for Books, Every Book Its Reader: The Power of the Printed Word to Stir the World, and A Splendor of Letters.

 

Click the various links above to find these titles in various formats in our library catalog and through OverDrive.

56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees

The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards will air this Sunday, January 26th, 2014. Take a look at the entire list of nominees in all categories on the GRAMMY Awards’ website. Click the links below to find the nominees for Record of the Year and Album of the Year in your library catalog, where you can place a request.

RECORD OF THE YEAR

‘Get Lucky’ by Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers (from the album Random Access Memories)

 

 

 

‘Radioactive’ by Imagine Dragons (from the album Night Visions)

 

 

 

‘Royals’ by Lorde (from the album Pure Heroine)

 

 

 

‘Locked Out of Heaven’ by Bruno Mars (from the album Unorthodox Jukebox)

 

 

 

‘Blurred Lines’ by Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell (from the album Blurred Lines)

 

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

The Blessed Unrest by Sara Bareilles

 

 

 

Random Access Memories by Daft Punk

 

 

 

Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City by Kendrick Lamar

 

 

 

The Heist by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

 

 

 

Red by Taylor Swift

 

 

 

Check the catalog by searching Title or Author for more of the nominees. Or, ask your reference librarians at Sewickley Public Library for help finding the music you want to hear.