2011 National Book Award Winners Announced

Winners of the coveted 2011 National Book Award have just been announced!  Check one out from your Community Library!

Fiction - Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward - Enduring a hardscrabble existence as the children of alcoholic and absent parents, four siblings from a coastal Mississippi town prepare their meager stores for the arrival of Hurricane Katrina while struggling with such challenges as a teen pregnancy and a dying litter of prize pups.
Non-Fiction - The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt - A humanities professor describes the impact had by the translation of the last remaining manuscript of "On the Nature of Things" by Roman philosopher Lucretius, which fueled the Renaissance and inspired artists, great thinkers, and scientists.

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