National Book Award Winners

The 2015 National Book Award winners were announced at a gala event in New York City on November 18.  Add these books to your reading list!

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  • Fiction: Adam Johnson, Fortune Smiles: Stories
  • Non-fiction: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me (Available at BSC Library)
  • Poetry: Robin Coste Lewis, Voyage of the Sable Venus
  • Young People’s Literature: Neal Shusterman, Challenger Deep

eBook of the Week

Your fathersHere’s the latest book from Dave Eggers, author of our Campus Read selection, The Circle.

Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

“Another startling leap into new territory . . . Here is a tale as tightly wound as an alarm clock. Told entirely in dialogue, it takes place on a deserted military base on the California coast. Thomas, its hero, has kidnapped an astronaut, Kev, and chained him to a post. . . Eggers has always been as elastic writer, but in Your Fathers he puts his language to the ultimate test. Thomas’ tone yaws from sincerity to creepy insinuation, capturing the abrupt shifts and feedback loops of delirium. Happily, however, Eggers never pushes his young hero over the edge. Thomas has done something at best ill-advised, at worse criminal. Thomas merely wants what we all want; an accounting. In this gripping and saddening book, Eggers has shown what happens when young men like him don’t get answers.”  — John Freeman, Toronto Star

Check it out!  eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)

Hot Off the Press! My Life on the Road

Gloria Steinem’s new book, My Life on the Road, just arrived and is currently on the New Book shelf at the BSC Library. My life on the road

Gloria Steinem was featured in a video interview at last week’s ’60s Symposium. The presentation, The “Second Sex” Takes the Stage: a BSC Interview with Gloria Steinem, included commentary by North Dakotans Dr. Sheryl O’Donnell, Laurel Reuter, and Dina Butcher.  Dr. Kimberly Crowley, Assistant Professor of English at BSC, moderated the discussion.

Check it out!