Pulitzer Prize winners



2010 Pulitzer Prize Winners
The Pulitzer Prize winners for 2010 include; a fiction account of a father and son, a rock musical, banking during the Great depression, the life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, and the Cold War arms race.
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Books of note


April is the month for us to think about the environment. Try a book with an environmental theme.

Carson, Rachel Silent Spring
The classic book about the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides that warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.

Coraghessan, T. Boyle A Friend of the Earth
A novel set in a grim near-future Southern California follows the adventures of an ecoterrorists whose efforts to save the planet unwittingly place his own family at risk.

Friedman, Thomas Hot, Flat & Crowded
The bestselling author brings a fresh outlook to the crises of destabilizing climate change and rising competition for energy.

Gloss, Molly The Dazzle of Day
In this SF adventure, interstellar Quaker pioneers leave a ravaged Earth to seek a new home in space. Their new world, when they reach it, has a cold climate, scrabble earth and is subject to earthquakes.

Gore, Al An Inconvenient Truth
The former vice-president details the factors contributing to the growing climate crisis.

Grisham, John Appeal
When a judge returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste in a small Mississippi town, the company’s billionaire owner seeks to influence the appeal process.

Harrison, Jim True North: A Novel
The son of a wealthy family of timber barons struggles to reconcile himself with the damage his family has done to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Zahn, Timothy Manta’s Gift
A SF tale about the Qanska, creatures living in the atmosphere of Jupiter, with rumors on Earth of a powerful top-secret stardrive, it is soon discovered that the Qanska environment is inexplicably failing.

Books of Note: try one of these award winning titles


Pleasure Palace by Kate Emerson As Jane Popyncourt is tutoring the princess daughters of Henry VIII she catches the eye of the Duke of Longueville, an association that leads the king to enlist her as a spy.

Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory
A fictional portrait of Henry VIII’s first wife, Katherine of Aragon.

Secret Bride: In the Court of Henry VIII by Diane Haeger
Discovering that her brother has promised her in marriage to the elderly and ailing King Louis of France, a grieving Mary Tudor agrees to the marriage.

Poyson Garden: an Elizabethan Mystery by Karen Harper
Released from the Tower of London by an insurrection against Queen Mary, her half sister, Princess Elizabeth puts herself back into harm’s way by investigating a multiple poisoning.

Woman of Passion by Virginia Henley
Elizabeth Hardwick takes a position in the home of a London aristocrat and is plunged into an exciting world where she rises to the position of lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth I.

Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn by Robin Maxwell
The young queen Elizabeth is given the journal of Anne Boleyn, the disgraced mother that Elizabeth never knew.

Virgin: Prelude to the Throne by Robin Maxwell
Young Princess Elizabeth becomes a pawn in the ambitious schemes of Thomas Seymour, the fourth husband of her father’s sixth wife.

Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir
A fictional portrait of Lady Jane Grey, the great-niece of Henry VIII.