BOOK: THE BOOST
by Stephen Baker
DATE: SEPT. 12, 2014
TIME: 12 P.M.
LOCATION: JENNINGS LIBRARY REFERENCE ROOM
Featuring 2013 Award Winners
National Book Award Winner 2013 THE GOOD LORD BIRD
*Starred Review* Abolitionist John Brown calls her “Little Onion,” but her real name is Henry. A slave in Kansas mistaken for a girl due to the sackcloth smock he was wearing when Brown shot his master, the light-skinned, curly-haired 12-year-old ends up living as a young woman, most often encamped with Brown’s renegade band of freedom warriors as they traverse the country, raising arms and ammunition for their battle against slavery.
Man Booker Award winner 2013 THE LUMINARIES
The New York Times Book Review -
The Luminaries is a true achievement. Catton has built a lively parody of a 19th-century novel, and in so doing created a novel for the 21st, something utterly new. The pages fly, the great weight of the book shifting quickly from right hand to left, a world opening and closing in front of us, the human soul revealed in all its conflicted desperation. I mean glory.