Looking for a new read? Try one of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize winners!
This year’s winner for Fiction was Less by Andrew Sean Greer. Less is the story of Arthur Less, a somewhat unsuccessful writer who is struggling with his upcoming 50th birthday and filled with regret for dumping his last boyfriend. Arthur decides to avoid said ex’s wedding by attending every literary festival he’s been invited to instead, sending him around the world on a hilarious yet heart-warming journey to self-discovery and acceptance. Sound intriguing? Request it from our catalog!
Want something a little more educational? Try The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea by Jack E. Davis, this year’s winner for History. The Gulf is a geologic and cultural exploration of the Gulf of Mexico, covering everything from its formation to its rise to importance in the 19th century to the catastrophic oil spill in 2010. Davis also discusses how we can best preserve the Gulf to keep it a beautiful, useful resource for years to come. To learn more, request it from our catalog!
If you prefer your tales of the 19th century to feature more pioneers than petroleum, we also have this year’s Biography winner, Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Written by Caroline Fraser, Prairie Fires provides more details about the realities of life during the Little House days, thanks to Fraser’s thorough research into public records and private Ingalls and Wilder family documents. Fraser then describes the tense relationship Wilder shared with her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, as Wilder’s plain, factual manuscripts were edited under Lane’s more dramatic touch. For the full story, you can request this book from our catalog!
None of the above floating your boat? Explore the Pulitzer Prize website’s list of previous winners for more options! Many of the previous winners are available in our catalog or via MeLCat.