Monthly Archives: April 2009

The pub date for the sequel to The Da Vinci Code

has been announced.

If you’d like to place a hold on it really, really, really early, give us a call at 985.2173.

The shortlist for the Orange Prize…

…has been released.

Elizabeth Strout wins Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Elizabeth Strout wins Pulitzer Prize

Rank outsider Elizabeth Strout has won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction with her novel, Olive Kitteridge. Strout beat a pack of literary heavyweights, including Philip Roth, John Updike, Toni Morrison, Annie Proulx, Jhumpa Lahiri, and the hot favorite Marilynne Robinson.

Set in a small town in Maine, Olive Kitteridge binds together 13 short
stories. Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, hates change but rarely
notices the changes taking place around her.

Strout was raised in small communities in New Hampshire and Maine. The
Pulitzer judges said the book “packs a cumulative emotional wallop, bound
together by polished prose and by Olive, the title character, blunt, flawed
and fascinating.”