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Works (167)

The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis by Elizabeth Letts
Windowlight by Ann NietzkeFiction, 1982
The Birds of Summer by Zilpha Keatley SnyderYoung Adult, 1983
False Match by Henry BeanFiction, 1983
Ratha's Creature by Clare BellYoung Adult, 1983
Raven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People by Tim ReitermanNonfiction, 1983
The Butter Battle Book by Dr. SeussChildren's Literature, 1985
John Steinbeck, Writer: A Biography by Jackson J. BensonNonfiction, 1985
Stones for Ibarra by Harriet DoerrFiction, 1985
The Color of the Air by John B. SanfordNonfiction, 1986
King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub by Audrey WoodChildren's Literature, 1986
Shedding Skin by Robert WardFiction, 1986
Top Secret by John Reynolds GardinerYoung Adult, 1986
Fair Augusto and Other Stories by Laura KalpakianFiction/Short Stories, 1987
The Girl by Robbie BranscumChildren's Fiction, 1987
Israel by Helen Hinckley JonesChildren's Nonfiction, 1987
The Life of Helen Alone by Karen LawrenceFiction/First Novel, 1987
Monster Seaweeds: The Story of the Giant Kelps (Ocean World Library) by Mary DaeglingFirst Book, 1987
Imagining Argentina by Lawrence ThorntonFiction/General, 1988
The Other Side of Time: A Combat Surgeon in World War II by Brendan PhibbsNonfiction, 1988
Postcards from the Edge by Carrie FisherFiction/First Novel, 1988
The Return by Sonia LevitinYoung Adult, 1988
Street Family by Adrienne JonesYoung Adult, 1988
Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir by Paul MonetteNonfiction, 1989
A Boy Like Astrid's Mother by Mae BriskinFiction/Short Stories, 1989
Her Own Song by Ellen HowardChildren's Literature, 1989
Paris Trout by Pete DexterFiction/Novel, 1989
Probably Still Nick Swansen by Virginia Euwer WolffYoung Adult, 1989
Five-Finger Discount by Barthe DeClementsChildren's Literature, 1990
The Forty-Third War (Sandpiper Houghton Mifflin Books) by Louise MoeriYoung Adult, 1990
If the River Was Whiskey by T. C. BoyleFiction/Short Stories, 1990
Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book by Maxine Hong KingstonFiction/Novel, 1990
When Heaven and Earth Changed Places: A Vietnamese Woman's Journey from War to Peace by Le Ly HayslipNonfiction, 1990
Animal Dreams by Barbara KingsolverFiction, 1991
Bravo 20: The Bombing of the American West by Richard MisrachNonfiction, 1991
The Dragon's Robe by Deborah Nourse LattimoreChildren's Literature, 1991
J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets by Curt GentryNonfiction, 1992
The Kentucky Cycle by Robert SchenkkanDrama, 1992
Tree of Cranes by Allen SayChildren's Literature, 1992
Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories by Sandra CisnerosFiction, 1992
Alburquerque by Rudolfo AnayaFiction, 1993
Hole in the Sky: A Memoir by William KittredgeNonfiction, 1993
Is Kissing a Girl Who Smokes Like Licking an Ashtray? by Randy PowellChildren's Literature, 1993
Lives of the Musicians: Good Times, Bad Times (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen KrullChildren's Literature, 1994
Lonely Planet by Steven DietzDrama, 1994
My Horse and Other Stories (New American Fiction Series) by Stacey LevineFiction, 1994
President Kennedy: Profile of Power by Richard ReevesNonfiction, 1994
Coyote: A Trickster Tale from the American Southwest by Gerald McDermottChildren's Literature, 1995
Living To Be A Hundred: Stories by Robert BoswellFiction, 1995
Toulouse-Lautrec: A Life (Phoenix Giants) by Julia FreyNonfiction, 1995
Ballad of Yachiyo. by Philip Kan GotandaDrama, 1996
Drowning in the Sea of Love: Musical Memoirs by Al YoungNonfiction, 1996
The Paperboy by Pete DexterFiction, 1996
The Van Gogh Cafe by Cynthia RylantChildren's Literature, 1996
The Atlas by William T. VollmannFiction, 1997
Bad Land: An American Romance by Jonathan RabanCreative Nonfiction, 1997
No Matter How Loud I Shout : A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court by Edward HumesResearch Nonfiction, 1997
Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio by Peg KehretChildren's Literature, 1997
Burning the Days: Recollection by James SalterCreative Nonfiction, 1998
The Dazzle of Day by Molly GlossFiction, 1998
James Printer: A Novel of Rebellion by Paul Samuel JacobsChildren's Literature, 1998
Polaroid Stories by Naomi IizukaDrama, 1998
Snakes: The Evolution of Mystery in Nature by Harry W. GreeneResearch Nonfiction, 1998
The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers, & the Rush to Colorado by Elliott WestResearch Nonfiction, 1999
The Knee Desires the Dirt: A Play in Two Acts by Julie HebertDrama, 1999
Petty Crimes by Gary SotoChildren's Literature, 1999
Red Star Sister: Between Madness and Utopia by Leslie BrodyCreative Nonfiction, 1999
Tomato Red by Daniel WoodrellFiction, 1999
Hillary and Soon-Yi Shop for Ties by Michelle CarterDrama, 2000
The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant by Dan SavageCreative Nonfiction, 2000
The Plutonium Files: America's Secret Medical Experiments in the Cold War by Eileen WelsomeResearch Nonfiction, 2000
Village of a Million Spirits: A Novel of the Treblinka Uprising by Ian MacMillanFiction, 2000
Weslandia by Paul FleischmanChildren's Literature, 2000
And Still We Rise: The Trials and Triumphs of Twelve Gifted Inner-City Students by Miles CorwinCreative Nonfiction, 2001
Iris and Walter by Elissa Haden GuestChildren's Literature, 2001
Our Vietnam: The War 1954-1975 by A. J. LangguthResearch Nonfiction, 2001
Spontaneous: A Novel by Diana WagmanFiction, 2001
The Theory of Everything by Prince GomolvilasDrama, 2001
Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission by Hampton SidesResearch Nonfiction, 2002
Hell's Bottom, Colorado by Laura PritchettFiction, 2002
The Land by Mildred D. TaylorChildren's Literature, 2002
Many Circles by Albert GoldbarthCreative Nonfiction, 2002
My Happy Life by Lydia MilletFiction, 2003
Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers by Daniel EllsbergCreative Nonfiction, 2003
Seeing in the dark by Timothy FerrisResearch Nonfiction, 2003
Stoner & Spaz by Ron KoertgeChildren's Literature, 2003
Body of Faith by Luis AlfaroDrama, 2004
Crescent by Diana Abu-JaberFiction, 2004
In the Shadow of Memory by Floyd SklootCreative Nonfiction, 2004
Lonely Planets: The Natural Philosophy of Alien Life by David GrinspoonResearch Nonfiction, 2004
Zipped (Knopf Readers Circle) by Laura McNealChildren's Literature, 2004
The Clean House by Sarah RuhlDrama, 2005
The Daydreaming Boy by Micheline Aharonian MarcomFiction, 2005
Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America, and the New Face of American War by Evan WrightResearch Nonfiction, 2005
Gifts by Ursula K. Le GuinChildren's Literature, 2005
A Meal Observed by Andrew TodhunterCreative Nonfiction, 2005
Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves by Adam HochschildResearch Nonfiction, 2006
Rebuilt: My Journey Back to the Hearing World by Michael ChorostCreative Nonfiction, 2006
The Tequila Worm by Viola CanalesChildren's Literature, 2006
Wounded by Percival EverettFiction, 2006
The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin BrockmeierFiction, 2007
The Horizontal World: Growing Up Wild In the Middle of Nowhere by Debra MarquartCreative Nonfiction, 2007
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence WrightResearch Nonfiction, 2007
Mayakovsky Takes the Stage by Craig VolkDrama, 2007
Weedflower by Cynthia KadohataChildren's Literature, 2007
The Fragile Edge: Diving and Other Adventures in the South Pacific by Julia WhittyCreative Nonfiction, 2008
Lost City Radio by Daniel AlarcónFiction, 2008
Poor People by William T. VollmannResearch Nonfiction, 2008
Strays by Ron KoertgeChildren's Literature, 2008
A Country Called Home by Kim BarnesFiction, 2009
Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China by Leslie T. ChangResearch Nonfiction, 2009
Harm's Way by Shem BittermanDrama, 2009
The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music by Steve LopezCreative Nonfiction, 2009
The Underneath by Kathi AppeltChildren's Literature, 2009
The Dunderheads by Paul FleischmanChildren's and Young Adult, 2010
If I Were Another: Poems by Mahmoud DarwishTranslation, 2010
Leaving India: My Family's Journey from Five Villages to Five Continents by Minal HajratwalaResearch Nonfiction, 2010
Mathilda Savitch by Victor LodatoFiction, 2010
Multiversal (Poets Out Loud) by Amy CatanzanoPoetry, 2010
The Pastoral Clinic: Addiction and Dispossession along the Rio Grande by Angela GarciaFirst Book, 2010
This Lovely Life by Vicki FormanCreative Nonfiction, 2010
Aliss at the Fire by Jon FosseTranslation, 2011
The Dreamer by Pam Muñoz RyanChildren's and Young Adult, 2011
From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean: The Global Trade Networks of Armenian Merchants from New Julfa by Sebouh David AslanianFirst Book, 2011
from unincorporated territory [saina] by Craig Santos PerezPoetry, 2011
Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory BoyleCreative Nonfiction, 2011
Tengo Sed: A Novel (Literature and Medicine Series) by James FlemingFiction, 2011
Why the West Rules—For Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future by Ian MorrisResearch Nonfiction, 2011
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President by Candice MillardResearch Nonfiction, 2012
Frontier Figures: American Music and the Mythology of the American West by Beth E. LevyFirst Book, 2012
Icefall by Matthew J. KirbyChildren's and Young Adult, 2012
The Iovis Trilogy: Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment by Anne WaldmanPoetry, 2012
A Journey with Two Maps: Becoming a Woman Poet by Eavan BolandCreative Nonfiction, 2012
The Lizard's Tale by José DonosoTranslation, 2012
You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan FallonFiction, 2012
The Body of an American (Oberon Modern Plays) by Dan O'BrienDrama, 2013
Crazy Brave: A Memoir by Joy HarjoCreative Nonfiction, 2013
Marble Season by Gilbert HernandezGraphic Literature, 2013
No One Is Here Except All of Us by Ramona AusubelFiction, 2013
The Stickup Kids: Race, Drugs, Violence, and the American Dream by Randol ContrerasFirst Book, 2013
Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power by Seth RosenfeldResearch Nonfiction, 2013
Under the Bridge by Michael HarmonChildren's and Young Adult, 2013
The Wishing Tomb by Amanda AuchterPoetry, 2013
The Boss (McSweeney's Poetry Series) by Victoria ChangPoetry, 2014
Dallas 1963 by Bill MinutaglioResearch Nonfiction, 2014
Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami by Gretel EhrlichCreative Nonfiction, 2014
The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist by Margarita EngleChildren's and Young Adult, 2014
Over Easy by Mimi PondGraphic Literature, 2014
Sea of Hooks by Lindsay HillFiction, 2014
Anatomical theater : selected poems of Andrei Sen-Senkov by Andrei Sen-SenkovTranslation, 2015
Arlington by Victor LodatoDrama, 2015
Bridge (American Reader) by Robert ThomasFiction, 2015
Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia RankinePoetry, 2015
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye WaltonChildren's and Young Adult, 2015
The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion by Meghan DaumCreative Nonfiction, 2015
Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming by McKenzie Funk 2015
Forbidden Pleasures: New Selected Poems [1924-1949] by Luis CernudaTranslation, 2016
Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy 2016
A House of My Own: Stories from My Life by Sandra CisnerosCreative Nonfiction, 2016
The Porcupine of Truth by Bill KonigsbergChildren's and Young Adult, 2016
Reconnaissance : poems by Carl PhillipsPoetry, 2016
See How Small by Scott Blackwood 2016
Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary by Joe JacksonBiography, 2017
Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA by Joe NoceraSports Writing, 2017
Pearl by Pearl-PoetPoetry in Translation, 2017
The Verging Cities (Mountain West Poetry Series) by Natalie Scenters-ZapicoPoetry, 2017
What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen OyeyemiLiterature, 2017