Tag Archives: Pulitzer Prize

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

I read this back when it came out in 2006. It made a lot of critic’s “Best of 2006” lists, which put it on my radar. Plus, I’ve read his Border Trilogy and liked his sparse writing style. I decided to give it a try.

Published: 2006

Genre: post-apocalyptic fiction

Length: 287 pages

Setting: near future, it felt like California but it was definitely in the U.S. Continue reading

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Laughing Boy by Oliver LaFarge

I’m slowly making my way through all of the Pulitzer Prize winners. My library happened to have this one on the shelf.

Published: 1929

Genre: fiction

Length: 302 pages

Setting: New Mexico, 1910s Continue reading

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The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman

Published: 1962

Genre: WWI nonfiction

Length: 440 pages of text, 511 pages total

Setting: mostly France, August of 1914

Interest: It’s a classic WWI book. I’ve read a lot about WWII and I’m trying to learn more about WWI. Continue reading

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Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

Published: 1985

Genre: western

Length: 843 pages

Setting: It starts in Lonesome Dove, Texas in 1876 and ends the next year in Montana

Interest: It was a Pulitzer Prize winner Continue reading

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The Edge of Sadness by Edwin O’Connor

A review of the last book I read of the year, posted on the last day of the year. How appropriate!

Published: 1961

Genre: literary fiction

Length: 460 pages

Setting: New England, 1960s

Interest: It was a Pulitzer Prize winner and an O author – the last I needed for my alphabet challenge Continue reading

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Rabbit at Rest by John Updike

Published: 1990

Genre: literary fiction

Length: 512 pages

Setting: Brewer, PA and Deleon, FL, 1980s

Interest: It’s a Pulitzer Prize winner Continue reading

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A Summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor

Published: 1986

Genre: southern literary fiction

Length: 209 pages

Setting: NYC and Memphis, 1980s

Interest: It won the Pulitzer Prize Continue reading

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