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Montgomery Library's Guide to Genre Reading


Pulitzer Prize Winners for Fiction

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Other Awards

Amazon Best Books of 2019: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #2
Amazon Best Books of 2019: Top 100 Editors' Picks #2
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2019: Top 10 #7
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
Library Journal Best Books 2019: The Top Ten
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #1
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Finalist
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
Kirkus Prize Finalist

The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown).

A beautifully written coming-of-age novel with exquisitely drawn characters that follows a grieving boy's entanglement with a small famous painting that has eluded destruction, a book that stimulates the mind and touches the heart.

No award was given. 

Pulitzer Prize Winners for General Nonfiction

Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction

Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America, by Gilbert King (Harper).

A richly detailed chronicle of racial injustice in the Florida town of Groveland in 1949, involving four black men falsely accused of rape and drawing a civil rights crusader, and eventual Supreme Court justice, into the legal battle.