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Charles Taylor Prize

For the first time, the Charles Taylor prize for literary nonfiction has produced a longlist. It seems the competition was too fierce to simply declare the shortlist. The 11 contenders for the $25,000 prize are as follows:

Shirley MacLaine tells all

Fresh from her appearance on Oprah,  Shirley MacLaine's memoir "I'm Over All That" promises to be just as interesting.  Place your holds and read it first!

The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science

      The book,  "The Killer of Little Shepherds: a True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science" recounts the story of French serial killer Joseph Vacher and his crime spree at the end of the nineteenth century. This criminal was finally caught through one of the earliest uses of criminal profiling, by criminologists

2011 Charles Taylor Prize

The shortlist has been announced for the 2011 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Nonfiction:

1.  On the Farm : Robert William Pickton and the Tragic Story of Vancouver's Missing Women / Stevie Cameron

Best Nonfiction of 2010

Looking for great gift ideas? A book is always the perfect gift. Check out these noteworthy picks from 2010:

A Tribute to the Flatiron Building in New York City

Last spring I visited New York City, my first time in the Big Apple.

Temple Grandin at the Emmys

The made for TV movie based on the life of Temple Grandin took home top awards at the Emmys Sunday night.   Check out some of her books here:

World Cup is coming to South Africa

World Cup SoccerThe world is gearing up for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.  Check out the following titles about the game:

The Glorious World Cup


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