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Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction 2014

The American Library Association (ALA) announced this year’s recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, funded through a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt received the medal for fiction, and THE BULLY PULPIT: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, by Doris Kearns Goodwin received the medal for nonfiction. The selections were announced on June 28, 2014 at the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Awards Presentation held during the ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas.

Week of November 11, 2013

In 1890s San Francisco, former Pinkerton operative Sabina Carpenter and her detective partner, ex-Secret Service agent John Quincannon, undertake what initially appear to be two unrelated investigations. The two cases eventually connect in surprising fashion, but not before two murders and other felonies complicate matters even further. And not before the two sleuths are hindered, assisted and exasperated by the bughouse Sherlock Holmes, in THE BUGHOUSE AFFAIR: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini.