Summer Reading @ the SAU Library

School’s out for summer and days of leisure lie ahead. Why not take advantage of the downtime to escape into a great book? SAU library owns many volumes worthy of your perusal. Need some advice on what to read? SAU Library just ordered a list of titles that are either winners or runner-ups of the PEN/Faulkner award:

“Named for William Faulkner, who used his Nobel Prize funds to create an award for young writers, and affiliated with PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists), the international writers’ organization, the PEN/Faulkner Award was founded by writers in 1980 to honor their peers, and is now the largest juried award for fiction in the United States.” (read more at )

2010 Winner:

War Dances by Sherman Alexie

PS3551.L35774 W37 2009 3rd Floor

2010 Runners-up:

The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

PS3561.I496 L33 2009 3rd Floor

Homicide Survivors Picnic and Other Stories by Lorraine M. Lopez, 2009.

Coming soon to SAU Library.

A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore

Coming soon to SAU Library.

Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead

Coming soon to SAU Library.

2009 Winner:

Netherland by Joseph O’Neill

PR6065.N435 N48 2008 1 BOOK 3rd Floor

2009 Runners-up:

Ms. Hempel Chronicles by Sarah  Bynum

Coming soon to SAU Library.

A Person of Interest by Susan Choi

PS3553.H584 P47 2009 1 BOOK 3rd Floor

Lush Life by Richard Price

PS3566.R544 J89 2008 1 BOOK 3rd Floor

Serena by Ron Rash

Coming soon to SAU Library.

Do you want to see more great PEN/Faulkner titles? Visit the PEN/Faulkner Foundation website:


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