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Award Winning Books by
RICHARD POWERS

Generosity by Richard Powers
29 reviews (2009) (304p) (ALA)
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FROM THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD–WINNING AUTHOR OF THE ECHO MAKER, A PLAYFUL AND PROVOCATIVE NOVEL ABOUT THE DISCOVERY OF THE HAPPINESS GENE

When Chicagoan Russell Stone finds himself teaching a Creative Nonfiction class, he encounters a young Algerian woman with a disturbingly luminous presence. Thassadit Amzwar's blissful exuberance b...
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The Echo Maker by Richard Powers
136 reviews (2006) (464p) (PP) (NBA)
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On a winter night on a remote Nebraska road, 27-year-old Mark Schluter flips his truck in a near-fatal accident. His older sister Karin, his only near kin, returns reluctantly to their hometown to nurse Mark back from a traumatic head injury. But when he emerges from a protracted coma, Mark believes that this woman–who looks, acts, and sounds just like his sister–is really an iden...
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The Time of Our Singing by Richard Powers
47 reviews (2003) (640p) (NBCCA)
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 On Easter day, 1939, at Marian Anderson's epochal concert on the Washington Mall, David Strom, a German Jewish émigré scientist, meets Delia Daley, a young Philadelphia Negro studying to be a singer. Their mutual love of music draws them together, and—against all odds and better judgment—they marry. They vow to raise their children beyond time, beyond identity, steeped only in song. ...
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Galatea 2.2 by Richard Powers
59 reviews (1995) (336p) (NBCCA)
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 After four novels and several years living abroad, the fictional protagonist of Galatea 2.2—Richard Powers—returns to the United States as Humanist-in-Residence at the enormous Center for the Study of Advanced Sciences. There he runs afoul of Philip Lentz, an outspoken cognitive neurologist intent upon modeling the human brain by means of computer-based neural networks. Lentz in...
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Operation Wandering Soul by Richard Powers
10 reviews (1993) (352p) (NBA)
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 Highly imaginative and emotionally powerful, this stunning novel about childhood innocence amid the nightmarish disease and deterioration at the heart of modern Los Angeles was nominated for a National Book Award....
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The Gold Bug Variations by Richard Powers
50 reviews (1991) (640p) (NBCCA)
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 A national bestseller, voted by Time as the #1 novel of 1991, selected as one of the "Best Books of 1991" by Publishers Weekly, and nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award--a magnificent story that probes the meaning of love, science, music, and art, by the brilliant author of Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance....
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Three Farmers On Their Way To A Dance by Richard Powers
20 reviews (1985) (352p) (NBCCA)
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In the spring of 1914, renowned photographer August Sander took a photograph of three young men on their way to a country dance. This haunting image, capturing the last moments of innocence on the brink of World War I, provides the central focus of Powers's brilliant and compelling novel. As the fate of the three farmers is chronicled, two contemporary stories unfold. The young narrator becomes...
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Richard Powers Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 8  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 7  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 0  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 1 The Echo Maker ·  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 4 Galatea 2.2 · The Gold Bug Variations · The Time of Our Singing · Three Farmers On Their Way To A Dance ·  
National Book Award Wins 1 The Echo Maker ·  
National Book Award Nominations 2 Operation Wandering Soul · The Echo Maker ·  
Man Booker Prize Wins 0  
Man Booker Prize Nominations 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Wins 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Nominations 0  

*Major Prize = Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, and PEN/Faulkner Award

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