Vermont Humanities

Based on a Real Life: Angle of Repose

Blake Memorial Library 676 Village Road, East Corinth, VT, United States

One biography each year is awarded a Pulitzer Prize, but these character studies wouldn't count - each is a Pulitzer-winning work of fiction, with portions based on one person's real life story. Wallace Stegner's Pultizer Prize-winning novel Angle of Repose is a story of discovery—personal, historical, and geographical.

A Hard Look at America: The Armies of the Night

Dailey Memorial Library 101 Junior High Drive, Derby, VT, United States

Established by a newspaper publisher and coinciding with the founding of a journalism school at Columbia University, the Pulitzer Prizes have continually recognized excellence in journalism. The books in this series, comprised of Pulitzer-winning reporting and research, dig deep, revealing facts and stories that continue to be relevant years after they were brought to the surface. Chosen book: Norman Mailer, The Armies of the Night.