Thursday, December 01, 2005

City and Town Information

Have you ever wondered "What is the population of West Salem, Il?" Go to and you'll find a wealth of information about West Salem and any other town or city you select. Information about each city or town includes ancestry, attractions, cemeteries, companies, churches, and a wide range of demographics including local and national comparisons of median household incomes, education completed and more. Take time to explore.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

National Book Awards -- 2005

The National Book Awards have been announced at and they are:

William T. Vollmann, Europe Central (Viking)
Finalists: E.L. Doctorow, The March (Random House)
Mary Gaitskill, Veronica (Pantheon)
Christopher Sorrentino, Trance (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Renè Steinke, Holy Skirts (William Morrow)

Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking (Alfred A. Knopf)
Finalists:Alan Burdick, Out of Eden: An Odyssey of Ecological Invasion (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Leo Damrosch, Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Restless Genius (Houghton Mifflin)
Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn, 102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers
(Times Books)
Adam Hochschild, Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves
(Houghton Mifflin)
W.S. Merwin, Migration: New and Selected Poems (Copper Canyon Press)
Finalists: John Ashbery, Where Shall I Wander (Ecco)
Frank Bidart, Star Dust: Poems (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Brendan Galvin, Habitat: New and Selected Poems, 1965-2005 (Louisiana State University Press)
Vern Rutsala, The Moment’s Equation (Ashland Poetry Press)

Jeanne Birdsall, The Penderwicks (Alfred A. Knopf)
Finalists: Adele Griffin, Where I Want to Be (Putnam)
Chris Lynch, Inexcusable (Atheneum)
Walter Dean Myers, Autobiography of My Dead Brother (HarperTempest)
Deborah Wiles, Each Little Bird That Sings (Harcourt)