Luncheon was held on September 27, 2005, to honor members of The Page Turner Society.
The luncheon was hosted by Virginia author David Baldacci. David Baldacci is a best-selling author of novels such as: Hour Game, Split Second, Absolute Power, The Simple Truth, Saving Faith, etc. Learn more about this author by visiting David Baldacci's website.
Virginia Author David Baldacci
David Baldacci was introduced at the luncheon by Charles W. Sydnor, Jr. Charles W. Sydnor, Jr., Ph.D., is president and CEO of Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation, a position he has held since 1992. He is host of the locally produced, nationally distributed, public affairs series “For The Record.” Sydnor served as president of Emory & Henry College for eight years. He is a former college professor and speechwriter for former Gov. Charles S. Robb. Dr. Sydnor also serves on the Board of Directors of The Library of Virginia Foundation.
Dr. Charles Sydnor
The Page Turner Society is a group dedicated to supporting the Annual Library of Virginia Awards Celebration. The Richard Bland College Library Director Dr. Virginia Cherry, along with her husband Dr. Robert Cherry, are members of the The Page Turner Society. As a "Page Turner," Dr. Cherry met with the author and obtained a signed copy of David Baldacci's children's book Fries Alive! for the library.
The Library of Virginia — 8th Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards
Virginia authors were honored on October 15, 2005.
Additional information on the Virginia Literary Awards is available online.
Celebrated Virginia Author and Host: Daniel McCaig
People's Choice Award Winner for Fiction: David Baldacci
Award Winner for Fiction:Carrie Brown (with Daniel McCaig)
People's Choice Award Winner for Non-Fiction: Dean King
Award Winner for Poetry: Ruth Stone (award accepted by her daughter)
Award Presenter: Aaron Gilchrist, Co-anchor of NBC12 News
Award Winner for Non-Fiction: Melvin Patrick Ely
Ellen Love, Dr. Richard Love (RBC History Professor and 2005 Literary Awards Judge) and Dr. Virginia Cherry
Dr. Virginia Cherry with David Baldacci
Thanks to the generosity of Professor Richard Love who served as a judge in the non-fiction category, the RBC Library holds a good many non-fiction titles nominated for a Virginia Literary Award.
Blue laws and Black codes : conflict, courts, and change in twentieth-century Virginia
By Peter Wallenstein
Centennial crisis : the disputed election of 1876
By William H. Rehnquist
Displaced person : a girl's life in Russia , Germany , and America
By Ella E. Schneider Hilton, assisted by Angela K. Hilton.
Electric dreams : one unlikely team of kids and the race to build the car of the future
By Caroline Kettlewell
The fate of their country : politicians, slavery extension, and the coming of the Civil War
By Michael F. Holt.
Henrico County - field of honor
By Louis H. Manarin; foreward by James I. Robertson, Jr.
Imitation of life : how biology is inspiring computing
Jacqueline Kennedy : first lady of the New Frontier
By Barbara A. Perry
Jim Crow and the Wilson administration : protesting federal segregation in the early twentieth century
By Nicholas Patler
Landon Carter's uneasy kingdom : revolution and rebellion on a Virginia Plantation
By Rhys Isaac.
The longest winter : the Battle of the Bulge and the epic story of WWII's most decorated platoon
By Alex Kershaw.
Race mixing : Southern fiction since the Sixties
By Suzanne W. Jones
The road to Valley Forge : how Washington built the army that won the Revolution
By John Buchanan
Rooted on Blue Stone Hill : a history of James Madison University
By Nancy Bondurant Jones ; with forewords by Linwood H. Rose and Ronald E. Carrier
S candal at Bizarre : rumor and reputation in Jefferson 's America
By Cynthia A. Kierner
Sir William Berkeley and the forging of colonial Virginia
By Warren M. Billings.
Thirty years of sausage, fifty years of ham : Jimmy Dean's own story
By Jimmy Dean and Donna Meade Dean.
To Huntington we pledge : the year not forgotten (1966-1967)
By Walter A. Bowser
"We, too, are Americans" : African American women in Detroit and Richmond , 1940-54
By Megan Taylor Shockley
Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Virginia Cherry, the library now owns many finalists for the Virginia Literary Awards.
American Smooth : Poems
By Rita Dove
By Charles Wright
WINNER FOR FICTION: Confinement
By Carrie Brown
His Excellency : George Washington
By Joseph J. Ellis
How I left the great state of Tennessee and went on to better things : a novel
By Joe Jackson
PEOPLE'S CHOICE WINNER FOR FICTION: Hour Game
By David Baldacci
This title will be available soon! (It's being cataloged.)
WINNER FOR POETRY: In the dark
By Ruth Stone
WINNER FOR NON-FICTION: Israel on the Appomattox:
A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790s through the Civil War
By Melvin Patrick Ely
Pocahontas and the Powhatan dilemma : an American portrait
By Camilla Townsend
A year and a day
By Leslie Pietrzyk