National Book Award finalists announced

October 10, 2012

It’s award season – time to pay attention to the titles our customers will be requesting because they’re in the news.  Here are the nominees for the National Book Award, announced just this morning:

ADULT FICTION:

This Is How You Lose Her; by Junot Diaz

A Hologram for the King; by Dave Eggers

The Round House; by Louise Erdrich

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk; by Ben Fountain

The Yellow Birds; by Kevin Powers

ADULT NONFICTION:

Iron Curtain:  The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945 – 1956; by Anne Applebaum

Behind the Beautiful Forevers:  Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity; by Katherine Boo

The Passage of Power:  The Tears of Lyndon Johnson, volume 4; by Robert Caro

The Boy Kings of Texas; by Domingo Martinez

House of Stone:  A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East; by Anthony Shadid

YOUNG PEOPLE’S LITERATURE:

Goblin Secrets; by William Alexander

Out of Reach; by Carrie Arcos

Never Fall Down; by Patricia McCormick

Endangered; by Eliot Schrefer

Bomb:  The Race to Build – and Steal – The World’s Most Dangerous Weapon; by Steve Sheinkin

Winners will be announced in mid-November. 

 

posted by Nancy

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