Monday, January 26, 2009

National Book Award Finalists announced

The National Book Award Finalists were announced Saturday, January 24th, in New York City. The following are listed here. If our library does not own the book, email us and we will purchase the book and put a hold on it for you.


Fiction
2666 by Roberto BolaƱo .
Home by Marilynne Robinson .
The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon .
The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart by M. Glenn Taylor .
Olive Kittredge by Elizabeth Strout .

Nonfiction
The Forever War by Dexter Filkins .
This Republic of Suffering: Death and the Civil War by Drew Gilpin Faust .
The Dark Side by Jane Mayer .
White Protestant Nation by Allan Lichtman .
From Colony to Superpower: U.S. Foreign Relations Since 1776 by George C. Herring .

Biography
Ida, A Sword Among Lions by Paula J. Giddings .
The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family In An American Century by Steve Coll .
The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul by Patrick. French .
The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family by Annette Gordon-Reed .
White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson & Thomas Wentworth Higginson by Brenda Wineapple .

Autobiography
Why I Came West by Rick Bass .
The House On Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper .
The Bishop's Daughter by Honor Moore .
The Eaves of Heaven by Andrew X. Pham .
My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq by Ariel Sabar .

Poetry
Sleeping It Off in Rapid City by August Kleinzahler .
Half the World in Light by Juan Felipe Herrera .
Sources by Devin Johnston .
The Landscapist by Pierre Martory, translated.
Human Dark with Sugar by Brenda Shaughnessy .

Criticism
Everything Is Cinema: The Working Life Of Jean-Luc Godard by Richard Brody .
The Men in My Life by Vivian Gornick .
Maimonides: The Life and World of One of Civilization's Greatest Minds by Joel L. Kraemer .
Orpheus in the Bronx: Essays on Identity, Politics, and the Freedom of Poetry by Reginald Shepherd .
Children's Literature: A Reader's History: Reader's History from Aesop to Harry Potter by Seth Lerer .

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