Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Los Angeles Times Book Award Finalists

People looking for good books turn to Award-winning books, here is a list of books nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Festival Awards. If you find we don't own a copy, email us and we will obtain it for you.

Biography Finalists


* Miranda Carter, George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I (Knopf)
* Selina Hastings, The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham (Random House)
* Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience & Redemption (Random House)
* Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir (TWELVE/Hachette Book Group)
* Edmund Morris, Colonel Roosevelt (Random House)

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Current Interest Finalists

* Jonathan Alter, The Promise: President Obama, Year One (Simon & Schuster)
* Sebastian Junger, War (TWELVE/Hachette Book Group)
* Michael Lewis, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (W. W. Norton & Company)
* Joe Nocera & Bethany McLean, All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis (Portfolio/Penguin Group)
* Patti Smith, Just Kids (Ecco/HarperCollins)

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Fiction Finalists

* Rick Bass, Nashville Chrome (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
* Richard Bausch, Something is Out There: Stories (Knopf)
* Jennifer Egan, A Visit From the Goon Squad (Knopf)
* Jonathan Franzen, Freedom (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
* Frederick Reiken, Day for Night (Reagan Arthur Books/Hachette Book Group)

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First Fiction Finalists

* Peter Bognanni, The House of Tomorrow (Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam)
* Leslie Jamison, The Gin Closet (Free Press/Simon & Schuster)
* Michael Sledge, The More I Owe You (Counterpoint)
* Christine Sneed, Portraits of a Few People I’ve Made Cry: Stories (University of Massachusetts Press)
* Tatjana Soli, The Lotus Eaters (St. Martin’s Press)

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Graphic Novel Finalists

* Adam Hines, Duncan the Wonder Dog: Show One (Adhouse Books)
* Dash Shaw, Bodyworld (Pantheon)
* Karl Stevens, The Lodger (KSA Publishing)
* C. Tyler, You’ll Never Know, Book Two: Collateral Damage (Fantagraphics)
* Jim Woodring, Weathercraft (Fantagraphics)

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History Finalists

* Ron Chernow, Washington: A Life (The Penguin Press)
* John W. Dower, Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor/Hiroshima/9-11/Iraq (W. W. Norton & Company and The New Press)
* Susan Dunn, Roosevelt’s Purge: How FDR Fought To Change the Democratic Party (The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press)
* Thomas Powers,The Killing of Crazy Horse (Knopf)
* Steven Solomon,Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization (HarperCollins)

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Mystery / Thriller Finalists

* Tom Franklin, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter (William Morrow)
* Tana French, Faithful Place (Viking)
* Laura Lippman, I’d Know You Anywhere (William Morrow)
* Stuart Neville, Collusion (SoHo Press)
* Kelli Stanley, City of Dragons (Minotaur Books/A Thomas Dunne Book)

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Poetry Finalists

* Henri Cole, Pierce the Skin: Selected Poems, 1982-2007 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
* Maxine Kumin, Where I Live: New & Selected Poems 1990-2010 (W. W. Norton & Company)
* Yehoshua November, God’s Optimism (Main Street Rag)
* Craig Santos Perez, From Unincorporated Territory {Saina}, (Omnidawn)
* Ed Roberson, To See the Earth Before the End of the World, (Wesleyan University Press)

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Science & Technology Finalists

* Oren Harman, The Price of Altruism: George Price and the Search for the Origins of Kindness (W. W. Norton & Company)
* Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer (Scribner)
* Naomi Oreskes & Erik M. Conway, Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming (Bloomsbury USA)
* Lauren Redniss, Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout (It Books/HarperCollins)
* Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Crown)

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Young Adult Finalists

* Marc Aronson & Marina Budhos, Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom and Science (Clarion Books)
* Stephanie Hemphill, Wicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials (Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins)
* Jonathan Stroud, The Ring of Solomon (Disney-Hyperion)
* Megan Whalen Turner, A Conspiracy of Kings (Greenwillow/HarperCollins)
* Rick Yancey, The Curse of the Wendigo (The Monstrumologist) (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)

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