National Book Award Nominees
There are four nominee categories:
Young People's Literature
Each category has ten nominees. The winners will be selected by the National Book Foundation on November 20.
The library will hold its own vote for a favorite selection in each category. You will have the opportunity to READ as many titles in a given category as you choose.
Then you can and VOTE on your selection and if you would like, you can WRITE a review for your selection. The reviews will be added to bookmarks that will be given out to other patrons. You may vote/write a review online, or fill out a form at the Main Library. If you include your name, we will use it on the bookmarks as well as posters that we'll put up after the winners are selected on November 20.
You can learn more about the National Book Foundation and the award process here.
The following is a list of the nominees. For titles that we own, you can click the title to link into the library catalog to place requests on titles that are not available in your branch or that are checked out.
Tom Drury, Pacific
Elizabeth Graver, The End of the Point
Rachel Kushner, The Flamethrowers
Jhumpa Lahiri,The Lowland
Anthony Marra, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
James McBride, The Good Lord Bird
Alice McDermott, Someone
Thomas Pynchon, Bleeding Edge
George Saunders, Tenth of December: Stories
Joan Silber, Fools: Stories
T.D. Allman, Finding Florida: The True Story of the Sunshine State
Gretel Ehrlich, Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami
Scott C. Johnson,The Wolf and the Watchman: A Father, a Son, and the CIA
Jill Lepore, Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
Wendy Lower, Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields
James Oakes, Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865
George Packer, The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America (electronic audiobook also)
Alan Taylor, The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832
Terry Teachout, Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington
Lawrence Wright, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
Young People’s Literature
Kathi Appelt, The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp
Kate DiCamillo, Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
Lisa Graff, A Tangle of Knots
Alaya Dawn Johnson,The Summer Prince
Cynthia Kadohata, The Thing About Luck
David Levithan, Two Boys Kissing
Tom McNeal, Far Far Away
Meg Rosoff, Picture Me Gone
Anne Ursu, The Real Boy
Gene Luen Yang, Boxers & Saints (2 books).