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The Contenders: Excerpts fro... - Various

The Contenders: Excerpts fro...Various

The Contenders: Excerpts from the 2013 National Book Award Nonfiction Finalists will be available on October 16, the date of the public announcement of the Finalist list. It will bring together samples of the five Finalists for the National… more

The Contenders: Excerpts from the 2013 National Book Award Nonfiction Finalists
National Book Foundation , English
Servants of the Map: Stories - Andrea Barrett

Servants of the Map: StoriesAndrea Barrett

Luminous….Each [story] is rich and independent and beautiful and should draw Barrett many new admirers.”—Publishers Weekly, starred reviewRanging across two centuries, and from the western Himalaya to an Adirondack village, these wonderf… more

Servants of the Map: Stories
Andrea Barrett
W. W. Norton & Company , English
Mindstorms: Children, Comput... - Seymour A. Papert

Mindstorms: Children, Comput...Seymour A. Papert

A history of freedom in Western culture traces the evolution of this cherished idea from ancient times to the modern day. Reprint. National Book Award winner. NYT.

Mindstorms: Children, Computers, And Powerful Ideas
Seymour A. Papert
Basic Books , English
At Weddings and Wakes: A Novel - Alice McDermott

At Weddings and Wakes: A NovelAlice McDermott

The three children of an Irish-American family in Long Island are witnesses to the cycles of dissatisfaction, bitterness and recurring affection that make up the lives of their extended family. A tender, sad and funny book from the author o… more

At Weddings and Wakes: A Novel
Alice McDermott
Farrar, Straus and Giroux , English
One Stick Song - Sherman Alexie

One Stick SongSherman Alexie

Average wait: 228d, 14h

A fourth collection of poems from the National Book Award winner.

One Stick Song
Sherman Alexie
Hanging Loose Press , English
My Summer with Pelé: A Young... - Heather Dune Macadam

My Summer with Pelé: A Young...Heather Dune Macadam

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National Book Award nominated author releases this personal narrative about the God of Soccer and how she once dated him—without having the foggiest idea of who he was!—and how that summer changed her life.

My Summer with Pelé: A Young Dancer meets the God of Soccer on the Field of Life
Heather Dune Macadam
The Giant Book of Bedtime St... - William Roetzheim

The Giant Book of Bedtime St...William Roetzheim

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Color illustrations, 800 pages. Finally one book collects together all of those classic nursery rhymes, bible stories, fables, parables, and bedtime stories you remember from your childhood into one massive volume. Lavish full color illus… more

The Giant Book of Bedtime Stories: Classic Nursery Rhymes, Bible Stories, Fables, Parables, and Stories
William Roetzheim
Level 4 Press, Inc. , English
State of Grace - Joy Williams

State of GraceJoy Williams

Nominated for the National Book Award in 1974, this haunting, profoundly disquieting novel manages to be at once sparse and lush, to combine Biblical simplicity with Gothic intensity and strangeness. It is the story of Kate, despised by her… more

State of Grace
Joy Williams
Vintage , English
Ancestors: A Family History - William Maxwell

Ancestors: A Family HistoryWilliam Maxwell

The National Book Award-winning author of So Long, See You Tomorrow offers an astonishing evocation of a vanished world, as he retraces, branch by branch, the history of his family, taking readers into the lives of settlers, itinerant preac… more

Ancestors: A Family History
William Maxwell
Vintage , English
Steps - Jerzy Kosinski

StepsJerzy Kosinski

Winner of the National Book Award for FictionFrom the esteemed author of the classics The Painted Bird and Being There comes this award-winning novel about one man’s sexual and sensual experiences, the fabric from which his life has been wo… more

Jerzy Kosinski
Grove Press , English
Edmund Husserl: Philosopher ... - Maurice Natanson

Edmund Husserl: Philosopher ...Maurice Natanson

Winner of the 1974 National Book AwardThe product of many years of reflection on phenomenology, this book is a comprehensive and creative introduction to the philosophy of Edmund Husserl. Natanson uses Husserl’s later work as a clue to the … more

Edmund Husserl: Philosopher of Infinite Tasks (Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy)
Maurice Natanson
Northwestern University Press , English
The Astonishing Life of Octa... - M. T. Anderson

The Astonishing Life of Octa...M. T. Anderson

Winner of the National Book Award! Young Octavian is being raised by a group of rational philosophers known only by numbers — but it is only after he opens a forbidden door that he learns the hideous nature of their experiments, and his ow… more

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party: 1
M. T. Anderson
Candlewick , English
The Armies of the Night: His... - Norman Mailer

The Armies of the Night: His...Norman Mailer

The Armies of the Night chronicles the famed October 1967 March on the Pentagon, in which all of the old and new Left—hippies, yuppies, Weathermen, Quakers, Christians, feminists, and intellectuals—came together to protest the Vietnam War. … more

The Armies of the Night: History as a Novel, the Novel as History
Norman Mailer
Odyssey Editions , English
New and Selected Poems, Volu... - Mary Oliver

New and Selected Poems, Volu...Mary Oliver

When New and Selected Poems, Volume One was originally published in 1992, Mary Oliver was awarded the National Book Award. In the fourteen years since its initial appearance it has become one of the best-selling volumes of poetry in the cou… more

New and Selected Poems, Volume One: 1
Mary Oliver
Beacon Press , English
Highwire Moon: A Novel - Susan Straight

Highwire Moon: A NovelSusan Straight

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With a new introduction by the authorFinalist for the National Book Award: The story of a young mother deported and separated from her child, and the pair’s efforts to locate each other years laterHighwire Moon narrates the journeys of a yo… more

Highwire Moon: A Novel
Susan Straight
Open Road Media , English
Anarchy, State, And Utopia - Robert Nozick

Anarchy, State, And UtopiaRobert Nozick

In this brilliant and widely acclaimed book, winner of the 1975 National Book Award, Robert Nozick challenges the most commonly held political and social positions of our age—liberal, socialist, and conservative.

Anarchy, State, And Utopia
Robert Nozick
Basic Books , English
The Message in the Bottle: H... - Walker Percy

The Message in the Bottle: H...Walker Percy

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Profound and passionate essays from one of America’s greatest literary voicesBefore winning the National Book Award for fiction in 1962, Walker Percy was an established scholar of science, philosophy, and language. Presented here are his st… more

The Message in the Bottle: How Queer Man Is, How Queer Language Is, and What One Has to Do with the Other
Walker Percy
Open Road Media , English
The Lord of Opium - Nancy Farmer

The Lord of OpiumNancy Farmer

As the teenage ruler of his own country, Matt must cope with clones and cartels in this riveting sequel to the modern classic House of the Scorpion, winner of the National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, and a Printz Honor.Matt has always been… more

The Lord of Opium
Nancy Farmer
Atheneum Books for Young Readers , English
The Six Rules of Maybe - Deb Caletti

The Six Rules of MaybeDeb Caletti

A funny, poignant, uplifting, and truly authentic novel by National Book Award finalist author Deb Caletti.

The Six Rules of Maybe
Deb Caletti
Simon Pulse , English
The Apple Trees at Olema: Ne... - Robert Hass

The Apple Trees at Olema: Ne...Robert Hass

“No practicing poet has more talent than Robert Hass.”—Atlantic Monthly The National Book Award-winning author of Time and Materials, Robert Hass is one of the most revered of all living poets. With The Apple Trees at Olema, the former Poet… more

The Apple Trees at Olema: New and Selected Poems
Robert Hass
HarperCollins e-books , English