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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
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
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
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
One Stick Song - Sherman Alexie

One Stick SongSherman Alexie

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

One Stick Song
Sherman Alexie
Hanging Loose Press , 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
Ancestors: A Family History ... - William Maxwell

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

State of Grace (Vintage)Joy 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 (Vintage)
Joy Williams
Vintage , English
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
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
She Loves You, She Loves You Not... - Julie Anne Peters

She Loves You, She Loves You Not...Julie Anne Peters

Seventeen-year-old Alyssa thought she knew who she was. She had her family and her best friends and, most important, she had Sarah. Sarah, her girlfriend, with whom she dreamed with about the day they could move far away and live out and pr… more

She Loves You, She Loves You Not…
Julie Anne Peters
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers , English
Gilgamesh: A Verse Narrative - Herbert Mason

Gilgamesh: A Verse NarrativeHerbert Mason

Herbert Mason’s best-selling Gilgamesh is the most widely read and enduring interpretation of this ancient Babylonian epic. One of the oldest and most universal stories known in literature, the epic of Gilgamesh presents the grand, timeless… more

Gilgamesh: A Verse Narrative
Herbert Mason
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt , English
Swimming in the Volcano - Bob Shacochis

Swimming in the VolcanoBob Shacochis

The National Book Award-winning author of The Next New World now presents a gripping, magnificently realized novel of sexual and political intrigue set in the Caribbean—”a book heady with language and thick with story that leaves the reade… more

Swimming in the Volcano
Bob Shacochis
Grove Press , English
The Adventures of Augie Marc... - Saul Bellow

The Adventures of Augie Marc...Saul Bellow

The great novel of the American dream, of “the Universal eligibility to be noble,” Saul Bellow’s third book charts the picaresque journey of one schemer, chancer, romantic, and holy fool: Augie March. Awarded the National Book Award in 1953… more

The Adventures of Augie March (Penguin Classics)
Saul Bellow
Odyssey Editions , 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
Bewilderment: New Poems and ... - David Ferry

Bewilderment: New Poems and ...David Ferry

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Winner of the 2012 National Book Award for Poetry.To read David Ferry’s Bewilderment is to be reminded that poetry of the highest order can be made by the subtlest of means. The passionate nature and originality of Ferry’s prosodic daring w… more

Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations (Phoenix Poets)
David Ferry
University of Chicago Press , English
The Astonishing Life of Octa... - M. T. Anderson

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

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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
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