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The 2011 National Book Award Finalists →


The Sojourn, “ by Andrew Krivak

The Tiger’s Wife,” by Téa Obreht

The Buddha in the Attic,” by Julie Otsuka

Binocular Vision: New and Selected Stories,” by Edith Pearlman

Salvage the Bones,” by Jesmyn Ward


The Convert,” by Deborah Baker

Love and Capital,” by Mary Gabriel

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern,” by Stephen Greenblatt

Malcolm X,” by Manning Marable

Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie,” by Lauren Redniss


Head Off and Split,” Nikky Finney

The Chameleon Couch,” by Yusef Komunyakaa

Double Shadow,” by Carl Phillips

Tonight No Poetry Will Serve,” by Adrienne Rich

Devotions,” by Bruce Schmidt

Young People’s Literature

My Name Is not Easy,” Debbie Dahl Edwardson.

Inside Out and Back Again,” by Tang Ha Lai.

Flesh and Blood So Cheap,” by Albert Marrin

Shine,” by Lauren Myracle

Okay for Now,” Gary D. Schmidt

Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2011/10/2011-national-book-awards-finalists.html#ixzz1ab9CRaLl

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