National Book Awards

The National Book Award is awarded by the Association of American Publishers. The following is a list of the winners for Fiction and Nonfiction; other categories include Poetry, Young People's Literature and the medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Awards are announced in November of each year.

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Waiting: A Novel
Artist/Author/Cast:
Jin, Ha
Call Number:
F Ha
Description:

(Fiction, 1999) Set in China as its society is slowly moving away from its traditional ways, the novel focuses on the lives of three characters in a love triangle.

The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
Artist/Author/Cast:
Egan, Timothy
Call Number:
978.032 E282w 2006
Description:

(Nonfiction, 2006) Egan details the stories of those who lived through the Great Depression's Dust Bowl.

The Year of Magical Thinking
Artist/Author/Cast:
Didion, Joan
Call Number:
813.54 D5565y 2005
Description:

(Nonfiction, 2005) Joan Didion explores her intensely personal yet universal experience of a life, family, and marriage in both good times and bad.

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