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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Tree of Smoke
Artist/Author/Cast:
Johnson, Denis
Call Number:
F Johnson
Description:
(Fiction, 2007) Set in 1965, this novel depicts characters working in the CIA during the United States' involvement in Vietnam.
Trust Exercise
Artist/Author/Cast:
Choi, Susan
Call Number:
F Choi
Description:

(Fiction, 2019) What happens when a first love between high school students is interrupted by the attentions of a charismatic teacher.

The Underground Railroad: A Novel
Artist/Author/Cast:
Whitehead, Colson
Call Number:
F Whitehead
Description:

(Fiction, 2016)  This book explores the life of Cora, a slave in Georgia, and her escape to freedom.  Whitehead highlights the terrifying reality of slaves seeking freedom.

United States: Essays, 1952-1992
Artist/Author/Cast:
Vidal, Gore
Call Number:
814.54 V6487u
Description:
(Nonfiction, 1993) From Eisenhower to Clinton, Gore Vidal looks at American history, politics, and culture through 114 essays.
Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy
Artist/Author/Cast:
Eire, Carlos M. N.
Call Number:
972.91 E3594w 2004
Description:
(Nonfiction, 2003) The author reminisces about his childhood in 1950s Havana and the overnight upheaval of his world in January 1959 when the Batista government was toppled.
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.
The Yellow House
Artist/Author/Cast:
Broom, Sarah M.
Call Number:
814.6 B8738y 2019
Description:

(Nonfiction, 2019) Recounts a hundred years of her family's lives and their relationship to a home in New Orleans.

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