2012 National Book Award Fiction Finalists

 Read reviewThis Is How You Lose Her

This Is How You Lose Her

Junot Diaz

Offers a collection of linked narratives about love - passionate love, illicit love, dying love, maternal love - told through the lives of New Jersey Dominicans, as they struggle to find a point where their two worlds meet.

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 Read reviewBehind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

Katherine Boo

With intelligence, humour, and deep insight into what connects human beings in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers carries the reader headlong into one of the 21st century's hidden worlds,...

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 Special price Read reviewThe Yellow Birds

The Yellow Birds

Kevin Powers

An unforgettable depiction of the psychological impact of war, by a young Iraq veteran and poet, The Yellow Birds is already being hailed as a modern classic.

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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Ben Fountain

Nineteen-year-old Billy Lynn is home from war. Back in Texas, he has become a national celebrity. A Fox News crew filmed Billy and the rest of Bravo squad defeating Iraqi insurgents in a ferocious firefight. Now Billy is a...

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 Special price Read reviewA Hologram for the King

A Hologram for the King

Dave Eggers

In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter's college tuition, and finally do something great.

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Boy Kings of Texas: A Memoir

Boy Kings of Texas: A Memoir

Domingo Martinez

A lyrical and authentic book that recounts the story of a border-town family in Brownsville, Texas in the 1980s, as each member of the family desperately tries to assimilate and escape life on the border to become real ...

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Never Fall Down

Never Fall Down

Patricia McCormick

From National Book Award finalist McCormick ( Sold ) comes a raw, powerful novel based on the true story of Arn Chorn Pond, a boy who survived the Killing Fields of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia to become a human rights activist.

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House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family and a Lost Middle East

House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family and a Lost Middle East

Anthony Shadid

Community is everything, home is everything, if you have lost your own

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Susan Wheeler

Acclaimed poet Susan Wheeler, whose last individual collection predicted the spiritual losses of the economic collapse, turns her attention to the most intimate of subjects: the absence or loss of love.

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Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations

Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations

David Ferry

The author has fully realized both the potential for vocal expressiveness in his phrasing and the way his phrasing plays against - and with - his genius for metrical variation, thus becoming an amazingly flexible instrument of...

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Goblin Secrets

Goblin Secrets

William Alexander

Hoping to find his lost brother, Rownie escapes the home of the witch Graba and joins a troupe of goblins who perform in Zombay, a city where humans are forbidden to wear masks and act in plays. A National Book Award finalist.

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Heavenly Bodies

Heavenly Bodies

Cynthia Huntington

National Book Award Finalist 2012 In this blistering collection of lyric poems, Cynthia Huntington gives an intimate view of the sexual revolution and rebellion in a time before the rise of feminism. Heavenly Bodies is a...

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Night of the Republic

Night of the Republic

Professor Alan Shapiro (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

The tenth collection of poems from Alan Shapiro, author of SONG AND DANCE and OLD WAR

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Fast Animal

Fast Animal

Tim Seibles

In this nimble, turbulent collection, one of America's foremost African American poets probes the skin between childhood and adulthood.

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Bomb: The Race to Build--And Steal--The World's Most Dangerous Weapon

Bomb: The Race to Build–And Steal–The World’s Most Dangerous Weapon

Steve Sheinkin

Discusses the international competition to create the first atomic bomb.

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Eliot Schrefer

Schrefer ( The Deadly Sister ) presents the compelling tale of a girl who must save a group of bonobosNand herselfNfrom a violent coup in The Congo.

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Out of Reach

Out of Reach

Carrie Arcos

Accompanied by her brother's friend, Tyler, sixteen-year-old Rachel ventures through San Diego and nearby areas seeking her brother, eighteen-year-old Micah, a methamphetamine addict who ran away from home.

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