2012 National Book Award Fiction Finalists
This Is How You Lose Her
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.
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
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,...
The Yellow Birds
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.
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
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...
A Hologram for the King
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.
The Round House
One of the most revered novelists of our time--a brilliant chronicler of Native-American life--Erdrich returns to the territory of her bestselling, Pulitzer Prize finalist The Plague of Doves with a story that transports readers...
Boy Kings of Texas: A Memoir
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 ...
Never Fall Down
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.
House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family and a Lost Middle East
Community is everything, home is everything, if you have lost your own
Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-56
Once the Nazis were defeated in 1945, the people of Central and Eastern Europe expected to recover the lives they had led before 1939. This book explains how Communism was imposed on these previously free societies in the decade...
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.
Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations
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...
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.
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...
Night of the Republic
The tenth collection of poems from Alan Shapiro, author of SONG AND DANCE and OLD WAR
In this nimble, turbulent collection, one of America's foremost African American poets probes the skin between childhood and adulthood.
Bomb: The Race to Build–And Steal–The World’s Most Dangerous Weapon
Discusses the international competition to create the first atomic bomb.
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.
Out of Reach
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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