Looking for a good book to read? These 2014 National Book Award Finalists might be just what you're looking for.
- Roz Chast, Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
- Anand Gopal, No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes
- John Lahr, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh
- Evan Osnos, Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China
- Edward O. Wilson, The Meaning of Human Existence
- Louise Glück, Faithful and Virtuous Night
- Fanny Howe, Second Childhood
- Maureen N. McLane, This Blue
- Fred Moten, The Feel Trio
- Claudia Rankine, Citizen: An American Lyric
Young People's Literature:
- Eliot Schrefer, Threatened
- Steve Sheinkin, The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
- John Corey Whaley, Noggin
- Deborah Wiles, Revolution: The Sixties Trilogy, Book Two
- Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming
For more information about the finalists and the longlist, visit the National Book Foundation.
Take a look at what your fellow book lovers have been reading and talking about at the Reader's Round Table:
We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
Enon by Paul Harding
Neverhome by Laird Hunt
Jaguar’s Children by John Caillant
The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
A Replacement Life by Boris Fishman
A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
And the Dark Sacred Night by Julia Glass
The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
Sum It Up: 1,098 Victories, A Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective by Pat Head Summitt and Sally Jenkins
The Secret of Raven Point by Jennifer Vanderbes
Five Lieutenants: The Heartbreaking Story of Five Harvard Men Who Led America to Victory in World War I by James Carl Nelson
I’ll Be Right There by Kyung-Sook Shin
American Mirror: The Life and Art of Normal Rockwell by Deborah Solomon
Be sure to come and share your favorite reads at our next meeting on September 30th at 2pm. Meet fellow bibliophiles, chat about books and take home an Advanced Reading Copy on us!
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