NBA Finalists … And We Don’t Mean Basketball

Looking for a good book?  The 2010 National Book Award finalists were announced on October 13.


  • Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey
  • Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon
  • Great House by Nicole Krauss
  • So Much for That by Lionel Shriver
  • I Hotel by Karen Tei Yamashita


  • Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick
  • Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, Iraq by John W. Dower
  • Just Kids by Patti Smith
  • Secret Historian: the Life and Times of Samuel Steward by Justin Spring
  • Every Man in This Village Is a Liar: an Education in War by Megan K. Stack


  • The Eternal City by Kathleen Graber
  • Lighthead by Terrance Hayes
  • By the Numbers by James Richardson
  • One with Others by C. D. Wright
  • Ignatz by Monica Youn

Young People’s Literature

  • Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
  • Dark Water by Laura McNeal
  • Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers
  • One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

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