by Stephen Kotkin (Penguin Press) is a Biography Finalist.
is the product of a decade of intrepid research, a work that recasts the way we think about the Soviet Union, revolution, dictatorship, the twentieth century, and indeed the art of history itself.
by Andrew Roberts (Viking) is a Biography Finalist.
Boy, Snow, Bird
by Helen Oyeyemi (Riverhead) is a Fiction Finalist. Oyeyemi brilliantly recasts the Snow White fairy tale as a story of family secrets, race, beauty, and vanity.
Five Came Back
by Mark Harris (Penguin Press) is a History Finalist. Five Came Back
tells the extraordinary wartime experience of five of Hollywood’s most important directors, all of whom put their stamp on World War II and were changed by it forever.
by Adam Tooze (Viking) is a History Finalist. Tooze gives a
searing and highly original analysis of the First World War and its anguished aftermath.
by Andrew Smith (Dutton Children's Books) is a Young Adult Literature Finalist. Grasshopper Jungle
weaves together everything from testicle-dissolving genetically modified corn to the struggles of recession-era, small-town America in this groundbreaking coming-of-age stunner.
Brown Girl Dreaming
by Jacqueline Woodson (Nancy Paulsen Books) is a Young Adult Litrature Finalist. Jacqueline Woodson, one of today’s finest writers and a National Book Award Winner, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.
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