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Congratulations to our National Book Award Finalists for 2017!

Oct 4, 2017 Blog

So many wonderful books were published this year, and we’re honored to celebrate the finalists for 2017’s National Book Awards. Browse below to see these must-read books!

Dark at the Crossing by Elliot Ackerman

Dark at the Crossing

By Elliot Ackerman

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

“Transports readers into a world few Americans know” —Washington Post

A timely new novel of stunning humanity and tension: a contemporary love story set on the Turkish border with Syria.

Haris Abadi is a man in search of a cause. An Arab American with a conflicted past, he is now in... Read more >

The Future Is History by Masha Gessen

The Future Is History

By Masha Gessen

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN NONFICTION

The visionary journalist and bestselling biographer of Vladimir Putin reveals how, in the space of a generation, Russia surrendered to a more virulent and invincible new strain of autocracy. 

Hailed for her “fearless indictment of the most powerful man in... Read more >

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Killers of the Flower Moon

By David Grann

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   -  NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

"Disturbing and riveting...It will sear your soul." —Dave Eggers, New York Times Book Review

From New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of... Read more >

Democracy in Chains by Nancy MacLean

Democracy in Chains

By Nancy MacLean

Finalist for the 2017 National Book Award

“[A] vibrant intellectual history of the radical right . . .” – The Atlantic
 
“This sixty-year campaign to make libertarianism mainstream and eventually take the government itself is at the heart of Democracy in Chains. . . . If you're worried about what all this means... Read more >

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

By Erika L. Sánchez

National Book Award Finalist!

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
meets Jane the Virgin in this poignant but often laugh-out-loud funny contemporary YA about losing a sister and finding yourself amid the pressures, expectations, and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican-American home. 
 
Perfect... Read more >

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