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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Book Critics’ Favorites


The National Book Critics Circle, an organization of 600 active book reviewers, recently named the finalists for its annual awards in various categories ("NBCC Names Finalists," Publisher's Weekly, Jan. 25, 2010). Here’s a few nominees you might want to browse before the final selections are announced March 12:

Fiction
American Salvage by Bonnie Jo Campbell

The Book of Night Women by Marlon James

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Biography
Cheever: A Life by Blake Bailey

Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor by Brad Gooch

Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line by Martha A. Sandweiss,

Nonfiction
Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City
by Greg Grandin

The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes

Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder

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