Wednesday, October 11, 2006

National Book Award Finalists

I have felt giddy love for the National Book Awards since one of the 2004 finalists for fiction, Madeleine is Sleeping, single-handedly restored my passion for reading. (Breathtaking prose, whimsical imagery. A little naughty.)

This year's finalists have been announced, and the winners will be selected in November. Books available in the Burbank Public Libraries:


Danielewski, Mark Z. Only Revolutions

Powers, Richard. The Echo Maker (ON ORDER, Barnes and Noble Summary)

Walter, Jess. The Zero (ON ORDER, Barnes and Noble Summary)


Branch, Taylor. At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68

Egan, Timothy. The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl

Hessler, Peter. Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China’s Past and Present

Wright, Lawrence. The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11

For the full list of finalists, go here.

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