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:

Fiction

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)

Nonfiction

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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