2014 National Book Award Finalists

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For those of you are looking for extra credit or an idea for our next read, the recently announced finalists for the 2014 National Book Award might be a good place to start.
Here is a short list of the Fiction and NonFiction writers. For the full list including book synopses click here.


  • “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr
  • “An Unecessary Woman” by Rabih Alameddine
  • “Lila” Marilynne Robinson
  • “Redeployment” by Phil Klay
  • “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel



  • “Age of Ambition” by Evan Osnos
  • “Can’t we Talk About Something More Pleasant?” by Roz Chast
  • “The Meaning of Human Existence” by Edward O. Wilson
  • “No Good Men Among the Living” by Anand Gopal
  • “Tennessee Williamsn” by John Lahr


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