Thursday, November 18, 2010

2010 National Book Award Winners Announces

The 2010 National Book Award Winners were announced last night, November 17--More titles for your Holiday Gift List! Check out the website to enjoy interviews with the winners as well as a video of the ceremonies.

Fiction Winner

Lord of Misrule--Jaimy Gordon
Lord of Misrule is a darkly realistic novel about a young woman living through a year of horse racing at a half-mile track in West Virginia, while everyone's best laid schemes keep going brutally wrong.

Nonfiction Winner

Just Kids--Patti Smith
In this memoir, singer-songwriter Patti Smith shares tales of New York City : the denizens of Max's Kansas City, the Hotel Chelsea, Scribner's, Brentano's and Strand bookstores and her new life in Brooklyn with a young man named Robert Mapplethorpe--the man who changed her life with his love, friendship, and genius.


Lighthead--Terrance Hayes
From an award-winning poet, a new collection in which the political and the personal converge in innovative and beautiful ways.

Young People's Literature

Mockingbird--Kathryn Erskine
Ten-year-old Caitlin, who has Asperger's Syndrome, struggles to understand emotions, show empathy, and make friends at school, while at home she seeks closure by working on a project with her father.


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