Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Winners of the American Library Association Notable Book Council Award List

Fiction

Bloom, Amy - Away, Random House
Carlson, Ron - Five Skies, Penguin-Viking
Chabon.Michael -The Yiddish Policemen's Union, HarperCollins
Clarke, Brock - An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England, Algonquin
Clinch, John - Finn: a novel, Random House
Crace, Jim - The Pesthouse, Doubleday/Nan A. Talese
*Englander, Nathan - The Ministry of Special Cases, Knopf
Holthe, Tess Uriza - The Five-Forty-Five to Cannes, Crown
Jones, Lloyd - Mister Pip, Dell
*McEwan, Ian - On Chesil Beach, Doubleday/Nan A. Talese
Malouf, David - The Complete Stories, Pantheon
Pettersen, Per - Out Stealing Horses, Graywolf
Trevor, William - Cheating at Canasta, Penguin/Viking

Non-Fiction

Ackerman, Diane - The Zookeeper's Wife: a war story, W.W. Norton
Angier, Natalie - The Canon, Houghton Mifflin
Ayres, Ian - Super Crunchers, Bantam Books
Godwin, Peter - When a Crocodile Eats the Sun, Little Brown
Groopman, Jerome - How Doctors Think, Houghton Mifflin Company
*Howell, Georgina - Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations, Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Isaacson, Walter - Einstein: His Life and Universe, Simon & Schuster
Kingsolver, Barbara - Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, HarperCollins
Margonelli, Lisa - Oil on the Brain, Doubleday-Nan Talese
Weisman, Alan - The World Without Us, St. Martins

Poetry

*Bosselaar, Laure-Anne - A New Hunger, Ausable Press
Kennedy, X.J. - In a Prominent Bar in Seacaucus, Johns Hopkins University Press

*my favorite from each list

3 comments:

Doc said...

I had a great time with The PestHouse. Mostly, I think, because it was nowhere near as emtionally wrenching as The Road...

A Librarian said...

True. Although I never could figure out where the heck they were going.

Doc said...

i always thought the father had no clue, just the deep-seated belief that when they got 'there', he would know, his son would be safe. he believed that as fervently as his wife belived the opposite.

a lot of cormac's work is tough, but this hit several raw nerves with me...