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The National Book Awards are presented annually "to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of good writing in America." Bookshare is pleased to offer the following titles awarded the National Book Award.

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Year Award Title Author Action
2014 Fiction Redeployment Klay, Phil
2014 Non-Fiction Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China Osnos, Evan
2014 Poetry Faithful And Virtuous Night: Poems Glück, Louise
2014 Young Readers Brown Girl Dreaming Woodson, Jacqueline
2013 Fiction The Good Lord Bird Mcbride, James
2013 Non-Fiction The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, First Edition Packer, George
2013 Poetry Incarnadine: Poems Szybist, Mary
2013 Young Readers The Thing About Luck Kadohata, Cynthia
2012 Fiction The Round House Erdrich, Louise
2012 Non-Fiction Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity Boo, Katherine
2012 Poetry Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations Ferry, David
2012 Young Readers Goblin Secrets Alexander, William
2011 Fiction Salvage the Bones Ward, Jesmyn
2011 Non-Fiction The Swerve: How the World Became Modern Greenblatt, Stephen
2011 Poetry Head Off & Split: Poems Finney, Nikky
2011 Young Readers Inside Out and Back Again Lai, Thanhha
2010 Fiction Lord of Misrule Gordon, Jaimy
2010 Non-Fiction Just Kids Smith, Patti
2010 Poetry Lighthead Hayes, Terrance
2010 Young Readers Mockingbird Erskine, Kathryn
2009 Fiction Let The Great World Spin: A Novel Mccann, Colum
2009 Non-Fiction The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt Stiles, T. J.
2009 Young Readers Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice Hoose, Phillip M.
2008 Fiction Shadow Country Matthiessen, Peter
2008 Non-Fiction The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family Gordon-Reed, Annette
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