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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
2001 Non-Fiction The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression Solomon, Andrew
2001 Poetry Poems Seven: New and Complete Poetry Dugan, Alan
2001 Young Readers True Believer Wolff, Virginia Euwer
2000 Fiction In America: A Novel Sontag, Susan
2000 Non-Fiction In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whale Ship Essex Philbrick, Nathaniel
2000 Poetry Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988-2000 Clifton, Lucille
2000 Young Readers Homeless Bird Whelan, Gloria
1999 Fiction Waiting Jin, Ha
1999 Non-Fiction Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II Dower, John W.
1999 Young Readers When Zachary Beaver Came to Town Holt, Kimberly Willis
1998 Fiction Charming Billy Mcdermott, Alice
1998 Non-Fiction Slaves in the Family Ball, Edward
1998 Young Readers Holes Sachar, Louis
1997 Fiction Cold Mountain Frazier, Charles
1997 Non-Fiction American Sphinx Ellis, Joseph J.
1997 Young Readers Dancing on the Edge Nolan, Han
1996 Fiction Ship Fever and Other Stories Barrett, Andrea
1996 Non-Fiction An American Requiem Carroll, James
1996 Young Readers Parrot in the Oven: Mi vida Martinez, Victor
1995 Fiction Sabbath's Theater Roth, Philip
1995 Non-Fiction The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism Rosenberg, Tina
1995 Poetry Passing Through: The Later Poems, New and Selected Kunitz, Stanley
1994 Fiction A Frolic of His Own Gaddis, William
1994 Non-Fiction How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter Nuland, Sherwin B.
1994 Poetry Worshipful Company of Fletchers: Poems Tate, James
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