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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
2003 Non-Fiction Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy Eire, Carlos
2003 Poetry The Singing: Poems Williams, C. K.
2003 Young Readers The Canning Season Horvath, Polly
2002 Fiction Three Junes Glass, Julia
2002 Non-Fiction Master of the Senate (The Years of Lyndon Johnson #3) Caro, Robert A.
2002 Young People's Fiction The House of the Scorpion Farmer, Nancy
2002 Poetry In the Next Galaxy Stone, Ruth
2001 Fiction The Corrections Franzen, Jonathan
2001 Non-Fiction The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression Solomon, Andrew
2001 Poetry Poems Seven: New and Complete Poetry Dugan, Alan and Phillips, Carl
2001 Young Readers True Believer (Make Lemonade #2) Wolff, Virginia Euwer
2000 Fiction In America: A Novel Sontag, Susan
2000 Non-Fiction In the Heart of the Sea 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 Poetry Vice: New and Selected Poems Ai
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 Poetry This Time: New and Selected Poems Stern, Gerald
1998 Young Readers Holes Sachar, Louis
1997 Fiction Cold Mountain Frazier, Charles
1997 Non-Fiction American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson Ellis, Joseph J.
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