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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
1988 Non-Fiction A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam Sheehan, Neil
1974 Fiction A Crown of Feathers and Other Stories Singer, Isaac Bashevis
1955 Fiction A Fable Faulkner, William
1994 Fiction A Frolic of His Own Gaddis, William
2014 Non-Fiction Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China Osnos, Evan
1992 Fiction All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy #1) Mccarthy, Cormac
1997 Non-Fiction American Sphinx Ellis, Joseph J.
1996 Non-Fiction An American Requiem Carroll, James
1956 Non-Fiction An American in Italy Kubly, Herbert
1984 Non-Fiction Andrew Jackson and the Course of American Democracy 1833-1845 Remini, Robert V.
2004 Non-Fiction Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age Boyle, Kevin
1986 Non-Fiction Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape Lopez, Barry Holstun
1980 Poetry Ashes: Poems New and Old Levine, Philip
1973 Fiction Augustus Williams, John A.
1992 Non-Fiction Becoming A Man: Half A Life Story Monette, Paul
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
2000 Poetry Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988-2000 Clifton, Lucille
1978 Fiction Blood Tie Settle, Mary Lee
2014 Young Readers Brown Girl Dreaming Woodson, Jacqueline
1954 Non-Fiction Bruce Catton's Civil War Trilogy: Mr. Lincoln's War, Glory Road, A Stillness at Appomattox Catton, Bruce
1998 Fiction Charming Billy Mcdermott, Alice
1973 Fiction Chimera Barth, John
1981 Non-Fiction China Men Kingston, Maxine Hong
1983 Non-Fiction China: Alive in the Bitter Sea Butterfield, Fox
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