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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
2013 Fiction The Good Lord Bird Mcbride, James
2012 Fiction The Round House Erdrich, Louise
2011 Fiction Salvage the Bones Ward, Jesmyn
2010 Fiction Lord of Misrule Gordon, Jaimy
2009 Fiction Let The Great World Spin: A Novel Mccann, Colum
2008 Fiction Shadow Country Matthiessen, Peter
2007 Fiction Tree of Smoke Johnson, Denis
2006 Fiction The Echo Maker Powers, Richard
2005 Fiction Europe Central Vollmann, William
2004 Fiction The News from Paraguay Tuck, Lily
2003 Fiction The Great Fire Hazzard, Shirley
2002 Fiction Three Junes Glass, Julia
2001 Fiction The Corrections Franzen, Jonathan
2000 Fiction In America: A Novel Sontag, Susan
1999 Fiction Waiting Jin, Ha
1998 Fiction Charming Billy Mcdermott, Alice
1997 Fiction Cold Mountain Frazier, Charles
1996 Fiction Ship Fever and Other Stories Barrett, Andrea
1995 Fiction Sabbath's Theater Roth, Philip
1994 Fiction A Frolic of His Own Gaddis, William
1993 Fiction The Shipping News Proulx, Annie
1992 Fiction All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy #1) Mccarthy, Cormac
1991 Fiction Mating Rush, Norman
1990 Fiction Middle Passage Johnson, Charles
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