National Book Award nominees, etc.

I'm a little behind, since this list has been out for over a month, but here goes (thanks Publishers Weekly for posting):

Junot Díaz, This Is How You Lose Her
Dave Eggers, A Hologram for the King
Louise Erdrich, The Round House 
Ben Fountain, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Kevin Powers, The Yellow Birds 

Anne Applebaum, Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956 
Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Robert A. Caro, The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 4
Domingo Martinez, The Boy Kings of Texas 
Anthony Shadid, House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East 
David Ferry, Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations
Cynthia Huntington, Heavenly Bodies
Tim Seibles, Fast Animal
Alan Shapiro, Night of the Republic
Susan Wheeler, Meme 

Goblin Secrets, William Alexander
Out of Reach, Carrie Arcos
Never Fall Down, Patricia McCormick
Endangered, Eliot Schrefer,
Bomb: The Race to Build―and Steal―the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon, Steve Sheinkin

Hilary Mantel, Bring Up the Bodies

Also, the titles selected for WORLD BOOK NIGHT 2013:
The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood 
City of Thieves, David Benioff
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
My Antonia, Willa Cather
Girl with a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier
The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros
The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
The Language of Flowers, Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Worst Hard Time, Timothy Egan
Bossypants, Tina Fey
Still Alice, Lisa Genova
Looking for Alaska, John Green
Playing for Pizza, John Grisham
Mudbound, Hillary Jordan
The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster
Moneyball, Michael Lewis
The Tender Bar, J.R. Moehringer
Devil in a Blue Dress, Walter Mosley
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, James Patterson
Population: 485, Michael Perry
Good Omens, Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
The Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan
Montana Sky, Nora Roberts
Look Again, Lisa Scottoline
Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Alexander McCall Smith
Glaciers, Alexis M. Smith (Tin House Books)
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Mark Twain
Salvage the Bones, Jesmyn Ward (Dover)

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