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Giovanni's Room | James Baldwin
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"Paris, passion, heartbreak, secrets—and Baldwin; isn't that a recipe for the heat of high summer?" - Julia Glass on why she's reading Giovanni's Room (a National Book Award Finalist) this summer. Find out which books are on our authors' TBR pile here: http://www.nationalbook.org/summerreadlist_2017.html

Bloomingjen I just started this book 2y
Anna40 Loved this book! 2y
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When the Moon Was Ours | Anna-Marie McLemore
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"I wrote this book for readers who‘ve been told that the only story they‘re allowed is one the world decides for them...For trans*boys like my husband who‘ve gotten turned away from jobs for how they look and who they are. For his trans* siblings who‘ve been denied housing, who are afraid to walk down the street, who‘ve had to fight for every moment of being seen as who they are."

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Essential advice from Colson Whitehead, as part of his acceptance speech for the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction.

Suet624 YES!!!! 3y
saresmoore Well said! 3y
jessberk13 Definitely reading this for my #LRC14 #2016awardwinner pick for the #LitsyReadingChallenge! 3y
Angelic I love it 1y
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Another Brooklyn: A Novel | Jacqueline Woodson
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"As a child, I had not known the word anthropology or that there as a thing called Ivy League. I had not known you could spend your days on planes, moving through the world, studying death, your whole life before this life an unanswered question ... finally answered."

From Jacqueline Woodson's "Another Brooklyn," longlisted for the 2016 National Book Awards for Fiction

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Congratulations to Thomas Pierce, selected by Amity Gaige as one of our 2016 5 Under 35 honorees!

http://www.nationalbook.org/5under35_2016_thomas-pierce.html#...

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Congratulations to S. Li, selected by Karen Bender as one of our 2016 5 Under 35 honorees!

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Prodigals: Stories | Greg Jackson
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Congratulations to Greg Jackson, selected by Lauren Geoff as one our 2016 5 Under 35 honorees!

http://www.nationalbook.org/5under35_2016_greg-jackson.html

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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Congratulations to Yaa Gyasi, selected by Ta-Nehisi Coates as one of our 2016 5 Under 35 honorees!

http://www.nationalbook.org/5under35_2016_yaa-gyasi.html#.V-0...

Jschultzems It's on my 2017 list! 3y
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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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Congratulations to Brit Bennett, selected by Jacqueline Woodson as one of our 2016 5 Under 35 honorees!

http://www.nationalbook.org/5under35_2016_brit-bennett.html#....

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Raymie Nightingale | Kate DiCamillo
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"She threw it high in the air. The baton looked like a needle. It looked like a secret, narrow and bright and alone, glittering in the blue sky."

-- From Kate DiCamillo's "Raymie Nightingale," longlisted for the 2016 National Book Awards for Young Adult Literature.

SassyGirlReading Beautiful quote! 3y
PHunter22 Whoever made this misspelled "narrow" 3y
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"From my window, I can see the house
where Galileo invented the telescope

I wonder what he was thinking
that night, that night he first searched
Heaven. I wonder what it was

he was trying to see."

--From Jay Hopler's, The Abridged History of Rainfall, longlisted for the 2016 National Book Awards for Poetry.

tpixie Awesome!!!! 3y
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Congratulations to Robert A. Caro, who'll be presented with our medal for lifetime achievement at the 2016 National Book Awards!

http://www.nationalbook.org/amerletters_2016_rcaro.html

Arbol His books on Lyndon Johnson are really amazing. 3y
Lizdegner This is one of my favorite audible reads! Congratulations, Robert Caro!❤️ 3y
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Ghost | Jason Reynolds
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"I had been good. So good. Altercation free. For seventeen hours and two freakin' minutes."

- From Jason Reynold's Ghost, longlisted for the 2016 National Book Awards for Young People's Literature

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Ghost | Jason Reynolds

"I had been good. So good. Altercation free. For seventeen hours and two freakin' minutes."

- From Jason Reynold's Ghost, longlisted for the 2016 National Book Awards for Young People's Literature

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Come find us at the Brooklyn Book Festival, booth 227, where we've got copies of some books Longlisted for the National Book Awards, like Kevin Young's BLUE LAWS. Then visit our friends at @Litsy next door!

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Swann's Way | Marcel Proust
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"One is always seeking to understand," says National Book Award finalist Lydia Davis, who recently discussed her translation work with Words Without Borders. http://www.wordswithoutborders.org/dispatches/article/translating-the-classics-a...

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Geek Love | Katherine Dunn
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“Geek Love showed us that perhaps we would never fit into the normal world, but that that world was pallid and lacking.” – Molly Crabapple pays tribute to National Book Award Finalist Katherine Dunn, who passed away last week. http://www.vice.com/read/molly-crabapple-geek-love-katherine-dunn

Gayan I cannot tell you how in love I am with this book. When someone asks me what they should read, and people often do, this is one of the books I recommend. 4y
AmyG The oddest most wonderful book. 4y
Strangebird I need to re-read Geek Love. Sorry to hear we've lost another writer. 4y
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AmbityScambity I was so sad to hear of her passing. ❤️ GL big time. 4y
perfectlywinged This is so sad: geek love is so quirky and Oly forever has my heart. 4y
bookdawg @goheun this book is on my bookshelf if you want to give it a read 4y
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National Book Award finalist Lauren Groff has a new story in The New Yorker. Read it and then pick up her amazing novel FATES AND FURIES.

DivineDiana What is the mystifying image? 4y
SGJ She's a good writer. Didn't know about the NYer story. I'll now steal that issue from the gym. Thanks. 4y
coffeenebula I 💘 The Monsters of Templeton...bailed on Arcadia. Curious about this one now. 4y
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sarahandbettynyc Fates and Furies was incredible, just finished it this weekend 4y
Sydsavvy This is gorgeous 4y
Spiderfelt My bookclub read this a few months ago. It left all of us mystified and a bit disgruntled. Why the universal love for this book? Would love to hear from someone who adored it. 4y
Cinfhen Wasn't a fan favorite at our book club either 😕 4y
DivineDiana @Spiderfelt Very disappointed. I attended a talk by Lauren Groff and loved her! 4y
SusanCoulby The concept was a good one, but I thought the second half in particular was cluttered with extraneous plot devices. It would have been more compelling and less disappointing without them. 4y
itsbrb @Spiderfelt I'm with you on not understanding all the excitement. If it was because it was from two different perspectives, that's been done and it was done a lot better. 4y
PoolsideReader I can't say that I loved Fates or even liked it. But I can say that it is a book that has stayed with me, even months later. 4y
DenverBookNerd Stayed w/me too, but those characters were pretentious! 4y
krismlars 130 pages into this one and not impressed so far. 4y
Abailliekaras Incredible writing, cut like poetry. I didn't love everything about the plot but it was one of the strongest books I've read in the past year. 4y
perfectlywinged I couldn't finish her earlier book monsters of templeton but Fates and Furies grabbed me from that first scene on the beach I I could barely breathe while reading!!! 4y
Spiderfelt Agreed @itsbrb. I guess different strokes for different folks. 4y
Macnjen I had such great hopes for this but I really didn't care for the story or the characters. Several of the references I didn't get either, maybe it was beyond me? Disappointed. 4y
bookdawg @goheun you have my copy of this! tell me how it is 🤘🏻 4y
Nat_Reads I loved the first half and raced through it. By the end I was so confused and a little disheartened--writing, characters, story--excellent. My own expectations hurt my experience. Can't wait to read more by her! 4y
Nat_Reads @Abailliekaras My feelings exactly! 4y
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"Writing is so exhausting. I'd be drenched with sweat at the end of a paragraph." - Sally Mann, whose HOLD STILL was a Finalist for the 2015 National Book Award, in conversation with Lorin Stein at our Eat, Drink & Be Literary series at BAM.

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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Visited Books & Books in Miami today, and found a great recommendation!

todd Such a great store!!! 4y
SharonGoforth This is a great book! 4y
Glenda Fabulous book. One of the most important books about race relations. 4y
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Turner House: A Novel The | Angela Flournoy
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The Turner House by Angela Flournoy (a 5 Under 35 Honoree and Finalist for the National Book Award) is the next pick for the Leonard Lopate Show Book Club! Listen to WNYC on 3/22 for more.

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Call Me Home: A Novel | Megan Kruse
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Congratulations to our 2015 5 Under 35 honoree Megan Kruse, who just won a PNBA Book Award!

EdeeLemonier I LOVE this book, and I adore Megan Kruse! So happy to see this! 4y
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Black Deutschland: A Novel | Darryl Pinckney
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Eat, Drink & Be Literary with Darryl Pinckney on March 15! Get tickets at bam.org

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The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm | LeVar Burton, Susan Schaefer Bernardo
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Happy birthday to LeVar Burton, a true reading hero. He graciously hosted our 2015 5 Under 35 ceremony. You can watch his speech here: http://www.nationalbook.org/5under35.html

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"Robin Coste Lewis's National Book Award-winning debut collection, Voyage of the Sable Venus, is a poignant, lyrical contemplation of racial constructs and the representation of black women in Western art and history." - BuzzFeed Books

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Challenger Deep | Neal Shusterman
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"It‘s our hope that Challenger Deep will help remove the stigma that surrounds mental illness, and open a dialogue on a subject that, for too long, has been misunderstood." - National Book Award Winner Neal Shusterman http://bit.ly/1Y2Ts4j

todd @Orbeck33: another one you might want to check out 🤓 4y
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