National Book Award finalists include Junot Diaz, Anthony Shadid
“House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East” by Anthony Shadid  |  Review


“Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations” by David Ferry

“Heavenly Bodies” by Cynthia Huntington

“Fast Animal” by Tim Seibles

“Night of the Republic” by Alan Shapiro

“Meme” by Susan Wheeler

Young people’s literature

“Goblin Secrets” by William Alexander

“Out of Reach” by Carrie Arcos

“Never Fall Down” by Patricia McCormick  |  Review

“Endangered” by Eliot Schrefer

“Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon” by Steve Sheinkin

[For the record, 4:50 p.m. Oct. 10: An earlier version of this post said Anthony Shadid was killed while covering events in the Middle East. He was there reporting when he suffered a severe asthma attack and died.


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