Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Non-Fiction Finalists

NBA 2012
From Mumbai to Texas, Oklahoma to the Middle East, or in the days of LBJ, try one of the five non-fiction books nominated for the National Book Award, scheduled for award on November 14.

Click on the title to check book reviews, availability, or to place hold. Click on the author to read an author bio, an excerpt from the book, and to explore additional links.

Iron Curtain : the Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956 -- by Anne Applebaum
Behind the Beautiful Forevers : Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity -- by Catherine Boo
The Passage of Power -- by Robert J. Caro
The Boy Kings of Texas : A Memoir  -- by Domingo Martinez
House of Stone : a Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East -- by Anthony Shadid