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NBA longlist
The National Book Foundation announced its highly-anticipated 2023 National Book Award longlist recently. With ten books in each of five categories—fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translated literature, and young people’s literature—it makes for an impressive (and somewhat overwhelming) list of excellent books to add to your Want To Read list. A shortlist of five books in each category will be shared on October 3rd, and the winners will be announced during an awards ceremony on November 15th.Here’s a selection of the honorees, Happy reading!
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Chain Gang All Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah digital book - Fable

Chain Gang All Stars

By Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Two top women gladiators fight for their freedom within a depraved private prison system not so far-removed from America’s own in this explosive, hotly-anticipated debut novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Friday Black

Fire Weather by John Vaillant digital book - Fable

Fire Weather

By John Vaillant

A stunning account of a colossal wildfire that collided with a city, and a panoramic exploration of the rapidly changing relationship between fire and humankind from the award-winning, best-selling author of The Tiger and The Golden Spruce

Promises of Gold by José Olivarez digital book - Fable

Promises of Gold

By José Olivarez

In this groundbreaking collection of poems, José Olivarez explores every kind of love—self, brotherly, romantic, familial, cultural.

Cursed Bunny by Bora Chung digital book - Fable

Cursed Bunny

By Bora Chung

A stunning, wildly original debut from a rising star of Korean literature—surreal, chilling fables that take on the patriarchy, capitalism, and the reign of big tech with absurdist humor and a (sometimes literal) bite

Forget Me Not by Alyson Derrick digital book - Fable

Forget Me Not

By Alyson Derrick

This tender solo debut is a “punch to the gut in the best way” (Booklist, starred review) about the strength of love and the power of choosing each other, against odds and obstacles, again and again.

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