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National Book Critics Circle 2016 & 2017

The National Book Critics Circle awards are given each March and honor the best literature published in the United States in six categories—autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. These are the only national literary awards chosen by critics themselves.

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      Sing, Unburied, Sing

      by Jesmyn Ward

      Feb 2018

      Adult Crossover High Plus

      2017 Finalist, Fiction
      Sing, Unburied, Sing grapples with the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power—and limitations—of the bonds of family.

      Exit West: A Novel

      by Mohsin Hamid

      Jun 2017

      Adult Crossover High Plus

      2017 Finalist, Fiction
      In an unnamed city teetering on the brink of civil war, a young couple embarks on a furtive love affair.

      Lab Girl

      by Hope Jahren

      Jun 2016

      Adult Crossover Nonfiction

      2016 Finalist, Autobiography
      $12.75  $9.75  Member Price
      This memoir of Hope Jahren's life as a scientist—filled with research trips around the United States and the world—is also a revelatory book about plant life. Appendix. Bibliography.
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