Examining The National Book Award Nominees, Plus Other Book Prize Lists



Gayle and Nicole discuss the National Book Awards and whether they are inclined to read books from these lists. We also briefly refer The Man Books, The Nobel Prize, The Macarthur Prize for Genius. What types roof books are these and are they of interest to the average reader or do they serve to build the prestige and careers of these writers?

What We’re Reading:
Red Clocks by Leni Zumas
Unknown Girl by Karen Perry
A Cloud In The Shape of The Girl by Jean Thompson
American Prison by Shane Bauer
The Witch Elm by Tana French

The Book Gayle Has to Have:
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Taking A Looks At The National Book Award Nominees & Other Book Prizes:
Sing, Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
Swingtime by Zadie Smith
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
Less by Andrew Sean Greer
The Confessions of Max Tivoli by Andrew Sean Greer
The Story of A Marriage by Andrew Sean Greer
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
News of the World by Paulette Giles
Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett
Miss Jane by Brad Watson
The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
The  Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
A Lucky Man by Jamel Brinkley 

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