71 Monell Avenue
Islip, NY 11751

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F: 631.277.8429

71 Monell Avenue
Islip, NY 11751
T: 631-581-5933
F: 631-581-8429

71 Monell Avenue
Islip, NY 11751

T: 631-581-5933 

F: 631-581-8429


Recently Announced National Book Award Finalists and Winners

Fiction Winner:

Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson – six new stories by the author of The Orphan Master’s Son

Fiction Finalists:

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara – novel about four men, later in life, who had been college roommates

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff – the story of a marriage told from the wife’s point of view, and from the husband’s point of view

Refund: Stories by Karen E. Bender – a collection of fourteen stories exploring the impact that money has on people’s lives

The Turner House by Angela Flournoy – novel depicting a half-century of family life on Detroit’s East Side

Nonfiction Winner:

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates – the author shares personal experiences and history of racial discrimination in the United States

Nonfiction Finalists:

Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs by Sally Mann – memoir of family life by a renowned photographer

If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran by Carla Power – an award-winning foreign correspondent and a madrasa-trained sheikh embark on a yearlong journey through the text of The Quran

Ordinary Light by Tracy K. Smith - Pulitzer Prize-winning poet explores coming of age and the meaning of home against a backdrop of race, faith, and a bond between a mother and a daughter

The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery – a naturalist examines the surprising intelligence, emotions, and various personalities of octopuses

Poetry Winner:

Voyage of the Sable Venus: And Other Poems by Robin Coste Lewis – a poetic meditation on the black female figure through time

Poetry Finalists:

Bright Dead Things by Ada Limón – poems examining the chaos that is life and the dangerous thrill of living in the world

Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay – fast-paced poems of gratitude for all that makes life worth living

Elegy for a Broken Machine by Patrick Phillips – sad and powerful poems that bear witness to the beauty and inevitable losses of life

How to Be Drawn by Terrance Hayes – stunning poems of home, history, race, music, drawing, family and love

About the Author Lauraine Farr

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