National Book Award Finalists in Fiction

Looking for a high-quality work of fiction?  Try one of this year's National Book Award finalists:
  1. The Sojourn by Andrew Krivak - Follows young Jozef Vinich as he struggles to survive the brutal conditions on the Southern Front of World War I.  A debut novel. 
  2. The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht - Struggling to understand why her beloved grandfather left his family to die alone in a field hospital far from home, a young doctor in a war-torn Balkan country takes over her grandfather's search for a mythical ageless vagabond while referring to a worn copy of Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book." 
  3. The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka - Presents the stories of six Japanese mail-order brides whose new lives in early twentieth-century San Francisco are marked by backbreaking migrant work, cultural struggles, children who reject their heritage, and the prospect of wartime internment. 
  4. Binocular Vision by Edith Pearlman - Presents a collection of short stories that focus on the trials and tribulations of a group of Northeasterners. 
  5. Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward - Enduring a hardscrabble existence as the children of alcoholic and absent parents, four siblings from a coastal Mississippi town prepare their meager stores for the arrival of Hurricane Katrina while struggling with such challenges as a teen pregnancy and a dying litter of prize pups.

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