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National Book Critics Circle Finalists

National Book Critics Circle Awards finalists for the publishing year 2016.

Homegoing

A novel
By Yaa Gyasi
Narrated by Dominic Hoffman /  13 hours 10 minutes

Winner of the NBCC's John Leonard First Book Prize
A New York Times 2016 Notable Book
One of Oprah’s 10 Favorite Books of 2016
NPR's Debut Novel of the Year
One of Buzzfeed's Best Fiction Books Of 2016
One of Time's Top 10 Novels of 2016

Homegoing is an inspiration.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates



The unforgettable New York Times best seller begins with the story... Read More »

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Moonglow

A Novel
By Michael Chabon
Narrated by George Newbern /  14 hours 41 minutes

Following on the heels of his New York Times–bestselling novel Telegraph Avenue, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Michael Chabon delivers another literary masterpiece: a novel of truth and lies, family legends, and existential adventure—and the forces that work to destroy us.

In 1989, fresh from the publication of his first novel, The Mysteries of... Read More »

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Writing to Save a Life

The Louis Till File
By John Edgar Wideman
Narrated by Roger Guenveur Smith /  7 hours 28 minutes

An award-winning writer traces the life of the father of iconic Civil Rights martyr Emmett Till—a man who was executed by the Army ten years before Emmett’s murder. An evocative and personal exploration of individual and collective memory in America by one of the most formidable Black intellectuals of our time.

In 1955, Emmett Till, aged... Read More »

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Dark Money

The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
By Jane Mayer
Narrated by Kirsten Potter /  16 hours 53 minutes

Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers?
The... Read More »

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Evicted

Poverty and Profit in the American City
By Matthew Desmond
Narrated by Dion Graham /  11 hours 2 minutes

WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE GENERAL NON-FICTION

From Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond, a landmark work of scholarship and reportage that will forever change the way we look at poverty in America

In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the... Read More »

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Swing Time

By Zadie Smith
Narrated by Pippa Bennett-Warner /  13 hours 45 minutes

A New York Times bestseller * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction * Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize

An ambitious, exuberant new novel moving from North West London to West Africa, from the multi-award-winning author of White Teeth and On Beauty.

Two brown girls dream of being dancers—but only one, Tracey, has... Read More »

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Commonwealth

By Ann Patchett
Narrated by Hope Davis /  10 hours 33 minutes

The acclaimed, bestselling author—winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize—tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families’ lives.

One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed... Read More »

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Imagine Me Gone

By Adam Haslett
Narrated by Ellen Archer /  10 hours 52 minutes

FINALIST for the PULITZER PRIZE

LONG-LISTED for the NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

WINNER of the LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE

FINALIST for the NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD

FINALIST for the KIRKUS PRIZE

LONG-LISTED for the ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL

TOP 10 NOVELS OF THE YEAR -- TIME, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, BBC, Newsday

ONE OF... Read More »

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LaRose

A Novel
By Louise Erdrich
Narrated by Louise Erdrich /  14 hours 37 minutes

In this literary masterwork, Louise Erdrich, the bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning The Round House and the Pulitzer Prize nominee The Plague of Doves wields her breathtaking narrative magic in an emotionally haunting contemporary tale of a tragic accident, a demand for justice, and a profound act of atonement with ancient... Read More »

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The Lonely City

Adventures in the Art of Being Alone
By Olivia Laing
Narrated by Susan Lyons /  9 hours 55 minutes

An expertly crafted work of reportage, memoir, and biography on the subject of loneliness told through the lives of six iconic artists, by the acclaimed author of The Trip to Echo Spring. You can be lonely anywhere, but there is a particular flavor to the loneliness that comes from living in a city, surrounded by thousands of strangers. The... Read More »

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Guilty Thing

A Life of Thomas De Quincey
By Frances Wilson
Narrated by Mil Nicholson /  14 hours 57 minutes

A dynamic biography of one of the most mysterious members of Wordsworth's circle and the last of the romanticsThomas De Quincey-opium eater, celebrity journalist, and professional doppelganger-is embedded in our culture. Modeling his character on Coleridge and his sensibility on Wordsworth, De Quincey took over the latter's cottage in Grasmere... Read More »

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Black Elk

The Life of an American Visionary
By Joe Jackson
Narrated by Traber Burns /  22 hours 29 minutes

Here is the epic life story of the Native American holy man who has inspired millions around the world.Black Elk, the Native American holy man, is known to millions of readers around the world from his 1932 testimonial, Black Elk Speaks. Adapted by the poet John Neihardt from a series of interviews, it is one of the most widely read and admired... Read More »

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Lab Girl

By Hope Jahren
Narrated by Hope Jahren /  11 hours 37 minutes

An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime friendship; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see the natural world

Acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she’s studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Her first book is a revelatory treatise... Read More »

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