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Archive - 2006 Nominations

Selected Book:

  • Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro

Selection Finalists:

  •  A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass - Frederick Douglass
  • Haroun and the Sea of Stories - Salman Rushdie
  • Kindred - Octavia Butler
  • Love in the Driest Season - Neely Tucker
  • Mountains Beyond Mountains- Tracy Kidder
  • Ragtime - E.L. Doctorow
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon
  • The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
  • The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri

 Additional Nominations:

  •  A Natural History of the Senses - Diane Ackerman
  • A Prayer For Owen Meany - John Irving
  • Angela's Ashes - Frank McCourt
  • Angels and Demons - Dan Brown
  • Angels in America - Tony Kushner
  • Anthem - Ayn Rand
  • Back When We Were Grownups - Anne Tyler
  • Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress - Dai Sijie
  • Black Water - Joyce Carol Oates
  • Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
  • Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
  • Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake - Frank W. Abagnale
  • Catfish and Mandala - Andrew X. Pham
  • Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct - P.M. Forni
  • Cunt: A Declaration of Independence - Inga Muscio
  • Dead Man Walking - Helen Prejean
  • Dune - Frank Herbert
  • Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
  • Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
  • Five Little Peppers and How They Grow - Margaret Sidney
  • Gifted Hands - Dr. Benjamin Carson
  • Grendel - John Gardnerq
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies - Jared Diamond
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowlings
  • Hawksong - Amelia Atwater- Rhodes
  • Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
  • Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer
  • Ishmael - Daniel Quinn
  • Last of the Donkey Pilgrims - Kevin O'Hara
  • Laughter - Robert Provine
  • Life of Pi - Yann Martel
  • Lonesome Dove - Larry McMurtry
  • Love - Toni Morrison
  • Lucky - Alice Sebold
  • Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
  • Monstrous Regiment - Terry Pratchett
  • My Antonia - Willa Cather
  • Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
  • Of Woman Born - Adrienne Rich
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel G. Marquez
  • Orphan's Preferred: The Twisted Truth and Lasting Legend of the Pony Express - Christopher Corbett
  • Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood
  • Our America : Life And Death On The South Side Of Chicago – Lealan Jones
  • Pandora - Anne Rice
  • Persepolis- Marjane Satrapi
  • Prayers for the Dead - Faye Kellerman
  • Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
  • Roadside Picnic - Arkady & Boris Strugatsky
  • Shadow Divers - Robert Kurson
  • She's Not There Anymore - Jennifer F. Boylan
  • Siddhartha - Herman Hesse
  • Six Questions of Socrates - Christopher Phillips
  • Slaughterhouse- Five - Kurt Vonnegut
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
  • The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
  • The Art Of Deception - Kevin Mitnick
  • The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
  • The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • The Corner - David Simon and Edward Burns
  • The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
  • The Day After Tomorrow - Allan Folsom
  • The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark - Carl Sagan
  • The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America - Erik Larson
  • The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Mitch Albom
  • The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand
  • The Glass Castle - Jeanette Walls
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
  • The House on Mango Street - Sandra Cisneros
  • The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
  • The Known World - Edward P. Jones
  • The Last American Man - Elizabeth Gilbert
  • The Monkey Wrench Gang - Edward Abbey
  • The Power and The Glory - Graham Greene
  • The Princess Bride - William Goldman
  • The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of The Oxford English Dictionary - Simon Winchester
  • The Road to Perdition - Max A. Collins
  • The Souls of Black Folk - W.E.B. Du Bois
  • The Sunflower - Simon Wiesenthal
  • The Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare
  • The Testament - John Grisham
  • The Things They Carried - Tim O'Brien
  • Through the Lookin- Glass - Lewis Carroll
  • Tipping Point - Malcolm Gladwell
  • To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
  • Under the Tuscan Sun - Frances Mayes
  • Understanding Comics - Scott McCloud
  • Wealth and Democracy - Kevin Philips
  • When Rabbit Howls - Truddi Chase
  • White Teeth - Zadie Smith
  • Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West – Gregory Maguire
  • Winterdance - Gary Paulsen
  • Woman: An Intimate Geography - Natalie Angier
  • Zami: A New Spelling of My Name - Audre Lorde
  • Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert M. Pirsig

 

 

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