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Archive - 2008 Nominations

Selected Book:

  • The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls

Selection Finalists:
  • Blindness by Jose Saramago
  • Finding George Orwell in Burma by Emma Larkin
  • The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
  • The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
  • Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Leap into Darkness: Seven Years on the Run in Wartime Europe by Leo Bretholz
  • The Life of Pi    by Yann Martel
  • Maus by Art Spiegelman
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

Additional Nominations:

  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • 2001:A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clark
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • Age of Shiva by Manil Suri
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo
  • Alias Grace by  Margaret Atwood
  • American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville by Bernard-Henry Levy and Charlotte Mandell
  • Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje
  • Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  • As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  • The Assault on Reason by Al Gore
  • Autobiography of Pete Rose by Pete Rose
  • Best Friends, Worst Enemies, Understanding the Social Lives of Children by Michael Thompson and Catherine O'Neil Grace
  • Black Boy by Richard Wright
  • Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
  • Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years    by David Talbot
  • Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
  • The Character of Physical Law by Richard Feynman
  • Charms for the Easy Life by Kaye Gibbons
  • The Chosen by Chaim Potok
  • The Color of Water by James    McBride
  • Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way we Make Things by William McDonough and Michael Braungart
  • Death of Vishnu by Manil Suri
  • Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why by Laurence Gonzales
  • The Dharma Bums by Jack Keroauc
  • Diary by Chuck Palahniuk
  • Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman
  • The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene
  • Ender's Game   by Orson Scott Card
  • Endless Love by Scott Spencer
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
  • The Fixer by Bernard Malamud
  • Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott
  • Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love by Dava Sobel
  • God's Smuggler by Brother Andrew and John and Elizabeth Sherrill
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
  • The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
  • Honk and Holler Opening Soon by Billie Letts
  • Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits by Laila Lalami
  • House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
  • The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
  • Intuition by Allegra Goodman
  • The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  • Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
  • Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, and How Baseball Got Big by Jose Canseco
  • Kindred by Octavia Butler
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • The Known World by Edward P. Jones
  • Kuhn vs. Popper: The Struggle for the Soul of Science by Steve Fuller
  • L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy
  • Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich
  • Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza
  • Life and Times of Michael K     by J. M. Coetzee
  • Light in August by William Faulkner
  • Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela
  • A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
  • Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
  • Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
  • Middlesex by Jeffrey Euginides
  • Moloka'i by Alan Brennert
  • The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
  • Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
  • My Antonia by Willa Cather
  • My Old True Love by Sheila Kaye Adams
  • My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Piccoult
  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America    by Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Old School by Tobias     Wolff
  • The Old Way: A Story of the First People by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
  • The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
  • On Beauty by Zadie Smith
  • Once an Eagle by Myrer Anton
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Open Me by Sunshine O'Donnell
  • The Other Side of Truth by Beverly Naidoo
  • The Pianist: the Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945 by Wladyslaw  Szpilman
  • A Piece of the Action: How the Middle Class Joined the Money Class by Joseph Nocera
  • Plot Against America by Philip Roth
  • Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Rape of Nanking : The Forgotten Holocaust of WWII by Iris Chang
  • Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell
  • The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson
  • Ruminations on College Life by Aaron Karo
  • A Scanner Darkly by Philip Dick
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  • The Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King
  • Sir Apropros of Nothing by Peter David
  • The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind
  • The Source by James A. Michener
  • Splendid Solution: Jonas Salk and the Conquest of Polio by Jeffrey Kluger
  • The Story of Tibet: Conversations with the Dalai Lama by Thomas Laird
  • Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
  • Summer by Edith Wharton
  • Survival of the Sickest: A Medical Maverick Discovers Why we Need Disease by Sharon Moelem and Jonathan Prince
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  • To See You Again: A True Story of Love in a Time of War by Betty Schimmel and Joyce Gabriel
  • Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
  • Understanding Terrorism in America: from the Klan to al Qaeda by Christopher Hewitt
  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  • Why are All the Black Kids Sitting together in the Cafeteria? By Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan
  • Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

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