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Indies Choice Book Award Finalists Announced

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The ABA (American Booksellers Association) announced the finalists for the Indies Choice Book Awards on Monday, which are chosen by any and all independent booksellers who belong to the ABA.

The list of categories is exhaustive, ranging from "Adult Fiction of the Year" to "Most Engaging Author" -- given to the author "who is an in-store star as well as having a strong sense of the importance of indie booksellers to the community." Voting will proceed throughout March, and the winners will be announced in April and honored at BookExpo America 2010. Check out some of the finalists below, and see the announcement for the full list.


Book of the Year -- Adult Fiction

  • "Border Songs," by Jim Lynch (Knopf)
  • "Brooklyn," by Colm Toibin (Scribner)
  • "The Children's Book," by A.S. Byatt (Knopf)
  • "Cutting for Stone," by Abraham Verghese (Knopf)
  • "Generosity: An Enhancement," by Richard Powers (FSG)
  • "Wolf Hall," by Hilary Mantel (Holt)

Book of the Year -- Adult Nonfiction

  • "Animals Make Us Human," by Temple Grandin (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • "Lit: A Memoir," by Mary Karr (HarperCollins)
  • "The Lost City of Z," by David Grann (Doubleday)
  • "Stitches: A Memoir," by David Small (W.W. Norton)
  • "Strength in What Remains," by Tracy Kidder (Random House)
  • "When Everything Changed," by Gail Collins (Little, Brown)

Most Engaging Author

  • Isabel Allende
  • Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Libba Bray
  • Michael Chabon
  • Kate DiCamillo
  • Abraham Verghese

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