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2009 National Book Award Nominees

Macmillan titles were nominated in each category––Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People's Literature––for the 2009 National Book Awards.

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Far North

A Novel

Far North is a 2009 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. My father had an expression for a thing that turned out bad. He’d say it had gone west. But...

Marcel Theroux

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Metropolitan Books

Fordlandia

The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City

The stunning, never before told story of the quixotic attempt to recreate small-town America in the heart of the Amazon In 1927, Henry Ford, the richest man...

Greg Grandin Greg Grandin

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Speak Low

Poems

Speak Low is the tenth book from one of America’s most distinctive—and one of poetry’s most essential—contemporary voices. Phillips has long been hailed for...

Carl Phillips Carl Phillips

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Charles and Emma

The Darwins' Leap of Faith

Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species, his revolutionary tract on evolution and the fundamental ideas involved, in 1859. Nearly 150 years later, the...

Deborah Heiligman Deborah Heiligman

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Claudette Colvin

Twice Toward Justice

“When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can’t sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, ‘This is not right.’” – Claudette Colvin...

"...“When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can’t sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, ‘This is not right.’” – Claudette Colvin.... “When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can’t sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, ‘This is not right.’” – Claudette Colvin On March 2, 1955, an impassioned teenager, fed up with the daily injustices of Jim Crow segregation, refused to give her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Montgomery, A..."

Phillip Hoose Phillip Hoose

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