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2017 Full Book List

2017 Fiction Short List

The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

American War by Omar El Akkad

Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan


2017 Nonfiction Short List

M Train by Patti Smith

Fantasyland by Kurt Andersen

Sacred Hoops by Phil Jackson

Theft By Finding by David Sedaris

Vacationland by John Hodgman


2016 Full Book List

2016 Fiction Short List

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh

All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

City of Thieves by David Benioff

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead


2016 Nonfiction Short List

H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Black Flags by Joby Warrick

Rise of the Warrior Cop by Radley Balko


2015 Full Book List

2015 Fiction Short List

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

West of Sunset by Stewart O’Nan

Sylvia by Leonard Michaels

Redeployment by Phil Kay


2015 Nonfiction Short List

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Chasing the Scream by Johann Hari

Not Impossible by Mick Ebeling

The Wright Brothers by David McCullough


2014 Full Book List

2014 Fiction Short List

Tinkers by Paul Harding

Orfeo by Richard Powers

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

A Good Man Is Hard To Find and Other Stories by Flannery O’Connor


2014 Nonfiction Short List


2013 Full Book List

2013 Fiction Short List

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain

 Train Dreams by Robert Johnson

 Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

 Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey


2013 Nonfiction Short List

 Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi

 A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace

 Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead by Neil Strauss

Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink

Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon

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