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Nominations 2006

Selected Book:

  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Selection Finalists:
  • A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass byFrederick Douglass
  • Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie
  • Kindred by Octavia Butler
  • Love in the Driest Season by Neely Tucker
  • Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
  • Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  • The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Additional Nominations:
  • A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman
  • A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving
  • Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
  • Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
  • Angels in America by Tony Kushner
  • Anthem by Ayn Rand
  • Back When We Were Grownups by Anne Tyler
  • Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
  • Black Water by Joyce Carol Oates
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  • Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake by Frank W. Abagnale
  • Catfish and Mandala by Andrew X. Pham
  • Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct by P.M. Forni
  • Cunt: A Declaration of Independence by Inga Muscio
  • Dead Man Walking by Helen Prejean
  • Dune by Frank Herbert
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Five Little Peppers and How They Grow by Margaret Sidney
  • Gifted Hands by Dr. Benjamin Carson
  • Grendel by John Gardnerq
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowlings
  • Hawksong by Amelia Atwater- Rhodes
  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  • Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
  • Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
  • Last of the Donkey Pilgrims by Kevin O’Hara
  • Laughter by Robert Provine
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
  • Love by Toni Morrison
  • Lucky by Alice Sebold
  • Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  • Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett
  • My Antonia by Willa Cather
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • Of Woman Born by Adrienne Rich
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel G. Marquez
  • Orphan’s Preferred: The Twisted Truth and Lasting Legend of the Pony Express by Christopher Corbett
  • Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  • Our America : Life And Death On The South Side Of Chicago by Lealan Jones
  • Pandora by Anne Rice
  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  • Prayers for the Dead by Faye Kellerman
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Roadside Picnic by Arkady & Boris Strugatsky
  • Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson
  • She’s Not There Anymore by Jennifer F. Boylan
  • Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
  • Six Questions of Socrates by Christopher Phillips
  • Slaughterhouse- Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • The Art Of Deception by Kevin Mitnick
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • The Corner by David Simon and Edward Burns
  • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  • The Day After Tomorrow by Allan Folsom
  • The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan
  • The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
  • The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
  • The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  • The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • The Known World by Edward P. Jones
  • The Last American Man by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey
  • The Power and The Glory by Graham Greene
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  • The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of The Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester
  • The Road to Perdition by Max A. Collins
  • The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois
  • The Sunflower by Simon Wiesenthal
  • The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
  • The Testament by John Grisham
  • The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  • Through the Lookin- Glass by Lewis Carroll
  • Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
  • Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud
  • Wealth and Democracy by Kevin Philips
  • When Rabbit Howls by Truddi Chase
  • White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  • Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
  • Winterdance by Gary Paulsen
  • Woman: An Intimate Geography by Natalie Angier
  • Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde
  • Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig