The National Book Critics Circle Awards Pick LaRose, Evicted

Posted by Cybil on March 16, 2017
The National Book Critics Circle Awards were announced Thursday evening, with Louise Erdrich taking the prize for best fiction for LaRose. The Round House author enthralled the judges with her tale of a tragic accident and an act of atonement with roots in Native American culture.

The NBCC is made up of 1,000 book critics and editors from across the United States. Each year the group selects winners in six categories—fiction, nonfiction, poetry, biography, criticism, and autobiography.

Be sure to add these winners to your Want to Read list! Here are some of the NBCC's picks:


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LaRose
by Louise Erdrich

Winner of the fiction award. Average Goodreads' member rating: 3.87.



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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
by Matthew Desmond

Winner of the nonfiction award. Average Goodreads' member rating: 4.46.



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Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life
by Ruth Franklin

Winner of best biography. Average Goodreads' member rating: 4.23.



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White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
by Carol Anderson

Winner for best criticism. Average Goodreads' member rating: 4.41.




In addition, the book critics awarded the Sandrof Award for Lifetime Achievement to Margaret Atwood and the John Leonard Prize for a first book to Yaa Gyasi for her novel Homegoing.

See the complete list of NBCC finalists.


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Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* The only one I'm interested in is the Shirley Jackson book - can't wait to get my hands on that one.


message 2: by Thomas (new)

Thomas Huynh Evicted sounds like a fascinating read.


message 3: by Caroline (new)

Caroline Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder* wrote: "The only one I'm interested in is the Shirley Jackson book - can't wait to get my hands on that one."
Just added that to my "Want to read list" Erin.


message 4: by Caroline (new)

Caroline Thomas wrote: "Evicted sounds like a fascinating read."
I agree Thomas .I think the subject matter will make it quite hard a hard book to read.


message 5: by Maurice Savard (new)

Maurice Savard Evicted was terrific. I can't recommend it highly enough.


message 6: by Joshua (new)

Joshua Thomas wrote: "Evicted sounds like a fascinating read."

I just finished it. One of the most eye-opening and impactful books I have read.


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* Caroline wrote: "Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder* wrote: "The only one I'm interested in is the Shirley Jackson book - can't wait to get my hands on that one."
Just added that to my "Want to read list" Erin."


Hope we both enjoy!!


message 8: by Andi (new)

Andi I just finished LaRose last night and it really is a great story.


message 9: by Caroline (new)

Caroline Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder* wrote: "Caroline wrote: "Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder* wrote: "The only one I'm interested in is the Shirley Jackson book - can't wait to get my hands on that one."
Just added that to my "Want to read list" ..."

Yes!!


message 10: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine These sound like great books. I already have a few on my to read list, but I think I shall add LaRose.


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