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Holly | 234 comments Mod
The long list for the 2019 National Book Award for Nonfiction has been announced. The nominees are

Hanif Abdurraqib, “Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest”
University of Texas Press

Sarah M. Broom, “The Yellow House”
Grove Press / Grove Atlantic

Tressie McMillan Cottom, “Thick: And Other Essays”
The New Press

Carolyn Forché, “What You Have Heard is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance”
Penguin Press / Penguin Random House

Patrick Radden Keefe, “Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland”
Doubleday / Penguin Random House

David Treuer, “The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present”
Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House

Greg Grandin, “The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America”
Metropolitan Books / Macmillan Publishers

Iliana Regan, “Burn the Place: A Memoir”
Agate Midway / Agate Publishing, Inc.

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, “Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership”
The University of North Carolina Press

Albert Woodfox with Leslie George, “Solitary”
Grove Press / Grove Atlantic


message 2: by Holly (new)

Holly | 234 comments Mod
I just read "Thick" and found it very thought provoking. It introduced me to a "black feminist" critical approach to various issues, and illuminated a lot of problems I'd never considered. She also uses humor and has a conversational voice which makes the reading enjoyable.


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