National Book Critics Circle Finalists

The National Book Critics Circle Finalists are:

The National Book Critics Circle Finalists are:


Open City by Teju Cole

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Stranger’s Child by Alan Hollinghurst

Binocular Vision: New & Selected Stories by Edith Pearlman

Stone Arabia by Dana Spiotta



A World on Fire: Britain’s Crucial Role in the American Civil War by Amanda Foreman

The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick

To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 by Adam Hochschild

Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World by Maya Jasanoff

Pulphead: Essays by John Jeremiah Sullivan



One Hundred Names for Love: A Stroke, A Marriage, and the Language of Healing by Diane Ackerman

The Memory Palace by Mira Bartok

Harlem Is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts

It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing by Luis J. Rodriguez

Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War by Deb Olin Unferth



Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of the Revolution by Mary Gabriel

George F. Kennan: An American Life by John Lewis Gaddis

Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961 by Paul Hendrickson

Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable

Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China by Ezra F. Vogel