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National Book Critics Circle Announces Finalists for Awards

Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity, by Andrew Solomon. New York: Scribner, 2012.

The late journalist Anthony Shadid, Los Angeles writer Reyna Grande and the novelist Zadie Smith were among the finalists announced Monday for the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Awards.

Honors will be awarded in six categories: fiction, nonfiction, biography, autobiography, poetry and criticism.

… In the nonfiction category, Katherine Boo was nominated for Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, along with Steve Coll’s Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power, Jim Holt’s Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story, David Quammen’s Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic and Andrew Solomon’s Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity.

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