This just in, the finalists for the 2008 National Book Awards. I'll list fiction and nonfiction finalists here, for the complete list including children's literature and poetry, visit the NBA site. And click hereto watch Scott Turow announcing the awards just moments ago!
The Republic of Suffering: Death and teh American Civil Warby Drew Gilpin Faust
The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Familyby Annette Gordon-Reed
The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Idealsby Jane Mayer
Final Salute: A Story of Unfinished Livesby Jim Sheeler
The Suicide Index: Putting My Father's Death in Order by Joan Wickersham