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Recent Award Winners

In order of publication date, newest first.

Award/Category noted in the review section for each book.

Interior Chinatown: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307948472
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Published: Vintage - November 17th, 2020

2020 National Book Award for Fiction.


The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781631491665
Availability: Backordered
Published: Liveright - October 20th, 2020

2020 National Book Award for NonFiction.


Shuggie Bain: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802148506
Availability: Backordered
Published: Grove Press - October 13th, 2020

2020 Booker Prize winner.

11/22/2020: We just got a stack in - order it here or call us if you would like us to hold one for you!

Washington Post review here.


The Awkward Black Man Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802149565
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Published: Grove Press - September 15th, 2020

2020 National Book Award Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, a lifetime achievement award: Walter Mosley.


Sontag: Her Life and Work Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780062896407
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Published: Ecco - September 15th, 2020

Pulitzer Prize winner 2020: Biography
All the information about the 2020 prizes here.


The Undying: Pain, vulnerability, mortality, medicine, art, time, dreams, data, exhaustion, cancer, and care Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250757982
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Published: Picador - September 8th, 2020

Pulitzer Prize winner 2020: General Nonfiction
All the information about the 2020 prizes here.


SLAY Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781534445437
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Published: Simon Pulse - September 1st, 2020

2020 Washington State Book Awards: Books for Young Adult Readers


Know My Name: A Memoir Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735223721
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Published: Penguin Books - August 18th, 2020

The 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography. All the information about the awards, announced 3/12/2020, here.


Hamnet Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657606
Availability: Backordered
Published: Knopf - July 21st, 2020

9/9/2020: 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction winner.

The Women’s Prize for Fiction is the UK’s most prestigious annual book award celebrating & honouring fiction written by women.
Founded in 1996, the Prize was set up to celebrate originality, accessibility & excellence in writing by women and to connect world-class writers with readers everywhere. All kinds of information, here.

Unique to 2020: Watch the 2020 shortlist readings and winner announcement here on demand. Available for about one week.

 


Deep River Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780802148971
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Published: Grove Press - July 14th, 2020

2020 Washington State Book Awards: Fiction

Staff recommended.

Chosen for Edmonds Bookshop Book Club, January 2021.


Everything Inside: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525563051
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Published: Vintage - July 7th, 2020

The 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. All the information about the awards, announced 3/12/2020, here.


A Prayer for Travelers: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525537021
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 7th, 2020

2020 PEN/Hemingway Award for best debut novel, honoring books published in 2019.


The Nickel Boys: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780345804341
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Published: Anchor - June 30th, 2020

Pulitzer Prize winner 2020: Fiction
All the information about the 2020 prizes here.


Exhalation Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101972083
Availability: Backordered
Published: Vintage - June 30th, 2020

PNBA 2020 Award Winner.

All the information here.


Tokyo Ueno Station: A Novel Cover Image
By Yu Miri
$25.00
ISBN: 9780593088029
Availability: Backordered
Published: Riverhead Books - June 23rd, 2020

2020 National Book Award for Translated Literature.


Me and Sam-Sam Handle the Apocalypse Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534425026
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - June 9th, 2020

2020 Edgar Allan Poe Award Winner: Best Juvenile.


Nightingale Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781556595677
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - May 7th, 2019

2020 Washington State Book Awards:  Poetry


Queen of the Sea Cover Image
By Dylan Meconis, Dylan Meconis (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781536215175
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Published: Walker Books US - April 27th, 2020

PNBA 2020 Award Winner.

All the information here.


The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez: A Border Story Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250251237
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Published: Picador - April 21st, 2020

2020 Washington State Book Awards:  Biography/Memoir

PNBA 2020 Award Winner. All the information here.


The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316513289
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 14th, 2020

The 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography. All the information about the awards, announced 3/12/2020, here.


DMZ Colony Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781940696959
Availability: Backordered
Published: Wave Books - April 7th, 2020

2020 National Book Award for Poetry.


Miracle Creek: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250251305
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Published: Picador - April 7th, 2020

2020 Edgar Allan Poe Award Winner: Best First Novel by an American Author.


Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307279286
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Published: Anchor - February 25th, 2020

The 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. All the information about the awards, announced 3/12/2020, here.


King and the Dragonflies Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338129335
Availability: Backordered
Published: Scholastic Press - February 4th, 2020

2020 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.


The Cassandra: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250260628
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - January 21st, 2020

PNBA 2020 Award Winner.

All the information here.


Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393357622
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 14th, 2020

The 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. All the information about the awards, announced 3/12/2020, here.


The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250214850
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Published: Metropolitan Books - January 14th, 2020

Pulitzer Prize winner 2020: General Nonfiction
All the information about the 2020 prizes here.


Catfishing on CatNet: A Novel (A CatNet Novel #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250165084
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Published: Tor Teen - November 19th, 2019

2020 Edgar Allan Poe Award Winner: Best Young Adult.


The Less People Know About Us: A Mystery of Betrayal, Family Secrets, and Stolen Identity Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781538730287
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 15th, 2019

2020 Edgar Allan Poe Award Winner: Best Fact Crime.


The Big Thaw: Ancient Carbon, Modern Science, and a Race to Save the World Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781680512472
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Published: Mountaineers Books - October 15th, 2019

2020 Washington State Book Awards:  General Nonfiction


The Stranger Diaries Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780358117865
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Published: Mariner Books - October 1st, 2019

2020 Edgar Allan Poe Award Winner: Best Novel


Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780190846992
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - September 4th, 2019

Pulitzer Prize winner 2020: History
All the information about the 2020 prizes here.


Growing Up Gorilla Cover Image
$31.99
ISBN: 9781541542402
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Published: Millbrook Press (Tm) - September 3rd, 2019

2020 Washington State Book Awards: Books for Young Readers


The Hotel Neversink Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781947793347
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Published: Tin House Books - August 6th, 2019

2020 Edgar Allan Poe Award Winner: Best Paperback Original.


Borrowed Time (A Chicago Mystery #2) Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781496714909
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Published: Kensington - May 28th, 2019

2020 Edgar Allan Poe Award Winner: G.P. PUTNAM’S SONS SUE GRAFTON MEMORIAL AWARD.


Become America: Civic Sermons on Love, Responsibility, and Democracy Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781632172570
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Published: Sasquatch Books - May 14th, 2019

2020 Washington State Book Awards:  Creative Nonfiction


Is, Is Not: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978419
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Published: Graywolf Press - May 7th, 2019

PNBA 2020 Award Winner.

All the information here.


The Undefeated Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328780966
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Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

2020 Caldecott Medal winner!


The Tradition Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781556594861
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 2nd, 2019

Pulitzer Prize winner 2020: Poetry
All the information about the 2020 prizes here.


Flora Forager ABC Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781632172099
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Published: Little Bigfoot - March 12th, 2019

2020 Washington State Book Awards: Picture Book


Magical Negro Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781947793187
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Published: Tin House Books - February 5th, 2019

The 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. All the information about the awards, announced 3/12/2020, here.


New Kid Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062691194
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Published: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019

2020 Newbery Medal winner!


My Heart Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735227934
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Published: Dial Books - January 8th, 2019

PNBA 2020 Award Winner.

All the information here.


The Same River Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781631524837
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Published: She Writes Press - October 9th, 2018

Huge congratulations to Edmonds' own Lisa Reddick!

Winner of a silver Nautilus award. All the information about the Nautilus Awards, here.

More about Lisa Reddick here.


Devil in a Blue Dress: An Easy Rawlins Novel (Easy Rawlins Mystery #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780743451796
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Published: Washington Square Press - September 17th, 2002

2020 National Book Award Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, a lifetime achievement award: Walter Mosley, who is perhaps best known for his mystery series featuring the detective Easy Rawlins.