Notable Books for Adults

Published annually, and selected by the Reference and User Services Association division of the ALA, recognizing the year’s 25 most important books.

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Book - 2012 | 1st ed. Non Fiction, 2013
Nominees: Katherine Boo
Available in some locations
Engines of Change
Engines of Change
Engines of Change A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars By Ingrassia, Paul
Book - 2012 | First Simon & Schuster harcover edition. Non Fiction, 2013
Nominees: Paul Ingrassia
Available in some locations
Full Body Burden
Full Body Burden
Full Body Burden Growing up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats By Iversen, Kristen
Book - 2012 Non Fiction, 2013
Nominees: Kristen Iverson
Available in some locations
Leonardo and the Last Supper
Book - 2012 | First U.S. edition. Non Fiction, 2013
Nominees: Ross King
Available in some locations
Quiet
Quiet
Quiet The Power of Introverts in A World That Can't Stop Talking By Cain, Susan
Book - 2012 Non Fiction, 2013
Nominees: Susan Cain
Available in some locations
Shooting Victoria
Shooting Victoria
Shooting Victoria Madness, Mayhem, and the Rebirth of the British Monarchy By Murphy, Paul Thomas, 1957-
Book - 2012 | 1st Pegasus Books cloth ed. Non Fiction, 2013
Nominees: Paul Thomas Murphy
Available in some locations
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher
Book - 2012 Non Fiction, 2013
Nominees: Timothy Egan
Available in some locations
Some of My Best Friends Are Black
Book - 2012 Non Fiction, 2013
Nominees: Tanner Colby
Available in some locations
The Ocean of Life
Book - 2012 Non Fiction, 2013
Nominees: Callum Roberts
Available in some locations
Turing's Cathedral
Book - 2012 | 1st ed. Non Fiction, 2013
Nominees: George Dyson
Available in some locations
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