HarperCollins for the win! On Sunday, February 11, the American Library Association announced their annual Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) awards. Check out the following HarperCollins titles that were included in this collection:
Notable Books List
The Notable Books List is "an annual best-of list comprised of twenty six titles written for adult readers and published in the US including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry."
Our titles include:
Fiction: THE LAST BALLAD by Wiley Cash
See the rest of the Notable Books List here.
The Reading List is "an annual best-of list comprising eight different fiction genres for adult readers."
Our titles include:
Historical Fiction: THE HALF-DROWNED KING by Linnea Hartsuyker
Women’s Fiction: THE ALMOST SISTERS by Joshilyn Jackson
Fantasy: THE WITCHES OF NEW YORK by Ami McKay
Science Fiction: A CLOSED AND COMMON ORBIT by Becky Chambers
See the rest of the Reading List here.
The Listen List is "selected for both avid listeners of audiobooks and those new to the pleasures of the fastest-growing format in publishing. This juried list of twelve newly-released titles features extraordinary narrators and listening experiences that merit special attention by a general adult audience and the librarians who advise them. Jury members listened to 2,574 hours as they narrowed the field to 58 nominated audiobooks and selected winners that include fiction, nonfiction, memoir, and poetry, each an outstanding performance in terms of voice, accents, pitch, tone, inflection, rhythm, and pace."
THE REASON YOU'RE ALIVE by Matthew Quick
Harper Listen-Alikes Included:
THE ALMOST SISTERS by Joshilyn Jackson
HUNGER by Roxane Gay
THE BAKER'S SECRET by Stephen P. Kiernan
BE FRANK WITH ME by Julia Claiborne Johnson
LOGICAL FAMILY by Armistead Maupin
See the rest of the Listen List here.
The Sophie Brody Medal "is given to encourage, recognize and commend outstanding achievement in Jewish literature."
Honorable Mention: SONS AND SOLDIERS by Bruce Henderson
See the other Sophie Brody Medal winners here.
Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees!
-Virginia, Chris, and Lainey