Monday, September 10, 2007

Rock the Vote.... participating in The Quill Book Awards, an initiative launched with the support of Reed Business Information and NBC. This "consumer's choice" book award will be open for votes from Monday September 10th through Wednesday October 10th so don't let this opportunity pass you by! Here is a list of the nominees in 19 popular categories ranging in everything from biography to general fiction to cookbooks and graphic novels!

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2007 Quills Awards
Nominees in 19 categories for the annual book prize.

General fiction

Brothers Da Chen

American Youth Phil LaMarche

The Road Cormac McCarthy

Special Topics in Calamity Physics Marisha Pessl

Jamestown Matthew Sharpe


Simply Magic Mary Balogh

The Kommandant’s Girl Pam Jenoff

Natural Born Charmer Susan Elizabeth Phillips

The Edge of Winter Luanne Rice

Angels Fall Nora Roberts


Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven Fannie Flagg
I Like You Amy Sedaris

Mississippi Sissy Kevin Sessums

Thirteen Moons Charles Frazier

To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee


American Islam: The Struggle for the Soul of a Religion Paul M. Barrett

Gonzo Judaism: A Bold Path for an Ancient Faith Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein

The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief Francis S. Collins

Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? Philip Yancey

Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know — And Doesn’t Stephen Prothero

Graphic novel

Making Comics Scott McCloud

Ode to Kirihito Osamu Tezuka

Alice in Sunderland Bryan Talbot

Exit Wounds Rutu Modan

Aya Marguerite Abouet


Grave of Light: New and Selected Poems, 1970 – 2005 Alice Notley

One Big Self: An Investigation C.D. Wright

Blackbird and Wolf Henri Cole

For the Confederate Dead Kevin Young

A Thief of Strings Donald Revell


Pork & Sons Stephane Reynaud

Joy of Cooking: 75th Anniversary Edition Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, Ethan Becker

Arabesque: A Taste of Morocco, Turkey and Lebanon Claudia Roden

The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook: Stories and Recipes for Southerners and Would-Be Southerners Matt & Ted Lee

Baking: From My Home to Yours Dorie Greenspan


Is it Hot in Here? Or Is it Me?: The Complete Guide to Menopause Pat Wingert, Barbara Kantrowitz

You on a Diet: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management Michael F. Roizen , Mehmet C. Oz

Rethinking Thin: The New Science of Weight Loss — and the Myths and Realities of Dieting Gina Kolata

How Doctors Think Jerome Groopman

Walking on Eggshells: Navigating the Delicate Relationship Between Adult Children and Parents Jane Isay


The Father of All Things: A Marine, His Son, and the Legacy of Vietnam Tom Bissell
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Ishmael Beah

Edith Wharton Hermione Lee

Einstein: His Life and Universe Walter Isaacson

William James: In the Maelstrom of American Modernism Robert D. Richardson

Ty and The Babe: Baseball's Fiercest Rivals; A Surprising Friendship and the 1941 Has-Beens Golf Championship Tom Stanton

Crazy ’08: How a Cast of Cranks, Rogues, Boneheads, and Magnates Created the Greatest Year in Baseball History Cait Murphy

Streams of Consciousness: Hip-Deep Dispatches from the River of Life Jeff Hull

The Echoing Green: The Untold Story of Bobby Thomson, Ralph Branca and the Shot Heard Round the World Joshua Prager

The Kings of New York: A Year Among the Geeks, Oddballs, and Geniuses Who Make Up America's Top High School Chess Team Michael Weinreb


I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence Amy Sedaris

25 Questions for a Jewish Mother Judy Gold, Kate Moira Ryan

Spy: The Funny Years Kurt Andersen, Graydon Carter, George Kalogerakis

I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This!: And Other Things That Strike Me as Funny Bob Newhart

Oy!: The Ultimate Book of Jewish Jokes David Minkoff

History/Current Events/Politics

Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power Robert Dallek

The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million Daniel Mendelsohn

The Atomic Bazaar: The Rise of the Nuclear Poor William Langewiesche

Infidel Ayaan Hirsi Ali

The Assault on Reason Al Gore


Small Is the New Big: and 183 Other Riffs, Rants, and Remarkable Business Ideas Seth Godin

Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny Suze Orman

The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t Robert I. Sutton

Send: The Essential Guide to Email for Office and Home David Shipley and Will Schwalbe

Chocolates on the Pillow Aren’t Enough: Reinventing the Customer Experience Jonathan M. Tisch, Karl Weber


The Collaborator of Bethlehem Matt Beynon Rees
What the Dead Know Laura Lippman

Body of Lies David Ignatius

The Overlook Michael Connelly

A Welcome Grave Michael Koryta

Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror

Farthing Jo Walton

The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One) Patrick Rothfuss

Getting to Know You David Marusek

Brasyl Ian McDonald

The Execution Channel Ken MacLeod

Children's Picture Books

The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon Mini Grey

Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy Jane O’Connor

Flotsam David Wiesner

Orange Pear Apple Bear Emily Gravett

Owen & Mzee: The Language of Friendship Isabella and Craig Hatkoff, Dr. Paula Kahumbu

Children's Chapter/Middle Grade

Clementine Sara Pennypacker

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney

The Invention of Hugo Cabret Brian Selznick

Pick Me Up Jeremy Leslie and David Roberts

The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3) Rick Riordan

Young Adult/Teen

American Born Chinese Gene Luen Yang

The Green Glass Sea Ellen Klages

Incantation Alice Hoffman

Life as We Knew It Susan Beth Pfeffer

Sold Patricia McCormick

Debut Author

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Ishmael Beah

No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories Miranda July

This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession Daniel J. Levitin

The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel Diane Setterfield

Love is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time Rob Sheffield

Happy Reading!

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