Nominees for the National Book Award are out. First up, the longlists of 10 contenders each in fiction, non-fiction, poetry and young people's literature. In two weeks, these lists will be shortened to the five finalists. Here's a look at the fiction longlist, with brief summaries.
Many good books are on the horizon, not surprising for this time of year. Readers can start to organize their summer reading lists and anticipate filling those beach bags. Here's a World War II story, a graphic memoir and an apocalyptic tale you may want to consider for yours.