Totally Hip National Book Awards

Coming next week are the National Book Awards. We were going to write about them, but the Washington Post‘s critic Ron Charles says nearly all that needs to be said about them:

Like Charles, I am rooting for Lionel Shriver’s So Much for That, a book I’ve been thinking about ever since reading it in galley. I disagree with his description of the book, however. It isn’t really about how the cost of health care can devastate a family, or the ravages of cancer treatment. Shriver uses those issues to get to a deeper one; how much should you trust authorities, even doctors, and when is it time to have the courage to take your destiny in to your own hands?

We hope Shriver wins and that reading groups adopt it in droves when it comes out in trade paperback in March (with an intriguing change of  cover).

So Much for That: A Novel (P.S.)
Lionel Shriver
Retail Price: $14.99
Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial – (2011-03-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0061458597 / 9780061458590

Audio from Brilliance Corporation 03/09/2010; Compact Disc: $36.99; ISBN 9781423360995
Larger Type from HarperLuxe; $25.99; ISBN 9780061946134
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One Response to “Totally Hip National Book Awards”

  1. PaulaKane Says:

    I agree with you about this book – I am still thinking about it months after I read it. I hope she wins, too.