Free Samples of the ALA’s Shortlist For Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

shortlistLooking for some great fiction or nonfiction? We’ve created a special literary mixtape linking to free samples of books that made the shortlist of American Library Association’s (ALA) Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction.

The winners will be announced at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas in June. The winning authors will receive $5,000 and the four finalists will each receive $1,500.

Below you can find samples of the shortlist for both nonfiction and fiction.

On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand Year History by Nicholas A. Basbanes

Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink

The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt