Indies Choice Award - 2016
The Indies Choice Award (Prior to 2009 the Book Sense Award, Prior to 2000 the ABBY Award) honors the role independent booksellers play in discovering and promoting quality, noteworthy books. The owners and employees of Book Sense independent booksellers nominate and vote for the book they most enjoyed handselling to their customers. There are more than 1,200 Book Sense independent bookstores casting votes. Four categories of books are recognized; Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children's Literature and Children's Illustrated. Listed below is the winner and the Honor Books. For more information go to .... The Indie Choice Award Home Page
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Fiction Category
City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff Get In Trouble By Kelly Link
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen Welcome To Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson
Non-Fiction Category
Between the World and Me By Ta-Nehisi Coates Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson Don't Suck, Don't Die: Giving up Vic Chesnutt by Kristin Hersh
H is For Hawk by Helen Macdonald Hold Still: A Memoir With Photographs by Sally Mann Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye: A Journey by Marie Mutsuki Mockett
Adult Debut Category
Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen By Mary Norris DragonFish by Vu Tran Kitchens of the Graet Midwest by J Ryan Stradal
The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daiud Our Endless Numbered Days By Claire Fuller The Turner House By Angela Flournoy