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Best Books of 2006

04/16/2007: The Road by Cormac McCarthy Wins the 2007 Pulitzer Prize
03/08/2007: The Inheritance of Loss Wins the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award
02/26/2007: Philip Roth Wins 2007 PEN/Faulkner Award
01/20/2007: 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award Fiction Finalists | Nonfiction | Bio
12/17/2006: TIME Magazine Ten Best Books of 2006: Fiction | Nonfiction
11/29/2006: The New York Times Ten Best Books of 2006: Fiction | Nonfiction
11/15/2006: The Echo Maker by Richard Powers wins the National Book Award for Fiction
11/08/2006: Amazon.com Best Books of 2006 : Literature & Fiction
10/12/2006: Orhan Pamuk Wins The 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature
10/11/2006: 2006 National Book Award for Fiction Finalists | Nonfiction Finalists
10/10/2006: The Inheritance of Loss Wins the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2006
09/14/2006: 2006 Man Booker Prize Shortlist

Best Fiction of 2006

1.
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
3962 reviews (2006) (256p) (PP) (NBCCA) (TIME) (Amazon) (ALA)
Author: TotNom=4 UnqBooks=2 PPNom=1 PPWin=1 NBCCANom=2 NBCCAWin=1 NBANom=1
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2.
The Lay of the Land by Richard Ford
130 reviews (2006) (496p) (NBCCA) (NYTimes) (TIME) (Amazon)
Author: TotNom=6 UnqBooks=4 PPNom=2 PPWin=1 NBCCANom=2 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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3.
The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud
347 reviews (2006) (288p) (NYTimes) (Amazon)
Author: TotNom=2 UnqBooks=2 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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4.
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
250 reviews (2006) (336p) (NBCCA) (Booker) (ALA)
Author: TotNom=2 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=1 NBCCAWin=1 NBANom=0
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5.
What Is the What by Dave Eggers
418 reviews (2006) (386p) (NBCCA) (TIME) (Amazon)
Author: TotNom=2 UnqBooks=2 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=1 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=1
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Best Nonfiction of 2006

1.
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan
1274 reviews (2006) (464p) (NBCCA Non) (NYTimes Non)
Author: TotNom=0 UnqBooks=0 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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2.
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright
688 reviews (2006) (480p) (PP Non) (NBA Non) (NYTimes Non) (TIME Non)
Author: TotNom=0 UnqBooks=0 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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3.
At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68 by Taylor Branch
49 reviews (2006) (1056p) (NBCCA Bio) (NBA Non)
Author: TotNom=0 UnqBooks=0 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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4.
Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq by Thomas E. Ricks
420 reviews (2006) (496p) (PP Non) (TIME Non)
Author: TotNom=0 UnqBooks=0 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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5.
Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick
621 reviews (2006) (480p) (PP His) (NYTimes Non) (ALA Non)
Author: TotNom=0 UnqBooks=0 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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