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NW
ZADIE SMITH

NW by Zadie Smith
221 reviews (2012) (400p)
Amazon Best Books of 2012: Top 100 Editors' Picks #44
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2012 #1
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2012 #1
Library Journal Best Books 2012: The Top Ten #1
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #8
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Finalist #1

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Book Description
This is the story of a city.

The northwest corner of a city. Here you’ll find guests and hosts, those with power and those without it, people who live somewhere special and others who live nowhere at all.  And many people in between.

Every city is like this. Cheek-by-jowl living. Separate worlds.

And then there are the visitations: the rare times a stranger crosses a threshold without permission or warning, causing a disruption in the whole system. Like the April afternoon a woman came to Leah Hanwell’s door, seeking help, disturbing the peace, forcing Leah out of her isolation…

Zadie Smith’s brilliant tragi-comic new novel follows four Londoners - Leah, Natalie, Felix and Nathan – as they try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood. From private houses to public parks, at work and at play, their London is a complicated place, as beautiful as it is brutal, where the thoroughfares hide the back alleys and taking the high road can sometimes lead you to a dead end.

Depicting the modern urban zone – familiar to town-dwellers everywhere – Zadie Smith’s NW is a quietly devastating novel of encounters, mercurial and vital, like the city itself.


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Swing Time by Zadie Smith
157 reviews (2016) (416p) (Amazon Top10Lit) (WP Top10) (NYT100) (Time Top10) (Econ) () (NBCCA) (PW ANMCT) () () () (TIME) (Amazon) (Econ) ()
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Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays by Zadie Smith
19 reviews (2009) (320p) (TIME Non)
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On Beauty by Zadie Smith
286 reviews (2005) (464p) (Booker) (NYTimes) (Amazon)
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White Teeth by Zadie Smith
500 reviews (2000) (464p) (NBCCA) (NYTimes) (TIME) (Amazon) (ALA)
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Zadie Smith Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 5  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 4  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 0  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 3 White Teeth · NW · Swing Time ·  
National Book Award Wins 0  
National Book Award Nominations 0  
Man Booker Prize Wins 0  
Man Booker Prize Nominations 1 On Beauty ·  
PEN/Faulkner Award Wins 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Nominations 0  

*Major Prize = Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, and PEN/Faulkner Award

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