Indies Choice Award - 2011
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
Fiction Category
Winner Idie Choice Award-Room By Emma Donoghue Great House by Nicole Krauss How To Read ir By Dinaw Mengestu
Surrendered By Chang-rai Lee The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Non-Fiction Category
Unbroken By Laura Hillenbrand At Home By Bill Bryson Cleopatra: A Life Bt Stacy Schiff
Let's Take the Long Way Home By Gail Caldwell The Tiger By John Vaillant The Wave By Susan Casey
Adult Debut Category
Matterhorn By Karl Marlantes Beneth the Lion's Gaze By Maaza Mengiste The Emperor of All Maladies By Siddhartha Mukherjee
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand By Helen Simonson The Quickening By Michelle Hoover The Wake of Forgiveness By Bruce Machart