Indies Choice Award - 2012
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
Winner
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje Everything Beautiful Began After By Simon Van Booy
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By Haruki Murakami Lee Salvage the Bones
By Jesmyn Ward Wingshooters 
By Nina Revoyr
Non-Fiction Category
Winner
Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef 
By Gabrielle Hamilton Blue Nights
By Joan Didion Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
By Robert K. Massie
Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War 
By Tony Horwitz Townie: A Memoir
By Andre Dubus III What It Is Like to Go to War
By Karl Marlantes
Adult Debut Category
Winner
The Tigerís Wife By Tťa Obreht The Art of Fielding 
By Chad Harbach Mourad: New Moroccan
By Mourad Lahlou
Rules of Civility
By Amor Towles We the Animals
By Justin Torres You Know When the Men Are Gone
By Siobhan Fallon