And they're out: The National Book Critics Circle has announced the finalists for its annual awards.
Home, Marilynne Robinson
Olive Kittredge, Elizabeth Strout
The Lazarus Project, Aleksander Hemon
The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart, M. Glenn Taylor
The Dark Side, Jane Mayer
This Republic of Suffering, Drew Gilpin Faust
White Protestant Nation, Allan Lichtman
From Colony to Superpower, George C. Herring
For a full list of nominees - which include separate categories for autobiography and biography - click here. Winners will be announced on March 12.