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2010 Alex Award

Winners

The boy who harnessed the wind: creating currents of electricity and hope by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

The bride's farewell by Meg Rosoff

The good soldiers by David Finkel

The kids are all right: a memoir by Diana Welch and Liz Welch; with Amanda Welch and Dan Welch

The magicians: a novel by Lev Grossman

My abandonment by Peter Rock

Soulless by Gail Carriger

Stitches: a memoir by David Small

Tunneling to the center of the earth: stories by Kevin Wilson

Nominations

The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance by Elna Baker

Beat the reaper: a novel by Josh Bazell

The sweetness at the bottom of the pie by Alan Bradley

Breathers: a zombie's lament by S.G. Browne

Swimming with piranhas at feeding time: my life doing dumb stuff with animals by Richard Conniff

The fight to survive: a young girl, diabetes, and the discovery of insulin by Caroline Cox

Columbine by Dave Cullen

The mystery of grace by Charles de Lint

Total oblivion, more or less: a novel by Alan DeNiro

No Angel by Jay Dobyns and Nils Johnson-Shelton: My harrowing undercover journey to the inner circle of the Hells Angels

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

Never tell a lie by Hallie Ephron

The local news by Miriam Gershow

Fantasy freaks and gaming geeks: epic quest for reality among role players, online gamers, and other dwellers of imaginary realms by Ethan Gilsdorf

Hold love strong: a novel by Matthew Aaron Goodman

Tattoo machine: tall tales, true stories, and my life in ink by Jeff Johnson

Under the dome by Stephen King

The fight: a novel by Katie Kitamura

The walls of the universe by Paul Melko





Darling Jim : a novel by Christian Moerk


Mortal coils by Eric Nylund


Crazy for the storm : a memoir of survival by Norman Ollestad


White is for witching by Helen Oyeyemi


Dog on it : a Chet and Bernie mystery by Spencer Quinn


The unlikely disciple : a sinner's semester at America's holiest university by Kevin Roose


The help by Kathryn Stockett


The Pluto files : the rise and fall of America's favorite planet by Neil deGrasse Tyson


Into the beautiful north : a novel by Luis Alberto Urrrea