Howard County Book Connection
2013 - 14: You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon
2014 - 15: Tribes by Nina Raine
2015 - 16: Click here to submit a nomination for the 2015-2016 book selection! To be considered, books must be nominated within the current nomination cycle. If your book was not selected in the last cycle, nominate it again for consideration in the next.
Siobhan Fallon presents You Know When the Men Are Gone, her award-winning debut collection of short stories about the families of Fort Hood, Texas during an Army brigade's deployment to Iraq. The New York Journal of Books called the collection, "the explosive sort of literary triumph that appears only every few years." Honors and awards include Best Book of 2011 by The San Francisco Chronicle, Self Magazine, Los Angeles Public Library, and Janet Maslin of The New York Times; a 2012 Indies Choice Honor Award; the Texas Institute of Letters Award for First Fiction; and the 2012 Pen Center USA Literary Award in Fiction.
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