2022 Book Awards Short List

The Society is pleased to announce the finalists for its 2022 Book Awards:

Shortlisted for the Ralph Waldo Emerson Award

All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake by Tiya Miles

Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America by Nicole Eustace

Looking for the Good War: American Amnesia and the Violent Pursuit of Happiness by Elizabeth D. Samet

The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen: Warfare, Constitutions, and the Making of the Modern World by Linda Colley

Traveling Black: A Story of Race and Resistance by Mia Bay

Shortlisted for the Award in Science

Fundamentals: Ten Keys to Reality by Frank Wilczek

Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything Else by Jordan Ellenberg

The Arbornaut: A Life Discovering the Eighth Continent in the Trees Above Us by Meg Lowman

The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, & Dreams Deferred by Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

You Bet Your Life: From Blood Transfusions to Mass Vaccination, the Long and Risky History of Medical Innovation by Paul Offit

Shortlisted for the Christian Gauss Award

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life by George Saunders

Books Promiscuously Read by Heather Cass White

Love’s Shadow by Paul A. Bové

Orwell’s Roses by Rebecca Solnit

Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature by Farah Jasmine Griffin.

Winners in each category will be announced in late October and appear in the winter issue of The Key Reporter.