The folks at the National Book Awards continue to roll out the long lists this week, one category per day. Today was nonfiction:
Cynthia Barnett, "Rain: A Natural and Cultural History"
Ta-Nehisi Coates, "Between the World and Me"
Martha Hodes, "Mourning Lincoln"
Sally Mann, "Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs"
Sy Montgomery, "The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness"
Susanna Moore, "Paradise of the Pacific: Approaching Hawai’i"
Michael Paterniti, "Love and Other Ways of Dying"
Carla Power, "If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran"
Tracy K. Smith, "Ordinary Light: A Memoir"
Michael White, "Travels in Vermeer: A Memoir"
The short list will be revealed Oct. 14, and the winners will be announced Nov. 18.