Dayton Literary Peace Prize Print
Jacket covers of four titles on the following Dayton Awards finalists list.

Finalists were recently named for the $10,000 Dayton Literary Peace Prize which recognizes fiction and nonfiction books (published within the past year) that have "led readers to a better understanding of other cultures, peoples, religions, and political points of view." Past winners include Chang-rae Lee for The Surrendered and Dave Eggers for Zeitoun. 2012 winners will be announced November 11th in Dayton, Ohio. Click "read more" to see a list of finalist titles available in the library catalog.

Fiction
Nanjing Requiem by Ha Jin (1937 Battle of Nanjing, China)
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward (African-American family during Hurricane Katrina)
Shards by Ismet Prcic (mid-1990s war in Bosnia)
The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje (adventures on a ship from India to England from a young boy's point-of-view)
The Grief of Others by Leah Hager Cohen (loss of child and its impact on a marriage)
The Sojourn by Andrew Krivak (WWI in Austria-Hungary)

Nonfiction
A Train in Winter by Caroline Moorehead (women of the French resistance sent to Auschwitz)
Day of Honey by Annia Ciezadlo (wartime Iraq memoir)
Mighty Be Our Powers by Leymah Gbowee (women & Liberia's struggle for peace)
End All Wars by Adam Hochschild (societal perspective on WWI)
What It Is Like to Go to War by Karl Marlantes (psychological and spiritual effects of war on those who do the fighting)