New England Society in the City of New York (NES) is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2018 New England Society Book Awards, honoring books of merit that celebrate New England and its culture.

From among these finalists, one winner in each category will be chosen and announced in May. Click here for the official 2018 Book Awards Finalist press release. 

May 15, 2018: Our 2018 Book Awards winners will be announced at our Founders' Day Celebration, at the Colony Club (564 Park Avenue, NYC) from 6:30 to 9:00 pm.  Please join us for delicious food and lively conversation; tickets may be purchased here.

June 13, 2018: The New England Society will host our Book Awards Salon and Reception at the Down Town Association (60 Pine St, NYC) from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. At this intimate reception, attendees can meet the winners and hear personal insights about the winning books during a cocktail hour with the authors followed by a lively, moderated Q&A. To register for this event, click here

June 14, 2018: The 2018 Book Awards winners will be honored during our 2018 Book Awards Luncheon at the Union League Club (38 E 37th St, NYC) from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase the winning books and have them signed by the authors. To register for this event, click here. 

Learn more about the fiction,  nonfiction, art & photography, and specialty titles finalists below.

Fiction

   A Piece of the World  by Christina Baker Kline  (William Morrow)    READ MORE

A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline (William Morrow)

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   Eden: A Novel  by Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg  (She Writes Press)    READ MORE

Eden: A Novel by Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg (She Writes Press)

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   The Outer Cape  by Patrick Dacey  (Henry Holt & Company)    READ MORE

The Outer Cape by Patrick Dacey
(Henry Holt & Company)

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Nonfiction

 
   Darkness Falls on the Land of Light: Experiencing Religious Awakenings in Eighteenth-Century New England  by Douglas L. Winiarski  (Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press)    READ MORE

Darkness Falls on the Land of Light: Experiencing Religious Awakenings in Eighteenth-Century New England by Douglas L. Winiarski
(Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press)

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   The Martyr and the Traitor: Nathan Hale, Moses Dunbar, and the American Revolution    by Virginia DeJohn Anderson  (Oxford University Press)    READ MORE

The Martyr and the Traitor: Nathan Hale, Moses Dunbar, and the American Revolution by Virginia DeJohn Anderson
(Oxford University Press)

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Art and Photography

 
   Cartoon County: My Father and his Friends in the Golden Age of Make-Believe   by Cullen Murphy  (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)    READ MORE    

Cartoon County: My Father and his Friends in the Golden Age of Make-Believe
by Cullen Murphy

(Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

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   East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography  by Diane Waggoner; With Russell Lord and Jennifer Raab   (Yale University Press in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.)    READ MORE    

East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography by Diane Waggoner; With Russell Lord and Jennifer Raab
(Yale University Press in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.)

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Specialty

 
   Moon New England Road Trip  by Jen Rose Smith   (Hachette Book Group)    READ MORE

Moon New England Road Trip by Jen Rose Smith
(Hachette Book Group)

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