Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence
First established in 2012 as a joint initiative of Carnegie Corporation of New York and the American Library Association, the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence are awarded to the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. They are the library community's first national awards for adult trade books, and the winners are chosen by a committee of library professionals from across the country.
by Julie Otsuka
From the best-selling, award-winning author of The Buddha in the Attic and When the Emperor Was Divine, comes a novel about what happens to a group of obsessed recreational swimmers when a crack appears at the bottom of their local pool — a tour de force of economy, precision, and emotional power.