From the Barnes & Noble site:
“We are pleased to announce the 12 finalists for our 2023 Book of the Year. The program, now in its fifth year, asks B&N booksellers across the country to nominate a title they find truly outstanding and in which they have felt the most pride in recommending to readers over the previous year. This year, the list features six novels, four nonfiction books, one middle-grade title and one picture book. The Barnes & Noble Book of the Year is voted on by booksellers and announced the week of November 13th.”
The winner is indicated in red.
The Puppets of Spelhorst by Kate DiMillo
The Wager by David Grann
The Story of Art Without Men by Katy Hessel
Yellowface by R.F. Kuang
The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride
Zilot & Other Important Rhymes by Bob Odenkirk
Chili Crisp by James Park
The Berry Pickers by Amanda Peters
Divine Rivals by Rebecca Ross
The Creative Act by Rick Rubin
Let Us Descend by Jesmyn Ward
Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros
Congratulations to all the finalists and the winner!