PRH’s McBride, Adjei-Brenyah, Grann, More Make ‘24 ALA Notable Books List


While best known as a showcase for its cascade of Youth Media Awards, like the Newbery Medal for Dave Eggers, announced January 22, the just-concluded national Library Learning Experience (LLX) gathering also presents some coveted Adult title recognitions.

Chief among them is the ALA Notable Books list, an annual best-of compilation, comprised of 25 fiction, nonfiction, and poetry titles, selected by The Notable Books Council. Here are its selections for 2024, of PRH 2023 publications:


Chain-Gang All-Stars” by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (Pantheon)

“In Memoriam” by Alice Winn (Knopf)

“North Woods” by Daniel Mason (Random House)

“Same Bed Different Dreams” by Ed Park (Random House)

“The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store” by James McBride (Riverhead)


“A Fever in the Heartland” by Timothy Egan (Viking)

“Dyscalculia” by Camonghne Felix (One World)

“Mott Street” by Ava Chin (Penguin Press)

“Poverty, By America” by Matthew Desmond (Crown)

“The Wager” by David Grann (Doubleday)


And one more:

The 2024 Sophie Brody Medal is awarded to James McBride’s
The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store.”


Congratulations to all!

Posted: January 24, 2024