Winners of the 2012 Indies Choice Award for adult fiction and non-fiction
And the winners are... for fiction, The Marriage Plot, by Jeffrey Eugenides, and for non-fiction, Blood, bones, & butter: the inadvertent education of a reluctant chef by Gabrielle Hamilton.
From the ABA website: "The Indies Choice Book Awards reflect the spirit of independent bookstores nationwide and the IndieBound movement. Book of the Year winners and Honor Award recipients are all titles nominated by ABA member booksellers to the Indie Next Lists... [The finalists] were chosen by a jury of seven ABA member booksellers from titles appearing on the Indie Next Lists in 2011."
Last year, the winner of the adult fiction category was Room, by Emma Donoghue and non-fiction went to Unbroken: a World War II airman's story of survival, resilience, and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand.
ABA also has a category for the Indies Choice Award called the Adult Debut Book of the Year, which for 2012 went to Téa Obreht's The Tiger's Wife. The 26-year-old author's first novel instantly became a huge success, also winning the United Kingdom's most prestigous literary award in 2011, the Orange Prize for Fiction.