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A sweeping novel set in a low-income housing community in Indiana, Tess Gunty’s “The Rabbit Hutch” has won the National Book Award for fiction. On Wednesday night, the nonfiction prize went to Imani Perry’s “South to America,” and Sabaa Tahir’s “All My Rage” won for young people’s literature. In poetry, John Keene was cited for “Punks: New and Selected Poems,″ while Argentine-Spanish language author Samanta Schweblin and translator Megan McDowell won for best work in translation for “Seven Empty Houses.” Winners each received $10,000.

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Books are an easy gift choice, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be fresh. There’s always a great selection around the holidays for a range of ages and interests. Among the possibilities this holiday season are “Creature” by Shaun Tan, an “Emily in Paris” cookbook and a new special edition of “Neverwhere.” That's Neil Gaiman's dark urban fantasy that explores an alternative London. Mo Willems' famous pigeon is back and this time he rides a roller coaster. Two notable books explore African fashion. Another delves into Black cinema. And there's the latest novel from America's most popular fiction writer, Colleen Hoover.