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Finalists for second Zocalo Book Prize

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The Zócalo Public Square Book Prize created in 2010 is finishing up its second year of judging. The winner (of $5,000 and more) will be announced on Thursday. Here are the three finalists:

"Is That a Fish In Your Ear? Translation and the Meaning of Everything," by David Bellos

"Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation," by Richard Sennett

"Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other."
by Sherry Turkle

The longlist of 11 culled from 100 considered books is after the jump, in alphabetical order. There's more on each finalist book at the Zócalo website.

"Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality." by Elias Aboujaoude

"In Search of Civilization: Remaking a Tarnished Idea," by John Armstrong

"The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty," by Simon Baron-Cohen

"Is That A Fish In Your Ear? Translation and the Meaning of Everything," by David Bellos

"Marriage Confidential: The Post-Romantic Age of Workhorse Wives, Royal Children, Undersexed Spouses & Rebel Couples Who Are Rewriting the Rules," by Pamela Haag

"Dignity: The Essential Role It Plays in Resolving Conflict," by Donna Hicks

"Homesickness: An American History," by Susan J. Matt

"Love: A History," by Simon May

"Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation," by Richard Sennett

"Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other," by Sherry Turkle

"The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time," by David Sloan Wilson


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