The National Book Foundation, organizers of the National Book Awards, is hyping the prize ceremony in November by running a popularity contest. It's asking the public to name the best book among six finalists that were winners in the 60-year history of the awards.
Those six are:
"The Stories of John Cheever," Ralph Ellison’s "Invisible Man," William Faulkner’s "Collected Stories," "The Complete Stories" of Flannery O’Connor, Thomas Pynchon’s "Gravity Rainbow" and "The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty."
Tthrough Oct. 21, votes can be cast through its Web site. The winner will be announced Nov. 18, the day of the award ceremony in New York City.