I love the Shirley Jackson Awards because like their namesake, they don’t give a [BLEEP] about genre. As it explained on their site here:
Click here for the full list of this year’s nominees, but below I have also reprinted just the Novel finalists so you can see my point proven.
By the way, order and suggest all of these titles-- from this year and year’s past. This award always identifies some amazing midlist titles that could get forgotten, and if they did that would be a sad thing for all the readers who would have missed out on experiencing them.