A Book We Love (And You Should Read) Earns a Well-Deserved Nomination

By Dawn Raffel from original

We said it back in our July/August issue when we ran a big excerpt in our pages: Kristen Iversen’s Full Body Burden, about nuclear contamination at Rocky Flats in Colorado, is essential reading.  While the subject might sound hard to approach, Iversen’s book is anything but clinical: It’s a riveting (and well-researched) account of growing up in a place filled with literally toxic secrets.

Now Barnes & Noble has announced that Full Body Burden is one of three nonfiction finalists for its annual Discover Awards, with winners to be announced March 6.  Barnes & Noble calls it “unforgettable” —and we agree.