Next month, the National Book Critics Circle will present its 2016 book prizes in six categories; these are the five finalists in nonfiction. Each book deserves to be read for years to come, but every one of them seems to speak urgently about this particular moment — a time of economic inequality and political turmoil, and of new attention to long-simmering conversations about race, history and violence.
“Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City”
Crown: 432 pp., $28
“Even in the most desolate areas of American cities, evictions used to be rare,”