Elliot Ackerman for Dark at the Crossing
Lisa Ko for The Leavers (See my review at https://schatjesshelves.blogspot.ca/2017/05/review-of-leavers-by-lisa-ko-new-release.html.)
Min Jin Lee for Pachinko
Carmen Maria Machado for Her Body and Other Parties: Stories
Jesmyn Ward for Sing, Unburied, Sing
For finalists in all the categories, go to http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2017.html#.WdTiwDDavIU.
The winners will be announced on November 15.