The Massachusetts Center for the Book (MCB) named two Jamaica Plain residents' books to the Must Read lists of the 20th annual Massachusetts Book Awards. The awards recognize works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for adults and young readers written by Massachusetts authors and published during the prior year. Jamaica Plain's Alex Krieger's nonfiction book City on a Hill was named to the nonfiction Must Read list. Krieger, a noted urban planner and scholar, provides a history of American cities and towns and the utopian ideals that shaped them. The book includes rich illustrations and visions for the future.