It should be. It was published a few years ago so I don't know if it's currently eligible for any prizes. I can echo what the NYT profile queried, Why wasn't "Let the Great World Spin" a Book finalist? It should have won.
We read this book for a book club meeting in 2011. Looking through my journal I gave it a score of 8 out of 10. The book starts with a quote "All the lives we could live, all the people we will never know, never will be, they are everywhere. That is what the world is". This was one of my favorite reads in 22 to date