Current Book Entries

Entries for the 29th Annual Minnesota Book Awards

Finalists to be announced on Saturday, January 28, 2017

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Jumps to category | Children’s Literature | General Nonfiction | Genre FictionMemoir & Creative Nonfiction | Middle Grade Literature | Minnesota | Novel & Short Story | Poetry | Young People’s Literature |

Children’s Literature:

Don’t be Sad, Sad Sally by Sally Dufner, illustrated by Alexis Thompson (Xlibris)

Friends in Fur Coats by Claire Buchwald and Sarah Buchlaw, illustrated by Rebecca Evans (The Gryphon Press)

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General Nonfiction:

Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction by Benjamin Percy (Graywolf Press)

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Genre Fiction:

The Devereaux Deity by Steve McEllistrem (Calumet Editions)

Do Not Find Me by Kathleen Novak (The Permanent Press)

Goodbye to the Dead by Brian Freeman (Quercus)

Sarah’s Sound by Gary Crask (Gary Crask)

Tyranny Begins by Elizabeth Hatcher True (Mill City Press)

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Memoir & Creative Nonfiction:

Accidentally Green: Building an Organic Livelihood by Gene Stark (Gene Stark)

Africa’s Child by Maria Nhambu (Dancing Twiga Press)

Bright Yellow by Barb Svedahl (Mill City Press)

Called: The Making and Unmaking of a Nun by Marge Rogers Barrett (Antrim House)

Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-changing Egg Farm ─ from Scratch by Lucie B. Amundsen (Avery/Penguin Random House)

Running Home: Big-League Wife, Small-Town Story by Alisha Perkins (Mill City Press)

The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father by Kao Kalia Yang (Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company)               

Standing in Deep Water: Overcoming the Infectious Legacy of the Hitler Youth by Kristin D. Anderson (Tangram Books)

Wondahful Mammaries by Peggy Keener (Publishers ExpressPress)

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Middle Grade Literature:

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill (Algonquin Young Readers)

The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse by Brian Farrey (Algonquin Young Readers)

Sticks & Stones by Abby Cooper (Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Macmillan)

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Novel & Short Story:

Amateurs by Dylan Hicks (Coffee House Press)

The Enigma of Iris Murphy: Stories by Maureen Millea Smith (Livingston Press)

Lady in the Moon: A Novel in Stories by Connie Claire Szarke (Heron Bay Publishing)

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Blindsight by Greg Hewett (Coffee House Press)

May Day by Gretchen Marquette (Graywolf Press)

Meridian by Mark Maire (Codhill Press)

Natural Disasters by Erica Rivera (Erica Rivera)

Unbearable Splendor by Sun Yung Shin (Coffee House Press)

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Young Adult Literature:

Edge the Bare Garden by Roseanne Cheng (Wise Ink Creative Publishing)

Original Fake by Kirstin Cronn-Mills, art by E. Eero Johnson (G. P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin Random House)

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