Past Winners and Finalists: 2005

Note: Winners listed first in each category in Bold.

Anthology and Collections

Old Glory: American War Poems from the Revolutionary War to the War on Terrorism
Robert Hedin, editor
Persea Books

As Long as the Moon Shall Rise: Reflections on the Full Moon
Ellen Moore Anderson, editor
Holy Cow! Press

Charlotte’s Table: An Anthology of Writings by the 42nd Street Irregulars
Roger Jones, editor
Rick Fournier, editor
Vernelle Kurak, editor
Piecemeal Publications

For the Love of Knitting: A Celebration of the Knitter’s Art
Kari Cornell, editor
Voyageur Press

The St. Paul Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald
Patricia Hampl, editor
Dave Page, editor
Borealis Books, an imprint of the Minnesota Historical Society Press

Autobiography and Memoir

Flim-Flam Man: A True Family History
Jennifer Vogel

Gang of One: Memories of a Red Guard
Fan Shen
University of Nebraska Press

O Clouds,Unfold!: Clara Ueland and her Family
Brenda Ueland
Nodin Press

Yeh Yeh’s House: A Memoir
Evelina Chao
St. Martin’s Press

Children’s Fiction and Poetry

The Darkest Evening
William Durbin
Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic

The Double-Digit Club
Marion Dane Bauer
Holiday House

Grass Angel
Julie Schumacher
Delacorte Press

Alison McGhee
Candlewick Press

Children’s Picture Books

The Best Pet of All
David LaRochelle
Hanako Wakiyama, illustrator
Dutton Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group

Love and Roast Chicken: A Trickster Tale from the Andes Mountains
Barbara Knutson
Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group

Mrs. Watson Wants Your Teeth
Alison McGhee
Harry Bliss, illustrator

Rules of the Wild: An Unruly Book of Manners
Bridget Levin
Amanda Shepherd, illustrator
Chronicle Books

Children’s and Young Adult Nonfiction

The Hidden Folk: Stories of Fairies, Dwarves, Selkies, and Other Secret Beings
Lise Lunge-Larsen
Beth Krommes, illustrator
Houghton Mifflin

Lewis & Clark: Adventures West
John C. Hamilton
Sparrow Media Group

Madam President: The Extraordinary, True (and Evolving) Story of Women in Politics
Catherine Thimmesh
Douglas B. Jones, illustrator
Houghton Mifflin

Fine Press

Distance from the Sun: Thirty Prose Poems from Thirty Years
Louis Jenkins
Chandler O’Leary, illustration
Jeff Rathermel, design and binding
Jana Pullman, design and binding
Minnesota Center for Book Arts

13 ÷ 14: Reflections on “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird,” by Wallace Stevens, Figures Drawn from the Loculus of Archimedes
Harriet Bart in collaboration with Philip Gallo
Jill Jevne, binding design and execution
Mnemonic Press

The Intruder
Clayton Schanilec
Gaylord Schanilec, design and illustration
Midnight Paper Sales

Surplus Value Books: Catalog #13
Rick Moody
Wilber Schilling, design and printing in collaboration with Daniel E. Kelm
Indulgence Press

General Nonfiction

Why Do They Act That Way?: A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen
David Walsh
Free Press

Caring for American Indian Objects: A Practical and Cultural Guide
Sherelyn Ogden, editor
Minnesota Historical Society Press

Paul Shambroom
Chris Boot Ltd.

Unveiled: The Hidden Lives of Nuns
Cheryl L. Reed
Berkley Books, a division of Penguin Group

History and Biography

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
Jack Weatherford
Crown Publishers

In Gatsby’s Shadow: The Story of Charles Macomb Flandrau
Larry Haeg
University of Iowa Press

Minnesota Goes to War: The Home Front during World War II
Dave Kenney
Minnesota Historical Society Press

On Foot: A History of Walking
Joseph A. Amato
New York University Press

Strange Days, Dangerous Nights: Photos from the Speed Graphic Era
Larry Millett
Borealis Books, an imprint of the Minnesota Historical Society Press

Nature and Minnesota

Minnesota Treasures: Stories behind the State’s Historic Places
Denis P. Gardner
Minnesota Historical Society Press

The Angry Trout Cafe Notebook: Friends, Recipes, and the Culture of Sustainability
George H. Wilkes
Northwind Sailing Inc.

The Forest for the Trees: How Humans Shaped the Northwoods
Jeff Forester
Minnesota Historical Society Press

Restless Skies: The Ultimate Weather Book
Paul Douglas
Barnes & Noble Books

Spirit of the North: The Quotable Sigurd F. Olson
David Backes, editor
University of Minnesota Press

Novel and Short Story

The Work of Wolves
Kent Meyers

Left Hand
Ken McCullough
Seismicity Editions

The Real Minerva
Mary Sharratt
Houghton Mifflin

Those Who Save Us
Jenna Blum


Naming the Stars
Joyce Sutphen
Holy Cow! Press

Atlas: Poems
Katrina Vandenberg
Milkweed Editions

The Jewish Fake Book
Sima Rabinowitz
Elixir Press

Playing the Black Piano
Bill Holm
Milkweed Editions

Shut Up Shut Down
Mark Nowak
Coffee House Press

Popular Fiction

Alone at Night
KJ Erickson
St. Martin’s Press

Blood Hollow
William Kent Krueger
Atria Books

Lake of Sorrows
Erin Hart

Live Bait
P.J. Tracy

The Tarnished Eye
Judith Guest

Young Adult Fiction and Poetry

Pete Hautman
Simon & Schuster

The Alison Rules
Catherine Clark

A Long Year of Silence
Kathryn Adams Doty
Edinborough Press

Too Big A Storm
Marsha Qualey
Dial Books

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