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Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards

This display contains the winning titles from among 36 books nominated for the 26th annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards (NEMBA). Winners were announced at an evening celebration on Thursday, May 22, in the Kirby Ballroom at UMD, with award-winning MPR journalist and author Cathy Wurzer as guest speaker.

This year's NEMBA awards honored books published in 2013. Prizes were awarded in five categories. The winning author in each category received a cash prize of $200. The winning author and the honorable mention in each category received a glass plaque and 100 book seals.


Winner: Tamarack County, by William Kent Krueger, published by Atria Books
Honorable Mention: Timber: Fire in the Pines, by A. L. Sanderson, published by Haven Publishing


Winner: Bound Together: Like the Grasses, by Deborah Cooper, Candace Ginsberg, Ann Floreen Niedringhaus, Ellie Schoenfeld, and Anne Simpson, published by Clover Valley Press
Honorable Mention: Tin Flag: New and Selected Prose Poems, by Louis Jenkins, published by Will o’ the Wisp Books

General Nonfiction

Winner: The Pie Place Café Cookbook: Food & Stories Seasoned by the North Shore, by Kathy Rice, published by Lake Superior Port Cities, Inc.
Honorable Mention: Esko’s Corner: An Illustrated History of Esko and Thomson Township, by Esko Historical Society, edited by Davis Helberg, published by X-presso Books

Children’s Literature

Winner: The Best Part of a Sauna, by Sheryl Peterson, illustrated by Kelly Dupre, published by Raven Productions, Inc.
Honorable Mention: Finding Hope, by Michelle Myers Lackner, published by Adventure Publications

Memoir / Creative Nonfiction

Winner: Threads of Hope: Caring for Babies Across Three Continents, by Martha Andrea Aas, M.D., published by Lakeberry Press
Honorable Mention: The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo: A Child, an Elder, and the Light from an Ancient Sky, by Kent Nerburn, published by New World Library

UMD's Kathryn A. Martin Library, Friends of the Duluth Public Library, and Lake Superior Writers collaborated to present the 26th annual NEMBAs. 

For assistance in checking out the items on display, ask at the circulation desk.

First Floor Interior Displays

Past Winners of NEMBA

The Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards (NEMBA) were established in 1988 and have been sponsored by the library at UMD every year since then. On one side of this display, winning titles of NEMBA are displayed. The other side contains books chosen for honorable mention. Evident in these collections are the variety and excellence of books written about northeastern Minnesota.

Staff Picks for Summer Reading

Library staff members recommend the titles on display in this case. Read why they think these books will entertain and enlighten you during your leisure reading time this summer.

Midterm Elections

A new exhibit featuring the Michael S. Berman Political Collection is in the table-case in the Kathryn A. Martin Library lobby.

MIDTERM ELECTIONS is the exhibit topic, presenting facts and information about U. S. House of Representatives and U. S. Senate election results in midterm years from 1978 to 2010.

Fourth Floor Display

Ramseyer-Northern Bible Society Collection

UMD's Kathryn A. Martin Library Special Collections department invites you to view an exhibit from the Ramseyer Northern Bible Society Collection. The subject is NAMES. People may be unaware that many popular names were selected by earlier generations because of their biblical origins.

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