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2011
24th Annual
Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards
Nominee List

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FICTION

Blizzard Ball, Dennis KellyNorth Star Press of St. Cloud blizzard
Dead Ahead: A Jo Spence Mystery, Jen Wright, Clover Valley Press     dead ahead
A Long-Forgotten Truth, Rachel Ballard, Rozlyn Press truth
Telegram: A Wartime Novel about Peace, L. Douglas Hoffmann, A-Argus Better Book Publishers telegram
Where Echoes Die, Pam Leonard, North Star Press of St. Cloud echoes
Where Memories Dream: Campfire Stories for the Boundary Waters, Steven Coz, Savage Press memories
The Winds of Change: A Family's Journey to a Future of Promise, Duane Schwartz, A-Argus Better Book Publishers winds

POETRY

Birdland, Kathy McTavish, Wildwood River Press birdland
Cloud Birds, Sheila Packa, Wildwood River Press cloud birds
East of Nowhere, Larry Christianson, North Star Press of St. Cloud east of nowhere
Fog & Woodsmoke: Behind the Image, Stephani Schaefer, Lost Hills Books fog and woodsmoke
Marrow, Muscle, Flight, Gary Boelhower, Wildwood River Press marrow
Migrations: Poetry and Prose for Life's Transitions, Sheila Packa, ed., Wildwood River Press migrations
Tumbled Dry, Charmaine Donovan, Lost Hills Books  tumbled dry

NONFICTION

Agates of Lake Superior: Stunning Varieties and How They Are Formed, Dan R. Lynch and Bob Lynch, Adventure Publications agates
Ancient Earth and the First Ancestors: A Cultural and Geological Journey, Ron Morton and Carl Gawboy, illustrations by Carl Gawboy, Rockflower Press ancient
And the Snow Came Up to Here: Schools of Carlton County, Minnesota, Nancy C. Hanson, published by author with the assistance of Dovetailed Press carlton schools
Anishinaabe Syndicated: A View from the Rez, Jim Northrup, Minnesota Historical Society Press anishinaabe
A Boundary Waters History: Canoeing Across Time, Stephen Wilbers, The History Press boundary waters
Campfires and Loon Calls: Travels in the Boundary Waters, Jerry Apps, photography by Steve Apps, Fulcrum Publishing campfires
Cooking in Canoe Country, Robert Black with Susan Peterson, Carmen Black, and Maja Black, Nodin Press cooking in canoe country
Dorothy Molter: The Root Beer Lady, Sarah Guy-Levar and Terri Schocke, Adventure Publications dorothy molter
Ezhichigeyang: Ojibwe Word List, Nancy Jones, Gordon Jourdain, and Rose Tainter, edited by Anton Treuer and Keller Paap, Waadookodaading Ojibwe Immersion Charter School Ojibwe word list
Faces and Places II...A Second Look: A Cook County Historical Album 1930-1960, Pat Zankman, 2nd edition editor; co-edited by M.J. Humphrey, Adolph A. Toftey, and Willis H. Raff, Cook County Historical Society faces
Hiking the North Shore: 50 Fabulous Day Hikes in Minnesota's Spectacular Lake Superior Region, Andrew Slade, There and Back Books hiking
Minnesota Rocks & Minerals: A Field Guide to the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Dan R. Lynch and Bob Lynch, Adventure Publications rocks and minerals
The Oranges Are Sweet: Major Don M. Beerbower and the 353rd Fighter Squadron, November 1942 to August 1944, Paul M. Sailer, Loden Books oranges
Staycation in Minnesota: Up North, Patricia Overson, North Star Press of St. Cloud staycation
Trout Caviar: Recipes from a Northern Forager, Brett Laidlaw, Minnesota Historical Society Press trout
Twelve Owls, Laura Erickson, with illustrations by Betsy Bowen, University of Minnesota Press twelve owls
20 Great BWCA Trips: Exploring the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Van Jordahl and Gerald Strom, Adventure Publications 20 great

MEMOIR AND CREATIVE NONFICTION

Hauling Water: Reflections on Making a Home in the North Woods, Becca Brin Manlove, illustrated by Sharon Brin Hathaway, Raven Productions hauling water
Shelter, Sarah Stonich, Borealis Books, Minnesota Historical Society Press shelter
Spirit of the Lights, Chuck Frederick, Lake Superior Port Cities spirit of the lights
A View of the Lake: Living the Dream on Lake Superior, Beryl Singleton Bissell, Lake Superior Port Cities A view of the lake
Whitey: From Farm Kid to Flying Tiger to Attorney, Wayne G. Johnson, Langdon Street Press whitey

CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

Around a Woodsy Corner, Marcy Bolinger, illustrated by Rhonda Weitzel, Gunflint Trail Productions
around a woodsy corner
Birds in Our Backyard: Say Hello to Minnesota's Feathered Friends, text by Adele Porter, photography by Bill Marchel, Minnesota Historical Society Press
birds
Buddy's Adventures: Lost Bone, Michael J. Perkins, 10,000 Lakes Art  
Frog in the House, David Mather, illustrated by Stephanie Mirocha, Raven Productions frog in the house
Little Minnesota, Kathy-jo Wargin, Sleeping Bear Press little minnesota
Oh Mighty Mississippi, Melissa Vocelka, illustrated by Amy Larson, North Star Press of St. Cloud oh might mississippi
Tales of Lake Superior: A Grandmother's Stories of the North, Juliet Beatrice Lind, illustrated by Joan Henrik, Joan Henrik Design tales
Unforgettable, Loretta Ellsworth, Walker & Co. unforgettable
Utterly Otterly Night, Mary Casanova, pictures by Ard Hoyt, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers utterly otterly night

ART, PHOTOGRAPHY

Old Minnesota, Nace Hagemann, Gunflint Trail Productions old minnesota
Voyageur Skies: Weather and the Wilderness in Minnesota's National Park, photography by Don Breneman and weather commentary by Mark Seeley, Afton Press voyaguer

 

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