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30th Annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards
Nominee List

NOTE: Winners will not be notified prior to the awards presentation on May 24, 2018


The Broken Key

Paul Kilgore

published by MCP Books

broken key

Can Murder Be Justified?

Harvey Dahline

self published

can murder be justified

Family Trees: a Pine County Mystery

Dean Hovey

published by Moose Town Press

family trees

Going Coastal: an Anthology of Lake Superior Short Stories

Lake Superior Writers

published by North Star Press

going coastal

Once in a Blue Moon Lodge: a Novel

Lorna Landvik

published by University of Minnesota Press

once in a blue moon lodge

Rare Birds

Kathleen Novak

published by Permanent Press

rare birds

Stories for a Lost Child

Carter Meland

published by Michigan State University Press

stories for a lost child


Blue Window: Poems by Deborah Gordon Cooper

Deborah Gordon Cooper

published by Clover Valley Press, LLC

blue window

Hugging this Rock: Poems of Earth & Sky, Love & War

Eric Chandler

published by Middle West Press

hugging this rock

Naming Rites: Poems

Gary Boelhower

published by Holy Cow! Press

naming rites

Now/Here: Poems

Crystal Spring Gibbins

published by Holy Cow! Press



Border Country: the Northwoods Canoe Journals of Howard Greene, 1906-1916

Martha Greene Phillips - editor

published by University of Minnesota Press

border country

Duluth's Historic Parks: Their First 160 Years

Nancy S. Nelson, Tony Dierckins

published by Zenith City Press

duluths historic parks

Flames of Discontent: the 1916 Minnesota Iron Ore Strike

Gary Kaunonen

published by University of Minnesota Press

flames of discontent

Little Minnesota in World War II: the Stories Behind 140 Fallen Heroes from Minnesota's Littlest Towns

Jill A. Johnson, Deane L. Johnson

Published by Adventure Publications

little minnesota

Miles Lord: the Maverick Judge Who Brought Corporate America to Justice

Roberta Walburn 

published by University of Minnesota Press

miles lord

Native Echoes: Listening to the Spirit of the Land

Kent Nerburn

published by Wolf nor Dog Books

native echoes

Practicing Retirement: What I Learned About Retirement Without Making it Official

Patrick Mathias

self published

Practicing restirement

Seasons in Pine City

Mary Andersen, Mike Gainor, Dale Kuzel, Margaret Marty

self published

seasons in pine city

The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen

Sean Sherman, Beth Dooley

published by University of Minnesota Press.

sioux chef

World War II Shipbuilding in Duluth and Superior

Gerald Sandvick

Published by Arcadia Publishing

world war II shipbilding in Duluth and Superior


Deep Woods, Wild Waters: a Memoir

Douglas Wood

published by University of Minnesota Press

deep woods wild waters

Getting Piper: the Strange Account of Raising Our Last Lab Puppy

Patrick Mathias

self published

getting piper

Gift from the Garden

Bernie DuBois

published by Trellis Publishing, Inc.

gift from the garden

Onigamiising: Seasons of an Ojibwe Year

Linda LeGarde Grover

published by University of Minnesota Press


Swimming with Elephants: My Unexpected Pilgrimage from Physician to Healer

Sarah Bamford Seidelmann

published by Conari Press

swimming with elephants

The Forever Girl

by David Pagel, Harold I. Stevens

published by Megalith Press

forever girl


At the Cabin: In the Woods by the Lake Up North

written by Cheryl Weibye Wilke, illustrated by Rebecca Stouffer

published by Raven Productions, Inc.

at the cabin

Bubble Wrap Girl

written by Kari van Wakeren, illustrated by CA Nobens

published by Beaver's Pond Press

bubble wrap girl

But That Is Not Me!

written by Susan Larson Kidd, photographs by Richard Hoeg

self published

but that's not me

The Clue in the Trees: an Enchantment Lake Mystery

written by Margi Preus

published by University of Minnesota Press

the clue in the trees

Dead Man's Rapids

written by William Durbin, Barbara Durbin

published by University of Minnesota Press

dead mans rapids

Grandpa Alan's Sugar Shack

written by Alan Page, Kamie Page, illustrated by David Geister

published by Page Education Foundation

grandpa alan's sugar shack

Sadie Braves the Wilderness

written by Yvonne Pearson, illustrated by Karen Ritz

published by Minnesota Historical Society Press

sadie braves the wilderness

Seven Ways to Trick a Troll

written by Lise Lunge-Larsen, illustrated by Kari Vick

published by University of Minnesota Press

seven ways to trick a troll


Winds & Currents: Native American Stories

Joan Henrik

published by Holy Cow! Press

* Recognition only - due to one nomination there will be no winner or honorable mention in this category.

winds and currents


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