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18th Annual
Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards
Nominee List

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Alpha Summer, Greg Richard Bernard, Loonfeather Press alpha summer
Are All the Heroes Gone? Adventures of a Young Person in Search of a Hero, Margaret Olson Webster, Blue Pearl Books heroes
Great Wolf and the Good Woodsman, Helen Hoover, woodcuts by Betsy Bowen, University of Minnesota Press book cover
The Hibbing Hurt,  Pat McGauley, PJM Publishing hibbing hurt
Immoral, Brian Freeman, St. Martin's Minotaur book cover
It Happened in Minnesota, Tony Bridwell, Singing River Publications, Inc.   book cover
Liars Dice, Bob Gust, Syren Book Co. liars dice
Mercy Falls,  William Kent Krueger, Atria Books book cover
The Moon Rolls Out of Our Mouths, Deborah Cooper, Candace Ginsberg, Ann Floreen Niedringhaus, Ellie Schoenfeld, and Anne Simpson, Calyx Press book cover
North Country Sampler, multiple authors, edited by Liz Minette, Calyx Press book cover
Poems and Reflections on Life and Love, Rudy Pakiz, Singing River Publications, Inc. poems
Recollections of East Dhu: In My Own Words, Edwin J. Takala, Glensco Enterprises book cover
Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems, Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Beckie Prange, Houghton Mifflin Co. book cover
Zoe's Good-bye, Mary Schlangen, Beaver's Pond Press, Inc. zoe's goodbye



39 Years in First Grade, Lora Lee Curtiss, self-published 39 years in first grade
Adventures of an Iron Ranger, Thomas Jeremiah Sullivan, Arctic Riviera Publishing book cover
Beyond the Goalcrease: Wit & Wisdom on Life Between the Pipes from Former NHL Netminder Robb Stauber, Robb Stauber with Ross Bernstein, Bernstein Books , distributed by Adventure Publications beyond the goalcrease
Cascade Lodge: The History of a North Shore Landmark, Eugene A. Glader, Cascade Lodge cascade lodge 
The Co-op Label, Jim Johnson (poems) and Marlene Wisuri (images), Dovetailed Press LLC book cover
Damselflies of the North Woods, Bob DuBois, photos by Mike Reese, Kollath-Stensaas Publishing damselflies
Dear Auntie, Why Me? A Duluth Woman's Breast Cancer Story "Peggy" Margaret A. Anderson, Peggy Anderson Publishing, Pro Print dear auntie
Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway, John Leopard, MBI Publishing DM and IR 
Duluth: Then and Now, Duluth News Tribune, Pediment Publishing  
Exploring the Boundary Waters: A Trip Planner and Guide to the BWCAW, Daniel Pauly, University of Minnesota Press book cover
Fitger's: The Brewery and Its People, Clarence "Coopen" Johnson, Fitger's Publishing book cover
Good Night, Everybody...and Be Kind, Dennis Anderson, X-Communication goodnight everybody
A History of Mahtowa, S. Hjalmar Swanson with additional material by Willie Newman, Carlton County Historical Society book cover
Impressions of Embarrass, 1905-2005, Embarrass Centennial History Book Committee, Town of Embarrass and Sisu Heritage, Inc. book cover
Leave Only Ripples: A Canoe Country Sketchbook, Consie Powell, Raven Productions, Inc. book cover
More Poachers Caught! Further Adventures of a Northwoods Game Warden, Tom Chapin, Beaver's Pond Press, Inc. more poachers caught
North Shore Vision: Images, Paul Sundberg, Stone Ridge Press north shore vision
Rudy! The People's Governor, Betty Wilson, Nodin Press book cover
Salmela: Architect, Thomas Fisher, photographs by Peter Bastianelli-Kerze, University of Minnesota Press book cover
Sawbill: History and Tales, Mary Alice Hansen, Sawbill Press sawbill
Shipwrecks of Lake Superior, updated second edition, edited by James R. Marshall, Lake Superior Port Cities, Inc.  
Stories of Old Ely and the Lake Country, Mike Hillman, Singing River Publications, Inc. book cover
The Taming of Wild Rice, Harold Kosbau, Treasure Bay Printing book cover
A Taste of the Gunflint Trail: Recipes & Stories from the Lodges as Shared by the Women of the Gunflint Trail, Adventure Publications  
Voices of Pokegama: A History of the Place Around a Lake, Ann K. Ryan, Greater Pokegama Lake Association book cover
Wild Minnesota: A Celebration of Our State's Natural Beauty, Shawn Perich, photography by Gary Alan Nelson, Voyageur Press (an imprint of MBI Publishing) wild minnesota
Winton: The Town that Lumber Built, Margaret Sweet, Ely-Winton Historical Society book cover
A Wonderful Country: The Quetico-Superior Stories of Bill Magie, transcribed, edited, and arranged by Dave Olesen, illustrations by Bill Nelson, Raven Productions, Inc. a wonderful country

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