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19th Annual
Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards
Nominee List

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Dear Bird: Poems from Lake Superior , Sheila J. Packa, self-published dear bird
Distant Engines, Ryan Vine, Backwaters Press distant engines
The Keeper's Daughter, Leanne Denise Knott, Square House Publishing keepers
Living in Duluth, Cecilia Lieder, Calyx Press book cover
The North Shore, Gunnard Landers, North Star Press book cover
Northern Explosion: A Laura Kjelstad Mystery, Andie Peterson, AuthorHouse book cover
Promises Vague yet Certain, poems by Donald Dass, linocuts by Cecilia Lieder, Calyx Press promises
Response: Poetry & Prints from the Lake Superior Writers and the Northern Printmakers Alliance, compiled by Cecilia Lieder, Calyx Press response
Ticket to a Lonely Town, Bruce Henricksen, Atomic Quill Press ticket
Torch, Cheryl Strayed, Houghton Mifflin Co. book cover



Amphibians & Reptiles of the North Woods, Allen Blake Sheldon, Kollath+Stensaas Publishing book cover
Butterflies of the North Woods, Larry Weber, Kollath+Stensaas Publishing book cover
By the Ore Docks: A Working People's History of Duluth, Richard Hudelson and Carl Ross, University of Minnesota Press book cover
Carlton Chronicles, Francis M. Carroll; photo editing by Marlene Wisuri and the Carlton History Committee, Carlton County Historical Society book cover
A County Built on Iron: St. Louis County, Minnesota, 1856-2006, Bill Beck, The Donning Company Publishers book cover
Dad's Stories, Joe McGraw, iUniverse, Inc. book cover
The Devouring Rages of Fire: The Two Most Terrifying Forest Fires in North American History, Clark C. Peterson, Trafford Publishing Co. book cover
Electrifying a Century: Celebrating 1906-2006, 100 Years of Minnesota Power, Bill Beck, WestmorelandFlint LLC book cover
Ely Lives: Her People, Her Stories, Mike Hillman, Timberjay Publishing  
Fascinating Fungi of the North Woods, Cora Mollen and Larry Weber, illustrated by Rick Kollath and Bonnie Wenborg, Kollath+Stensaas Publishing book cover
Fascinating Loons: Amazing Images & Behaviors, Stan Tekiela, Adventure Publications book cover
The Four Hills of Life: Ojibwe Wisdom, Thomas Peacock and Marlene Wisuri, Afton Historical Society Press book cover
Haunted Minnesota: Ghostly Tales and Spirited Stories, Hugh E. Bishop, Lake Superior Port Cities, Inc. book cover
Hunting with Amazing Grace: The Account of a Pup's First Hunting Season, Patrick Mathias, White Horse Press book cover
In the Captain's House: And Other Encounters with the Universe, Peter M. Leschak, North Star Press of St. Cloud, Inc. book cover
Journal Jottings: 1988-1994, Stella Sorbo, self-published book cover
Lost in the Wild: Danger and Survival in the North Woods, Cary J. Griffith, Borealis Books, Minnesota Historical Society Press book cover
A 'Not So' Simple Life: Our Return to Rustic Roots, Mary Ellen Goulet, Singing River Publications book cover
Slices of Life: A Minnesota Memoir, Donna Schilling, X-presso Books book cover
Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence, Matthew Sanford, Rodale Inc. book cover
Waterfalls of Minnesota's North Shore: A Guide for Sightseers, Hikers & Romantics, Eve and Gary Wallinga, North Shore Press book cover
Zenith: A Postcard Perspective of Historic Duluth, Tony Dierckins, X-communication book cover



Dog Watch: Trouble in Pembrook, Mary Casanova, illustrated by Omar Rayyan, Aladdin Paperbacks/Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing  
Fearless John: The Legend of John Beargrease, Kelly Emerling Rauzi, illustrated by Mila Horak, Singing River Publications book cover
Kristin's Wilderness: A Braided Trail, Garrett Conover, Raven Productions book cover
The Legend of Minnesota, Kathy-jo Wargin, illustrated by David Geister, Sleeping Bear Press book cover
Minn from Minnesota, Kathy-jo Wargin, illustrated by Karen Busch Holman, Mitten Press book cover
Tree Trolls in the Rommegrot Pot, Marjory Johnson Wood, watercolors by Marjory Wood, rosemaling by Teresa Ann McCue, Singing River Publications tree trolls



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