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23rd Annual
Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards
Nominee List

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The Burying Place, Brian Freeman, Minotaur Books, St. Martin's Press burying
The Dance Boots, Linda LeGarde Grover, University of Georgia Press      dance boots
Emily's Run, David P. Holmes, North Star Press of St. Cloud emily run
Fetchenko, Duane Schwartz, A-Argus Better Book Publishers, LLC fetchenko
F. L. Wasselwick's Return of the Golden Turtle, K. L. Malmquist, Xlibris Corporation turtle
Little Cicero, Duane Schwartz, Aberdeen Bay cicero
Losing Camille: Stories, Paul Kilgore, Black Lawrence Press camille
Murder for Mayor: A Laura Kjelstad Mystery, Andie Peterson, AuthorHouse murder
My Heart Is a Mountain: Tales of Magic and the Land, Catherine Holm, Holy Cow! Press heart
Safe from the Sea, Peter Geye, Unbridled Books safe
Unforgettable: A Pine County Mystery, Dean Hovey, self-published unforgettable
Vermilion Drift, William Kent Krueger, Atria Books vermilion drift


Echo and Lightning: Poems, Sheila Packa, Wildwood River echo
On Speaking Terms, Connie Wanek, Copper Canyon Press speaking
Out and About, C. P. Stone, IRIS Enterprises out and about
Sippin': Poems, Alcyd N. Soderfelt, Beaver's Pond Press sippin
Under the Influence of Lilacs, Deborah Gordon Cooper, Clover Valley Press lilacs
West of Everywhere, Larry Christianson, North Star Press of St. Cloud   west


Amazing Agates: Lake Superior's Banded Gemstone, Scott F. Wolter, illustrated by Rick Kollath, Kollath-Stensaas Publishing agates
The Assassination of Hole in the Day, Anton Treuer, Borealis Books, Minnesota Historical Society Press assassination
Connected to Our Roots: 100 Years of Growing Forests in Minnesota, written and published by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources connected
Downtown Grand Marais, Eugene Glader, Cascade House Press grand marais
Forgotten Duluthians, David Ouse, X-presso Books forgotten duluthians
Lake Superior: The Ultimate Guide to the Region, Lake Superior Port Cities, Inc. lake superior
Ojibwe in Minnesota, Anton Treuer, Minnesota Historical Society Press ojibwe
The Opposite of Cold: The Northwoods Finnish Sauna Tradition, by Michael Nordskog with photography by Aaron W. Hautala, University of Minnesota Press opposite
Orchids of the North Woods, Kim and Cindy Risen, Kollath-Stensaas Publishing orchids
Paddle North: Canoeing the Boundary Waters-Quetico Wilderness, by Greg Breining with photography by Layne Kennedy, Minnesota Historical Society Press paddle north
Picture Duluth: Photographs of the Zenith City, Dennis O'Hara, X-communication picture duluth
Salt of the Earth: A History of Hovland, Minnesota, and Its People, David P. Holmes, North Star Press of St. Cloud salt of the earth
Schroeder Area History: As Shared by Those Who Lived It, Barbara Livdahl and the Schroeder Area Historical Society, Schroeder Area Historical Society schroeder
Song of the North Country: A Midwest Framework to the Songs of Bob Dylan, David Pichaske, Continuum International Publishing Group, Inc. song of the north country
To Tipple a Prince: Michael Hogen Godfrey, The Man Who Moved Hibbing, Daniel W. Lynch, North Star Press of St. Cloud tipple
Webwood: Seasons of Life in the North Woods, Larry Weber, North Star Press of St. Cloud webwood


Brown Sugar Syrup and Jack Pine Sand, Dennis Herschbach, Red Step Press brown sugar
Faces on the Clock, Larry Bauer-Scandin, Eagle Entertainment USA faces
Ghellow Road: A Literary Diary of a Young Girl's Journey, T. H. Waters, Verefor Publishing Company ghellow road
The Kayak Lady: One Woman, One Kayak, 1007 Lakes, Mary Shideler, Chickadee Lake Press kayak
The Last Keeper at Split Rock: A Memoir, Mike Roberts, North Star Press of St. Cloud keeper
News to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist, Laurie Hertzel, University of Minnesota Press news to me
Simon Bourgin: An Odyssey that Began in Ely, Simon Bourgin, Ely-Winton Historical Society simon
Tales from the Creel, Rudy Senarighi, self-published creel


Ben and Lucy Play Pond Hockey, Andrew Sherburne, illustrated by Kevin Cannon, Beaver's Pond Press pond hockey
Big Belching Bog, Phyllis Root, illustrated by Betsy Bowen, University of Minnesota Press big bog
The Ghost of Island Lake, Kimmer Lindemood and the late Ingrid Pelletier, Tate Publishing ghost
Minnesota's Hidden Alphabet, David LaRochelle, photography by Joe Rossi, Minnesota Historical Society Press hidden
The Mishomis Book: The Voice of the Ojibway, Edward Benton-Banai, University of Minnesota Press mishomish
Old Woman Winter, Mary Bevis, illustrated by Consie Powell, Raven Productions, Inc. old woman
Scare a Bear, written by Kathy-jo Wargin, illustrated by John Bendall-Brunello, Sleeping Bear Press scare a bear



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