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27th Annual
Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards
Nominee List

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Incident at the Bruce Mine Shaft, Stephen M. Ivancic, Monarch Tree Publishing, Inc. bruce mine
The Last Moran, Pat McGauley, PJM Publishing
Only the Dead, Vidar Sundstol, translated by Tiina Nunnally, University of Minnesota Press only the dead
Plover Landing, Marie Zhuikov, North Star Press of St. Cloud, Inc. plover landing
A River Through Two Harbors, Dennis Herschbach, North Star Press of St. Cloud, Inc. river runs through two harbors
The Road Back to Sweetgrass, Linda LeGarde GroverUniversity of Minnesota Press the road back to sweetgrass
Sins of Our Fathers, Shawn Lawrence Otto, Milkweed Editions sins of our fathers
Sukulaiset: The Kindred, Mark Munger, Cloquet River Press sukuleiset
Undeveloped: A Pine County Mystery, Dean L. Hovey, self-published undeveloped
Voice Lessons: Tales of Breaking Free, Catherine Holm, North Star Press of St. Cloud, Inc. voice lessons
Waters Like the Sky: Book 1 - The Chronicles of an Unlikely Voyageur, Agnes Rajala and Nikki Rajala, North Star Press of St. Cloud, Inc. waters like the sky


Approaching the Gate, Lynette Reini-Grandell, Holy Cow! Press approaching the gate
Everyday Love, Peggy Trojan, self-published everyday love
Night Train Red Dust: Poems of the Iron Range, Sheila Packa, Wildwood River Press night train red dust
A Skim of Ice on Still Water, Ann Glumac, self-published a skim of ice
Some Measure of Existence, Marjorie Buettner, Red Dragonfly Press some measure


Backyard Almanac: 365 Days of Northern Natural History, writtern by Larry Weber, illustrated by Judy Gibbs, Stone Ridge Press  
Minnesota's Lost Towns: Northern Edition, Rhonda FochsNorth Star Press of St. Cloud, Inc. Minnesota's Lost Towns
More Than Just Ore: The Era That Really Made Ely, David Kess, Ely-Winton Historical Society more than just ore
Sawdust in Their Blood: 100 Years of the Hedstrom Lumber Co., Jim Boyd, North Shore Press sawdust in their blood
Talking Sky: Ojibwe Constellations as a Reflection of Life on the Land, Carl Gawboy and Ron Morton, Rockflower Press talking sky
Twin Ports by Trolley: The Streetcar Era in Duluth-Superior, Aaron Isaacs, University of Minnesota Press twin ports by trolley


Annie Comes Home, Bonnie I. Malterer, Maltech Press annie comes home
One Woman's Place, Donna Schilling, Lakewalk Press one woman's place
Rooted in Iron and Ice: Innocent Years on the Mesabi, Gary W. Barfknecht, North Star Press of St. Cloud, Inc. rooted in iron and ice
Travels and Tribulations: A Coach's Journey, Bob McDonald and Melody Swenson, W.A. Fisher Printing and Advertising travels and tribulations
Zenith City: Stories from Duluth, Michael Fedo, University of Minnesota Press zenith city


A Bird on My Hand, Mary Bevis, illustrated by Consie Powell, Raven Productions, Inc. bird on my hand
Breath of Wilderness: The Life of Sigurd Olson, Kristin Eggerling, Fulcrum Publishing breath of wilderness
Full Wolf Moon: A Lunar Calendar of the Anishinabe, writtern by Cheryl Weibye Wilke, illustrated by Ernest Gillman, McDonald & Woodward Publishing Company full wolf moon
Karner's Quest for Blue Lupine, Sara Jo Dickens, PhD, illustrated by Nancy ScheibeBeaver's Pond Press karner's quest for blue lupine
The Map Maker's Quest, Matthew J. Krengel, North Star Press of St. Cloud, Inc. mapmaker's quest
Otter Out of Water, Kathy-jo Wargin, illustrated by John Bendall-Brunello, Sleeping Bear Press otter out of water
Rhoda's Rock Hunt, Molly Beth Griffin, illustrated by Jennifer A. Bell, Minnesota Historical Society Press rhoda's rock hunt
Searching for Raven, Jerry Hines, North Star Press of St. Cloud, Inc. searching for raven
Wilder's Foe, Diane Bradley, North Star Press of St. Cloud, Inc. wilder's foe


Is That an Old Camera? 100 View Camera Photos of the North Country, Allen Anway and Ruth Anway, Groundglass Press is that an old camera
The Other Side of Wilderness, Richard C. Johnson, Will o' the Wisp Books the other side of wilderness
Saved by Beauty: Sister Mary Charles McGough, OSB, John Schifsky, Sister Lois Eckes, Peter Spooner, Dustin Lyon, and Meridith Schifsky, Duluth Benedictine Books saved by beauty


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