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28th Annual
Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards
Nominee List

NOTE: Winners will not be notified prior to the awards presentation on May 26, 2016

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Beneath the Palisade: Justice, Joel Skelton, Dreamspinner Press justice
The Deacon's Demise, Dean L. Hovey, Moose Town Press the deacon's demise
Eva's Way: Trusting God in Trial and Tragedy, Linda Hatinen, CreateSpace eva's way
Fishing with RayAnne, Ava Finch, Lake Union Publishing fishing with Rayanne
The Hungry Coast: Fables from the North Shore of Minnesota, Marlais Olmstead Brand, Noah Prinsen, illustrator, North Star Press of St. Cloud, Inc. the hungry coast
The Island, Nancy Lee, North Star Press of St. Cloud, Inc. the island
Observation Hill, a novel of class and murder, Tim Jollymore, Finns Way Books observation hill
Once Were Mountains, Victoria Richards, Beaver's Pond Press once were mountains
Preying in Two Harbors, Dennis Herschbach, North Star Press of St. Cloud, Inc. preying in two harbors
The Ramblings of a Revenant: An Oral History of the Vampires, David Tromblay, Twisted Tree Books the ramblings of a revenant
The Ravens, Vidar Sundstol, University of Minnesota Press the ravens
Relentless: A Striker Mystery Novel, Marcus Bruning & Jen Wright, Riverfeet Press relentless
The Sacred Seal, Pat McGauley, PJM Publishing the sacred seal
Whispering Pines: Tales from a Northwoods Cabin, Elliott Foster, Wise Ink Creative Publishing whispering pines


Amethyst and Agate: Poems of Lake Superior, edited by Jim Perlman, Deborah Cooper, Mara Hart, Pamela Mittlefehldt, Holy Cow! Press amethyst and agate
Chester Creek Ravine, Bart Sutter, Nodin Press

chester creek ravine

Home Studies, Julie Gard, New Rivers Press home studies
The Stuntman, Brian Laidlaw, Milkweed Editions the stuntman
What Thread?, Francine Sterle, Red Dragonfly Press what thread
Yoik, Jim Johnson, Red Dragonfly Press yoik


Chi-mewinzha: Ojibwe Stories from Leech Lake, Dorothy Dora Whipple, edited by Wendy Makoons Geniusz and Brendan Fairbanks, illustrated by Annmarie Geniusz, University of Minnesota Press chi-mewinzha
The Last Laker, Finding a Wreck Lost in the Great Lakes' Deadliest Storm, Frederick Stonehouse, Lake Superior Port Cities, Inc. the last laker
Minnesota's Lost Towns: Northern Edition II, Rhonda Fochs, North Star Press of St. Cloud, Inc. minnesota's lost towns
North Shore: A Natural History of Minnesota's Superior Coast Chel Anderson, Adelheid Fischer, University of Minnesota Press north shore
Taconite Dreams: The Struggle to Sustain Mining on Minnesota's Iron Range, 1915-2000, Jeffrey T. Manuel, University of Minnesota Press taconite dreams
Waterfalls of Minnesota's North Shore & More: A Guide for Hikers, Sightseers, & Romantics, Eve Wallinga and Gary Wallinga, North Shore Press waterfalls of Minnesota's North shore and more


The Emancipation of a Buried Man, Eddy Gilmore, Wandering Man Books the emancipation of a buried man
Glimpses of Wilderness, Kevin Proescholdt, North Star Press of St. Cloud, Inc. glimpses of wilderness
Hillsider: Snapshots of a Curious Political Journey, Don Ness, self-published hillsider
Leave 'er Lay, Cathy LaForge Tonkin, Latour Press leave 'er lay
Lessons of the Manitou, Rudy Senarighi, self-published lessons of the manitou
Portage: A Family, a Canoe, and the Search for the Good Life, Sue Leaf, University of Minnesota Press portage
Ship Captain's Daughter: Growing Up on the Great Lakes, Ann M. Lewis, Wisconsin Historical Society Press ship captain's daughter
Water and What We Know: Following the Roots of a Northern Life, Karen Babine, University of Minnesota Press Water and what we know
Wilderness Tales, Cecilia Lieder, Fiore Press wilderness tales


Enchantment Lake: A Northwoods Mystery, Margi PreusUniversity of Minnesota Press enchantment lake
Norman Loves the Lake, Debbie Hoven, Beaver's Pond Press norman loves the lake
North Woods Girl, Aimee Bissonette, illustrated by Claudia McGehee, Minnesota Historical Society Press north woods girl
Remind Me That I'm Wild, Tera Freese, illustrated by Lindy Kehoe, The Masterkey Press remind me that i'm wild
Who Cooks for You?, written by Katy Jo Turner, illustrated by Melissa Marroquin, Beaver's Pond Press who cooks for you?
Wilder's Ghost, Diane Bradley, North Star Press of St. Cloud, Inc. wilder's ghost


Cheng-Khee Chee: The Way of Cheng-Khee Chee: Paintings 1974-2014, curator Peter Spooner, Tweed Museum of Art chee
Historic Glensheen 1905-1930: Photographs from the Congdon Estate's First 25 Years, text by Tony Dierckins, Zenith City Press  
Portrait of an Artist: Paintings by Sarah M. Brokke, Sarah M. Brokke, Holy Cow! Press portrait of an artist


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