Kathryn A. Martin Library

30th Annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards
Nominee List

NOTE: Winners will not be notified prior to the awards presentation on May 24, 2018


The Broken Key

Paul Kilgore

published by MPC Books

broken key

Can Murder Be Justified?

Harvey Dahline

self published

can murder be justified

Family Trees: A Pine County Mystery

Dean Hovey

published by Moose Town Press


Going Coastal: an Anthology of Lake Superior Short Stories

Lake Superior Writers

published by North Star Press


Once in a Blue Moon Lodge: a Novel

Lorna Landvik

published by University of Minnesota Press


Rare Birds

Kathleen Novak

published by Permanent Press


Stories for a Lost Child

Carter Meland

published by Michigan State University Press

stories for a lost child


Blue Window: Poems by Deborah Gordan Cooper

Deborah Gordon Cooper

published by Clover Valley Press, LLC

blue window

Hugging the Rock: Poems of Earth & Sky, Love & War

Eric Chandler

published by Middle West Press


Naming Rites: Poems

Gary Boelhower

published by Holy Cow! Press


Now/Here: Poems

Crystal Spring Gibbins

published by Holy Cow! Press



Border Country: the Northwoods Canoe Journals of Howard Greene, 1906-1916

Martha Greene Phillips - editor

published by University of Minnesota Press


Duluth's Historic Parks: Their First 160 Years

Nancy S. Nelson, Tony Dierckins

published by Zenith City Press


Flames of Discontent: the 1916 Minnesota Iron Ore Strike

Gary Kaunonen

published by University of Minnesota Press


Little Minnesota in World War II: The Stories Behind 140 Fallen Heroes from Minnesota's Littlest Towns

Jill A. Johnson, Deane L. Johnson

Published by Adventure Publications


Miles Lord: the Maverick Judge Who Brought Corporate America to Justice

Roberta Walburn 

published by University of Minnesota Press


Native Echoes: Listening to the Spirit of the Land

Kent Nerburn

published by Wolf nor Dog Books


Practicing Retirement: What I Learned About Retirement Without Making it Official

Patrick Mathias

self published


Seasons in Pine City

Mary Anderson, Mike Gainor, Dale Kuzel, Margaret Marty

self published


The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen

Sean Sherman, Beth Dooley

published by University of Minnesota Press.


World War II Shipbuilding in Duluth and Superior

Gerald Sandvick

Published by Arcadia Publishing



Deep Woods, Wild Waters

Douglas Wood

published by University of Minnesota Press


Getting Piper: the Strange Account of Raising Our Last Lab Puppy

Patrick Mathias

self published


Gift from the Garden

Bernie DuBois

published by Trellis Publishing, Inc.


Onigamiising: Seasons of an Ojibwe Year

Linda LeGarde Grover

published by University of Minnesota Press


Swimming with Elephants: My Unexpected Pilgrimage from Physician to Healer

Sarah Bamford Seidelmann

published by Conari Press

swimming with elephants

The Forever Girl

by David Pagel, Harold I. Stevens

published by Megalith Press



At the Cabin: In the Woods by the Lake Up North

written by Cheryl Weibye Wilke, illustrated by Rebecca Stouffer

published by Raven Productions, Inc.


Bubble Wrap Girl

written by Kari van Wakeren, illustrated by CA Nobens

published by Beaver's Pond Press

bubble wrap girl

But That Is Not Me!

written by Susan Larson Kidd, photographs by Richard Hoeg

self published

but that's not me

The Clue in the Trees: an Enchantment Lake Mystery

written by Margi Preus

published by University of Minnesota Press


Dead Man's Rapids

written by William Durbin, Barbara Durbin

published by University of Minnesota Press


Grandpa Alan's Sugar Shack

written by Alan Page, Kamie Page, illustrated by David Geister

published by Page Education Foundation

grandpa alan's sugar shack

Sadie Braves the Wilderness

written by Yvonne Pearson, illustrated by Karen Ritz

published by Minnesota Historical Society


Seven Ways to Trick a Troll

written by Lise Lunge Larsen, illustrated by Kari Vick

published by University of Minnesota Press



Winds & Currents: Native American Stories

Joan Henrik

published by Holy Cow! Press

* Recognition only - due to one nomination there will be no winner or honorable mention in this category.



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