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32nd Annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards

honoring books published in

Nominee List

NOTE: Winners will not be notified prior to the awards presentation on May 21, 2020


Evidence of V: a Novel in Fragments, Facts, and Fictions

Sheila O'Connor

published by Rose Metal Press


In the Night of Memory: a Novel

Linda LeGarde Grover

published by University of Minnesota Press

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Jack & the Ghost

written by Chan Poling, illustrated by Lucy Michell

published by University of Minnesota Press

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Kotimaa: Homeland

Mark Munger

published by Cloquet River Press

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Lester's Gift

Pat McGauley

published by PJM Publishing

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Hawks on High: Everyday Miracles in a Hawk Ridge Season

written by Phil Fitzpatrick, illustrated by Penny Perry

published by Savage Press

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To Gather a Seed

Stephen Dahl

published by Snow Bunting Books

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Where Your House is Now: Prose Poems

Louis Jenkins

published by Nodin Press



Grandfather's Blood Memories and Unbroken Spirit

Sharon Doolittle Shuck

published by Tarpaper Shack Press

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Learnin' in Hermann: History of Hermantown Schools 1874-1938

Delaine Carlson, Bette Grussendorf

published by Hermantown Historical Society Press

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Superior Perspectives: Views of Lake Superior from Park Point

Paul Treuer

published by Nodin Press

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Taconite, New Life for Minnesota's Iron Range: the History of Erie Mining Company

Erie Mining Company, multiple authors

Published by Donning Company Publishers, St. Louis County Historical Society

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The Trial of the Edmund Fitzgerald: Eyewitness Accounts from the U.S. Coast Guard Hearings

Michael Schumacher

published by University of Minnesota Press

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Walking the Old Road: a People's History of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Anishinaabe

Staci Lola Drouillard

published by University of Minnesota Press

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Dylan & Me: 50 Years of Adventures

Louie Kemp

published by WestRose Press


Rooted in Rocky Soil: a Mostly Peaceful Life Interrupted by Moments of Something Else Entirely

Ray Thielbar, Rose Thielbar

published by Electric Moon Publishing

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Tucker Lake Chronicle: Thirteen Months in the North Woods

Joan Crosby

published by Nodin Press



Canoeman Joe

written by Robin Radcliffe, illustrated by Consie Powell

published by Green Writers Press

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Emma Bee

written by Pamela Fish Carlson, illustrated by Tessa Carlson

published by Beaver's Pond Press

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The Forever Sky

written by Thomas Peacock, illustrated by Annette S. Lee

published by Minnesota Historical Society Press

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Hundredth Day Disaster

written by Bridget Reistad, illustrated by Brian Barber

published by Beaver's Pond Press

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Johnny's Pheasant

written by Cheryl Minnema, illustrated by Julie Flett

published by University of Minnesota Press

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The Lost Forest

written by Phyllis Root, illustrated by Betsy Bowen

published by University of Minnesota Press

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Snowy's Search for Color

text and photography by Richard Hoeg

published by 365 Days of Birds Press

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Where is Smelly Ann Skunk?

written by Chris Thillen, illustrated by Janet Hill

published by Sister Crow Books

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Where We Run: a Dog Sledding Story

written and illustrated by K.M. Allen

published by Legacy Bound

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NOTE: Three or more nominated titles are required in a single category to designate a winner and honorable mention in that category. In categories with only two nominated titles a winner will be chosen but an honorable mention will not be awarded.

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