Tuesday, December 1, 2009

PNBA 2010 Book Awards Shortlist

The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association recently announced the 2010 Book Awards Shortlist, selected by a committee of independent booksellers from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska. The committee chose the following eleven books from more than 200 nominations, all written by Northwest authors and published in 2009. The final winners will be announced in January. Congratulations to all of the short-listers for this well-deserved honor!

  • All in a Day, Cynthia Rylant (Lake Oswego); illustrated by Nikki McClure (Olympia)

  • The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt & the Fire that Saved America, Timothy Egan (Seattle)

  • Boneshaker, Cherie Priest (Seattle)

  • The Crying Tree, Naseem Rakha (Silverton)

  • Crow Planet: Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wilderness, Lyanda Lynn Haupt (Seattle)

  • The Collector: David Douglas and the Natural History of the Northwest, Jack Nisbet (Spokane)

  • Double Take: A Memoir, Kevin Michael Connolly (Bozeman)

  • The End of the West, Michael Dickman (Portland)

  • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet, Jamie Ford (Great Falls)

  • Live Through This: A Mother's Memoir of Runaway Daughters and Reclaimed Love, Debra Gwartney (Finn Rock/Portland)

  • The Man from Kinvara: Selected Stories, Tess Gallagher (Port Angeles)

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