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2012
25th Annual
Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards
Nominee List

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FICTION

Beneath the Palisade: Reliance, Joel SkeltonDreamspinner Press reliance
Convergence at Two Harbors, Dennis Herschbach, North Star Press of St. Cloud     convergence
Crooked Miles, Woven World: A Novella & Short Stories, Bruce Henricksen, Lost Hills Books crooked miles
Headaches Can Be Murder, Marilyn Rausch & Mary DonlonNorth Star Press of St. Cloud headaches
Hell Burger, David P. Holmes, North Star Press of St. Cloud hell burger
Laman's River, Mark Munger, Cloquet River Press laman's river
The Lighthouse Road, Peter Geye, Unbridled Books lighthouse
The Long-Shining Waters, Danielle Sosin, Milkweed Editions longshing
A Passage of Redemption, Pat McGauley, PJM Publishing redemption
Superior Storm: A Lake Superior Mystery, Tom Hilpert, CreateSpace superior storm
Waters of the Dancing Sky, Janet Kay, CreateSpace waters of the dancing sky
Whistling Pines: A Mystery, Dean L. Hovey, CreateSpace whistling

POETRY

Beacons of the Earth and Sky: Paintings and Poetry Inspired by the Natural World, Diana Randolph, Savage Press beacons
The Boy Who Slept Under the Stars: A Memoir in Poetry, Roseann Lloyd, Holy Cow! Press boy
The First Day of Spring in Northern Minnesota, Jim Johnson, Red Dragonfly Press first day
Flood Isle 2012, Eileen Keen, McGregor Printing & Graphics flood isle
Grace Intoxicated, Kyle Elden, art by Kate Whittaker, Driftwood Press grace intoxicated
The Reindeer Camps and Other Poems, Barton Sutter, BOA Editions  reindeer camps
Revisited: Notes on Bob Dylan, Scott F. Parker, North Star Press of St. Cloud revisited

NONFICTION

Boundary Waters Canoe Camping, Cliff Jacobson, FalconGuides/Globe Pequot Press camping
Canoeing the Boundary Waters Wilderness: A Sawbill Log, Stephen Wilbers, The History Press canoeing bwca
Company Town: An Oral History about Life in Silver Bay, Minnesota, 1950s-1980s, Kent Kaiser, ed., Insight Publishing company town
Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians But Were Afraid to Ask, Anton Treuer, Borealis Books/Minnesota Historical Society Press indians
Finns in Minnesota, Arnold R. Alanen, Minnesota Historical Society Press finns
Ghost Burglar, Jack Burch and James D. King, Savage Press ghost
Hawk Ridge: Minnesota's Birds of Prey, Laura Erickson, illustrations by Betsy Bowen, University of Minnesota Press hawk ridge
A History of Lutsen: Gateway to the Wilderness, Robert Mc Dowell, Lutsen History Press lutsen
History of the Bagley Nature Area Neighborhood, University of Minnesota, Duluth (and Other Stories), John R. Larson, Lulu bagley
Lost Duluth: Landmarks, Industries, Buildings, Homes, and the Neighborhoods in Which They Stood, Tony Dierckins and Maryanne C. Norton, Zenith City Press/X-communication lost duluth
The Minnesota Book of Skills: Your Guide to Smoking Whitefish, Sauna Etiquette, Tick Extraction, and More, Chris Niskanen, Minnesota Historical Society Press skills
Minnesota's Outdoor Wonders, Jim Gilbert, photos by David Brislance, Nodin Press mn outdoor wonders
Rez Salute: The Real Healer Dealer, Jim Northrup, Fulcrum Publishing rez salute
Upon Arrival of Illness, Coming to Terms with the Dark Companion, Anthology of Kelly Calhane Prize essay winners, Savage Press upon arrival of illness

MEMOIR AND CREATIVE NONFICTION

Big Waves, Small Boat, Two Kids: A Family Sailing Adventure, Katya Goodenough Gordon, North Star Press of St. Cloud big waves
Can't Never Did Nothin': A Minnesota Pioneer Memoir, Glenn W. Ekbom with Clyde W. Ekbom, Savage Press can't never did nothin'
Danny Boy, Karen M. Collins, family, and friends, Savage Press danny boy
For Love of Lakes, Darby Nelson, Michigan State University Press love of lakes
Going Full Circle: A 1,555-Mile Walk Around the World's Largest Lake, Mike Link & Kate Crowley, Lake Superior Port Cities going full circle
Life on Ice: 25 Years of Arctic Exploration, Lonnie Dupre, Keen Editions life on ice
My Mother Is Now Earth, Mark Anthony Rolo, Borealis Books/Minnesota Historical Society Press mother earth
Suitcase Full of Horses, Cheri Beatty, CrossBooks suitcase full of horses
Two Bucks and a Can of Gas: Model A Adventures on the Gunflint Trail, Robert R. Olson, North Shore Press/Northern Wilds Media two bucks

CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

Frozen, Mary Casanova, University of Minnesota Press
frozen
Keeping Safe the Stars, Sheila O'Connor, G.P. Putnam's Sons
keeping safe the stars
The Map Maker, Matthew J. Krengel,  North Star Press of St. Cloud map maker
One Frozen Lake, Deborah Jo Larson, paintings by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher, Minnesota Historical Society Press frozen
Summer of the Wolves, Polly Carlson-Voiles, Houghton Mifflin Books for Children summer of the wolves

ART, PHOTOGRAPHY

Another Year On The Gunflint Trail, Nace Hagemann, Gunflint Trail Productions another year
Words and Pictures, Louis Jenkins, images by Richard C. Johnson, Will o' the Wisp Books words and pictures

 

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