Reading the West Awards 2016 Nominated Titles

Reading the West is sponsored by Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association, of which KBB is a member, and promotes exceptional books and authors in the Mountains & Plains region. Reading the West selections are adult and children’s titles which exemplify the best in writing and/or illustrations whose subject matter is set in the region or invokes the spirit of the region.

From the list of nominations, The Reading the West committee creates a Shortlist of five adult fiction, five adult nonfiction, and five children’s titles. In collaboration with the previous year’s winning authors, they then choose one in each category as the Winners.

Categories are judged on:

  • Spirit of place:  Does the author understand our region emotionally as well as geographically?  Is the book’s portrayal of the region reliable? Does the book contribute to the reader’s understanding of the region?
  • Inspiring:  Does the book capture the indefinable quality that inspires MPIBA booksellers and readers?
  • Quality:  Is the book is of a high artistic quality and/or extremely well-written?

SEE THE FULL LIST OF NOMINEES:

Fiction

Nonfiction

Childrens

 

Winners announcement: May 31, 2017

 

NOMINEES SHORTLIST


 

 

News of the World Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780062409201
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Published: William Morrow & Company - October 4th, 2016

Adult Fiction


I Will Send Rain Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781627794268
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - August 9th, 2016

Adult Fiction


Breaking Wild Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780425283783
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Published: Berkley Books - February 9th, 2016

Adult Fiction


Champion of the World Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399176081
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - July 12th, 2016

Adult Fiction


The Atomic Weight of Love Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616204846
Availability: Special Order
Published: Algonquin Books - May 3rd, 2016

Adult Fiction


Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780374253301
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 25th, 2016

Adult Nonfiction


The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374280093
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Published: Sarah Crichton Books - May 31st, 2016

Adult Nonfiction


The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250054029
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 3rd, 2016

Adult Nonfiction


North of Crazy: A Memoir Cover Image
By Neltje
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250088147
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 4th, 2016

Adult Nonfiction


Wolf Boys: Two American Teenagers and Mexico's Most Dangerous Drug Cartel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781501126543
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 13th, 2016

Adult Nonfiction


Hour of the Bees Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763679224
Availability: Special Order
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 8th, 2016

Children's


Mountain Chef: How One Man Lost His Groceries, Changed His Plans, and Helped Cook Up the National Park Service Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781580897112
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Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - August 2nd, 2016

Children's


Runs with Courage Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781585369843
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - October 2016

Children's


Every Hidden Thing Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481464161
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 11th, 2016

Children's


Indian Boyhood: The True Story of a Sioux Upbringing Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781937786564
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Published: Wisdom Tales - June 7th, 2016

Children's