Reading the West Awards 2019

Reading the West

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?

 

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WINNERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED

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NOMINEES SHORTLIST


 

Presidio: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501153860
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Published: Atria Books - August 21st, 2018

Adult Fiction


The Removes: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374249311
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Published: Sarah Crichton Books - June 12th, 2018

Adult Fiction


The Weight of an Infinite Sky: A Novel Cover Image
$29.69
ISBN: 9780062323477
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Published: William Morrow - January 16th, 2018

Adult Fiction


Where the Dead Sit Talking Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781616958879
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Published: Soho Press - February 20th, 2018

Adult Fiction Winner


Whiskey When We're Dry Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735220447
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Published: Viking - August 21st, 2018

Adult Fiction


Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780307908650
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Published: Pantheon - May 2018

Adult Nonfiction


The Grand Canyon: Between River and Rim Cover Image
By Pete McBride, Hampton Sides (Foreword by), Kevin Fedarko (Introduction by), The Grand Canyon Conservancy (Contributions by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9780847863044
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Published: Rizzoli - September 25th, 2018

Adult Nonfiction


Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501133091
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Published: Scribner - September 18th, 2018

Adult Nonfiction


The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735217713
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 6th, 2018

Adult Nonfiction


Out of the Woods: Seeing Nature in the Everyday Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781943859870
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Published: University of Nevada Press - September 2018

Adult Nonfiction Winner


Emergency Contact Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534408968
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 27th, 2018

Young Adult


From Twinkle, with Love Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481495400
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Published: Simon Pulse - May 22nd, 2018

Young Adult


The Swan Keeper Cover Image
$20.64
ISBN: 9781948598033
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Published: Open Books Publishing (UK) - May 16th, 2018

Young Adult


Valley Girls Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419729645
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 8th, 2018

Young Adult


Zen and Gone Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781616958572
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Published: Soho Teen - July 3rd, 2018

Young Adult Winner