2022 Nominee List

Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards
honoring books published in
2020 & 2021

Fiction

American Gospel: A Novel
Lin Enger

published by University of Minnesota Press

Carnival Lights
Chris Stark

christinestark.com
published by Modern History Press

Kulkuri (Vagabond) and Other Short Stories
Mark Munger

cloquetriverpress
published by Cloquet River Press

Rainy Lake Rendezvous
Janet Kay

novelsbyjanetkay.com
self-published

The Wolf’s Trail
Thomas D Peacock

holycowpress.org
published by Holy Cow! Press

Waterfall: A Novel
Mary Casanova

published by University of Minnesota Press

Where the Deer Dream
Sarah Bamford Seidelmann

followyourfeelgood.com
self-published

Whistling Pirates
Dean L. Hovey
bookswelove.net/hovey-dean/
published by BWL Publishing


Poetry

Homes
Moheb Soliman

coffeehousepress.org/products/homes
published by Coffee House Press

PA
Peggy Trojan

Kindle Direct Publishing

Roze & Blud
Jayson Iwen

jaysoniwen.com
published by University of Arkansas Press


Nonfiction

100 Things to Do in Minnesota Northwoods Before You Die
Julie Jo Larson

published by Reedy Press

Duluth: An Urban Biography
Tony Dierckins

mnhspress.org
Minnesota Historical Society Press

Gichigami Hearts: Stories and Histories from Misaabekong
Linda LeGarde Grover

published by University of Minnesota Press

John A Spelman III, Artist and Printmaker: From Appalachia to Minnesota’s North Shore
Scott Husby & Tracey Cullen

published by Cook County Historical Society

Loon Lessons: Uncommon Encounters with the Great Northern Diver
James D. Paruk

published by University of Minnesota Press

Minnesota’s Geologist: The Life of Newton Horace Winchell
Sue Leaf

published by University of Minnesota Press

Minnesota’s Natural Heritage: Second edition
John R. Tester, Susan M. Galatowitsch, Rebecca Montgomery, John J. Moriarity

published by University of Minnesota Press

The Rare and Remarkable: Stories from the Past
Cheryl Reitan writer/editor with 10 students and 1 staff member contributors

d.umn.edu
University of Minnesota Duluth

The Science of Stephen King
Meg Hafdahl & Kelly Florence

horrorrewind.com
published by Skyhorse Publishing


Memoir

A Private Wilderness: The Journals of Sigurd F. Olson
Sigurd F. Olson (deceased), edited by David Backes

published by University of Minnesota Press

Duck and Cover
Mark Munger

cloquetriverpress.com
published by Cloquet River Press

If I Felt Alone
Elaine Osborne

amazon.com/if-felt-alone-elaine-osborne
published by Page Publishing

The View From Split Rock: A Lighthouse Keeper’s Life
Lee Radzak with Curt Brown

mnhspress.org
published by Minnesota Historical Society Press


Children’s Literature

A Common Thirst
Gary Boelhower author, Sarah Brokke Erickson illustrator

garyboelhower.com
published by Beaver’s Pond Press

Begin with a Bee
Liza Ketchum, Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Phyllis Root; illustrations by Claudia McGehee

upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/begin-with-a-bee
published by University of Minnesota Press

Big Yellow: Firefighting Superstar
Polly Carlson-Voiles author, Consie Powell illustrator

consiepowell.com
published by Legacy Bound

Do You Hoot?
Richard Hoeg

365daysofbirds.com
published by 365 Days of Birds Press

Little Loon Finds His Voice
Yvonne Pearson, author; Regina Shklovsky illustrator

yvonnepearson.com
published by The Collective Book Studio

One Summer Up North
John Owens

published by University of Minnesota Press

Ruby Hears a Knock!
Susan Larson Kidd, author; Richard Hoeg, photographer

365daysofbirds.com
published by Happy Endings Publishing

Secrets of the Loon
Laura Purdie Salas, author; Chuck Dayton, illustrator

mnhspress.org
published by Minnesota Historical Society Press

Sunken
Kathy Groth

kathygroth.com
published by Lake Superior Publishing

The Fire
Thomas D Peacock, author; Anna Granholm, illustrator

published by Black Bears and Blueberries Publishing

The Little People and the Water of Life
Ronda Snow, author; Eloy Bida, illustrator

published by Black Bears and Blueberries Publishing

The Littlest Voyager
Margi Preus

margipreus.com
published by Margaret Ferguson Books: Holiday House

The Silver Box: An Enchantment Lake Mystery
Margi Preus

margipreus.com
published by University of Minnesota Press

Waabooz miinawaa Nigig
Liz Grantholm, author, Anna Granholm, illustrator

published by Black Bears and Blueberries Publishing