Eric Hoffer Book Award - for Small, Academic, & Independent Books

Eric Hoffer Award Grand Prize Short List

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As the annual judging draws to a close, the Eric Hoffer Award announces a small set of grand prize award finalists. This small list or "short list" of finalists is an honored distinction of its own and is announced publicly during the spring of each award year prior to the grand prize announcement. Below are the current and previous short-listed entries in alphabetical order by book.

 

2016

* 69 Points: The Collected Poems, Paul Petrie, Antrim House
* A Cold and Distant Place, Bill Mesce, Jr., Endeavour Press
* A Work of Art, Melody Maysonet, Merit Press/FW
* Adrift in a Vanishing City, Vincent Czyz, Rain Mountain Press
* After, Fatimah Asghar, Yes Yes Books
* Alchemy's Daughter, Mary A. Osborne, Lake Street Press
* Almost Anywhere, Krista Shlyer, Skyhorse Publishing
* Angels in My Foxhole, Richard A.M. Dixon, Plicata Press
* Before the Court of Heaven, Jack Mayer, Long Trail Press
* Between Families, Karin Mitchell, CreateSpace
* Birth, Sex, and Abuse, Beverley Chalmers, Grosvenor House Publishers
* Bookish Meets Boy, Dianna Dann, Wayward Cat Publishing
* Counters, Tony Taylor, iUniverse
* Diego's Crossing, Robert Hough, Annick Press
* Escape Points, Michele Welden, Chicago Review Press
* Family Resemblance, Marcela Sulak and Jacqueline Kolosov, editors, Rose Metal Press
* Featherbone, Erica Mena, Ricochet Editions
* Freedom Trail Pop Up Book of Boston, Denise D. Price, White Dharma LTD
* Fresh Tastes from a Well-Seasoned Kitchen, Lee Clayton Roper, MLC Publishing
* Grace Period, Gerald W. Haslam, University of Nevada Press
* Heroic Children, Hanoch Teller, New York City Publishing
* Hidden Shadows, Linda Lucretia Shuler, Twilight Times Books
* Hive, Christina Stoddard, University of Wisconsin Press
* Holistic Tarot, Benebell Wen, North Atlantic Books
* Honest Engine, Kyle Dargan, University of Georgia Press
* Hush Now, Don't Explain, Dennis Must, Coffeetown Press
* IDEA: The Everyday Guide to Special Education, Randy Chapman, Esq., Mighty Rights Press
* I'll Run Till the Sun Goes Down, David Sandum, Sandra Jonas Publishing House
* Impact, David E. Stevens, Cambridge Free Press
* Into Exile, Elin Toona Gottschalk, Evershine Press
* Italy Invades, Christopher Kelly, with Stuart Laycock, Book Publishers Network
* Jewels of Allah, Nina Ansary, Revela Press
* Journeys: Healing Through Nature’s Wisdom, Karen Roberts, Tim Hauf Photography
* Juventud, Vanessa Blakeslee, Curbside Splendor Publishing
* Little Miss History Series, Barbara Ann Mojica, Eugenus Studios
* Magic Teacher's Son, David Harten Watson, Pen-L Publishing
* Meetings Matter, Paul Axtell, Jackson Creek Press
* Mirror of Intimacy, Alexandra Katchakis and Tom Bliss, Center for Healthy Sex
* Mistaking Each Other for Ghosts, Lawrence Raab, Tupelo Press
* My Forgotten Self, Lynyetta G. Willis, PhD, Inner Pathways Publishing
* No Ordinary Disruption, Richard Dobbs, James Manyika, & Jonathan Weetzel, Public Affairs
* Reaching Higher, John Baylor, John Baylor Prep
* Rob the Vatican, Robert Gallant, iUniverse
* Sacred Earth, Planet of Light, Ernest L. King, Silver Bear Press
* Saint Peter, Stephen J. Binz, Loyola Press
* Saving Jake, D'Anne Burwell, FocusUp Books
* Secrets of a Hiring Manager Turned Career Coach, Lisa Quast, Career Woman
* Sing Freedom!, Vanita Oelschlager, Vanita Books
* Stages, Nicole Blunt, The David Maxim 2002 Revocable Trust
* The Adventures of Piratess Tilly, Elizabeth Lorayne, White Wave Press
* The Boys from Eighth and Carpenter, Tom Medicino, Kensington Publishing Corp
* The Conciliators, James J. Kaufman, Downstream Publishing
* The Darkest Side of Saturn, Tony Taylor, iUniverse
* The Essence, Vel Grande, Crystal Wolf Publishing
* The Green Stick, Reg van Cuylenburg, Blue Palm Press
* The Havana Papers, Michael Daly, BookBaby
* The Illustrated Courtroom, Sue Russell and Elizabeth Russell, Cuny Journalism Press
* The Kingdom Within, L E Madden, iUniverse
* The Kittridge Manuscript, Don Meyer, Two Peas Publishing
* The Mind Illuminated, Culadasa , Dharma Treasure Press
* The Piltdown Picasso, Robin Richards, Matador
* The Rabbit Rescuers, Cindy Howard, No Rabbit Left Behind
* The Reinvention of Albert Paugh, Jean Davies Okimoto, Endicott and Hugh Books
* The Stranger Box, Pamela Cuming, CreateSpace
* The Thing Is, Kathleen Gerard, Red Adept Publishing
* The Tomb of the Honey Bee, L.B.Hathaway, Whitehaven Man Press
* The Witness, Kelly Fordon, Kattywompus Press
* Twice Heroes, Tom Graves, Nassau & Witherspoon
* Walking Home via the Appalachian Trail, Michael Herrick, Xlibris
* Walking to Woot, Jackie Chase, Adventure Travel Press
* What Makes an Always, Jessica Tyner, Tayen Lane Publishing
* What Snakes Want, Kita Shantiris, Mayapple Press
* Wilted Dandelions, Catherine Ulrich Brakefield, CrossRiver Brewster
* Woody Allen: Reel to Real, Alex Sherement, Take2 Publishing

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2015

* A Cuban in Mayberry, Gustavo Pérez Firmat, University of Texas Press
* After the Wind, Lou Kasischke, Good Hart Publishing
* Anonymous, Christine Benedict, Loconeal Publishing
* Any Road Will Take You There, David W. Berner, Dream of Things
* Assumptions Can Mislead, Mary C. Dye, Trafford Publishing
* Athena's Daughters, Jean Rabe, editor, Silence in the Library
* At-Risk, Amina Gautier, University of Georgia Press
* Bashert, Lior Samson, Gesher Press
* Bending to the Trade Winds, Reilly Ridgell, University of Guam Press
* Blue Gold, Elizabeth Stewart, Annick Press
* Book Smart, Anne E. Cunningham & Jamie Zibalsky, Oxford University Press
* Canvas Detroit, Julie Pincus and Nichole Christian, Wayne State University Press
* Choices 7 Steps Life Lessons 101, ANNE SHORT, Ph.D., Trafford Publishing
* Cold Spell, Deb Vanasse, University of Alaska Press
* Conscious Millionaire, J V Crum III, Conscious World Press
* Constant State of Leaping, Karla K. Morton, Texas Review Press
* Cornered, Alan Brenham, Black Opal Books
* Dreams of My Mothers, Joel L. A. Peterson, Huff Publishing Associatres
* Eat Smart in Denmark, Carol L. Schroeder & Katrina A. Schroeder, Ginko Press
* Emerge!, Elza Maalouf, Select Books
* Enzan the Far Mountain, John Donohue, YMAA Publications Center
* Everyone Prays, Alexis York Lumbard, Wisdom Tales Press
* Frozen Latitudes, Therese Halscheid, Press 53
* Getting Paid to Wait, Brian Doherty, Acanthus Publishing
* How Do You Pray?, Celeste Yacoboni, Monkfish Publishing
* How to Become a Voice Over Artist, Natalie Roers, Amazon
* Interior Lights, Richard Schain, iUniverse
* Leaving Montana, Thomas Whaley, Sakura Publishing
* Liberia, Wayne Schoenfeld, New Democracy Productions
* Life in a Jar, Jack Mayer, Long Trail Press
* Lilane's Balcony, Kelcey Parker, Rose Metal Press
* Limited Government, Patrick M. Garry, University of Missouri Press
* Logan, Jackie Boor, Cable Publishing
* Melt, Selene Castrovilla, Last Syllable Books
* My Brother Adam, Linda and Nneka Onyilofor, Henschel Haus Publishing
* Night Sea Journey, Paula Cappa, Crispin Books of Chickhollow Books
* Not My Girl, Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, Annick Press
* Once Upon a Mulberry Field, C.L.Hoang, Willow Stream Publishing
* Paleo Girl, Leslie Klenke, Primal Blueprint Publishing
* Peanut Butter & Naan, Jennifer Hillman-Magnuson, She Writes Press
* Phoning Home, Jacob M. Appel, University of South Carolina Press
* Sardinian Silver, A. Colin Wright, iUniverse
* Shadows in the Shining City, John D. Cressler, Sunbury Press
* Shatter Point, Jeff Altabef, Evolved Publishing
* Skein of Light, Karen McPherson, Airlie Press
* The Calories In, Calories Out Cookbook, Catherine Jones and Elaine Trujillo, MS, RDN, The Experiment
* The Christmas Closet, Richard P. Alvarez, Candescence Media
* The Delusionist, Grant Buday, Anvil Press
* The Five-fold Effect, Walt Pilcher, WestBow Press
* The Legacy Letters, Carew Papritz, King Northern Publishing
* The Lion Trees, Part II, Owen Thomas, OTF Literary
* The Mosaic Artist, Jane Ward, self
* The Public Art of Robert Dafford, Philip Gould, University of LA at Lafayette Press
* The Spiritual Art of Raising Children with Disabilities, Kathleen Deyer Bolduc, Judson Press
* The Tulip Flame, Chloe Honum, Cleveland State University Poetry Center
* The Vineyard, Michael Hurley, Ragbagger Press
* The Wild Horse Dilemma, Bonnie Gruenberg, Quagga Press
* The Witch's Get, Diana Janopaul, Artemis Moon Publishing
* The Year of Living Virtuously (Weekends Off), Teresa Jordan, Counterpoint Press
* This Point in Time, Gary Meyer, Booklocker
* Through the Valley of the Deep Darkness, Thomas Arner, Trafford Publishing
* Vanilla Milk, Chanel Brenner, Silver Birch Press
* War Stories, Elisabeth Doyle, Two Harbors Press
* Wayward Cat Finds a Home, Dana Trantham, Wayward Cat Publishing
* We Deserve the Gods We Ask For, Seth Brady Tucker, Gival Press
* What You Don't Know, Gary Meyer, Booklocker
* When Dreams Touch, Rosemary Hanrahan, SDP Publishing
* Widow Walk, Gerard LaSalle, Greenleaf Book Group Press
* Will the Real Prince Charming Please Stand Up?, Ella Martin, Astraea Press

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2014

* A Fresh Look at Judging Floral Design, Hitomi Gilliam AIFD and Kathy Whalen AIFD, BCFL
* A Song of Praise for Shifu, Susan J. Byrd, The Legacy Press
* Back to Jerusalem, Jan Surasky, Sandalwood Press
* Badlands, Thomas Biel, Three Towers Press
* Beat Your A-Fib, Steve S. Ryan, PhD, A-Fib, Inc.
* Beautiful Evil Winter, Kelly K. Lavendar, First Edition Design
* Believing the Line, Mark Silverberg, Breton Books
* Belle Vue, Barry G. Gale, AuthorHouse
* Betty's Child, Donald R. Dempsey, Dream of Things
* Confusing the Enemy, Dr. Scott Weiss & Paige Stover, Acanthus Publishing
* Corn Exchange, Helen Vitoria, Wild Chestnut Press
* Dark Elderberry Branch, Llya Kaminsky and Jean Vaslentine (readers), Alice James Books
* Darwinian Happiness, Bj?rn Grinde, The Darwin Press
* Don't Stop Dreaming, Dr. Russell Tomar, MavenMark Books
* Easy Math, Lauren Shapiro, Sarabande Books
* Educating America 101, Paddy Eger, Tendril Press
* Eternal Harvest, Karen Coates, Jerry Redfern (photos), ThingsAsian Press
* Everyone's Universe, Noreen Grice, You Can Do Astronomy
* Exuberence of Meaning, Asen Kirin, Georgia Museum of Art
* Flames in the Ruins, Gerald Holt, Trafford Publishing
* Friends for Life, Patti Donahue, Jennifer Mackinday, Sandy Island Press
* Gandy Dancing, Jean Sands, Antrim House
* Gray Girl, Susan I. Spieth, CreateSpace
* Greek Revival from the Garden, Patricia Moore-Pastides, University of South Carolina Press
* How to Marry the Right Guy, Dr. Charles D. Schmitz and Dr. Elizabeth A. Schmitz, Briarcliff Publishing
* I Am Another You, Priya Kumar, Embassy Books
* Journey Proud, Carolyn Fleming, Trafford Publishing
* Line by Line, Barbara Hacha, MediaMix Productions
* Loving Andrew, Romy Wyllie, CreateSpace
* Map of the Spirit, Michael F. Cantwell MD, MPH, Hillhaven Press
* My Life With Wings, Hal Marcovitz
* Off My Rocker, Kenny Weissberg, Sandra Jonas Publishing
* Reaper, L.S.Murphy, J.Taylor Publishing
* Sacred Desire, Mancy K. Morrison, MD & Sally K Severino, MD, The Templeton Foundation
* Short Leash, Janice gary, Michigan State University Press
* Shutterbug, Buz Sawyers, Savant Publishing
* Sign of the Throne, Melissa Eskue Ousley, Castle Garden Publications
* Sophia Rising, Monette Chilson, Bright Sky Press
* Soul Exchange, Dennis Paul Williams, University of Louisiana of Lafayette Press
* Spellbound, Jennifer Adele, Synthesis 365
* Steel's Treasure, Nick Auclair, On the Fence Writers
* The Bees Are Waiting, Karina Borowicz, Marick Press
* The Biology of Luck, Jacob M. Appel, Elephant Rock
* The Compassionate Warrior, Elsa Marston, Wisdom Tales
* The Devil's Breath, Richard Hicks, Xlibris
* The Entrepreneur Mind, Kevin D. Johnson, Johnson Media, Inc.
* The Field, Tracy Richardson, Luminis Books
* The Fourth Demand, Andy Solomon, BookBaby
* The Last Desperado, Rebecca Rockwell, Outskirts Press
* The Man with the Violin, Kathy Stinson, Annick Press
* The Mourner's Book of Faith, Alan D. Wolfet, Ph.D., Companion Press
* The Rose of Sharon, B S Poh, Good News Enterprise
* The Way North, Ron Riekki (editor), Wayne State University
* The Witch of Maple Park, Robert Tell, RTP Press
* This is Between Us, Kevin Sampsell, Tin House Books
* Tomorrow Comes, Donna Mebane, Starshine Galaxy
* Trust, Inc., Barbara Brooks Kimmel (editor), Next Decade
* Visionary Kitchen, Sandra Young, Beyond Carrots & Kale
* Voices of Pearl Harbor, Sherry Garland, Pelican Publishing
* Warpworld, Kristene Perron, Joshua Simpson, Mint Publishers
* Where I Am Now, Robert Day, BkMk Press
* Wil of God, Carrie Wilson Link, CreateSpace
* Young Soliders Amazing Warriors, Robert H. Sholly, Stonywood Publications

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2013

* A Roller Coaster Down, Mary Lash and Vasant Garcia, Grist Mill Press/CreateSpace
* A Spirituality of Service, Jerry Aaker , Pfeifer-Hamilton
* Adventures of a Gala Guru, Donna Vessey, Gala Gurus Press
* At the Walls of Galbrieth, Alon Shalev, Tourmaline Books
* Black Crow White Lie, Candi Sary, Casperian Books
* Border Crossings, Charles Novacek, 1021 Press
* Buried in the Sky, Peter Zuckerman & Amanda Padoan, WW Norton
* Change-Friendly Leadership, Dr. Rodger Dean Duncan, Maxwell Stone Publishing
* Chiral Mad, Michael Bailey, Written Backwards
* Chojun, Goran Powell, YMAA Publication Center
* Congress of Strange People, Stephanie Lenox, Airlie Press
* Dancing Naked in Dixie, Lauren Clark, Camellia Press
* Detroit's Historic Places of Worship, Marla O. Collum & Barbara Krueger, Wayne State University Press
* Ethical Meltdown, David R. Frazer, Hartz Publishing
* Extraordinary Centenarians in America, Gwen Weiss-Numeroff, Agio Publishing
* From the Block to the Boardroom, Tracey D. Syphax, From the Block 2 the Boardroom
* George Washington, Rod Gragg, Pelican Publishing Company
* Ghost Dance in Berlin, Peter Wortsman, Traveler's Tales/Solas House
* Greetings from Below, David Philip Mullins, Salt Publishing
* Hattie, Anna Bozena Bowen, Small Batch Books
* It Was Only a Moment Ago, William E. Hablitzel, Sunshine Ridge Publishing
* Leaving Early, D.F. Waitt, Hummingbird Knowledge Press
* Let's Hear it for Almigal, Wendy Kupfer, Handfinger Press
* Lilith Rises, Terry R. Lacy, BookBaby
* Lucky's Plott, A Plott Hound Tale, Libby Bagby, AuthorHouse
* Man Overboard, Ric Klass, Seven Locks Press
* Mixed Heritage, Catherine Blakemore, Adams-Pomeroy Press
* New Mexico Historical Biographies, Don Bullis, Rio Grande Books
* No One Else to Kill, Bob Doerr, TotalRecall Publications
* One Last Dance, Mardo Williams, Calliope Press
* Paramhansa Yogananda, Swami Kriyananda, Crystal Clarity Publishers
* People Who Said No, Laura Scandiffio, Annick Press
* Priceless, John C. Goodman, The Indepenent Institute
* Pride and Joy, Kenneth Barish, Ph.D., Oxford University Press
* Red Fields, Jason Poudrier, Mongrel Empire Press
* Robinson Alone, Kathleen Rooney, Gold Wake Press
* Same Same, Doug Smith, Xlibris
* Searching For Friday's Child, Marjorie Irish Randell, Trafford Publishing
* Slum, Dan Carroll, Vanity Press Books
* Sounding, Barry Marks, Negative Capability Press
* SQ21, Cindy Wigglesworth, SelectBooks
* Stop Living in this Land, Woo Myung, Cham Books
* The 4-1-1 Surviving Teenhood, Michele Sfakianos, Open Pages Publishing
* The Color of Hate, Wilma Blair-Reed, iUniverse
* The Devil's Chosen, Robert W. Barker, iUniverse
* The Expedition: Dark Waters, Jason Lewis, BillyFish Books
* The Family ROI Experience, Barbara Fagan-Smith and Lesli Gee, Family ROI
* The Fragile Life, Charlotte Pierce-Baker, Chicago Review Press
* The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction, Rebecca E. Williams, PhD and Julie S. Kraft, MA, New Harbinger Publications
* The Primal Connection, Mark Sisson, Primal Blueprint Publishing
* The Silent Partner, Terrence King, Trafford Publishing
* The War is Language, Nath Jones, self
* Three Years and Eight Months, Icy Smith, East West Discovery Press
* Treachery at Torrey Pines, John Van Vlear, Velvet Room Publishing
* Tremolo, Aaron P. Lazar, Twilight Times Books
* Twelve Mindful Months, Carol Tibbetts, True Nature Press
* Unbroke Horses, D.B.Jackson, Goldminds Publishing
* With Robert Lowell and His Circle, Kathleen Spivak, University Press of New England

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2012

* A Jewish Calendar of Festive Foods, Jane Portnoy, Janelle International
* A New Prospect, Wayne Zurl, Black Rose Writing
* Agewise, Margaret Morganroth Gullette, The University of Chicago Press
* Be Fast or Be Gone, Andreas Scherer, ProChain Press
* Beyond Bullets, Rafak Gerszak, Annick Press
* Blood Clay, Valerie Nieman, Press 53
* Bonyo Bonyo, Vanita Oelschalger, Vanta Books
* Books Will Speak Plain, Julia Miller, The Legacy Press
* Down Right Good, Karen Kelly Boyce, KFR Communications
* End Malaria, Michael Bungay Stanier (ed), The Domino Project
* Green Gospel, L.C. Fiore, Livingston Press
* Highlighting Homeschooling, Bethany Gardiner, M.D., Sticky Tape Press
* Hubble Reveals Creation by an Awe-Inspiring Power, Paul Hutchins, Imagination Publishing-Orlando
* Inspired Nurse, Rich Bluni, RN, Fire Starter Publishing
* Life Before Birth, Arthur Janov, NTI Upstream
* No Ordinary Time, Jan Phillips, Livingkindness Foundation
* Oh, Beautiful, John Paul Godges, Createspace
* Open Winter, Rae Gouirand, Bellday Books
* Pieter Bruegel, Larry Silver, Abbeville Press
* Revealing Eden, Victoria Foyt, Sand Dollar Press
* San Francisco Entertains, Junior League of San Francisco, Junior League of San Francisco
* Spirit Stones, Dianne Ebertt Beeaff, Five Star Publications
* Stress Less, Weigh Less, Holly Mosier, Greenleaf Book Group
* Stumbling into Infinity, Michael Fischman, Morgan james Publishing
* The Chinese Dream, Helen H. Wang, Createspace
* The Foursome, Terry Dodd, Selah Publishing Group
* The Meghan Method, Meghan Carter, GEM Multimedia
* The New Speaking of Sex, Meg Hickling, Northstone
* The Parent's Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum, G. Rith Bork, Lisa King, Jane Thierfeld Brown, AAPC Publishing
* The Survivors, Amanda Havard, Chafie Press
* Too Shy for Show-and-Tell, Beth Bracken, Picture Window Books
* Unguarded Crossing, Bob Brooks, Antrim House
* Visible Horizons, Gene McSweeney, Yawn's Publishing
* Wisconsin's Own, M. Caren Connolly & Louis Wasserman, Wisconsin Historical Society Press

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2011

* 27 Views of Hillsborough, Michael Malone, Eno Publishers
* Aerial Aces of the Universa Newsreel, Phillip W. Stewart, PMS Press
* Amy Barickman's Vintage Notions, Amy Barickman, Amy Barickman
* An Illustrated Introduction to Taoism, Jean C. Cooper, World Wisdom
* Are You a Survivor, Karen Condon, Brown Street Press
* Blood & Volume, Dave Copeland, Barricade Book
* Brain Drain, Charles F. Glassman, MD, RTS Publishing
* Creating a Healthy Life and Marriage, Judith Anne Desjardins, Spirit House Publishing
* Face to Face, Karen Ande, Hope Publishing House
* Finally Growing Up, Ed Morler, Sanai Publishing
* Flavors of Friuli, Elisabeth Antoine Crawford, Equilibrio
* Flying Boats & Spies, Jamie Dodson, OnStage Publishing
* Hands at Work, Iris Graville, Heron Moon Press
* Healey's Cave, Aaron Paul Lazar, Twilight Times Books
* Jacob's Cane, Elisa New, Basic Books
* Lofty Pursuits, Mark Richard Schuster, Brown Books Publishing Group
* Lucky Fish, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Tupelo Press
* MFA in a Box, John Rember, Dream of Things
* Power's Garden, Dianne Ebertt Beeaff, Five Star Publications
* Proving God, Edward F. Sylvia, MTS, Staircase Press
* Resonance, Richard Jackson, Ashland Poetry Press
* Schooner, Tom Dunlop & Alison Shaw, Vineyard Stories
* Senior Birdman, Eldon N. Price, iUniverse
* Sipping from the Nile, Jean Naggar, Stony Creek Press
* Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun, Maria Dismondy, Nelson Publishing
* The Futures, Emily Lambert, Basic Books
* The House of Six Doors, Patricia Selbert, Publishing by the Seas
* The Name of the Nearest River, Alex Taylor, Sarabande Books
* Western Herbs for Martial Artists and Contact Athletes, Susan Lynn Peterson, & Ph.D., YMAA Publication Center
* Why Am I Here?, Matthew Kelly, Beacon Publishing
* Writers and Their Notebooks, Diana M. Raab, University of South Carolina Press

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2010

* A Journey Through Literary America, Thomas Hummel & Tamra Dempsey, Val De Grâce Books
* A Tale of a Business Failure, John D. Davis, Danbury Publishing
* A Temporary Sort of Peace, JIm McGarrah, Indiana Historical Society
* Beyond UFOs, Jeffrey Bennett, Princeton University Press
* Black Tupelo Country, Doug Ramspeck, BkMk Press
* Chippy Chipmunk Parties in the Garden, Kathy M. Miller, Celtic Sunrise
* Cold Case in Ellyson, Susan Anderson, Createspace
* Encounters, Nancy Keeney Forster, Windshadow Press
* Finding Out, Deborah Meem, Michelle Gibson, Jonathan Alexander, Sage
* Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Richard Mack, Quiet Light Publishing
* Herbal Cookery, The St. Louis Society, Favorite Recipies Press
* Mother California, Kenneth E. Hartman, Atlas & Co.
* Necessary Turns, Liz Abrams-Morley, Word Press
* Running on Dreams, Herb Heiman, Autism Asperger Publishing
* Short White Coat, James A. Feinstein, iUniverse
* The American Scene on Paper, various, Georgia Museum of Art
* The Art of Hojo Undo, Michael Clarke, YMAA Publication Center
* The Happy Body, Aniela & Jerzy Gregorek, Jurania Press
* The New Akashic Records, Cheryl Trine, Essential Knowing Press
* The New Holy Wars , Robert H. Nelson, Penn State Press
* The New Path, Swami Kriyanada, Crystal Clarity Publishers
* The Prostitutes of Post Office Street, Frank F Carden, Sol Books
* Voices of the American West, Corinne Platt & Meredith Ogil, Fulcrum Publishing

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2009

* All the Saints of the City of the Angels, J. Michael Walker, Heyday Books
* Blues and Bliss: The Poetry of George Elliot Clarke, Jon Paul Fiorentino (editor), Wilfrid Laurier Press
* Butt Ugly, Lynn Montgomery, Zuzu Petals
* Eclipsed by Shadow, John Royce , Micron Press
* Gattorno: A Cuban Painter for the World, Sean M. Poole, Arte al Dia
* Great Peacemakers, Ken Beller & Heather Chase, LTS Press
* Kafka Comes to America, Steven T. Wax, Other Press
* Maggots in my Sweet Potatoes: Women Doing Time, Susan Madden Lankford, Humane Exposures Publishing
* Managing Thought: How Do Your Thoughts Rule Your World?, Mary J. Lore, Ferne Press
* Pursuit of Light: An Extraordinary Journey, Sandy Brewer, Peach Tree House
* Sic, Brin Friesen, and/or
* Strong Winds Change Lives, Eureka F. Collins, Xullon Press
* Tai Chi Dynamics, Robert Chuckrow, Ph.D, YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
* The Aristotle Quest, Sharon Raye, Parmenides Publishing
* The Demise of Luleta Jones, Mark Allen Boone, Blacksmith Books
* The New Nuns, Amy L. Koehlinger, Harvard University Press
* The President's House, William Seale, White House Historical Association
* Tropical & Garden Flower Identification: Florida, Bahamas, Caribbean, Central America, Graeme Teague, 18 Rabbit Press
* Whistleblower, Richard Hicks, Xlibris

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2008

* A Life Unburdened, Richard Morris, New Trends Publishing
* Clown Girl, Monica Drake, Hawthorne Books
* Crossing the Sands, Ariane Audouin-Dubreuil, Dalton Watson Fine Books
* Discipline, Paco Ahlgren, Greenleaf Book Group
* Dismal Rock, Davis McCombs, Tupelo Press
* How Big Is Your God, Paul Coutinho, S.J., Loyola Press
* In New Mexico Light, Douglas Kent Hall, Museum of New Mexico Press
* Lasting Contribution, Tad Waddington, Agate B2 Books
* One Man's War, Dan A. Baker & Tommy LaMore, Taylor Trade Publishing
* Priscilla McDoodleNut DoodleMcMae Asks Why?, Janet Mary Sinke, My Grandma and Me Publishers
* Reflections in a Critical Eye, Jan Whitt, University Press of America
* Scribal Culture and the Making of the Hebrew Bible, Karel van der Toorn Harvard University Press
* The Roman Triumph, Mary Beard, Belknap Press
* Thinking Organized for Parents and Children, Rhona M. Gordon, Thinking Organized Press
* Thought to Exist in the Wild, Derrick Jensen, Photographs by Karen Tweedy-Holms, No Voice Unheard

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2007

* A Woman at War: Marlene Dietrich Remembered, J. David Riva, Wayne State University Press
* Diabetes: Sugar-Coated Crisis, David Spero, New Society Publishers
* Greene's Summer, Thomas E. Kennedy, Wynkin De Worde
* The Lewis & Clark Trail American Landscapes, Richard Mack, Quiet Light Publishing
* Under Kilimanjaro, Ernest Hemingway, The Kent State University Press

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