2009 Great Lakes Book Awards Finalists

This year’s list of Great Lakes Book Award winners is full of great stories. I’ve linked the titles of the list below to the library catalog – just click to read reviews, see availability, and place a hold on any of the following:

Fiction
Dark Places, Gillian Flynn, Random House
The Great Perhaps, Joe Meno, W.W. Norton
A Reliable Wife, Robert Goolrick, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Starvation Lake, Bryan Gruley, Simon & Schuster
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, David Wroblewski, Harper Collins

General
Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs, and Parenting, Michael Perry, Harper Collins
The Foie Gras Wars, Mark Caro, Simon & Schuster
Horse Soldiers, Doug Stanton, Simon & Schuster
Ripped, Greg Kot, Simon & Schuster
A Splintered History of Wood, Spike Carlsen, Harper Collins

Children’s Chapter Books
After the Trains, Gloria Whelan, Harper Collins
The Blind Faith Hotel, Pamela Todd, Simon & Schuster
I Put a Spell on You, Adam Selzer, Random House
Knucklehead, Jon Scieszka, Penguin Group
The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary, Candace Fleming, Random House
My Brother Abe, Harry Mazer, Simon & Schuster

Children’s Picture Books
Baby Dragon, Amy Ehrlich, Will Hillenbrand (Illus.), Candlewick Press
Birds, Kevin Henkes, Laura Dronzek (Illus.), Harper Collins
Old Bear, Kevin Henkes, Harper Collins
That Book Woman, Heather Henson, David Small (Illus.), Simon & Schuster
The Underwear Salesman, J. Patrick Lewis, Serge Bloch (Illus.), Simon & Schuster

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About Heather Sturm

Director at Manchester District Library
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