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WNC Writers are in the running for Bookseller awards

SOUTHERN BOOK FINALISTS, APRIL 2013

 

Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance have selected this year’s finalists for the 2013 SIBA Book Awards.  Nominations are made by independent bookstores in the South who are members of SIBA; the stores often pass on customers' favorites.

 

Here are the finalists:

 

Fiction

  • A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash (William Morrow & Company)
  • Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain (Ecco Press)
  • The Cove by Ron Rash (Ecco Press)
  • Sea Change by Karen White (New American LIbrary)
  • Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer (St. Martins Press)
  • Stray Decorum by George Singleton (Dzanc Books)

Poetry

  • Descent by Kathryn Stripling Byer (Louisiana State University Press)
  • Permanent Camp by George Ellison (History Press)
  • Thrall by Natasha Trethewey (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Nonfiction

  • The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans by Lawrence N. Powell (Harvard University Press)

  • Down Bohicket Road: An Artist S Journey. Paintings and Sketches by Mary Whyte. with Excerpts from Alfreda S World by Mary Whyte (University of South Carolina Press)
  • Losing My Sister by Judy Goldman (John F. Blair Publisher)
  • My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop by Ron Rice (Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers)
  • Stand Up That Mountain by Jay Erskine Leutze (Scribner Book Company)

Cooking

  • The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook by Cheryl Day & Griffith Day (Artisan)
  • Fred Thompson's Southern Sides: 250 Dishes That Really

    Make the Plate by Fred Thompson (University of North Carolina Press)

  • Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking by Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart (Gibbs Smith Publishers)
  • Around the Southern Table: Coming Home to Comforting Meals and Treasured Memories by Rebecca Lang (Oxmoor House)

Children's

  • Chomp by Carl Hiaasen (Alfred Knopf Books for Young Readers)
  • The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
  • Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin and James Dean (HarperCollins)

Young Adult

  • 34 Pieces of You by Carmen Rodrigues (Simon Pulse)
  • A Million Suns by Beth Revis (Razorbill)
  • Fathomless by Jackson Pearce (Little Brown Books for Young Readers)
  • Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage (Dial Books for Young Readers)


Finalists will be judged by a juried panel of SIBA booksellers, and winners will be announced on July 4, "Independents Day." More information about the SIBA Book Awards can be found at sibaweb.com/siba-book-award.

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