Congratulations! The winners of this year's Great Lakes Book Awards are:
- In fiction: An Unfinished Season by Ward Just (Houghton Mifflin)
General: Bound for Canaan by Fergus M. Bordewich (Amistad/Harper Collins)
Mystery/Intrigue: Tonight I Said Goodbye by Michael Koryta (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's)
Children's: Bucking the Sarge by Christopher Paul Curtis (Wendy Lamb Books/Random House)
The awards, recognizing "excellence in the writing and publishing of books that capture the spirit and enhance awareness of the Great Lakes region," will be presented at a luncheon on Friday, September 30, during the GLBA fall trade show in Rosemont, Ill. Winners will receive $500 and an award designed and produced by Pewabic Pottery, a Detroit maker of art tiles, ceramics and glazes. Winning titles are also featured in the association's holiday catalogue, From Our Shelves to Yours: Books for Giving.