2014 Pacific Northwest Book Awards Winners:
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki (Viking)
The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America by Langdon Cook (Ballantine)
We Live in Water: Stories by Jess Walter (Harper Perennial)
Anatomy of Melancholy and Other Poems by Robert Wrigley (Penguin Books)
Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey by Emily Winfield Martin (Random House)
The Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme by Joe Sacco (Norton)
Blasphemy by Sherman Alexie (Grove)
The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison (Algonquin Books)
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (Reagan Arthur Books)
On the Spectrum of Possible Deaths by Lucia Perillo (Copper Canyon Press)
Wild by Cheryl Strayed (Knopf)
Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson (Grove)
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt (Ecco)
Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle by Thor Hanson (Basic Books)
Habibi by Craig Thompson (Pantheon)
The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch (Hawthorne Books)
West of Here by Jonathan Evison (Algonquin Books)
Shards by Ismet Prcic (Black Cat)
The Lonely Polygamist: A Novel by Brady Udall (Norton)
Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes (Atlantic Monthly/El León Literary Arts)
Memory Wall by Anthony Doerr (Scribner)
River House: A Memoir by Sarahlee Lawrence (Tin House Books)
The Atlas of Love by Laurie Frankel (St. Martin's)
The Clearing by Heather Davis (Graphia Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
A Common Pornography: A Memoir by Kevin Sampsell (Harper Perennial)
The Fences Between Us by Kirby Larson (Scholastic Press)
Footnotes in Gaza by Joe Sacco
Heartbroke Bay: A Novel by Lynn D'Urso (Berkley)
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride (Holt)
The Lakotas and the Black Hills: The Struggle for Sacred Ground by Jeffrey Ostler (Viking)
Lean on Pete by Willy Vlautin (Harper Perennial)
The Lonely Polygamist: A Novel by Brady Udall --Winner!
Mariposa Road: The First Butterfly Big Year by Robert Michael Pyle (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes --Winner!
Memory Wall by Anthony Doerr --Winner!
Nashville Chrome by Rick Bass (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
River House: A Memoir by Sarahlee Lawrence --Winner!
Shell Games: Rogues, Smugglers, and the Hunt for Nature's Bounty by Craig Welch (Morrow)
Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus: A Daughter's Civil Rights Journey by Ana Maria Spagna
What We Are: A Novel by Peter Nathaniel Malae (Grove Press)
Work Song by Ivan Doig (Riverhead)
PNBA 2010 Book Award Winners
Winners of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association's 2010 Book Awards, which were selected from more than 200 nominated titles by Northwest authors and published in 2009, are:
The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt & the Fire that Saved America by Timothy Egan
The Collector: David Douglas and the Natural History of the Northwest by Jack Nisbet
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest (Tor)
The Crying Tree by Naseem Rakha (Broadway)
All in a Day by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Nikki McClure
2009 Book Awards:
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
William Stafford Memorial Poetry Award
Selected Poems: 1970-2005 by Floyd Skloot
Lifetime Achievement Award
The Good Dog, Carl series by Alexandra Day
Wild Beauty: Photographs of the Columbia River Gorge, 1867-1957 by Terry Toedtemeier
American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon by Steven RinellaDave Boling. Guernica
2008 Award Winners:
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman AlexieTree of Smoke by Denis Johnson
Dancing with Rose: Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimer's by Lauren KesslerReturning to Earth by Jim Harrison
The God of Animals by Aryn KyleBad Monkeys by Matt Ruff
2007 Award Winners
Long Journey: Contemporary Northwest Poets by David Biespiel
Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
God Laughs and Plays by David James Duncan
Gemini Summer by Iain Lawrence
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
2006 Award Winners:
Six titles have won the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association's 40th annual Book Awards, which recognize "exceptional books written by Northwest authors." The association's award committee of independent booksellers from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska selected the titles. The winners will be celebrated at a banquet Friday, March 17, at the PNBA's spring trade show in Seattle.
The Language of Baklava: A Memoir by Diana Abu-Jaber of Portland, Ore., and Miami, Fla.
Rogue River Journal: A Winter Alone by John Daniel of Elmira, Ore.
The Highest Tide: A Novel by Jim Lynch of Olympia, Wash.
How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets by Garth Stein of Seattle, Wash.
William Stafford Memorial Poetry Award: Approximately Paradise by Floyd Skloot of Amity, Ore.
Children's Book Award: Hotel Deep: Light Verse from Dark Water by Kurt Cyrus of Eugene, Ore.