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Friday, September 18, 2009

Great Lakes Book Awards (2009)

Finalists for the 2009 Great Lakes Book Awards, honoring books with "a Great Lakes theme or setting or . . . written by an author living in the region," are:

Dark Places: A Novel by Gillian Flynn
The Great Perhaps: A Novel by Joe Meno -- Winner!
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
Starvation Lake: A Mystery by Bryan Gruley
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs, and Parenting by Michael Perry (HarperCollins)
The Foie Gras Wars by Mark Caro (Simon & Schuster) -- Winner!
Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton (Simon & Schuster)
Ripped by Greg Kot (Simon & Schuster)
A Splintered History of Wood by Spike Carlsen (HarperCollins)

Children's Chapter Books
After the Train by Gloria Whelan
The Blind Faith Hotel by Pamela Todd -- Winner!
I Put a Spell on You: From the Files of Chrissie Woodward, Spelling Bee Detective by Adam Selzer
Knucklehead by Jon Scieszka
The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary by Candace Fleming
My Brother Abe by Harry Mazer

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

Winners will be announced in late August and be honored Friday, October 2, at GLIBA's fall trade show in Cleveland, Ohio.

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