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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mountains & Plains Regional Book Award (1990-2010)

Info from  Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association accessed 9/14/10

The purpose of these annual awards is to honor outstanding books which are set in our region. The Mountains & Plains region includes Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.

2010 Winners
Adult Fiction: Below Zero: A Joe Pickett Novel by C.J. Box
Adult Nonfiction: The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt & the Fire That Saved America by Timothy Egan
The Arts: Tony Hillerman's Landscape: On the Road with Chee and Leaphorn by Anne Hillerman, photographs by Don Strel
Poetry: Gingko Light by Arthur Sze (Copper Canyon Press)
Children’s chapter book: Artsy-Fartsy by Karla Oceanak, illustrated by Kendra Spanjer

2009 Winners
Adult Fiction: Another Man's Moccasins: A Walt Longmire Mystery by Craig Johnson (Penguin)
Adult Nonfiction: American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon by Steven Rinella
The Arts: Colorado's Wild Horses by Claude Steelman (Wildshots, Inc.)
Regional Reference: Staking Her Claim: Women Homesteading the West by Marcia Meredith Hensley
Children's Chapter Book: Go Big or Go Home by Will Hobbs (HarperCollins)
Children's Picture Book : The Illuminated Desert by Terry Tempest Williams, illus. by Chloe Hedden

2008 Winners
Fiction: The God of Animals by Aryn Kyle
Nonfiction:  The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn by Joseph M. Marshall III
Regional Reference: Great Ranches of the West by Jim Keen
Children's Chapter Book: Wind Rider by Susan Williams
Arts: Adobe Odes by Pat Mora

2007 Winners
Fiction: Cottonwood Saints by Gene Guerin
Nonfiction: Blood and Thunder by Hampton Sides
Arts: Mesa Verde National Park: The First 100 Years by Rose Houk
Children's Chapter Book: The Buffalo and the Indians: A Shared Destiny by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
Regional Reference:

2006 Winners
Adult Fiction A Sudden Country by Karen Fisher
Adult Nonfiction 109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos by Jennet Conant
Young Adult Bear Dancer: The Story of a Ute Girl by Thelma Hatch Wyss
The Arts William Henry Jackson's 'The Pioneer Photographer' by William Henry Jackson,
The Spirit of the West Literary Achievement Award goes to Robert M. Utley

2005 Winners
Adult Fiction: The Work of Wolves by Kent Meyers
Adult Nonfiction: Little Things in a Big Country: An Artist and Her Dog on the Rocky Mountain Front by Hannah Hinchman
Children's Chapter: Searching for Chipeta: The Story of a Ute and Her People by Vickie Leigh Krudwig
Children's Picture Book: Old Coyote by Nancy Wood
Regional Reference: Select Peaks of Greater Yellowstone: A Mountaineering History and Guide by Thomas Turiano
The Arts: The Pueblo Imagination by Lee Marmon

2004 Winners
Adult Fiction: Land That Moves, Land That Stands Still by Kent Nelson
Adult Nonfiction: Hawks Rest: A Season in the Remote Heart of Yellowstone by Gary Ferguson
Children's: Enduring Wisdom: Sayings from Native Americans edited by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve
Regional Reference: Creation of the Teton Landscape by David D. Love
The Arts: Birds of Prey in the American West by Tom Vezo and Richard Glinski

2003 Winners
Adult Fiction: Perma Red by Debra Magpie Earling
Adult Nonfiction: Breaking Clean by Judy Blunt
Children's Chapter: Women Artists of the West: Five Portraits in Creativity and Courage by Julie Danneberg
The Arts: Drawn to Yellowstone: Artists in America’s First National Park by Peter Hassrick

2002 Winners
Adult Fiction: The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint by Brady Udall
Adult Nonfiction: A River Running West by Donald Worster
Children's Chapter: Daniel’s Walk by Michael Spooner
Children's Picture Book: Mountain Men by Andrew Glass
The Arts: Ansel Adams at 100 by John Szarkowski

2001 Winners
Adult Fiction: Winter Range by Claire Davis
Adult Nonfiction: The Blood Runs Like a River Through My Dreams by Nasdijj
Children's: Clarence Goes Out West and Meets a Purple Horse by Jean Ekman Adams
Arts: Painters in the American West by Joan Carpenter Troccoli

2000 Winners
Adult Fiction: Plainsong by Kent Haruf
Adult Nonfiction: Where Rivers Change Direction by Mark Spragg
Adult Nonfiction: Fire on the Mountain by John Maclean
Children's: The Wild Colorado by Richard Maurer

1999 Winners
Adult Fiction: One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
Adult Nonfiction: Lasso the Wind: Away to the New West by Timothy Egan
Children's: Boss of the Plains by Laurie Carlson
Poetry: In Gravity National Park by C.L. Rawlins

1998 Winners
Adult Fiction: The Sky, The Stars, The Wilderness by Rick Bass
Adult Nonfiction: Legends of the American Desert by Alex Shoumatoff
Children's: The Serpent’s Tongue edited by Nancy Wood
Poetry: Blue Horses Rush In by Luci Tapahonso

1997 Winners
Adult Fiction: Sun Dancer by David London
Adult Nonfiction: Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose
Children's: Bill Pickett, Rodeo-Ridin’ Cowboy by Brian & Andrea D. Pinkney
Poetry: Mountains & Rivers Without End by Gary Snyder

1996 Winners
Adult Fiction: Stone Song by Win Blevins
Adult Nonfiction: The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge by Joe Starita
Children's: A Boy Called Slow by Joseph Bruchac
Poetry: My Town by David Lee

1995 Winners
Adult Fiction: Stygo by Laura Hendrie
Adult Nonfiction: Killing Custer by James Welch
Children's: Daily Life in a Covered Wagon by Paul Erickson
Poetry: Loose Woman by Sandra Cisneros

1994 Winners
Adult Fiction: Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver
Adult Fiction: The Death of Bernadette Lefthand by Ron Querry
Adult Fiction: Montana 1948 by Larry Watson

Children's: I Am Lavina Cumming by Susan Lowell
Poetry: So Far From God by Ana Castillo

1993 Winners
Adult Fiction: Cowboys Are My Weakness by Pam Houston
Adult Fiction: The Meadow by James Galvin
Adult Fiction:All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
Adult Nonfiction: Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs by Wallace Stegner

1992 Winners
Four Adult Nonfiction Winners:
Land Circle: Writings Collected from the Land by Linda Hasselstrom
PrairyErth: A Deep Map by William Least Heat-Moon
Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place by Terry Tempest Williams
Songs of the Fluteplayer by Sharman Apt Russell

1991 Winners
Adult Fiction: Mean Spirit by Linda Hogan
Adult Nonfiction: Photographing Montana, 1894-1928: The Life and Work of Evelyn Cameron by Donna M. Lucey
Children's Chapter: Canyons by Gary Paulsen
Poetry: In Mad Love and War by Joy Harjo

1990 Winners
Adult Fiction: The Testimony of Mr. Bones by Olive Ghiselin
Adult Nonfiction: Remote Beyond Compare by John Kessell
Children's Chapter: Bearstone by Will Hobbs
Poetry: What We Have to Live With by Marilyn Krysl

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