Congratulations to the finalists of the 31st Annual Midwest Book Awards!

Non Fiction - Arts/Photography/Coffee Table Books

Tulips, Chocolate & Silk

by Marguerite Ragnow and Natasha D’Schommer

(James Ford Bell Library)

Saint Paul Almanac

(Arcata Press)

Guardians of Detroit: Architectural Sculpture in the Motor City

by Jeff Morrison

(Wayne State University Press)

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Non Fiction - Autobiography/Memoir

Tucker Lake Chronicle

by Joan Crosby

(Nodin Press)

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The Color of Love

by Marra B. Gad

(Agate Bolden)

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Rebel Poet

by Louis V. Clark III

(Wisconsin Historical Society Press)

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Non Fiction - Biography

The Question is “Why?”

by Eric Steven Zimmer

(Vantage Point Press)

Roses of the Prairie

by Lawayne Leno

(Beaver’s Pond Press)

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Non Fiction - Business

Soar: Indie Author Business Planner

by Delia Remington

(Eagle Heights Press)

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Measure Their Feet

by John Schuler

(Nodin Press)

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Let Me In

by Elaine Koyama

(Beaver’s Pond Press)

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Non Fiction - Children’s & Young Adult

Sport: Ship of the Great Lakes

by Pamela Cameron

(Wisconsin Historical Society Press)

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Hildegard of Bingen

by Demi

(Wisdom Tales Press)

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Hugh Armstrong Robinson: The Story of Flying Lucky 13

by Billie Holladay Skelley

(Amphorae / Goldminds Publishing)

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Non Fiction - Education/Learning

Raising Will

by Katherine Quie

(Wise Ink Creative Publishing)

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Lisa Murphy on Being Child Centered

by Lisa Murphy

(Redleaf Press)

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Acting Out! Avoid Behavior Challenges with Active Learning Games and Activities

by Rae Pica

(Redleaf Press)

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Non Fiction - Family/Parenting

Raising Will

by Katherine Quie

(Wise Ink Creative Publishing)

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Facing Cancer as a Friend

by Heather Erickson

(Connected to the Vine Publishing)

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#Lookup: A Parenting Guide to Screen Use

by Judy Stoffel

(Wise Ink Creative Publishing)

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Non Fiction - Health

Truthspeaking

by Tamarack Song

(Snow Wolf Publishing)

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The Healing Nature Trail

by Tamarack Song

(Snow Wolf Publishing)

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Not Another Breastfeeding Book

by Chelsie Knight

(Beaver’s Pond Press)

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Facing Cancer as a Friend

by Heather Erickson

(Connected to the Vine Publishing)

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Non Fiction - History, General

The Interior Borderlands

by Jon Lauck

(Center for Western Studies)

Spirit of the Indian Warrior

by Michael Fitzgerald

(World Wisdom)

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Non Fiction - History, Regional

Wisconsin Post Office Murals

by David W. Gates Jr.

(Post Office Fans)

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Stringing Rosaries

by Denise Lajimodiere

(North Dakota State University Press)

Ensemble: An Oral History of Chicago Theater

by Mark Larson

(Agate Midway)

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Non Fiction - Humor

The Crooked Lake Chronicles

by Mike Lein

(Jackpine Writers Bloc)

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Tales from the Beach House

by James Aylott

(Beautiful Arch)

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Astonishing Tales

by Matt Geiger

(Henschel Haus)

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Non Fiction - Inspiration

Wonder-Full: Activate Your Inner Superpowers

by Kelly Radi

(Beaver’s Pond Press)

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Survivor’s Obligation: Navigating an Intentional Life

by Chris Stricklin and Joel Neeb

(Elva Resa Publishing)

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Facing Cancer as a Friend

by Heather Erickson

(Connected to the Vine Publishing)

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Non Fiction - Nature

The Healing Nature Trail

by Tamarack Song

(Snow Wolf Publishing)

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One Size Fits None

by Stephanie Anderson

(University of Nebraska Press)

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For Love of a River: The Minnesota

by Darby Nelson

(Beaver’s Pond Press)

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Non Fiction - Recreation/Sports/Travel

Changing Places

by Jeff Appelquist

Dairylandia

by Steve Hannah

(University of Wisconsin Press)

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Non Fiction - Religion/Philosophy

Wormwood and Gall

by RW Holmen

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Still

by Rebecca Bender

(North Dakota State University Press)

Esoterism as Principle and as Way

by Frithjof Schuon

(World Wisdom)

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Non Fiction - Social Science/Political Science/Culture

We’ve Been Here All Along

by R. Richard Wagner

(Wisconsin Historical Society Press)

Stringing Rosaries

by Denise Lajimodiere

(North Dakota State University Press)

Proxmire: Bulldog of the Senate

by Jonathan Kasparek

(Wisconsin Historical Society Press)

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Poetry - Debut

Dear Descendent

by Carol Masters

(Nodin Press)

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Animul/Flame

by Michelle Lewis

(Conduit Books & Ephemera)

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Poetry - General

Teacher/Pizza Guy

by Jeff Kass

(Wayne State University Press)

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Native Species

by Todd Davis

(Michigan State University Press)

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Hitman-Baker-Casketmaker

by Klecko

(Paris Morning Publications)

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Poetry - Regional

Native Species

by Todd Davis

(Michigan State University Press)

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Hunter’s Log: Volumes II & III

by Timothy Murphy

(North Dakota State University Press)

An Hour From Now

by Laurie Allmann

(Nodin Press)

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Fiction - Children’s

New Moon’s Family

by Erika Adams

(Beaver’s Pond Press)

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Esther’s Gragger

by Martha Simpson

(Wisdom Tales Press)

A Letter from Saint Nicholas

by Jay Hornbacher

(Beaver’s Pond Press)

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Fiction - Children’s picture books

New Moon’s Family

by Erika Adams

(Beaver’s Pond Press)

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Hundredth Day Disaster

by Bridget Reistad

(Beaver’s Pond Press)

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Fly-in to the Boonies

by Bob Allen

(Beaver’s Pond Press)

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Esther’s Gragger

by Martha Simpson

(Wisdom Tales Press)

Fiction - Fantasy/SciFi/Horror/Paranormal

What Haunts Us

by Loren Niemi

(Moonfire Publishing)

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Wireless and More Steam-Powered Adventures

by Alex Acks

(Queen of Swords Press)

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The Traveling Triple-C Incorporeal Circus

by Alanna McFall

(Atthis Arts)

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Gardeners of the Universe

by Ronald Peterson

(PTB Books)

Fiction - Literary/Contemporary/Historical

The Light from the Dark Side of the Moon

by Norman Gautreau

(Amphorae Publishing)

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Irreversible Things

by Lisa Van Orman Hadley

(Howling Bird Press)

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Beneath the Flames

by Gregory Lee Rentz

(Three Towers Press)

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Fiction - Mystery/Thriller

Looking for Garbo

by John James Miller

(Amphorae Publishing)

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Figure Eight: A Northern Lakes Mystery

by Jeff Nania

(Little Creek Press)

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Death Spoke

by Leonard Krishtalka

(Anamcara Press)

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Fiction - Romance

Last Call

by Frank Weber

(North Star Press)

Fiction - Short Story/Anthology

Unblinking

by Lisa Lenzo

(Wayne State University Press)

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Shades: Detroit Love Stories

by Esperanza Cintron

(Wayne State University Press)

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On the Banks of the River Sarayu

by Bharati Sen

(Amphorae Publishing)

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Dark Conjurings: A Short Fiction Horror Anthology

by Delia Remington

(Eagle Heights Press)

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Fiction - Young Adult

Cady and the Bear Necklace

by Ann Dallman

(Henschel Haus)

Design - Cover Design

Stringing Rosaries

by Denise Lajimodiere

(North Dakota State University Press)

Irreversible Things

by Lisa Van Orman Hadley

(Howling Bird Press)

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Detroit: Engine of America

by RJ King

(Momentum Books)

Cover art: Kevin Martin and Stephanie King

Design - Illustration

Fly-in to the Boonies

by Bob Allen

(Beaver’s Pond Press)

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Design - Interior Design

Spirit of the Indian Warrior

by Michael Fitzgerald

(World Wisdom)

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Sport: Ship of the Great Lakes

by Pamela Cameron

(Wisconsin Historical Society Press)

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For Dear Life: Women’s Decriminalization and Human Rights

by Carol Jacobsen

(University of Michigan Press)

Designers: Carol Jacobsen and Shaun Bangert

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Design - Total Book Design

Stories from the Wreckage

by John Odin Jensen

(Wisconsin Historical Society Press)

Designer: Percolator Graphic Design

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Sneakyart of Eau Claire

by Nishant Jain

(Beaver’s Pond Press)

Saint Paul Almanac

(Arcata Press)