PNBA is happy to announce the 2016 Book Awards Shortlist, selected by a committee of independent booksellers from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. From more than 250 nominations, the committee chose the following 12 finalists, written by Northwest authors and published in 2015.
For more author and title information on the finalists, visit PNBA's 2016 Shortlist page. Shortlist titles will be honored with original Book Awards Committee features on NWBookLovers.org over the next several weeks.
PNBA will announce the six winners of the 2016 Pacific Northwest Book Awards in early January.
The 2016 PNBA Shortlist:
Call Me Home by Megan Kruse (Seattle, WA) Hawthorne Books 9780990437000
The Carry Home: Lessons from the American Wilderness by Gary Ferguson (Red Lodge, MT) Counterpoint 9781619024489 / 9781619025837
Children & Other Wild Animals by Brian Doyle (Portland, OR) Oregon State Univ. Press 9780870717543
The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough (Seattle, WA) Arthur A. Levine Books 9780545668347
If I Fall, If I Die by Michael Christie (Galiano Island, BC) Hogarth 9780804140805 / 9780804140829
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (Bainbridge Island, WA) St. Martin's Press 9780312577223
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson (Seattle, WA) William Morrow 9780062190376
This is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison (Bainbridge Island, WA) Algonquin Books 9781616202613
The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History by Thor Hanson (San Juan Island, WA) Basic Books 9780465055999
Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick deWitt (Portland, OR) Ecco Press 9780062281203
Unicorn on a Roll: Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure by Dana Simpson (Auburn, WA) Andrews McMeel 9781449470760
Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America by Bruce Barcott (Seattle, WA) Time Home Entertainment 9781618931405 / 9781618934215
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