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2013 Ohioana Book Award Finalists

Ohioana Press Release Announcing Finalists May 13, 2013

Winners will be announced in August and honored Friday evening, October 11th

Ohioana Book Award Finalists for Fiction

The Coldest Night by Robert Olmstead - Algonquin Books, 2012

Home by Toni Morrison - Knopf, 2012

Stay Awake: Stories by Dan Chaon - Ballantine Books, 2012

The World We Found: A Novel by Thrity Umrigar - Harper, 2012

Special Category: Fiction Set in Ohio or About an Ohioan by a Non-Ohio Author

Clara and Mr. Tiffany: A Novel by Susan Vreeland* - Random House, 2011

The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier* - Dutton, 2013

Ohioana Book Award Finalists for Nonfiction

Biting the Moon: A Memoir of Feminism and Motherhood by Joanne S. Frye - Syracuse University Press, 2012

The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds by Julie Zickefoose - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012

Earth Works: Selected Essays by Scott Russell Sanders - Indiana University Press, 2012

The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity by Nancy Gibbs* and Michael Duffy - Simon & Schuster, 2012

A Sanctuary of Trees: Beechnuts, Birdsongs, Baseball Bats, and Benedictions by Gene Logsdon – Chelsea Green, 2012

Such a Life by Lee Martin - University of Nebraska Press, 2012

Ohioana Book Award Finalists for About Ohio or an Ohioan

America’s Other Audubon by Joy M. Kiser - Princeton Architectural Press, 2012

Asylum on the Hill: History of a Healing Landscape by Katherine Ziff - Ohio University Press, 2012

Henry Mancini: Reinventing Film Music by John Caps.* - University of Illinois Press, 2012

The Music Professor: A Life Amplified Through Radio and Rock ‘n’ Roll by Jim LaBarbara - Little Miami Publishing Company, 2011

Ohio Jazz: A History of Jazz in the Buckeye State by David Meyers, Candice Watkins, Arnett Howard, and James Loeffler - History Press, 2012

Rust Belt Resistance: How a Small Community Took on Big Oil and Won by Perry Bush - Kent State University Press, 2012

Ohioana Book Award Finalists for Poetry

After the Point of No Return by David Wagoner - Copper Canyon Press, 2012

For(e)closure by Mary Weems - Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2012

A Map of the Lost World by Rick Hilles - University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012

Monks Beginning to Waltz by George Looney - Truman State University Press, 2012

White Papers by Martha Collins - University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012

Ohioana Book Award Finalists for Juvenile Literature

Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson - Nancy Paulsen Books, 2012

His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg: Courage, Rescue and Mystery During World War II by Louise W. Borden - Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2012

Kite Day: A Bear and Mole Story by Will Hillenbrand - Holiday House, 2012

Last Laughs: Animal Epitaphs by J. Patrick Lewis and Jane Yolen,* - Charlesbridge, 2012

What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton - Poppy, 2012

* not Ohioans – Books about Ohio or Ohioans need not be authored by an Ohioan.

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