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Books Submitted for the 2014 Oregon Book Awards

The deadline to submit books for consideration to the 2014 Oregon Book Awards was Friday, August 30.

 Literary Arts received 233 books as submissions for the Oregon Book Awards. That number reflects 53 more books than last year, and the most that have ever been submitted for consideration.

Finalists will be announced in January 2014. Here is the final list of books submitted in each category.

Fiction    53 titles submitted

6×6 by Stella Brown
A Brilliant Novel in the Works by Yuvi Zalkow
A Very Public Eye by Lori L Lake
All She Ever Wanted by Rosalind Noonan
Anything by Robert McBride
Back to the High Desert by Robert Emerson
Beneath Rose City by Tracy O’Sullivan
Bleed Through by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Cage of Privilege by Lane L Lansing
Close Is Fine by Eliot Treichel
Courting Cate by Leslie Gould
Disorder by Dan DeWeese
Dora: A Headcase by Lidia Yuknavitch
Dry Rot by S.L. Stoner
Eight Girls Taking Pictures by Whitney Otto
Ex-Boyfriend on Aisle 6 by Susan Jackson Rodgers
Featured Extras by Christopher Blair
Finding Annie by Michael Matthews
Ghostman by Roger Hobbs
Graphic the Valley by Peter Brown Hoffmeister
Happy Talk by Richard Melo
Henry by Michael Strelow
In This Hollow Valley by Jack Halifax
Jumping the Gun by Lori L Lake
Leave of Absence by Tanya J. Peterson
Lucy’s Fence by Carol Duncan Sweet
Magician’s Choice by Stefon Mears
Nor’westering by T.C. Tornay
Novel Ideas by K.B. Dixon
Nyx by D.M. Livingston
Occupy Life by Willia M. Badrick
Our Frail Blood by Peter N. Malae
Packer and Jack by Rachel Hoffman
Psychopomp Volume One by Amanda Sledz
Riders of the Tides by Frederick Cooper
Tattered Lace by Suzanne Grant
The Case of D. B. Cooper’s Parachute by William L. Sullivan
The Christmas Carol Murders by Christopher Lord
The Honeylicker Angel by Anna Elkins
The Missing Italian Girl by Barbara Pope
The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
The Pet Thief by Kassten Alonso
The Shelter Cycle by Peter Rock
The Sparks Fly Upward by Jon Correll
The Stone of Shadows by Rebecca Finley
The Stud Book by Monica Drake
The Sweetwater Trail by Nancy Campbell
The Unreal and the Real: Vol 1 by Ursula K Le Guin
The Unreal and the Real: Vol 2 by Ursula K Le Guin
There’s A Somebody by Stephen Long
Transportation by Nancy Rommelmann
Warriors of Sukra by Chloe Hagerman

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher

Poetry    51 titles submitted

A Scripture of Crows by Charles Goodrich
American Dust Revisited by Brian S Ellis
Anuk Ite: Double-Face Woman by Dorothy Black Crow
Axis Mundi by Karen Holmberg
Blood Sisters of the Republic by Wendy Willis
Bloom and Bloom and Bloom by Rodger Moody
Can Anybody Hear Me? by Jamieson V LaRene
Congress of Strange People by Stephanie Lenox
Continuing Bridge by Melanie Green
Controlled Hallucinations by John Sibley  Williams
Ghost Wife by Suzanne Burns
Hearts, Hopes, and Halos by Ryan Cunningham 
How Singular and Fine by Ruth Harrison
How Things Were; How Things Are by Terry Melton
In The White Room by Elizabeth McLagan
In This Forest of Monks by Daniel Skach-Mills
In This Vast Sea of Stars by Patrick Joseph Leach
Incarnadine by Mary Szybist
Inner Earthquakes by Esther Elizabeth
Just This by Margaret Chula
Landscape with Female Figure by Andrea Hollander  
Life Cycle by Dena  Rash Guzman
Like the Sun in Storm by Ralph Salisbury
Lillie Was a Goddess, Lillie Was a Whore by Penelope Scambly Schott
Lost Transmissions by David Memmott
Lovesong for Dufur by Penelope Scambly Schott
Mayakovsky’s Revolver by Matthew Dickman
midnight the blues by Frank Rossini
Mile Zero by Ryan Bradley
Morning’s Promise: Poetic Moments in His Presence by Jennifer Anne F. Messing
Odes to the Ki of the Universe by Howard Robertson
Of Earth by John Daniel
Oregon by Henry Carlile
Poems Along the Way by Sandra K. Ellston
Poetic Scientifica by Leah Noble Davidson
Self Portrait/Sixteen Sevenlings by Rodger Moody
Sexual Boat by James Gendron
Steptoe Butte by Bill Siverly
The Accidentalist by Wm. Vandoren Wheeler
The Book of Baruchio by Bruce Barton
The Caged and The Dying by John Noland
The Children’s War by Shaindel Beers
The Declarable Future by Jennifer Boyden
The Parachute Jump Effect by Judith Arcana
Thin Skin by Drew Myron
Understory by Paulann Petersen
Vivaldi, an Autobiography by Michael Hanner
We Say Ourselves by Timothy J Whitsel
We Were Warriors by Johnny No Bueno
Willingly Would I Burn by Laura LeHew
Without A Map by Gary L. Lark

Graphic Literature  15 titles submitted
Between Gears by Natalie Nourigat
Big Plans by Aron Nels Steinke
Bucko by Jeff Parker
Calling Dr. Laura by Nicole Georges
Everybody Gets It Wrong! by David Chelsea
Extreme Babymouse by Jennifer & Matthew Holm
Frank Reade by Paul Guinan
Habibi by Craig Thompson
How Mirka Met a Meteorite by Barry Deutsch
If Money Could Shout by Paul Nourigat
Journalism by Joe Sacco
Ms. Baross Goes to Mexico by Jan Baross
Oil and Water by Steve Duin and Shannon Wheeler
Squish: Game On! by Jennifer & Matthew Holm

Terra Tempo by David Shapiro

Creative Nonfiction   29 titles submitted

100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do by Kim Stafford
Almost Finished by J.K. Bowen-Jones
Big Topics at Midnight by    Nancy Thurston
Counterclockwise by   Lauren Kessler
Dandelion Hunter by Rebecca  Lerner
El Salvador Could Be Like That by Joseph Frazier
Ex-Rich Girl Tells All by Kami Corban
God is Disappointed in You by Mark Russell
Goodbye to the Nervous Apprehension by Michael Heald
Keeping the Swarm by George Venn
Let Me Clear My Throat by Elena Passarello
Let Them Be Eaten By Bears   by Peter Brown Hoffmeister
Mom, I’m Not a Kid Anymore   by Sue Sanders
My Sicilian Nanna: A Memoir  by Peter J. Pedone
Of Walking In Rain by Matt Love
Reaching by Grace Peterson
So Far, So Good by Ralph Salisbury
Tea and Trouble Brewing by Dorcas Smucker
The Brass Bell by Camille Cole
The Honorable Obscurity Handbook by Mark Allen Cunningham
The Inmost House by Sandra Stone
The Next Scott Nadelson by Scott Nadelson
The Suffering and Celebration of Life in America by Shane Bugbee
This Is Why by Leland Spencer
Too Cold to Snow by Sue Fountain
Wedlocked by Jay Ponteri
Welcome to Oregon by Stella Brown
Wil of God by Carrie Wilson Link

Without Utterance by Ruth Resch

General Nonfiction   49 titles submitted
Across the Quad by Louis J. Masson
Affecting Grace by Kenneth S Calhoon
An Artist Looks at Ice Age Art by George & Phyllis Johanson
Ava Helen Pauling by Mina Carson
Better Off Without Em by Chuck Thompson
Breakfast: A History by Heather Arndt Anderson
Breaking Chains by R. Gregory Nokes
Bruce by Peter Ames Carlin
California Condors in the Pacific Northwest by Jesse D’Elia
Cascade Summer by Bob Welch
Charles Schwab and the US Government by Wayne Pierce
Chasing Alaska by C.B. Bernard
Culture Wars in British Literature by Tracy Prince
Cut by  Stapled by  and Mended by Roanna Rosewood
Duel with the Devil by Paul Collins
Eruption! by Elizabeth Rusch
Everyday Bicycling by Elly Blue
Everyday Reading by Mike Chasar
Favorite Hikes of the Applegate by Diana Coogle
Fire in the Dark by Ron  Talarico
From Bach to the Beatles by K. R.  Hillyer
Heroic Vignettes by Tami Richards
High School Prom by Ann Anderson
I’ll Show You Mine by Greg Gerding
Inside Oregon State Hospital by Diane Goeres-Gardner
Legendary Truths by Kenneth L Johnston
Lincoln and Oregon Country Politics in the Civil War Era by Richard W. Etulain
Masters of the Word by William Bernstein
Motion by  Emotion and Love by Thomas Mark
Nisei Soldiers Break Their Silence by Linda Tamura
O Pilot! by Steven  E. Woods
Oregon Geology by Elizabeth Orr
Oregon’s Doctor to the World by Kimberly Jensen
Our House in the Clouds by Judy Blankenship
Power Plays by Ted Case
Rough Enough by Richard H. McBee
Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War Against Apartheid by Alan Wieder
Standing at the Water’s Edge by Charles Johnson
The Adrenaline Junkie’s Bucket List by Christopher van Tilbury
The Approaching Great Transformation by Joel Magnuson
The Business of Baby by Jennifer Margulis
The Complicity of Friends by Martin Raitiere
The Evangelicals You Don’t Know by Tom Krattenmaker
The Healing Paradox by Steven Goldsmith
The Mouth is for Talking by Ron Talarico
Untouchable by Randall Sullivan
Wild Money by Suzan Luna Jaffe

Word Up! by Marcia Johnston

Children’s Literature   21 titles submitted

Alphie a Yellowstone Wolf Pup by Brian A. Connolly
Calvin Coconut: Extra Famous by Graham Salisbury
Calvin Coconut: Rocket Ride by Graham Salisbury
Ellie’s Log by Judith L. Li
I’m not perfect. So what? by Julie Dahnke
Josh Anvil and the Pivotal Weapon by Bruce Arrington
Knit Your Bit by Deborah Hopkinson
Mary Ann’s Flying Basket by Mary Ann Bullard
Monsters Under Bridges by Rachel Roellke Coddington
One Lucky Flower by Elizabeth King Gerlach
Patches Catches the Sargo County Cattle Rustler by Mark Niemann-Ross
 Precocia: The Sixth Circle of Heck by Dale E. Basye
Promise of Wings by Lena Lingemann
Rainy Day Poems by James McDonald
Super Chicken! by Rebecca Purcell
The Favorite Daughter by Allen Say
The Mighty Quinn by Robyn Parnell
The World Is Waiting for You by Barbara Kerley
Through the Milky Way On A PB&J by James McDonald
Under Wildwood by Colin Meloy

Wooden Bones by Scott Carter

Young Adult Literature  14 titles submitted

A Surprising God by James V. Parker
Amber House by Kelly Moore
Captives by Jill Williamson
ChinAlive by Bob Jonas
Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor
Falcon in the Glass by Susan Fletcher
In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
Lily the Silent by Tod  Davies
Salvation by Anne Osterlund
Saucerville by Jordan Hofer
The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry
The Theory of Everything by Kari Luna Wrath of the Caid by Joe O’Neill

Written in Stone by Rosanne Parry

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