Final List of Books Submitted to the 2015 Oregon Book Awards

Here is a final list of titles that were submitted to the 2015 Oregon Book Awards. A total of 248 titles were submitted. The finalists will be announced in January 2015.


A Simplified Map of the Real World by Stevan Allred
Ace by Ken Byers
Armed and Delicious by Nathan Aylor
Badge by Art Edwards
Blessed Are the Eagles by Ann Simas
Bravo by Greg Rucka
Broken Angels by Molly Best Tinsley
Burma Baby by Jennifer Egan
Chasing My Sister’s Shadow by Lena Lingemann
Crossing Savage by Dave Edlund
Dancing With Rembrandt by Thomas Lance
Dating 101: A Dating Dorks Re-Entry Into The Dating World by Kristine Akenson
Doctored Truffles by Suzanne Grant
Etched On Me by Jenn Crowell
Fight to Survive by Steven Wheeler
Fire Season by Miles Wilson
Fog of Dead Souls by Jill Kelly
For Spacious Skies by Johnny Sundstrom
Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson
Gregory’s Anomaly by Richard Sessions
Heart of the Current by Crispin Young
Heart-Scarred by Theo Czuk
I Loved You More by Tom Spanbauer
Lee, Lincoln and the American Reunification Treaty by MIchael Metroke
Legitimate Business by Michael Niemann
Mornings in Two Pan by B.K. Froman
My Life in a Nutshell
by Tanya Peterson
Of Angels, Demons and Chopped Chorizo by Michael Pacheco
Outside by Barry Lopez
Pardon Me Miss Brooks… by Walter Lime
Peculiar Pioneer by Howard Robertson
Rabbit a novel(?) by Jared John Smith
Reflections from a Charity Ward by Robert Bolin
River City by Doc Macomber
ROPE by Matty Byloos
Rules for Becoming a Legend by Timothy Lane
Sea of Hooks by Lindsay Hill
So Much a Part of You by Polly Dugan
Southbound by Jason Beem
Spheres of Disturbance by Amy Schutzer
Standing on the Beach by M.J. Cody
Street Justice by Kris Nelscott
SUNLAND by Don Waters
Taste the Purple by Adam Mayer
The Controversial Mayan Queen: Sak K’uk of Palenque
Mists of Palenque Series Book 2 by Leonide Martin
The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld
The Enemy Within by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
The Finding by Sonny Rider
The Free by Willy Vlautin
The God of Sno Cone Blues by Marcia Turnquist
The Gods of Second Chances by Dan Berne
The Korean Word for Butterfly by Jamie Zerndt
The Last Firewall by William Hertling
The Little Bastards by Jim Lindsay
The Natural Dissolution of Fleeting-Improvised-Men by Gabriel Blackwell
The Oregon Variations by William L. Sullivan
The Parable of You by Tony Wolk
The Pieces We Keep by Kristina McMorris
The Plover by Brian Doyle
The Revolution of Every Day by Cari Luna
The Sound of Songs Across the Water by Rob Yardumian
The Spark and the Drive by Wayne Harrison
The Sunset Days of Diamond Boy Howdy by Clayton Harrison Hert
This Is Between Us by Kevin Sampsell
Utterly Heartless by Jan Underwood
When Patty Went Away by Jeannie Burt
Worthy Brown’s Daughter by Phillip M. Margolin


A Majority of One by Charles Deemer
A Question of Mortality by Susan Clayton-Goldner
A Sum of Whirligigs by Sandra Stone
A White Concrete Day by Douglas Spangle
Absence & Presence by Lisa M. Steinman
Cadence by Liz Robinson
Charming Gardeners by David Biespiel
Citizenship by Harold Johnson
Cry of Strange Dreams by Dolores  DeLeon
Etruria by Rodney Koeneke
Firewand by Alan Contreras
Folly by David Axelrod
How Can I Love You (If You Won’t Lie Down?) by Sid  Miller
How I Became an Historian by Penelope Scambly Schott
Iron String by Annie Lighthart
Manzou by Daniel Skach-Mills
Ode to Certain Interstates by Howard Robertson
Odes to the Ki of the Universe by Howard Robertson
One Hour That Morning by Lex Runciman
Pocket of Pure Being by Kurt Abraham
Pool (5 Choruses) by Endi Bogue Hartigan
Rending the Garment by Willa Schneberg
Roots, Reality & Rhyme by Turiya Autry
Siblings by Suzanne Burns
Side Effects by Patricia  Wixon
Small Talk by Peter Sears
Snow White, When No One Was Looking by Donna Prinzmetal
Sorrow Arrow by Emily Kendal Frey
Still Life with Judas & Lightning by Dawn Diez Willis
The Book of Joshua by Zachary Schomburg
The Company of Sharks by Jenny Root
The Last Exotic Petting Zoo by Jessica Tyner
The Last Time Will Be The First by Jeff Alessandrelli
The Life of Oceans by Efrain Diaz-Horna
The Night Guard at the Wilberforce Hotel by Daniel Anderson
The Portland Poems by Suzanne Burns
the small claim of bones  by Cindy Williams Gutierrez
The Space Between by Anna Elkins
The Tao of Shakespeare by Scott Kaiser
The Union of Geometry & Ash by Joshua Booton
The Winter Sun by Jean Esteve
The World Next To This One by Robert McDowell
To That Mythic Country Called Closure by M
Tomorrow Too by Don Colburn
Turn by Wendy Chin-Tanner
Via Lactea by Ellen Waterston
Wanderlust by Carla Perry
West of 101 by Ruth Harrison
What Euclid’s Third Axiom Neglects to Mention About Circles
by Carolyn Moore


A Pot of Soup by Marilyn Stablein Wilkie
Ask the Ancients: Astonishing Advice for Daily Dilemmas by Sylvia Gray
Camping with the Communists by Karen Gilden
Concerto in Q by Alan Contreras
Creativity. Faith. Impotence. by Charles Deemer
Crooked Paths and Abandoned Borders by Kerry Augustyniak
Going Somewhere by Brian Benson
In the Temple of Wolves by Rick Lamplugh
Jam Today Too by Tod Davies
Julia Child Rules by Karen Karbo
LIttle Snowbirds: A Love Story on Wheels by Erin Floresca
Living a Life of Gratitude by Sara Wiseman
Meander Scars by Abby Metzger
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Actors: Telling the Story by Mary Maher
Oregon’s Botanical Landscape: An Opportunity to Imagine Oregon Before 1800 by Frances Stilwell
Physics for Rock Stars by Christine McKinley
Raw Faith by Dr. Marilyn Sewell
Revertigo by Floyd Skloot
Rookies in the Wild by John Riha
Rose City Heist: A True Crime Portland Tale of Sex, Gravy, Jewelry and Almost Rock and Roll by Matt Love
Shadows in the Sun: Healing from Depression and Finding the Light Within by Gayathri Ramprasad
Skeleton in the Closet by Fritz Liedtke
Sleeping Around the Northwest: Horses Think I’m Fun, I Almost Drown a Man, and Other Travel Tales by M.J. Cody
Smell the Blue Sky by Valerie Willman
The Fifth Season by Lisa Ohlen Harris
The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld: A Memoir by Justin Hocking
The Nude Beach Notebook by Barbara J. Scot
The Thorny Grace of It by Brian Doyle
The Waiting by Cathy LaGrow
The Wax Bullet War by Sean Davis
Washing the Bones: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Transformation by Katherine Ingram
When British Honduras Became Belize by Ted W. Cox


Activism and the Olympics: Dissent at the Games in Vancouver and London by Jules Boykoff
Behind the Curve by Joshua Howe
Berta and Elmer Hader: A Lifetime of Art by Joy Hoerner Rich
Big Little Man by Alex Tizon
Bringing Bubbe Home by Debra Gordon Zaslow
Charles M. Russell by Larry Len Peterson
Eliot Ness by Douglas Perry
Enduring Love by Mary Landerberg
Environmental Law For A New Ecological Age by Mary Wood
Firsthand by David Wolman
Freedom and Dialogue in a Polarized World by Sharon Schuman
Heed Your Call by David Howitt
Here on the Edge by Steve McQuiddy
House of the Moon by Donna Conrad
In the Name of God by Cameron Stauth
Judging the Boy Scouts of America: Gay Rights, Freedom of Association, and the Dale Case by Richard J Ellis
Lady in the Dark by Robert Sitton
Licensed to Practice: The Supreme Court Defines the American Medical Profession by James C. Mohr
Lies, Sex and Radio by J.R. & J.K. Wagner
Masked: The Life of Anna Leonowens, Schoolmistress at the Court of Siam by Alfred Habegger
My-Te-Fine Merchant by Fred Leeson
On An Angel’s Wings by Marilyn Lawrence
Pacific Northwest Cheese by Tami Parr
Red White Black by Rick Steber
Salmon, People, and Place by Jim Lichatowich
Sorry About That by Edwin Battistella
Sustainability Principles and Practice by Margaret Robertson
Takilma Tales by Susanne Kindi Fahrnkopf
Tent City Urbanism: From Self-Organized Camps to Tiny House Villages
by Andrew Heben
The Brix Maritime Story: A Century of Towboating and Barging
by Peter Brix
The Next Tsunami by Bonnie Henderson
The Psychology of Search & Rescue by Ronald Glaus
The Soil Will Save Us by Kristin Ohlson
The Vice Clique: Portland’s Great Sex Scandal by George Painter
The Wind in the Bamboo by Edith Mirante
Torment Saint: The Life of Elliot Smith by William Schultz
We Are the Face of Oaxaca by Lynn Stephen
White House Call Girl by Phil Stanford


A Dialogue of Flower & Song by Cindy Williams Gutierrez
Blood on the Books or The Powell’s Play by Nick Zagone
Chagall: 12 Sided Hallway by Kara Skye-Smith
Cottonwood in the Flood by Rich Rubin
Far From the Zoo by Dori Appel
Ghosts in the Canvas by George Taylor
Ithaka by Andrea Stolowitz
Little Red House by John Yunker
Marilyn/MISFITS/Miller by Rich Rubin
One Weekend in October by Rich Rubin
Pompadour by Molly Best Tinsley
POOF by Sandra Stone
Property of Gary by Jim Braly
‘ratio by David Turkel
Remme’s Run by Wayne Harrel
September Twelfth by Rich Rubin
Shadows by Redmond Reams
Tenders of the Feet by Ciji Guerin
The Doll People by Jahnna Beecham
The Pardon by Charles Deemer
The Seven Wonders of Chipping by Cynthia Whitcomb


A Home For Mr. Emerson by Barbara Kerley
Alex the Ant Goes to the Beach by Eric Dickey
B. Bear and Lolly: Off to School by A.A. Livingston
Brownie Groundhog and the Wintry Surprise by Susan Blackaby
Can You See Me Now? by Estela Bernal
Dream Animals by Emily Winfield Martin
Electrical Wizard by Elizabeth Rusch
Ethan’s Trains by Rebekah Choltus
Frosting and Friendship by Lisa Schroeder
Gifts from the Enemy by Trudy Ludwig
Happy Birthday, Baby Mouse by Jennifer Holm
How N’Chinky Came To Love His Father by Sandra Stone
I Wish I Had a Pet Maggie by Maggie Rudy
Of Sorcery and Snow by Shelby Bach
Rufus Goes to School by Kim Griswell
Squish: Fear the Amoeba by Jennifer Holm
The Best Book in the World! by Rilla Alexander
The Big Book of Superheroes by Bart King
The Black Beetle Bug by Kim Kailuweit
The Case of the Wilted Broccoli by William Hertling
The Great Trouble by Deborah Hopkinson
The Tree Lady H. by Joseph Hopkins
Twinkles and the Moon Rabbit by Jonathan Kort
Ukulele Hayley by Judy Cox
Whistle in the Dark by Susan H. Long
World Cup Mouse by Richard Seidman


Chupacabra by Roland Smith
First Daughter by Caitlin Diehl
Heirloom by Sandy Smith
Hope is a Ferris Wheel by Robin Herrera
Oracle by C.W. Trisef
Pagetown by Sydney Culpepper
Rebecca & the Talisman of Time by Batya Podos
The Body in the Woods by April Henry
The Bridge From Me to You by Lisa Schroeder
The Glass Casket by McCormick Templeman
The Moment Before by Suzy Vitello
The Ninth Day by Ruth Feldman
Trailing Tennessee by Cory Mimms
Whisper by Christina Struyk-Bonn
Wild Horse Girl by E.A. Bundy

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