Here is a list of titles that have been submitted to the 2017 Oregon Book Awards. The finalists will be announced in January 2017.

FICTION
A Great Length of Time by Joyce Cresswell
A Killer Ball at Honeychurch Hall by Hannah Dennison
A Soldier’s Son by Jack Estes
Between You and Me by Scott Nadelson
Bitter is the Wind by Jim McDermott
Burdy by Karen Spears Zacharias
Chicago by Brian Doyle
Coffee Monsters by Ophelia Darkly
D.N.A. by Sue Drafahl
Domestic Secrets by Rosalind Noonan
Dryland by Sara Jaffe
Epic [Life] by Willia M. Badrick
Every Anxious Wave by Monique Daviau
The Folly of Loving Life by Monica Drake
Fuzzy Logic by Maren Anderson
The Geography of Water by Mary Emerick
Ghosts from the Mountains of Madness by Donald McEwing
The Ghosts of Ukuthula by Rick McBee
The Hidden Letters of Velta B. by Gina Ochsner
The House of Baric (Part 1) by Jillian Bald
In the House of Memory by Gary L. Lark
It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way by Dale Vidmar
Kill Process by William Hertling
Landfall by Ellen Urbani
The Lost Journals of Sylvia Plath by Kimberly Knutsen
Lost Kin by Steve Anderson
Man and Wife by Katie Chase
Marrow Island by Alexis Smith
My Last Continent by Midge Raymond
Ochoco Reach by Jim Stewart
The Patron Saint of Necromancers by Stefon Mears
People Like You by Margaret Malone
Red Reins by S. G. Courtright
The Remnants by Robert Hill
The Scent of Apple Tea by Valerie Ihsan
Seattle: A Novella by M. F. McAuliffe
The Shifting Winds by Janet Fisher
Sting of the Sapphire Scorpion by G.B. Lawrence
Twenty-Four Shadows by Tanya Peterson
Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick deWitt
Wrong Highway by Wendy Gordon
Wyo by Clay Hutto

POETRY
A Tale of Magicians Who Puffed Up Money That Lost Its Puff
by Kaia Sand
Adriatica by Michael Hanner
Approaching Winter by Floyd Skloot
Available Light by Joel Kabakov
Blueprints by Tim Applegate
The Body, A Tree by Amy MacLennan
The Book of Cold Mountain by Camerson Keller Scott
Breakfast: 43 Poems by Coleman Stevenson
Bunch of Animals by Henry Hughes
The Business by Stephanie Lenox
Coherer by Alicia Cohen
The Constellation of Extinct Stars by Scot Siegel
Divinity School by Alicia Jo Rabins
Everyone in this Movie Gets Paid by Dan Raphael
The Everywhere Oracle by Caryl Ann Casbon
Expecting Something Else by A.M. O’Malley
The Ghost of Rabbie Burns: An American Poet’s Journey Through Scotland
by Laurence Overmire
Grit & Whimsy by Karen Braucher Tobin
Here From Somewhere Else by Judith Arcana
The Heron Place by David Oates
Hope Speaks by Howard Robertson
The House of Nobody Home by Nancy Carol Moody
How Light Reaches Us by Kristin Berger
Lucinda by John Beer
Mrs. Schrodinger’s Breast by Quinton Hallett
Murderous Glamour by Kake Huck
No Acute Distress by Jennifer Richter
No Confession, No Mass by Jennifer Perrine
No Shade In Aztlan by Michael Berton
Ocean’s Laughter by Tricia Knoll
Old Dogs, New Tricks by Clemens Starck
Our Emotions Get Carried Away Beyond Us
by Danielle Cadena Deulen
Partly Fallen by Deborah Akers
The Pocketknife Bible by Anis Mojgani
Popular Music by Kelly Schirmann
Sea-Level Nerve (Book Two) by James Grabill
Setting the Fires by Darlene Pagan
Sometimes We Walk With Our Nails Out by Sarah Bartlett
the task of falling rain by Shirley Plummer
Thirteen by Steve Williams
To The Poet Listening by Arn Strasser
Two Sides of the Door by Esther Elizabeth
Unfolding the Field by Michael Spring
The Way Is Love by Philip Berk
We Denizens by Jennifer Coleman
What Makes an Always by Jessica Tyner
When We Were Birds by Joe Wilkins
White Noise Lullaby by Amy Miller
whosoever has let a minotaur enter them, or a sonnet
– by Emily Carr

DRAMA
3 Plays About Family by Charles Deemer
Arlington by Victor Lodato
BabyLand by Rich Rubin
Berlin Diary by Andrea Stolowitz
Broken Promises by Olga Sanchez Saltveit
Caesar’s Blood by Rich Rubin
Chrysalis by Matthew Zrebski
Class Act by Rich Rubin
Dark Rider by Cynthia Whitcomb
The Death Cycle: 3 one act plays by Charles Deemer
Deception by Nancy P. Moss
Love me, Fuseli by John Freed
New and Used by Gay Monteverde
One Bad Mother by David Turkel
Rimbaud’S Daughter in Louisiana (or the Drunken Pirogue)
by Steve Patterson
The Shadow Testament by Sue Mach
Successful Strategies by Andrea Stolowitz
Swimming Upstream by Rich Rubin
Under The Yew Tree by Ron Lee
Want Fries With That? by Cynthia Whitcomb
Words That Burn by Cindy Williams Gutierrez
The Yellow Wallpaper by Sue Mach
Zilla and Zoe by Jessica Scalise

CREATIVE NONFICTION
Accidental Addict by Linda Crew
All the Things We Never Knew by Sheila Hamilton
Amazing Modern-Day Miracles by Suzanne Frey
Angels with Dirty Faces by Walidah Imarisha
Asphalt Asylum by Steve Theme
Back Seat with Fish: A Man’s Adventures in Angling and Romance
by Henry Hughes
Community Chest by Natalie Serber
Crackers by Bill Merritt
Death Confetti by Jennifer Robin
Dog Gone by Pauls Toutonghi
Growing Up Twice by Aaron K Douglas
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein
It Takes More Than Legs To Stand by Lyla Swafford
Jeannie’s Journey by Linda Tilson Davis
Life Without a Recipe by Diana Abu-Jaber
Pure Act by Michael McGregor
Raising the Barre by Lauren Kessler
Temperance Creek by Pamela Royes
The Car(di)nal Mind by Jim Hills
The End of My Career by Martha Grover
The End of Protest by Micah White
The Funeral Papers by Josh Gross
The Joy of Swimming by Lisa Congdon
Vagabonda by A. Lynn Ash
Violation: collected essays by Sallie Tisdale
We Were Meant To Be a Gentle People by Dao Strom

GENERAL NONFICTION
A Mighty Case Against War: What America Missed in U.S. History Class
And What We (All) Can Do Now by Kathy Beckwith
A Woman’s Guide to the Wild by Siobhan Ruby McConnell
Apocrypha Now by Mark Russell
Art Pollard – The Life and Legacy of a Gentleman Racer by Bob Kehoe
Cider Made Simple by Jeff Alworth
Drawn Together by Sybilla Avery Cook
Embracing a Western Identity by Ellen Eisenberg
Eve of a Hundred Midnights by Bill Lascher
Great Tide Rising by Kathleen Dean Moore
The Heroes of Hosingen by Alice Flynn
Infinite Awareness by Marjorie Hines Woollacott
The Last Love Song by Tracy Daugherty
The Nature of Bend by Leeann Kriegh
Portlandness: A Cultural Atlas by David Banis
Power Games by Jules Boykoff
Rhythm in the Rain: Jazz in the Pacific Northwest by Lynn Darroch
Shaping the Public Good by Sue Armitage
We Were Feminists Once by Andi Zeisler
Wealth Woman by Deb Vanasse

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
Avenging the Owl by Melissa Hart
Beatrix Potter and the Unfortunate Tale of a Borrowed Guinea Pig
By Deborah Hopkinson
The Best Worst Thing by Kathleen Lane
Brave Like Me by Barbara Kerley
Hannah and Sugar by Kate Berube
Hook’s Revenge by Heidi Schulz
How to Capture an Invisible Cat by Paul Tobin
Lowriders to the Center of the Earth by Cathy Camper
Make Way for Readers by Judy Sierra
Mary Cassatt: Extraordinary Impressionist Painter
by Barbara Herkert
Poop is Power by Robin Koontz
Ricky’s Atlas by Judith L. Li
So, You Want to Be a Coder? by J.M. Bedell
Steamboat School by Deborah Hopkinson
Tessalation! by Emily Grosvenor
The Calendula Flower by Heather L Nelson
The Girl in the Tower by Lisa Schroeder
The Otter by Cynthia Rylant
The Turn of the Tide by Rosanne Parry
The Ugly Dumpling by Stephanie Campisi
There Is A Leaf on Our Tree! by Rebekah Choltus

YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE
A Bandit’s Tale by Deborah Hopkinson
A Series of Small Maneuvers by Eliot Treichel
Arabella of Mars by David D. Levine
Behind the Waterfall by Molly Best Tinsley
Courage & Defiance: Stories of Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in WWII Denmark by Deborah Hopkinson
Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes
In The Fat by Sally Lehman
Klickitat by Peter Rock
Property of the State by Bill Cameron
Siren Spell by Cidney Swanson
The Edge by Roland Smith
The End of Fun by Sean McGinty
The Girl I Used to Be by April Henry
The Last Great Adventure of the PB&J Society by Janet Sumner Johnson
The Magic Mirror by Susan H. Long
The Sixteen Burdens by David Khalaf
The Steep & Thorny Way by Cat Winters
The Way Back from Broken by Amber Keyser
This is the Part Where You Laugh by Peter Brown Hoffmeister
What Was Hurricane Katrina? by Robin Koontz
Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

Books Submitted to the 2017 Oregon Book Awards