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List of Books Submitted to the 2019 Oregon Book Awards

Here is a final list of titles that were submitted to the 2019 Oregon Book Awards. A total of 178 titles were submitted. Books by Oregon authors with an original publication date between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018 were eligible. For the drama award, scripts by Oregon authors that were published or had their first public performance or public reading between August 1, 2016 and August 31, 2018 were eligible. The finalists will be announced on January 22, 2019.


A Bend in the Willow by Susan Clayton-Goldner
Acquaintance by Jeffrey Stookey
All Coyote’s Children by Bette Lynch Husted
ATACAMA by Sherry Leonard
BigFoot Moon by A.B. Paulson
Bonnie & Clyde: Dam Nation by Clark Hays
Canned Tuna by David Memmott
Chicago Blues by Jeffrey Stookey
Dale + Vanessa by Clay Hutto
Debriefing the Dead by Kerensa Brougham
Don’t Skip Out on Me by Willy Vlautin
Every Other Weekend by Zulema Renee Summerfield
French Exit by Patrick deWitt
Ghost Ranch by Carole T. Beers
Gielgud by Dan DeWeese
Guardian Angels and Other Monsters by Daniel H. Wilson
Havana Libre by Robert Arellano
Jagdlied by Gary Lloyd Noland
Last Rights by Charles Deemer
Mammother by Zachary Schomburg
Parts per Million by Julia Stoops
Planet Grim: Stories by Alexandra Clark Behr
Red Clocks by Leni Zumas
Smoke City by Keith Rosson
Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris
Talk Show by Jeffrey Michael Tinkham
The Bounty Huntress by John Riha
The Day When Birds Come Back by Deborah Reed
The Finding of Angels or Demons by Sonny Rider
The Fourth Corner of the World by Scott Nadelson
The Maw by Taylor Zajonc
The Moby-Dick Blues by Michael Strelow
The River by Starlight by Ellen Notbohm
The Third Victim by Phillip M. Margolin
The Verdun Affair by Nick Dybek
Up Beaver Creek by Sue Lick
Whiskey When We’re Dry by John Larison
Woodswork: New and Selected Stories of the American West by Miles Wilson
Zetty by Debra Whiting Alexander


A Long Late Pledge by Wendy Willis
Along the Flaggy Shores: Poems from West Clare by Carlos Reyes
An Empty Bowl by Pepper Trail
As Clean as a Bone by Emmett Wheatfall
Body & Glass by Rodney Koeneke
Born by Jon Boisvert
BOYS by Suzanne Burns
Constellations of My Body by Jessica Tyner Mehta
Coolth by Hajara Quinn
Daughters, Here | Daughters, Gone: Poems by Scot Siegel
Detached Palace Garden by Harold Bowes
Dirt Eaters by Eliza Rotterman
Echolocation by Kristin Berger
Everywhere I Find Myself by Leah Stenson
Findings by Marianne Werner
Firewood Blossoms by Kazumi Heshiki
Fireworks by Jules Boykoff
House of the Cardamom Seed by Penelope Scambly Schott
In the Time of the Queen by Alan Contreras
Instant Killer Wig by Dan Kaplan
Intimate Distance: Poems by John Campbell
Ladder to the Light by Beth Wood
Laying By by Vincent Wixon
Life Expectancy by Kirsten Rian
Litany for Wound and Bloom by Judith H. Montgomery
Long Love by Judith Barrington
Nightfall by Bill Siverly
Open Your Mouth Like a Bell by Mindy Nettifee
Poetic Stuff by Ralph Bunch
Riddle Fish Hook Thorn Key by Kelly Terwilliger
Small Gods by Matthew Minicucci
Spirit Under Construction by Jerry Harp
Student of the Hippocampus by Casey Bush
Terrain by Arn Strasser
The Hotsy Totsy Ballroom by Toni Thomas
The Making of a Matriot by Frances Payne Adler
The Open Hand by David Axelrod
The Power of Woman by C. Steven Blue
The Trouble with New England Girls by Amy Miller
Tin Coyote by Janice D. Rubin
Until we are Level Again by José Angel Araguz
When I Die Tell Them This by Esther Elizabeth

And Now We Have Everything by Meaghan O’Connell
Beach Bum: A Life in Pieces by Robert Freedman
Country Grit by A Farmoir of Finding Purpose and Love by Scottie Jones
Eats of Eden: A Foodoir by Tabitha Blankenbiller
Far From Home by Antoinette Kennedy
From the Hamster Wheel to Happiness in 10 easy steps by Helen Picca
Handmade by Gary Rogowski
Homing Instincts by Dionisia Morales
Incalculable Loss by manuel arturo abreu
KILLING IT: An Education by Camas Davis
Lush by Kerry Cohen
My Music Man by Dede Montgomery
Now I can See the Moon by Alice Tallmadge
Okay Fine Whatever by Courtenay Hameister
Search and Rescue by Christopher Van Tilburg
Slide! by Carl Wolfson
Stark Truths by Gillian P Herbert
The Bird That Swallowed the Music Box by Anita Sullivan
The Education of a Young Poet by David Biespiel
The Gospel of Trees by Apricot Anderson Irving
The Writer’s Crucible by Philip Kenney
Up Up by Down Down by Cheston Knapp
Wedding in Yangshuo by Linda Crew

100 Things to do in Portland by Oregon Before You Die by Ann Smith
A Different Vision: A Revolution Against Racism in Public Education by Susan Bartley
A Glimpse Into History by Michael McClosky
Between the Bullet and the Lie: Essays on Orwell by Kristian Williams
Birding Without Borders by Noah Strycker
Crash Course by Julie Doran Whipple
Dangerous Subjects by Kenneth R. Coleman
Goodnight by L.A. by Kent Hartman
In Defense of Wyam: Native-White Alliances and the Struggle for Celilo Village by Katrine Barber
It Hurts: A Practical Guide for Pain Management by Kern A. Olson
Montessori Topics of Interest by Mary Da Prato
Power in the Telling: Grand Ronde by Warm Springs and intertribal Relations in the Casino Era by Brook Colley
Ray Stanford Strong: West Coast Landscape Artist by Mark Humpal
Short Manual on the Big Topics in Psychotherapy by Pamela V. Church
Spiraling Madness by Sebastian de Assis
The Insignificance of an Insignificant Place by Tad Savinar
The Parent’s Guide to Climate Revolution: 100 Ways to Build a Fossil-Free Future by Raise Empowered Kids by And Still Get A Good Night’s Sleep by Mary DeMocker
The Troubled Life of Peter Burnett by R. Gregory Nokes
To the Bridge by Nancy Rommelmann
Truce! A Physician Makes Peace with Chronic Pain by Thomas Bray
Wisdom by Attachment and Love in Trauma Therapy: Beyond Evidence-Based Practice by Susan Pease Banitt
Women of the Blue and Gray by Marianne Monson
Words Marked by a Place: Local Histories in Central Oregon by Jarold Ramsey

Book of Revelation by Rich Rubin
Family Climate by Charles Deemer
Grand Junction by Rich Rubin
Jaffa Gate by Wayne Harrel
Left Hook by Rich Rubin
Magellanica by Ellen Margaret Lewis
My Happy Hour with Pegoda by Paul M. Calandrino
Parnassus on Wheels by Cynthia Whitcomb
Santos by Cynthia Whitcomb
Shrimp & Gritts: She’s Gone by Paul M. Calandrino
Successful Strategies by Andrea Stolowitz
Writing on the Wall by Rich Rubin

A Boy by a Mouse by and a Spider by Barbara Herkert
Be a Good Dragon by Kurt Cyrus
Cycle CIty by Alison Farrell
Following Baxter by Barbara Kerley
Giant Pants by Mark Fearing
Gorillas Go Bananas by Patrick Wensink
Henny by Penny by Lenny by Denny by and Mike by Cynthia Rylant
Hush Now by Banshee! by Kyle Sullivan
I Like You Spider! by Rebekah Choltus
Libba by Laura Veirs
Mae’s First Day of School by Kate Berube
More Girls who Rocked the World by Michelle Roehm McCann
Nativity by Cynthia Rylant
Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen by Deborah Hopkinson
Quiet Please by Owen McPhee! by Trudy Ludwig
Rosetown by Cynthia Rylant
Rufus Blasts Off! by Kim Griswell
Smash 2 by Chris A. Bolton
Spartacus Ryan Zander and the Secrets of the Incredible by Molly Elwood
Stevie Tenderheart – The Unknown Comic by Steve William Liable
The Bear by Cynthia Rylant
The Busy Birds Adventures: Little Bird Explores Bend! by Kristen Riggle
The Frightful Ride of Michael McMichael by Mark Fearing
The Great Dictionary Caper by Judy Sierra
The Princess Gardener by Michael Strelow
The Turning by Emily Whitman
What Do They Do With All That Poo? by Jane Kurtz
Woodwoo The Little Sasquatch by Michael Spring
Zenith’s Great Gift by Mary Anne Flavin

ASCENT by Roland Smith
Book Smarts & Tender Hearts by Shelley Pearson
Cross Fire by Fonda Lee
How the Planet Lost Its Tail by Jeff Mcmorine
I am Evan by Marla A Bowie
See You on a Starry Night by Lisa Schroeder
The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada
Unblinking by Kira Carter

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