Reading the West 2016 – Nominations

 

Posted January 13. 2017
This list is alphabetical by publisher name within categories.
Reading the West Book Awards are announced in 2017,
for books published in calendar year 2016.

 
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Adult Fiction

 

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Bent Sun Productions
SAVAGE WINTER: A Story of Wilderness …
and Survival
by Butch Denny
Publication date: January 5, 2016
978-0-692-56884-2
Paperback $24.95

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C. A. Williams Publisher
NAAPIIKOAN WINTER
by Alethea Williams

Publication date: May 9, 2016
978-1-532-71056-8
Paperback $19.95

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Hachette Book Group/Little, Brown and Company
TO THE BRIGHT EDGE OF THE WORLD: A Novel
by Eowyn Ivey

Publication date: August 2, 2016
978-0-316-24285-1
Hardcover $26.00

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HarperCollins Publishers/
William Morrow
THE BONES OF PARADISE: A Novel
by Jonis Agee
Publication date: August 2, 2016
978-0-062-41347-5
Hardcover $25.99

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HarperCollins Publishers/
William Morrow
NEWS OF THE WORLD
by Paulette Jiles

Publication date: October 4, 2016
978-0-062-40920-1
Hardcover $22.99

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Harvard Square Editions
HOT SEASON
by Susan DeFreitas

Publication date: November 1, 2016
978-1-941-86128-8
Paperback $22.95

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Macmillan/
Forge Books
CAPE HELL: A Page Murdock Novel
by Loren D. Estleman

Publication date: May 17, 2016
978-0-765-38352-5
Hardcover $24.99

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Macmillan/
Forge Books
STEALING FIRE
by Win Blevins and Meredith Blevins

Publication date: June 16, 2016
978-0-765-37861-3
Hardcover $29.99

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Macmillan/
Forge Books
STRIPPED BARE
by Shannon Baker

Publication date: September 16, 2016
978-0-765-38544-4
Hardcover $24.99

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Macmillan/
Henry Holt
I WILL SEND RAIN
by Rae Meadows

Publication date: August 9, 2016
978-1-627-79426-8
Hardcover $26.00

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Macmillan/
St. Martin’s Press-
Minotaur Books
THE HOMEPLACE: A Mystery
by Kevin Wolf

Publication date: September 6, 2016
978-1-250-10316-1
Hardcover $24.99

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Penguin Random House/
Berkley Publishing Group
BREAKING WILD
by Diane Les Becquets

Publication date: February 9, 2016
978-0-425-28378-3
Hardcover $26.00

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Penguin Random House/
G.P. Putnam’s Sons
ROBERT B. PARKER’S BLACKJACK
by Robert Knott

Publication date: February 2, 2016
978-1-101-98253-2
Hardcover $27.00

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Penguin Random House/
G.P. Putnam’s Sons
OFF THE GRID: A Joe Pickett Novel
by C.J. Box

Publication date: March 8, 2016
978-0-399-17660-9
Hardcover $27.00

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Penguin Random House/
G.P. Putnam’s Sons
CHAMPION OF THE WORLD
by Chad Dundas

Publication date: July 12, 2016
978-0-399-17608-1
Hardcover $27.00

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Penguin Random House/
G.P. Putnam’s Sons
THE FAR EMPTY
by J. Todd Scott

Publication date: June 7, 2016
978-0-399-17634-0
Hardcover $26.00.

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Pronghorn Press
MARIANO’S CHOICE
by David M. Jessup

Publication date: October 2016
978-1-941-05217-4
Paperback $19.95

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Rare Bird Books/Archer
IMPROBABLE FORTUNES
by Jeffrey Price

Publication date: March 15, 2016
978-1-941-72908-3
Hardcover $24.95

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She Writes Press
ELIZA WAITE: A Novel
by Ashley E. Sweeney

Publication date: May 2016
978-1-631-52058-7
Paperback $16.95

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Simon & Schuster
THE FLOOD GIRLS
by Richard Fifield

Publication date: February 2, 2016
978-1-476-79738-0
Hardcover $25.00

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Simon & Schuster/
Atria Books
MORTAL FALL: A Novel of Suspense
by Christine Carbo

Publication date: May 31, 2016
978-1-476-77547-0
Paperback $16.00

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Simon & Schuster/
Scribner
NOTHING SHORT OF DYING
by Erik Storey

Publication date: August 16, 2016
978-1-5011-2414-3
Hardcover $26.00

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Simon & Schuster/
Scribner
THE KID
by Ron Hansen

Publication date: October 4, 2016
978-1-501-12975-9
Hardcover $26.00

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SparkPoint Studio
IN THE HEART OF TEXAS: A Novel
by Ginger McKnight-Chavers

Publication date: October 25, 2016
978-1-631-52159-1
Paperback $16.95

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Torrey House Press
INHABITED
by Charlie Quimby

Publication date: September 12, 2016
978-1-937-22667-1
Paperback $16.95

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True to Story Publishing
SEVEN KINDS OF RAIN: River Saga Book One
by K. Lyn Wurth

Publication date: August 1, 2016
978-1-945-21700-5
Paperback $13.99

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W.W. Norton
& Company
EL PASO: A Novel
by Winston Groom

Publication date: October 4, 2016
978-1-631-49224-2
Hardcover $27.95

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Workman Publishing/
Algonquin Books
THE ATOMIC WEIGHT OF LOVE: A Novel
by Elizabeth J. Church

Publication date: May 3, 2016
978-1-616-20484-6
Hardcover $25.95
 

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Adult Nonfiction

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Elk River Books
UNEARTHING PARADISE: Montana Writers in Defense of Greater Yellowstone
Edited by Mark Beaudin, Seabring Davis, and Max Hjortsberg

Publication date: December 15, 2016
978-0-986-30402-6
Paperback $15.00

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Globe Pequot/
TwoDot
BRAVE HEARTS: Indian Women of The Plains
by Joseph Agonito

Publication date: October 2016.
978-1-493-01905-2
Hardcover $24.95

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Granite Peak Publications
THROUGH EARLY YELLOWSTONE: Adventuring by Bicycle, Covered Wagon, Foot, Horseback, and Skis
by Janet Chapple and Thomas H. Thomas

Publication date: June 9, 2016
978-0-985-81826-5
Paperback $29.95

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Macmillan/Farrar, Straus and Giroux
BLACK ELK: The Life of an American Visionary
by Joe Jackson

Publication date: October 25, 2016
978-0-374-25330-1
Hardcover $30.00

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Macmillan/Farrar, Straus and Giroux-Sarah Crichton Books
THE HOUR OF LAND: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks
by Terry Tempest Williams

Publication date: May 31, 2016
978–0-374-28009-3
Hardcover $27.00

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Macmillan/
Flatiron Books
THE FIRE LINE: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and One of the Deadliest Days in American Firefighting
by Fernanda Santos

Publication date: May 3, 2016
978-1-250-05402-9
Hardcover $25.99

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Macmillan/
St. Martin’s Press
NORTH OF CRAZY: A Memoir
by Neltje

Publication date: October 4, 2016
978-1-250-08814-7
Hardcover $25.99

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Macmillan/
St. Martin’s Press
A WARRIOR OF THE PEOPLE: How Susan La Flesche Overcame Racial and Gender Inequality to Become America’s First Indian Doctor
by Joe Starita

Publication date: November 1, 2016
978-1-250-08534-4
Hardcover $25.99

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Macmillan/
St. Martin’s Press-
Thomas Dunne Books
TEXAS RANGER: The Epic Life of Frank Hamer, The Man Who Killed Bonnie and Clyde
by John Boessenecker

Publication date: April 26, 2016
978-1-250-06998-6
Hardcover $29.99

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Macmillan/
St. Martin’s Press-
Thomas Dunne Books
THE NAMES OF THE STARS: A Life in the Wilds
by Pete Fromm

Publication date: September 27, 2016
978-1-250-10168-6
Hardcover $25.99

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Penguin Random House/
Random House-Crown
THE APACHE WARS: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History
by Paul Andrew Hutton

Publication date: May 3, 2016
978-0-770-43581-3
Hardcover $30.00

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Penguin Random House/
Random House-
Knopf Doubleday
THE EARTH IS WEEPING: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West
by Peter Cozzens

Publication date: October 25, 2016
978-0-307-95804-4
Hardcover $35.00

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The RoadRunner Press
A LIFE MADE WITH ARTISTS: Doris Littrell and the Oklahoma Native Art Scene
by Julie Pearson Little Thunder; illustrated by Robert Taylor

Publication date: November 1, 2016
978-1-937-05421-2
Hardcover $24.00

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Shambhala/Roost Books
RAISING WILD: Dispatches from a Home in the Wilderness
by Michael P. Branch

Publication date: August 23, 2016
978-1-611-80345-7
Hardcover $26.95

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Simon & Schuster
THE PROFITEERS: Bechtel and the Men Who Built the World
by Sally Denton

Publication date: March 1, 2016
978-1-476-70646-7
Hardcover $30.00

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Simon & Schuster
WOLF BOYS: Two American Teenagers and Mexico’s Most Dangerous Drug Cartel
by Dan Slater

Publication date: September 2016
978-1-501-12654-3
Hardcover $26.95

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Texas A&M University Press
EXPLORE TEXAS: A Nature Travel Guide
by Mary O. Parker; photography by Jeff Parker

Publication date: June 14, 2016
978-1-623-49403-2
Flexbound $28.00

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University of Nebraska Press/Bison Books
STORIES FROM AFIELD: Adventures with Wild Things in Wild Places
by Bruce L. Smith

Publication date: October 2016
978-0-803-28816-4
Paperback $18.95

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University of Nebraska Press/Bison Books
THE SOLACE OF STONES: Finding a Way through Wilderness
by Julie Riddle

Publication date: April 2016
978-0-803-27686-4
Paperback $19.95

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The University of Oklahoma Press
WALKING THE LLANO: A Texas Memoir of Place
by Shelley Armitage

Publication date: February 15, 2016
978-0-806-15162-5
Hardcover $24.95

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The University of Utah Press
THE DISAPPEARANCES: A Story of Exploration, Murder, and Mystery in the American West
by Scott Thybony

Publication date: June 2016
978-1-607-81483-2
Paperback $24.95

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University Press of Colorado
GOOD WATER
by Kevin Holdsworth

Publication date: February 15, 2016
978-1-607-32454-6
Paperback $21.95

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W.W. Norton
& Company
MESA OF SORROWS: A History of the Awat’ovi Massacre
by James F. Brooks

Publication date: February 15, 2016
978-0-393-06125-3
Hardcover $26.95

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WordsWorth Publishing
PLACES AND FABLES: Poems
by Ron Hitchcock

Publication date: November 2016.
978-0-989-64055-8
Paperback $20.00

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World Wisdom/
Wisdom Tales
WORLD OF THE TETON SIOUX INDIANS: Their Music, Life & Culture
by Frances Densmore, deceased; edited by Joseph A. Fitzgerald

Publication date: September 1, 2016
978-1-936-59741-3
Paperback $23.95
 

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Children’s

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Candlewick Press
HOUR OF THE BEES
by Lindsay Eagar

Publication date: March 8, 2016
978-0-763-67922-4
Hardcover $16.99

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Charlesbridge Publishing
MOUNTAIN CHEF: How One Man Lost His Groceries, Changed His Plans, and Helped Cook Up the National Park Service
by Annette Bay Pimentel
illustrated by Rich Lo

Publication date: August 2, 2016
978-1-580-89711-2
Hardcover $16.95

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 Flux
LIFE AT THE SPEED OF US
by Heather Sappenfield

Publication date: January 6, 2016
978-0-738-74730-9
Paperback $11.99

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Fur Trade Press
SISSY BEAR AT THE FORT
by Holly Arnold Kinney
illustrated by Christine Wald

Publication date: October 2016
978-0-692-73761-3
Hardcover $14.95

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Globe Pequot/
Muddy Boots
DO PRINCESSES AND SUPER HEROES HIT THE TRAILS? A National Park Adventure
by Carmela LaVigna Coyle
illustrated by Mike Gordon

Publication date: October 2016
978-1-63076-244-5
Hardcover $15.95

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Graphic Arts Books/
WestWinds Press
RATTLESTILTSKIN
by Eric A. Kimmel
illustrated by Erin Camarca

Publication date: May 2016
978-1-943-32838-3
Hardcover $16.99

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HarperCollins Publishers/
Katherine Tegen Books
OUTLAWS OF TIME: The Legend of Sam Miracle
by N.D. Wilson

Publication date: April 19, 2016
978-0-062-32726-0
Hardcover $16.99

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 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/
HMH Books for Young Readers
REAL COWBOYS
by Kate Hoefler
illustrated by Jonathan Bean

Publication date: October 4, 2016
978-0-544-14892-5
Hardcover $16.99

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Macmillan Children’s/
Henry Holt Books for Young Readers
SKUNKED: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet
by Jacqueline Kelly

Publication date: October 4, 2016
978-1-627-79868-6
Hardcover $15.99

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Simon & Schuster
Books for Young Readers
EVERY HIDDEN THING
by Kenneth Oppel

Publication date: October 11, 2016
978-1-481-46416-1
Hardcover $17.99

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Sleeping Bear Press
RUNS WITH COURAGE
by Joan M. Wolf

Publication date: October 1, 2016
978-1-585-36984-3
Hardcover $16.99

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Undiscovered Earth
THE ADVENTURES OF A GIRL & HER DOG:
In the Snow

by Dagny McKinley
illustrated by Ostap Stetsiv

Publication date: January 1, 2016
978-0-985-89245-6
Paperback $12.95

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Web of Life Foundation
WOLVES AND HUMANS: A New Story of Coexistence
by Elke Duerr

Publication date: April 16, 2016
978-0-996-66060-0
Paperback $12.95

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World Wisdom/
Wisdom Tales
INDIAN BOYHOOD: The True Story of a Sioux Upbringing
by Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa), deceased
adapted by Michael O. Fitzgerald
illustrated by Heidi M. Rasch

Publication date: June 2016
978-1-937-78656-4
Hardcover $17.95

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