Reading the West 2016 – Shortlist

 

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Download a Reading the West Shortlist Flyer!

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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. Winners will be
announced on May 31, 2017.

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Adult Fiction

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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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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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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
CHAMPION OF THE WORLD
by Chad Dundas

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted March 31, 2017