Minnesota Book Awards: And the finalists are...

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Add another stack to your reading list: The Minnesota Book Awards finalist have been announced.
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The finalists are out for the 28th annual Minnesota Book Awards.

Authors and artists living in Minnesota are eligible for the award. The finalists were selected by a group of 24 writers, teachers, librarians, booksellers and others from the literary community.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at St. Paul's Union Depot on April 16. The awards are organized by The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library.

Children's literature

• "Behold! A Baby" by Stephanie Watson, illustrated by Joy Ang
• "Dad's First Day" by Mike Wohnoutka
• "Red: A Crayon's Story" by Michael Hall
• "Ten Pigs" by Derek Anderson

General non-fiction

• "Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture — and What We Can Do About It" by Kate Harding
• "John H. Howe, Architect: From Taliesin Apprentice to Master of Organic Design" by Jane King Hession and Tim Quigley
• "No House to Call My Home: Love, Family, and Other Transgressions" by Ryan Berg
• "Secrets from the Eating Lab: The Science of Weight Loss, the Myth of Willpower, and Why You Should Never Diet Again" by Traci Mann

Genre fiction

• "The Devereaux Decision" by Steve McEllistrem
• "The Grave Soul" by Ellen Hart
• "He's Either Dead or in St. Paul" by D.B. Moon
• "Season of Fear" by Brian Freeman

Memoir and creative non-fiction

• "In Winter's Kitchen" by Beth Dooley
• "The War Came Home with Him: A Daughter's Memoir" by Catherine Madison
• "Water and What We Know: Following the Roots of a Northern Life" by Karen Babine
• "We Know How This Ends: Living While Dying" by Bruce Kramer, with Cathy Wurzer

Minnesota themed

• "Minnesota Modern: Architecture and Life at Midcentury" by Larry Millett, photographs by Denes Saari and Maria Forrai Saari
• "Minnesota State of Wonders" by Brian Peterson, stories by Kerri Westenberg
• "North Shore: A Natural History of Minnesota's Superior Coast" by Chel Anderson and Adelheid Fischer
• "Warrior Nation: A History of the Red Lake Ojibwe" by Anton Treuer

Novel and short story

• "The Dead Lands" by Benjamin Percy
• "The Patron Saint of Lost Comfort Lake" by Rachel Coyne
• "Prudence" by David Treuer
• "There's Something I Want You to Do" by Charles Baxter


• "Beautiful Wall" by Ray Gonzalez
• "Borrowed Wave" by Rachel Moritz
• "Home Studies" by Julie Gard
• "Modern Love & Other Myths" by Joyce Sutphen

Young people's literature

• "The Bamboo Sword" by Margi Preus
• "The Firebug of Balrog County" by David Oppegaard
• "Isabelle Day Refuses to Die of a Broken Heart" by Jane St. Anthony
• "See No Color" by Shannon Gibney