2017 Finalists

Congratulations to the 2017 High Plains Book Awards finalists!

Art & Photography

  • Frederic Remington: A Catalogue Raisonne II by Peter Hassrick, published by The University of Oklahoma Press (Read a Review)
  • Wild Harmony of Glacier National Park by Sumio Harada, published by Sumio Harada
  • Yellowstone Forever: A Decade in Yellowstone National Park by Stephen C. Hinch, published by Steve Hinch Photography (Read a Review)
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High Plains Book Awards
High Plains Book Awards

Children’s Book

  • Bears by Ted Rechlin, published by RexTooth Studios (Read a Review)
  • The Most Important Thing: Stories about Sons, Fathers, and Grandfathers by Avi, published by Candlewick Press
  • Runs With Courage by Joan Wolf, published by Sleeping Bear Press
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High Plains Book Awards
High Plains Book Awards

Creative Nonfiction

  • Happiness is a Rare Bird by Gene Walz, published by Turnstone Press (Read a Review)
  • North of Crazy: A Memoir by Neltje, published by St. Martin’s Press (Read a Review)
  • Temperance Creek by Pamela Royes, published by Counterpoint LLC/Soft Skull Press
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High Plains Book Awards
High Plains Book Awards

Fiction

  • As Good As Gone by Larry Watson, published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill (Read a Review)
  • The Bones of Paradise by Jonis Agee, published by HarperCollins Publishers
  • An Obvious Fact by Craig Johnson, published by Viking (Read a Review)
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High Plains Book Awards
High Plains Book Awards

First Book

  • Hurt People by Cote Smith, published by FSG Originals
  • Improbable Fortunes by Jeffrey Price, published by Rare Bird
  • Riversong by Alice Colton, published by Sundance Publishing (Read a Review)
  • The Waiting Place by Sharron Arksey, published by Turnstone Press (Read a Review)
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High Plains Book Awards
High Plains Book Awards
High Plains Book Awards

Indigenous Writer

  • Burning in This Midnight Dream by Louise Halfe, published by Coteau Books
  • The Traitors of Camp 133 by Wayne Arthurson, published by Turnstone Press
  • Will I See? by David A. Robertson, published by HighWater Press (Read a Review)
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High Plains Book Awards
High Plains Book Awards

Medicine & Science

  • Hopping Ahead of Climate Change: Snowshoe Hares, Science, and Survival by Sneed B. Collard III, published by Bucking Horse Books (Read a Review)
  • Unearthing Paradise: Montana Writers in Defense of Greater Yellowstone edited by Marc Beaudin, Max Hjortsberg & Seabring Davis, published by Elk River Books
  • Vulnerability and Adaptation to Drought: The Canadian Prairies and South America edited by Henry Diaz, Margot Hurlbert & Jim Warren, published by University of Calgary Press
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High Plains Book Awards
High Plains Book Awards

Nonfiction

  • Blood on the Marias: The Baker Massacre by Paul Wylie, published by University of Oklahoma Press
  • The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero by Timothy Egan, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • A Week in Yellowstone’s Thorofare: A Journey Through the Remotest Place by Michael Yochim, published by Oregon State University Press
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High Plains Book Awards
High Plains Book Awards

Poetry

  • It’s As Good Here As It Gets Anywhere by Greg Kosmicki, published by WSC Press
  • On Not Losing My Father’s Ashes in the Flood by Richard Harrison, published by Wolsak and Wynn Publishers (Read a Review)
  • Poems Across the Big Sky II edited by Lowell Jaeger, published by Many Voices Press
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High Plains Book Awards
High Plains Book Awards

Short Stories

  • All I Want Is What You’ve Got by Glen Chamberlain, published by Dock Street Press (Read a Review)
  • For a Little While by Rick Bass, published by Little Brown and Company (Read a Review)
  • Madagascar: New and Selected Stories by Steven Schwartz, published by Engine Books
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High Plains Book Awards
High Plains Book Awards

Woman Writer

  • Convictions by Judith Silverthorne, published by Coteau Books (Read a Review)
  • Mortal Fall by Christine Carbo, published by Atria Books/Simon & Schuster
  • The Waiting Place by Sharron ARksey, published by Turnstone Press (Read a Review)
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High Plains Book Awards
High Plains Book Awards

Young Adult Book

  • Along Comes a Wolfe: A Shepherd & Wolfe Mystery by Angela Counios & David Gane, published by Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing (Read a Review)
  • And Then the Sky Exploded by David A. Poulsen, published by Dundurn
  • The Pain Eater by Beth Goobie, published by Second Story Press
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High Plains Book Awards
High Plains Book Awards

    The Billings Public Library Board has established the High Plains Book Awards to recognize regional literary works which examine and reflect life on the High Plains, including the states of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado and Kansas, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

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