Great Lakes Book Award

Given by Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association

116 Works / 118 Items 166,228 Books 5,630 Reviews 4.0
"Founded in 1995, The Great Lakes Book Awards annually honor the year’s brightest and most deserving books about America’s heartland. Established by the Great Lakes Booksellers Association, show more the purpose of the awards is to recognize and reward excellence in the writing and publishing of books that capture the spirit and enhance awareness of the Great Lakes region."
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All, Winner (46), Honor Book (1), Finalist (71)
All, 2009 (4), 2008 (21), 2007 (4), 2006 (3), 2005 (23), 2004 (19), 2003 (21), 2002 (4), 2001 (4), 2000 (3), 1999 (4), 1998 (2), 1997 (3), 1996 (3)

Winner 46

The Blind Faith Hotel by Pamela ToddChildren's Chapter Book2009
That Book Woman by Heather HensonChildren's Picture Book2009
The Great Perhaps by Joe MenoFiction2009
The Foie Gras Wars: How a 5,000-Year-Old Delicacy Inspired the World's Fiercest Food Fight by Mark CaroGeneral2009
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul CurtisChildren's Chapter Books2008
Toy Boat by Randall De SèveChildren's Picture Books2008
Keeping the House by Ellen BakerFiction2008
The Third Coast: Sailors, Strippers, Fishermen, Folksingers, Long-Haired Ojibway Painters, and God-Save-the-Queen Monarchists of the Great Lakes by Ted McClellandGeneral Nonfiction2008
Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert MurdockChildren's2007
Water for Elephants by Sara GruenFiction2007
The Great Lakes Water Wars by Peter AnninGeneral Nonfiction2007
A Good Night Walk by Elisha CooperChildren's2006
The Kindness of Strangers by Katrina KittleFiction2006
Made in Detroit by Paul ClemensGeneral Nonfiction2006
Bucking the Sarge by Christopher Paul CurtisChildren's2005
An Unfinished Season by Ward JustFiction2005
Bound for Canaan: The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America by Fergus M. BordewichGeneral Nonfiction2005
Tonight I Said Goodbye by Michael KorytaMystery/Intrigue2005
Chasing Vermeer by Blue BalliettChildren's Chapter Book2004
Boxes for Katje by Candace FlemingChildren's Picture Book2004
Ursula, Under by Ingrid HillFiction2004
One Man's Castle: Clarence Darrow in Defense of the American Dream by Phyllis VineGeneral Nonfiction2004
Girl Wonder: A Baseball Story in Nine Innings by Deborah HopkinsonChildren's2003
Middlesex by Jeffrey EugenidesFiction2003
To Conquer the Air: The Wright Brothers and the Great Race for Flight by James TobinGeneral Nonfiction2003
Fair Weather by Richard PeckChildren's Medal Winner2002
The Dive from Clausen's Pier by Ann PackerFiction2002
Lake Effect by Rich CohenGeneral Nonfiction2002
The Journey by Sarah StewartChildren's2001
The Hatbox Baby by Carrie BrownFiction2001
Taken for a Ride : How Daimler-Benz Drove off with Chrysler by Bill VlasicGeneral Nonfiction2001
The Barn Burner by Patricia WillisChildren's2000
Midnight Champagne by A. Manette AnsayFiction2000
Bodies in Motion and at Rest: On Metaphor and Mortality by Thomas LynchGeneral Nonfiction2000
The Legend of Mackinac Island by Kathy-jo WarginChildren's1999
Four Corners of Night by Craig HoldenFiction1999
Places of Grace: The Natural Landscapes of the American Midwest by Gary IrvingGeneral1999
The Other Side of the River: A Story of Two Towns, a Death, and America's Dilemma by Alex KotlowitzNonfiction1999
The Broken Blade by William DurbinChildren's1998
Dewey Defeats Truman by Thomas MallonFiction1998
Big Annie of Calumet: A True Story of the Industrial Revolution by Jerry StanleyChildren's1997
Read This and Tell Me What It Says by A. Manette AnsayFiction1997
City of the Century: The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America by Donald L. MillerGeneral Nonfiction1997
Once on This Island by Gloria WhelanChildren's1996
Writing from the Center by Scott Russell SandersGeneral1996
Superior: Journeys on an Inland Sea by Gary McGuffinHistory & Culture1996

Honor Book 1

Finalist 71

Barnstormers: Game 3 by Phil BildnerChildren's Chapter Books2008
Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller by Sarah MillerChildren's Chapter Books2008
The Comeback Season by Jennifer E. SmithChildren's Chapter Books2008
A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda UrbanChildren's Chapter Books2008
Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea BeatyChildren's Picture Books2008
When Dinosaurs Came with Everything by Elise BroachChildren's Picture Books2008
Woolbur by Leslie HelakoskiChildren's Picture Books2008
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners by Laurie KellerChildren's Picture Books2008
Keeping the House by Ellen BakerFiction2008
A Ticket to Ride by Paula McLainFiction2008
Dear American Airlines by Jonathan MilesFiction2008
Knockemstiff by Donald Ray PollockFiction2008
Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul by Karen AbbottGeneral Nonfiction2008
Little Heathens by Mildred Armstrong KalishGeneral Nonfiction2008
American Band: Music, Dreams, and Coming of Age in the Heartland by Kristen LaineGeneral Nonfiction2008
The Third Coast: Sailors, Strippers, Fishermen, Folksingers, Long-Haired Ojibway Painters, and God-Save-the-Queen Monarchists of the Great Lakes by Ted McClellandGeneral Nonfiction2008
Ty and The Babe: Baseball's Fiercest Rivals: A Surprising Friendship and the 1941 Has-Beens Golf Championship by Tom StantonGeneral Nonfiction2008
Triple Cross by Kit EhrmanFiction2007
Getting in the Game by Dawn FitzGeraldChildren's2005
The Bird In Santa's Beard: How A Christmas Legend Was Forever Changed (Big Belly Series) by Jeffery L. SchatzerChildren's2005
Win One for the Gipper: America's Football Hero Edition 1. (True Story) by Kathy-jo WarginChildren's2005
Friend on Freedom River by Gloria WhelanChildren's2005
Clever Beatrice and the Best Little Pony by Margaret WilleyChildren's2005
The Inner Circle by T.C. BoyleFiction2005
The Circus in Winter by Cathy DayFiction2005
How Like an Angel: A Novel (Sweetwater Fiction: Originals) by Jack DriscollFiction2005
The Bright Forever by Lee MartinFiction2005
At the Shores: A Novel by Thomas RogersFiction2005
Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age by Kevin BoyleGeneral2005
Grit, Noise, and Revolution: The Birth of Detroit Rock 'n' Roll by David A. CarsonGeneral2005
American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation's Drive to End Welfare by Jason DeParleGeneral2005
Skirting the Issue: Stories of Indiana's Historical Women Artists by Judith Vale NewtonGeneral2005
Lost Souls by Michael CollinsMystery/Intrigue2005
Cast of Shadows: A Novel by Kevin GuilfoileMystery/Intrigue2005
The Narcissist's Daughter by Craig HoldenMystery/Intrigue2005
Hidden by Paul JaskunasMystery/Intrigue2005
Fire Point: A Novel of Suspense by John SmolensMystery/Intrigue2005
The River Between Us by Richard PeckChildren's Chapter Book2004
Going for the Record by Julie A. SwansonChildren's Chapter Book2004
Saving Samantha: A True Story by Robbyn Smith van FrankenhuyzenChildren's Picture Book2004
Snow Music by Lynne Rae PerkinsChildren's Picture Book2004
If You Want to See a Caribou by Phyllis RootChildren's Picture Book2004
Lost in the Woods: A Photographic Fantasy by Carl R. SamsChildren's Picture Book2004
You Remind Me of Me by Dan ChaonFiction2004
The Turtle Warrior: A Novel by Mary Relindes EllisFiction2004
True North by Jim HarrisonFiction2004
Something Rising (Light and Swift) by Haven KimmelFiction2004
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey NiffeneggerFiction2004
In the Middle of the Middle West: Literary Nonfiction from the Heartland by Becky BradwayGeneral Nonfiction2004
Enslaved by Ducks by Bob TarteGeneral Nonfiction2004
Zingerman's Guide to Good Eating: How to Choose the Best Bread, Cheeses, Olive Oil, Pasta, Chocolate, and Much More by Ari WeinzweigGeneral Nonfiction2004
Your Negro Tour Guide: Truths in Black and White by Kathy Y. WilsonGeneral Nonfiction2004
Look About You: A Magical Childhood in Michigan's Wild Places by Erin AndersonChildren's2003
Gina.Jamie.Father.Bear. by George Ella LyonChildren's2003
A Pitch in Time by Robert A. LytleChildren's2003
The Legend of Leelanau by Kathy-jo WarginChildren's2003
Jam & Jelly By Holly & Nellie by Gloria WhelanChildren's2003
Rainbow's End by Bob AdamovFiction2003
Dying Embers by Robert E. BaileyFiction2003
Q Road by Bonnie Jo CampbellFiction2003
Signs and Wonders by Philip GulleyFiction2003
Blue Wolf in Green Fire by Joseph HeywoodFiction2003
Roofwalker by Susan PowerFiction2003
Wheels for the World: Henry Ford, His Company, and a Century of Progress by Douglas BrinkleyGeneral Nonfiction2003
The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas by Jerry DennisGeneral Nonfiction2003
The Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonGeneral Nonfiction2003
Indian Summer: The Tragic Story of Louis Francis Sockalexis, the First Native American in Major League Baseball by Brian McDonaldGeneral Nonfiction2003
Population: 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time by Michael PerryGeneral Nonfiction2003
Walk on Water: Inside an Elite Pediatric Surgical Unit by Michael RuhlmanGeneral Nonfiction2003
Voelker's Pond: A Robert Traver Legacy by Ed WarginGeneral Nonfiction2003
The Huron River: Voices from the Watershed by John R. KnottGeneral Nonfiction2001


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