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Book awards: High Plains Book Award Finalist

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Works (196)

TitlesOrder
The Boy Who Invented Skiing: A Memoir by Swain WolfeBest Book, 2007
Copper chorus : mining, politics, and the Montana press, 1889-1959 by Dennis L. SwiboldFirst Book, 2007
Horses They Rode by Sid GustafsonBook of the Year, 2007
One Night In A Bad Inn: A True Story by Christy LeskovarFirst Book, 2007
Wonderlandscape: Yellowstone National Park and the Evolution of an American Cultural Icon by John ClaytonBest Book, 2007
Boxing For Cuba by Vincente Guillermo VidalNonfiction, 2008
Gall: Lakota War Chief by Robert W. LarsonNonfiction, 2008
One woman's Montana : photographs by Kathe LeSageNonfiction, 2008
Shallow Grave by Lori G. ArmstrongFiction, 2008
This Common Secret: My Journey as an Abortion Doctor by Susan WicklundNonfiction, 2008
Turpentine by Spring WarrenFirst Book, 2008
The Watershed Years by Russell RowlandFiction, 2008
Where the Rivers Run North by Sam MortonFirst Book, 2008
Another Man's Moccasins by Craig JohnsonFiction, 2009
The baseball field at night : last poems by Patricia GoedickePoetry, 2009
Kyleah's Tree by Janet Muirhead HillFiction, 2009
Prairie Kaddish by Isa MilmanPoetry, 2009
Sherlock Holmes: The Montana Chronicles by John S FitzpatrickFirst Book, 2009
The Wide Open: Prose, Poetry, and Photographs of the Prairie by Annick SmithNonfiction, 2009
Euphoria by Connie GaultFiction, 2010
Faces of the Frontier: Photographic Portraits from the American West, 1845-1924 by Frank H. Goodyear, IIINonfiction, 2010
I go to the ruined place : contemporary poems in defense of global human rights by Melissa KwasnyPoetry, 2010
Heavy Burdens on Small Shoulders: The Labour of Pioneer Children on the Canadian Prairies by Sandra Rollings-MagnussonFirst Book, 2010
Legacy of Stone: Saskatchewan's Stone Buildings by Margaret HryniukNonfiction, 2010
Lights on a Ground of Darkness: An Evocation of a Place and Time by Ted KooserNonfiction, 2010
Montana Place Names: From Alzada to Zortman (Montana Historical Society Guide) by Montana Historical Society PressNonfiction, 2010
A random census of souls : prose poems by Samuel WesternPoetry, 2010
Seldom Seen: A Journey into the Great Plains by Patrick DobsonFirst Book, 2010
Spoon: A Novel by Robert GreerFiction, 2010
Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives: Stories by Brad WatsonFiction, 2011
Buffalo Bill: Scout, Showman, Visionary by Steve FriesenNonfiction, 2011
A Harvest of Words: Contemporary South Dakota Poetry (Prairie Plains Series No. 13) by David Allan EvansPoetry, 2011
In Poetic Silence: The Floral Paintings of Joseph Henry Sharp by Thomas MincklerFirst Book, 2011
L is for Land of Living Skies: A Saskatchewan Alphabet by Linda AksomitisArt & Photography, 2011
New Poets of the American West by Lowell JaegerPoetry, 2011
Prairie feast : a writer's journey home for dinner by Amy Jo EhmanNonfiction, 2011
The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy PickardFiction, 2011
The World Famous Miles City Bucking Horse Sale by Sneed B. Collard IIINonfiction, 2011
The Big Sky, By and By by Ed KemmickFirst Book, 2012
The Boy by Betty Jane HegeratNonfiction, 2012
Dirt Songs: A Plains Duet by Twyla M. HansenPoetry, 2012
Hand raised : the barns of Montana by Chere JiustoArt & Photography, 2012
Honyocker Dreams: Montana Memories by David MogenNonfiction, 2012
Killing the Murnion Dogs by Joe WilkinsPoetry, 2012
Kings of Colorado: A Novel by David E HiltonFirst Book, 2012
Liberty Lanes by Robin TroyFiction, 2012
Quantum Physics and the Art of Departure by Craig LancasterShort Stories, 2012
Racing Home by Adele DueckWoman Writer, 2012
Relatives with roots : a story about Métis women's connection to the land = Lii Peraantii avik la Rasin : Eñ Nistwaar Taanishi lii Faam di Michif E'ishi Kisheyitakik li Tayraeñ by Leah DorionArt & Photography, 2012
Blood and Salt by Barbara SapergiaWoman Writer, 2013
The Boarding House by Marcia MeltonFirst Book, 2013
The Boys of Company K: Ohio cavalry Soldiers in the west during the Civil War by Lee M. CullimoreFirst Book, 2013
Canada by Richard FordFiction, 2013
Dead Girl Moon by Charlie PriceYoung Adult, 2013
Deliverance from the Little Big Horn: Doctor Henry Porter and Custer's Seventh Cavalry by Joan Nabseth StevensonWoman Writer, 2013
The diamond willow walking stick : a traditional Métis story about generosity = Li kaan di sool : aen nistwayr di Michif li taan kayaash taanishi aen ishi maykihk by Leah DorionArt & Photography, 2013
Dominant Traits: Stories by Eric FreezeShort Stories, 2013
Fobbit by David AbramsFirst Book, 2013
Let Them Paddle: Coming of Age on the Water by Alan S. KesselheimNonfiction, 2013
Maximilian Wied, Stephen S. Witte, Marsha V. Gallagher'sthe North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied, Volume 2: April-september 1833 [Hardcover](2010) by (editon) Wied , M., (Author), Witte,S,S. , (Editor), Gallagher,V,M.Art & Photography, 2013
Outcasts of River Falls by Jacqueline GuestYoung Adult, 2013
The Royal Wulff Murders: A Novel by Keith McCaffertyFiction, 2013
I see my love more clearly from a distance by Nora GouldPoetry, 2013
Visions and Voices: Montana's One-Room Schoolhouses by text and photography by Charlotte CaldwellNonfiction, 2013
Western Taxidermy by Barb HowardShort Stories, 2013
Demon Gate (The Ehrich Weisz Chronicles) by Marty ChanYoung Adult, 2014
High and Inside by Russell RowlandFiction, 2014
The Last Good Halloween by Giano CromleyFirst Book, 2014
Little Raw Souls: Stories by Steven SchwartzShort Stories, 2014
Manitoba Butterflies: A Field Guide by Simone Hebert AllardMedicine & Science, 2014
Meadowlark by Dawn WinkWoman Writer, 2014
North Dakota Unforgettable by Chuck HaneyArt & Photography, 2014
A President in Yellowstone: The F. Jay Haynes Photographic Album of Chester Arthur's 1883 Expedition (The Charles M. Russell Center Series on Art and Photography of the American West) by Frank H. Goodyear IIIArt & Photography, 2014
Shooting Arrows and Slinging Mud: Custer, the Press, and the Little Bighorn by James E. MuellerNonfiction, 2014
Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie FordFiction, 2014
This Place, These People: Life and Shadow on the Great Plains by David StarkArt & Photography, 2014
The Throne by Beth GoobieYoung Adult, 2014
To love that well : selected & new poems, 1954-2013 by Robert PackPoetry, 2014
Traveling the Power Line: From the Mojave Desert to the Bay of Fundy (Our Sustainable Future) by Julianne CouchNonfiction, 2014
Who Pooped in the Cascades?: Scat and Tracks for Kids by Gary D. RobsonChildren’s Book, 2014
The Wittenbergs by Sarah KlassenWoman Writer, 2014
Wounded by Barbara Joyce-HawrylukWoman Writer, 2014
You Haven’t Changed a Bit: Stories by Astrid BlodgettShort Stories, 2014
Altitude Adjustment: A Quest For Love, Home, And Meaning In The Tetons by Mary Beth BaptisteFirst Book, 2015
I am currently working on a novel by RolliShort Stories, 2015
American Carnage: Wounded Knee, 1890 by Jerome A. GreeneNonfiction, 2015
Any Other Name by Craig JohnsonFiction, 2015
God Telling a Joke and Other Stories by Dave MargoshesShort Stories, 2015
Harry Potter and the Art of Spying by Lynn M. BougheyYoung Adult, 2015
The Home Place: A Novel by Carrie La SeurFiction, 2015
The Horse Lover: A Cowboy's Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs by H. Alan DayNonfiction, 2015
Montana 1864, Indians, Emigrants, and Gold in the Territorial Year by Ken Egan Jr.Nonfiction, 2015
Montana State Parks: Complete Guide and Travel Companion by Erin MadisonFirst Book, 2015
Montana's Charlie Russell : art in the collection of the Montana Historical Society by Jennifer Bottomly-O'LooneyArt & Photography, 2015
The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning by Julene BairWoman Writer, 2015
Queen of Fire (The Leather Book Tales) (Volume 1) by Regine HaenselYoung Adult, 2015
Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky by Sandra DallasChildren’s Book, 2015
Slant Six by Erin BelieuPoetry, 2015
Somebody Stole My Iron: A Family Memoir of Dementia by Vicki TapiaWoman Writer, 2015
Splitting an Order by Ted KooserPoetry, 2015
After Light by Catherine HunterWoman Writer, 2016
American Copper by Shann RayFiction, 2016
Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story by David Alexander RobertsonCreative Nonfiction, 2016
A Blanket of Butterflies by Richard Van CampYoung Adult, 2016
The Bookseller by Cynthia SwansonFirst Book, 2016
The Collector of Names: Stories by Patrick HicksShort Stories, 2016
The Cowboy Legend: Owen Wister's Virginian and the Canadian-American Ranching Frontier (The West) by John JenningsNonfiction, 2016
Crazy Mountain Kiss by Keith McCaffertyFiction, 2016
The days run away by Robert CurriePoetry, 2016
The Deer Walking Upside Down: Stories by Jerry McgahanShort Stories, 2016
Fire Birds by Sneed B. Collard IIINonfiction, 2016
Health of the Seventh Cavalry : a medical history by P. WilleyMedicine & Science, 2016
Honouring the Buffalo: A Plains Cree Legend / Ēwako ōma ohci paskwāwi-mostos kā-kistēyimiht: Nēhiyaw-ācimowin by Judith SilverthorneArt & Photography, 2016
Liberty Street: A Novel by Dianne WarrenWoman Writer, 2016
A Profession of Hope: Farming on the Edge of the Grizzly Trail by Jenna ButlerCreative Nonfiction, 2016
Report to the Department of the Interior: Poems (Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry Series) by Diane GlancyPoetry, 2016
This Is What I Want by Craig LancasterFiction, 2016
Three Feathers by Richard Van CampYoung Adult, 2016
Warrior in the Ring: The Life of Marvin Camel, Native American World Champion by Brian D'AmbrosioNonfiction, 2016
The Wild Inside by Christine CarboFirst Book, 2016
Wyoming Grasslands: Photographs by Michael P. Berman and William S. Sutton (The Charles M. Russell Center Series on Art and Photography of the American West) by Frank H. Goodyear Jr.Art & Photography, 2016
All I Want Is What You've Got by Glen ChamberlainShort Stories, 2017
Along Comes a Wolfe by David GaneYoung Adult, 2017
And Then the Sky Exploded by David A. PoulsenYoung Adult, 2017
As Good as Gone by Larry WatsonFiction, 2017
Blood on the Marias: The Baker Massacre by Paul R. WylieNonfiction, 2017
Convictions by Judith SilverthorneWoman Writer, 2017
Happiness Is a Rare Bird: Living the Birding Life by Gene WalzCreative Nonfiction, 2017
Improbable Fortunes by Jeffrey PriceFirst Book, 2017
Madagascar: New and Selected Stories by Steven SchwartzShort Stories, 2017
The Most Important Thing: Stories about Sons, Fathers, and Grandfathers by AviChildren’s Book, 2017
North of Crazy: A Memoir by NeltjeCreative Nonfiction, 2017
An Obvious Fact by Craig JohnsonFiction, 2017
On Not Losing My Father's Ashes in the Flood by Richard HarrisonPoetry, 2017
Riversong: The Epic Saga of the Evolution of Montana's Upper Missouri by Alice ColtonFirst Book, 2017
The Traitors of Camp 133 by Wayne ArthursonIndigenous Writer, 2017
Unearthing Paradise: Montana Writers in Defense of Greater Yellowstone by Marc BeaudinMedicine & Science, 2017
Vulnerability and adaptation to drought : the Canadian prairies and South America. by Jim WarrenMedicine & Science, 2017
The Waiting Place by Sharron ArkseyWoman Writer, 2017
A Week in Yellowstone's Thorofare: A Journey Through the Remotest Place by Michael J. YochimNonfiction, 2017
Will I See? by David A. RobertsonIndigenous Writer, 2017
Blood Brothers by Colleen NelsonYoung Adult, 2018
Blue Corn Soup by Caroline StutsonChildren’s Book, 2018
The Bunch Grass Motel by Randall GloegePoetry, 2018
Encountering Riel by David D. OrrFirst Book, 2018
Follow Me Down: A Novel by Sherri SmithWoman Writer, 2018
Frank Little and the IWW: The Blood That Stained an American Family by Jane Little BotkinNonfiction, 2018
A Girl Called Echo, Vol. 1: Pemmican Wars by Katherena VermetteWoman Writer, 2018
Headlights on the Prairie : Essays on Home by Robert RebeinCreative Nonfiction, 2018
Invisible Reality: Storytellers, Storytakers, and the Supernatural World of the Blackfeet (New Visions in Native American and Indigenous Studies) by Rosalyn R. LaPierIndigenous Writer, 2018
Islands of grass by Trevor HerriotArt & Photography, 2018
Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie FordFiction, 2018
The Patch: The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands by Chris TurnerNonfiction, 2018
ROCKS,RIDGES, AND RIVERS: GEOLOGICAL WONDERS OF BANFF, YOHO, JASPER NAT'L PARKS by Dale LeckieMedicine & Science, 2018
Strangers (The Reckoner) by David A. RobertsonYoung Adult, 2018
A Surgeon with Custer at the Little Big Horn: James DeWolf’s Diary and Letters, 1876 by James Madison DeWolfMedicine & Science, 2018
What I Saw in Grand Teton: A Kid's Guide to the National Park by Julie Gillum LueChildren’s Book, 2018
What We Build Upon the Ruins: And Other Stories by Giano CromleyShort Stories, 2018
The Widow Nash: A Novel by Jamie HarrisonFiction, 2018
The Widow's Guide to Edible Mushrooms by Chauna CraigShort Stories, First Book, 2018
The writing on the wall : the work of Joane Cardinal-Schubert by Lindsey V. SharmanArt & Photography, 2018
All That Held Us by Henrietta GoodmanPoetry, 2019
Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock by Dallas HuntIndigenous Writer, 2019
Bitterroot: A Salish Memoir of Transracial Adoption (American Indian Lives) by Susan Devan HarnessWoman Writer, 2019
Blackbird Song by Randy LundyPoetry, 2019
A Death in Eden by Keith McCaffertyFiction, 2019
Double! Not Half. by Rodney GottulaFirst Book, 2019
Ghostwalker: Tracking a Mountain Lion's Soul Through Science and Story by Leslie PattenMedicine & Science, First Book, 2019
An Honest, Genial and Kindly People: A Private Collection of First Nations Photographs From the Turn of the Century in Southern Saskatchewan by Adrian K. PatonArt & Photography, 2019
One-Sentence Journal: Short Poems and Essays From the World At Larg by Chris La TrayIndigenous Writer, 2019
Plains Indian Buffalo Cultures: Art from the Paul Dyck Collection by Emma I. HansenArt & Photography, 2019
The River by Starlight: A Novel by Ellen NotbohmFiction, 2019
Warblers & Woodpeckers: A Father-Son Big Year of Birding by Sneed B. Collard IIICreative Nonfiction, 2019
Wild Migrations: Atlas of Wyoming's Ungulates by Matthew J. KauffmanNonfiction, 2019
Women Who Dig: Farming, Feminism and the Fight to Feed the World by Trina MoylesFirst Book, 2019
Cold White Sun by Sue Farrell HollerYoung Adult, 2020
Earth to Charlie by Justin OlsonFirst Book, 2020
Fall Back Down When I Die by Joe WilkinsFiction, 2020
From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way by Jesse ThistleIndigenous Writer, 2020
The Healer's Daughter by Charlotte HingerFiction, 2020
Lakota America: A New History of Indigenous Power by Pekka HämäläinenNonfiction, 2020
The Line Between: A Novel by Tosca LeeFiction, 2020
Nighthawk Rising: A Biography of Accused Cattle Rustler Queen Ann Bassett of Brown's Park by Diana KourisWoman Writer, 2020
Not a Thing to Comfort You (Iowa Short Fiction Award) by Emily Wortman-WunderShort Stories, 2020
One Size Fits None: A Farm Girl’s Search for the Promise of Regenerative Agriculture by Stephanie AndersonNonfiction, 2020
Perception: A Photo Series by KC AdamsIndigenous Writer, 2020
Qaqavii: A Novel by Miriam KörnerYoung Adult, 2020
Reckless Steps toward Sanity: A Memoir by Judith Sara GeltFirst Book, 2020
The Red Chesterfield by Wayne ArthursonIndigenous Writer, 2020
River People by Margaret LukasWoman Writer, 2020
The Science of Why, Volume 4: Answers to Questions About Science Facts, Fables, and Phenomena by Jay IngramMedicine & Science, 2020
Six Hundred Generations by Carl M. DavisMedicine & Science, 2020
Spin by Colleen NelsonYoung Adult, 2020
St. Boniface Elegies by Catherine HunterPoetry, 2020
This. This. This. Is. Love. Love. Love. by Jennifer WortmanShort Stories, 2020
Winning Chance by Katherine KollerShort Stories, 2020

Award description

The High Plains Book Awards originated as an idea from the Chair of the Billings Public Library’s Board of Trustees in 2006. Lloyd Mickelson loved the literature of the High Plains that evoked its special connection to that singular landscape. He encouraged the rest of the Board to consider having the Library sponsor an award to recognize and reward the excellent writing of our region. The first Awards were presented in 2007.

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