Book AwardsSociety of Midland Authors Award Nominee

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Works (251)

All the Kingdoms of Earth by Hoke NorrisThermod Monsen Award, 1957
Autumn Across America by Edwin Way TealeThermod Monsen Award, 1957
The flight by Ruth StephanThermod Monsen Award, 1957
Homage To Mistress Bradstreet by John BerrymanThermod Monsen Award, 1957
Mr Justice Holmes by Clara Ingram JudsonThermod Monsen Award, 1957
The Americans: The Colonial Experience by Daniel J. BoorstinThermod Monsen Award, 1959
The hero: Charles A. Lindbergh and the American dream by Kenneth S. DavisThermod Monsen Award, 1960
The Last Years of Napoleon by Ralph KorngoldThermod Monsen Award, 1960
Child of the Arctic by Hubert C. WoodsThermod Monsen Award, 1963
The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America by Daniel J. BoorstinThermod Monsen Award, 1963
Willie and the Wildcat Well by Alberta Wilson ConstantThermod Monsen Award, 1963
Ice Falcon by Rita RitchieThermod Monsen Award, 1964
I Jesse by Ruth Painter RandallThermod Monsen Award, 1964
Women for Peace: Women Then, Women Now by Marlene Targ BrillChildren's Nonfiction, 1997
Diary Of A Drummer Boy by Marlene Targ BrillChildren's Fiction, 1998
Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith by Kathleen NorrisAdult Nonfiction, 2000
Bad Jews and Other Stories (Bison Book) by Gerald ShapiroAdult Fiction, 2000
Celluloid Indians: Native Americans and Film by Neva Jacquelyn KilpatrickAdult Nonfiction, 2000
Civil Rights Pioneer: A Story about Mary Church Terrell (Creative Minds Biography) by Gwenyth SwainChildren's Nonfiction, 2000
A Dinosaur Named Sue: The Find of the Century by Fay Robinson Children's Nonfiction, 2000
Don't Need Friends by Carolyn CrimiChildren's Fiction, 2000
Dressed for the Occasion: What Americans Wore 1620-1970 by Brandon Marie MillerChildren's Nonfiction, 2000
Exactly What Happened by Joel BrouwerPoetry, 2000
Identity's Architect: A Biography of Erik H. Erikson by Lawrence J. FriedmanBiography, 2000
Into the West: The Story of Its People by Walter NugentAdult Nonfiction, 2000
Kerner : the conflict of intangible rights by Bill BarnhartBiography, 2000
Light in the Crossing: Stories by Kent MeyersAdult Fiction, 2000
Moonshine by Gary L. BlackwoodChildren's Fiction, 2000
Nobody Else Has to Know by Ingrid TomeyChildren's fiction, 2000
Personal Injuries by Scott TurowAdult Fiction, 2000
The Rooms of Heaven : A Story of Love, Death, Grief, and the Afterlife by Mary AllenBiography, 2000
Sidewalk by Mitchell DuneierAdult Nonfiction, 2000
Slump by Dave JarzynaChildren's Fiction, 2000
The Society of Friends: Stories by Kelly CherryAdult Fiction, 2000
American Dreamscape: The Pursuit of Happiness in Postwar Suburbia by Tom MartinsonAdult Nonfiction, 2001
The End of Emerald Woods (Wild Onion Ltd. Mysteries) by David J. WalkerAdult Fiction, 2001
Girls think of everything by Catherine ThimmeshChildren's Nonfiction, 2001
The Green Suit by Dwight AllenAdult Fiction, 2001
Growing Seasons by Elsie Lee SplearChildren's Nonfiction, 2001
Growing Wings by Laurel WinterChildren's Fiction, 2001
The Haymakers: A Chronicle of Five Farm Families by Steven R. HoffbeckAdult Nonfiction, 2001
Ida B. Wells: Mother of the Civil Rights Movement by Dennis Brindell FradinChildren's Nonfiction, 2001
The Measure of Life: Virginia Woolf's Last Years by Herbert MarderBiography, 2001
New Numbers by Josie KearnsPoetry, 2001
The Obituary Writer by Porter ShreveAdult Fiction, 2001
Only Bread Only Light by Stephen KuusistoPoetry, 2001
Packinghouse Daughter: A Memoir by Cheri RegisterBiography, 2001
Quick Bright Things: Stories (First Series: Short Fiction) by Ronald WallaceAdult Fiction, 2001
Unspeakable Acts by John ConroyAdult Nonfiction, 2001
Who Are We? Critical Reflections and Hopeful Possibilities by Jean Bethke ElshtainAdult Nonfiction, 2001
Among the Missing by Dan ChaonAdult Fiction, 2002
Asylum: Poetry by Quan BarryPoetry, 2002
City Watch: Discovering the Uncommon Chicago by Jon AndersonAdult Nonfiction, 2002
Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds by Stephen KinzerAdult Nonfiction, 2002
Days of Awe by Achy ObejasAdult Fiction, 2002
Edgar Lee Masters: A BIOGRAPHY by Herbert K. Russell (2005-10-03) by Herbert K. RussellBiography, 2002
Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America by Elliott J. GornBiography, 2002
Personal Foul: Coach Joe Moore vs. The University of Notre Dame by Richard LiebermanAdult Nonfiction, 2002
Rogues, Rebels, And Rubber Stamps: The Politics Of The Chicago City Council, 1863 To The Present (Urban Policy Challenges) by Dick SimpsonAdult Nonfiction, 2002
Rot by Janet KauffmanAdult Fiction, 2002
Blues Lessons by Robert HellengaAdult Fiction, 2003
A Defense of Poetry (Pitt Poetry Series) by Gabriel GuddingPoetry, 2003
Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago (Illinois) by Eric KlinenbergAdult Nonfiction, 2003
Jane Addams and the Dream of American Democracy: A Life by Jean Bethke ElshtainBiography, 2003
Local Wonders: Seasons in the Bohemian Alps by Ted KooserAdult Nonfiction, 2003
Looking for Life in the Universe by Ellen JacksonChildren's Nonfiction, 2003
Lucky in the Corner by Carol AnshawAdult Fiction, 2003
More Than Enough: A Novel by John FultonAdult Fiction, 2003
A Natural History of the Chicago Region (Center for American Places - Center Books on American Places) by Joel GreenbergAdult Nonfiction, 2003
Battle: A History Of Combat And Culture by John A. LynnAdult Nonfiction, 2004
Claws by Will WeaverChildren's Fiction, 2004
Fabulous Small Jews by Joseph EpsteinAdult Fiction, 2004
In My Mother's House: A Novel by Margaret McMullanAdult Fiction, 2004
Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain by Antonio DamasioAdult Nonfiction, 2004
A Match Made in Hell: The Jewish Boy and the Polish Outlaw Who Defied the Nazis by Larry StillmanAdult Nonfiction, 2004
Octavius Bloom and the House of Doom by Erik BrooksChildren's Fiction, 2004
A Politician Turned General: The Civil War Career of Stephen Augustus Hurlbut by Jeffrey N. LashBiography, 2004
The Red Passport: Stories by Katherine ShonkAdult Fiction, 2004
Still with Me: A Daughter's Journey of Love and Loss by Andrea King CollierBiography, 2004
They Marched Into Sunlight: War and Peace Vietnam and America October 1967 by David MaranissAdult Nonfiction, 2004
Vanished Act: The Life and Art of Weldon Kees by James ReidelBiography, 2004
Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution by Laurent DuboisAdult Nonfiction, 2005
Bring Your Legs With You (Pitt Drue Heinz Lit Prize) by Darrell SpencerAdult Fiction, 2005
Coin of the Realm: Essays on the Art and Life of Poetry by Carl PhillipsAdult Nonfiction, 2005
In Gatsby's Shadow: The Story of Charles Macomb Flandrau by Larry HaegBiography, 2005
Poet of the Appetites: The Lives and Loves of M.F.K. Fisher by Joan ReardonBiography, 2005
The Real Minerva by Mary SharrattAdult Fiction, 2005
The Story of Reo Joe: Work, Kin, and Community in Autotown, U.S.A (Critical Perspectives on the Past) by Lisa M. FineAdult Nonfiction, 2005
Almonds to Zhoof: Collected Stories (Triquarterly Books) by Richard SternAdult Fiction, 2006
The Chicago Architectural Club by Wilbert R. HasbrouckAdult Nonfiction, 2006
Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo by Sean B. CarrollAdult Nonfiction, 2006
Galileo's Universe by J. Patrick LewisChildren's Nonfiction, 2006
The Good Man: A Novel by Edward Jae-Suk LeeAdult Fiction, 2006
Greek Lyric Poetry by Sherod SantosPoetry, 2006
Hard Night by Christian WimanPoetry, 2006
Henry Adams and the Making of America by Garry WillsAdult Nonfiction, 2006
The Logic of a Rose: Chicago Stories by Billy LombardoAdult Fiction, 2006
Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig by Jonathan EigBiography, 2006
The Man Everybody Knew: Bruce Barton and the Making of Modern America by Richard M. FriedBiography, 2006
Our Eleanor: A Scrapbook Look at Eleanor Roosevelt's Remarkable Life by Candace FlemingChildren's Nonfiction, 2006
YellowBlack: The First Twenty-One Years of a Poet's Life by Haki R. MadhubutiBiography, 2006
The Constellation of Sylvie by Roderick TownleyChildren's Fiction, 2007
Copper Sun by Sharon M. DraperChildren's Fiction, 2007
Firmin by Sam SavageAdult Fiction, 2007
First Lady of the Confederacy: Varina Davis's Civil War by Joan E. CashinBiography, 2007
Guantanamo and the Abuse of Presidential Power by Joseph MarguliesAdult Nonfiction, 2007
The Horizontal World: Growing Up Wild In the Middle of Nowhere by Debra MarquartAdult Nonfiction, 2007
The Merchant of Power: Sam Insull, Thomas Edison, and the Creation of the Modern Metropolis by John F WasikBiography, 2007
Millennium Park: Creating a Chicago Landmark by Timothy J. GilfoyleAdult Nonfiction, 2007
A Pickpocket's Tale: The Underworld of Nineteenth-Century New York by Timothy J. GilfoyleBiography, 2007
Rash by Pete HautmanChildren's Fiction, 2007
The Translation of Dr Apelles: A Love Story by David TreuerAdult Fiction, 2007
When Madeline Was Young by Jane HamiltonAdult Fiction, 2007
An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England by Brock ClarkeAdult Fiction, 2008
Billie Standish Was Here by Nancy CrockerChildren's Fiction, 2008
Evil Genes: Why Rome Fell, Hitler Rose, Enron Failed, and My Sister Stole My Mother's Boyfriend by Barbara OakleyAdult Nonfiction, 2008
Jim Lane: Scoundrel, Statesman, Kansan by Robert CollinsBiography, 2008
Marshall "Major" Taylor: World Champion Bicyclist, 1899-1901 (Trailblazer Biographies) by Marlene Targ BrillChildren's Nonfiction, 2008
My Father Says Grace: Poems by Donald PlattPoetry, 2008
The Red Thread by Roderick TownleyChildren's Fiction, 2008
Refresh, Refresh: Stories by Benjamin PercyAdult Fiction, 2008
Savage Peace: Hope and Fear in America, 1919 by Ann HagedornAdult Nonfiction, 2008
Someone Named Eva by Joan M. WolfChildren's Fiction, 2008
Vinnie and Abraham by Dawn FitzGeraldChildren's Nonfiction, 2008
When the World Was Young by Tony RomanoAdult Fiction, 2008
William F. Cody?s Wyoming Empire: The Buffalo Bill Nobody Knows 1st edition by Bonner, Robert E. (2007) Hardcover by Robert E. BonnerBiography, 2008
Blueberry Summers: Growing Up at the Lake by Curtiss AndersonBiography, 2009
Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle by Daniel L. EverettAdult Nonfiction, 2009
First Darling of the Morning: Selected Memories of an Indian Childhood by Thrity UmrigarBiography, 2009
Holding Pattern: Stories by Jeffery Renard AllenAdult Fiction, 2009
If You Eat, You Never Die: Chicago Tales by Tony RomanoAdult Fiction, 2009
In Cod We Trust: Living the Norwegian Dream by Eric DregniAdult Nonfiction, 2009
Trouble by Gary D. SchmidtChildren's Fiction, 2009
Blood and Politics: The History of the White Nationalist Movement from the Margins to the Mainstream by Leonard ZeskindAdult Nonfiction, 2010
The Garden of Invention: Luther Burbank and the Business of Breeding Plants by Jane S. SmithBiography, 2010
Generosity: An Enhancement by Richard PowersAdult Fiction, 2010
The Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P.T. Barnum by Candace FlemingChildren's Nonfiction, 2010
A Man of Salt and Trees: The Life of Joy Morton by James BalloweBiography, 2010
Orlando M. Poe: Civil War General and Great Lakes Engineer (Civil War in the North) by Paul TaylorBiography, 2010
The Rape of Mesopotamia: Behind the Looting of the Iraq Museum by Lawrence RothfieldAdult Nonfiction, 2010
Ruins by Achy ObejasAdult Fiction, 2010
Vengeful Hymns by Marc J. SheehanPoetry, 2010
Waiting for the Owl's Call by Gloria WhelanChildren's Fiction, 2010
For Labor, Race, and Liberty: George Edwin Taylor, His Historic Run for the White House, and the Making of Independent Black Politics by Bruce L. MouserBiography 2011
The Man With Two Arms: A Novel by Billy LombardoAdult Fiction, 2011
Moon Over Manifest by Clare VanderpoolChildren's Fiction, 2011
Poetry's Afterlife: Verse in the Digital Age (Digitalculturebooks) by Kevin SteinAdult Nonfiction, 2011
The Price of Liberty by Keir GraffAdult Fiction, 2011
Watching TV: Six Decades of American Television (The Television Series) by Harry CastlemanAdult Nonfiction, 2011
Wicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials by Stephanie HemphillChildren's Fiction, 2011
Alexander the Great by Philip FreemanBiography, 2012
Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London by Andrea WarrenChildren's Nonfiction, 2012
Cold-Blooded Kindness: Neuroquirks of a Codependent Killer, or Just Give Me a Shot at Loving You, Dear, and Other Reflections on Helping That Hurts by Barbara OakleyAdult Nonfiction, 2012
The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray PollockAdult Fiction, 2012
The Moon from Every Window by Rob GriffithPoetry, 2012
The sport of kings and the kings of crime : horse racing, politics, and organized crime in New York, 1865-1913 by Steven RiessAdult Nonfiction, 2012
The Temple of Air: Stories by Patricia Ann McNairAdult Fiction, 2012
Whiskey Breakfast: My Swedish Family, My American Life by Richard LindbergBiography, 2012
Are You Happy Now? by Richard BabcockAdult Fiction, 2013
Code of Silence: Living a Lie Comes with a Price (Code of Silence Novel, A) by Tim ShoemakerChildren's Fiction, 2013
Detroit City Is the Place to Be: The Afterlife of an American Metropolis by Mark BinelliAdult Nonfiction, 2013
Dust to Dust: A Memoir by Benjamin BuschAdult Nonfiction, 2013
The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King by Rich CohenBiography, 2013
It's Not About Religion by Gregory HarmsAdult Nonfiction, 2013
John Brown's Spy: The Adventurous Life and Tragic Confession of John E. Cook by Steven LubetBiography, 2013
The Lighthouse Road: A Novel by Peter GeyeAdult Fiction, 2013
Marching to the Mountaintop: How Poverty, Labor Fights and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King Jr's Final Hours by Ann BausumChildren's Nonfiction, 2013
Notes from the Journey Westward (White Pine Press Poetry Prize) by Joe WilkinsPoetry, 2013
ROTC Kills: Poems by John KoethePoetry, 2013
Summer of the Wolves by Polly Carlson-VoilesChildren's Fiction, 2013
Zombie Makers: True Stories of Nature's Undead by Rebecca L. JohnsonChildren's Nonfiction, 2013
The Blessing Cup by Patricia PolaccoChildren's Fiction, 2014
Happiness, Like Water by Chinelo OkparantaAdult Fiction, 2014
Harriman vs. Hill: Wall Street’s Great Railroad War by Larry HaegAdult Nonfiction, 2014
The Longevity Seekers: Science, Business, and the Fountain of Youth by Ted AntonAdult Nonfiction, 2014
The Lost Episodes of Revie Bryson by Bryan FurunessAdult Fiction, 2014
Navigating Early by Clare VanderpoolChildren's Fiction, 2014
Silverchest: Poems by Carl PhillipsPoetry, 2014
Song & Error: Poems by Averill CurdyPoetry, 2014
Young Titan: The Making of Winston Churchill by Michael SheldenBiography & Memoir, 2014
Ashes Under Water: The SS Eastland and the Shipwreck That Shook America by Michael McCarthyAdult Nonfiction, 2015
Beetle Boy by Margaret WilleyChildren's Fiction, 2015
The Freedom Summer Murders by Don MitchellChildren's Nonfiction, 2015
The High Divide by Lin EngerAdult Fiction, 2015
Minion by John David AndersonChildren's Fiction, 2015
O, Democracy! by Kathleen RooneyAdult Fiction, 2015
Senator Benton and the People: Master Race Democracy on the Early American Frontiers by Ken MuellerBiography & Memoir, 2015
A Woman in the House (and Senate): How Women Came to the United States Congress, Broke Down Barriers, and Changed the Country by Ilene CooperChildren's Nonfiction, 2015
$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn EdinAdult Nonfiction, 2016
Alphabet School by Stephen T. JohnsonChildren's Fiction, 2016
Errata (Crab Orchard Series in Poetry) by Lisa Fay CoutleyPoetry, 2016
Escape Points: A Memoir by Michele WeldonAdult Nonfiction, 2016
Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon by Kate DiCamilloChildren's Fiction, 2016
The Ghost in My Brain: How a Concussion Stole My Life and How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Helped Me Get It Back by Clark ElliottAdult Nonfiction, 2016
The Inventor's Secret: What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford by Suzanne SladeChildren's Nonfiction, 2016
Like Finding My Twin by Fern Schumer ChapmanChildren's Nonfiction, 2016
Mothers, Tell Your Daughters by Bonnie Jo CampbellAdult Fiction, 2016
Music for Wartime: Stories by Rebecca MakkaiAdult Fiction, 2016
Nobody Grew but the Business: On the Life and Work of William Gaddis by Joseph TabbiAdult Nonfiction, 2016
Skin music by Dennis HinrichsenPoetry, 2016
Stranded by Melinda BraunChildren's Fiction, 2016
Black Deutschland: A Novel by Darryl PinckneyAdult Fiction, 2017
Buck O'Neil : baseball's ambassador by Jeff GallChildren’s Nonfiction, 2017
Excellent Daughters: The Secret Lives of Young Women Who Are Transforming the Arab World by Katherine ZoepfAdult Nonfiction, 2017
I Heart You by Meg FlemingChildren’s Fiction, 2017
History of Art: Stories (Yellow Shoe Fiction) by Margaret LuongoAdult Fiction, 2017
LaRose by Louise ErdrichAdult Fiction, 2017
My Sister’s Mother: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Stalin’s Siberia by Donna Solecka UrbikasBiography and Memoir, 2017
The Old Philosopher by Vi Khi NaoPoetry, 2017
One in a Billion: The Story of Nic Volker and the Dawn of Genomic Medicine by Mark JohnsonAdult Nonfiction, 2017
The Slowest Book Ever by April Pulley SayreChildren’s Nonfiction, 2017
The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation by Natalie Y. MooreAdult Nonfiction, 2017
The Swimmer: Poems by John KoethePoetry, 2017
Traveling Soul: The Life of Curtis Mayfield by Todd MayfieldBiography and Memoir, 2017
Trespassing Across America: One Man's Epic, Never-Done-Before (and Sort of Illegal) Hike Across the Heartland by Ken IlgunasBiography and Memoir, 2017
The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine by Lindsey FitzharrisAdult Nonfiction, 2018
The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse by Rich CohenAdult Nonfiction, 2018
Creepy Pair of Underwear! by Aaron ReynoldsChildren’s Fiction, 2018
The Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies Are Changing the Way We Have Kids--and the Kids We Have by Bonnie RochmanAdult Nonfiction, 2018
The Graybar Hotel: Stories by Curtis DawkinsAdult Fiction, 2018
The Harlem Charade by Natasha TarpleyChildren’s Fiction, 2018
Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists by Donna SeamanBiography & Memoir, 2018
Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower's Secret Campaign against Joseph McCarthy by David A. NicholsBiography & Memoir, 2018
Let's All Die Happy (Pitt Poetry Series) by Erin Adair-HodgesPoetry, 2018
Meet Cindy Sherman: Artist, Photographer, Chameleon by Sandra JordanChildren’s Nonfiction, 2018
Oliver P. Morton and the Politics of the Civil War and Reconstruction by A. James FullerBiography & Memoir, 2018
Rowing Inland (Made in Michigan Writers Series) by Jim DanielsPoetry, 2018
Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz by Michael BornsteinChildren’s Nonfiction, 2018
What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka ArimahAdult Fiction, 2018
When My Sister Started Kissing by Helen FrostChildren’s Fiction, 2018
Add This to the List of Things That You Are by Chris FinkAdult Fiction, 2019
America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States by Erika Lee 2019
Dancing Through Fields of Color: The Story of Helen Frankenthaler by Elizabeth BrownChildren’s Reading Round Table Award for Children’s Nonfiction, 2019
Degrees of Difficulty by Julie E. JusticzAdult Fiction, 2019
Finding the News: Adventures of a Young Reporter (From Our Own Correspondent) by Peter CopelandBernard J. Brommel Award for Biography and Memoir, 2019
Gloss (Wisconsin Poetry Series) by Rebecca HazeltonPoetry, 2019
The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole DavisChildren’s Fiction, 2019
Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America by Christopher LeonardRichard Frisbie Award for Adult Nonfiction, 2019
The Miracle and Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets by Sarah MillerChildren’s Reading Round Table Award for Children’s Nonfiction, 2019
The Pumpkin War by Cathleen YoungChildren’s Fiction, 2019
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea BeatyChildren’s Fiction, 2019
Tiny Americans by Devin MurphyAdult Fiction, 2019
tsunami vs. the fukushima 50: poems by Lee Ann RoripaughPoetry, 2019
Where the Angels Lived by Margaret McMullanBernard J. Brommel Award for Biography and Memoir, 2019
The world of Juliette Kinzie : Chicago before the fire by Ann Durkin KeatingBernard J. Brommel Award for Biography and Memoir, 2019
American Harvest: God, Country, and Farming in the Heartland by Marie Mutsuki MockettAdult Nonfiction, 2020
Beheld by TaraShea NesbitAdult Fiction, 2020
Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey: A Novel by Kathleen RooneyAdult Fiction, 2020
Prison by Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms by Maya SchenwarAdult Nonfiction, 2020
Real Life: A Novel by Brandon TaylorAdult Fiction, 2020
The Torture Letters: Reckoning with Police Violence by Laurence RalphAdult Nonfiction, 2020