The Pacific Northwest Booksellers  Association has announced their 2017 Pacific Northwest Book Awards.  They are:

Proulx, Annie.  Barkskins.

DeConnick, Kelly Sue.  Bitch planet, Book one: Extraordinary machine

Smith, Alexis M.  Marrow island

Moor, Robert.  On trails: an expoloration

West, Lindy.  Shrill: Notes from a loud woman.

Alexie, Sherman.  Thunder Boy, Jr.

Ivey, Eowyn.  To the bright edge of the world

Here is more information on the winners.  Winners will soon be featured on NWBookLovers blog.

We have all the print editions.  We own all of the ebooks expect Shrill which I am purchasing.

I am glad to see a graphic novel (Bitch Planet) on this list.

Posted by Becky








PNBA Book Awards announced

January 7, 2016

The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association has announced their book awards for 2016.


The winners are:

Call me home by Megan Kruse

Children and other wild animals by Brian Doyle

The game of love and death by Martha Brockenbrough (Teen)

The triumph of seeds: how grains nuts, kernels, pulses and pips conquered the plant kingdom and shaped human history by Thor Hanson

Undermajordomo minor by Patrick DeWitt

Unicorn on a roll: another Phoebe and her unicorn adventure by Dana Simpson (Children’s).

The authors will be blogging on the NWBookLovers blog over the next few weeks.

We own all of the titles in print.  Some are also in Overdrive.

Posted by Becky




A brief history of seven killings by Marlon James won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction by a unanimous vote.  James is the first Jamaican born winner of the Man Booker. He currently lives in Minneapolis.  James says reggae music had a strong influence on this novel.  The BBC article includes a clip of his acceptance speech. The official Man Booker Prize website includes the short and long list of nominees.  The Guardian article includes a podcast.  We own A brief history in seven killings in all formats except eaudio which is not available.

<p>Posted by Becky

Pulitzer Prizes announced

April 21, 2015

The 2015  Pulitzer Prizes were announced yesterday.

The winners of the 2015 Pulitzer Prizes are:

Fiction: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Drama: Between Riverside and Crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgis

History: Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People by Elizabeth A. Fenn

Biography or Autobiography: The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe by David I. Kertzer

Poetry: Digest by Gregory Pardlo

General nonfiction: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert

Music: Anthracite Fields by Julia Wolfe

We own all of the fiction and nonfiction except the poetry which Darren is buying.

Posted by Becky

The National Book Critics Circle Awards for 2015  were announced yesterday.  The winners are:

Autobiography: Can’t we talk about something more pleasant? by Roz Chazt

Biography: Tennessee Williams: mad pilgrimage of the flesh by John Lahr

Criticism: The essential Ellen Willis, edited by Nona Willis Aronowitz

Fiction: Lila by Marilynne Robinson

Nonfiction: The problem of slavery in the age of emancipation by David Brion Davis

Poetry: Citizen: an American lyric by Claudia Rankine

Sno-Isle owns all of the title except for The essential Ellen Willis.  I am glad to see a graphic novel win the autobiography prize.

Posted by Becky

The winners of the 2015 Pacific Northwest Book Award are:

Doerr, Anthony.  All the light we cannot see.

Erickson, Renee.  A boat, a whale and a walrus: menus and stories.

Fromm, Peter.  If not for this.

Gloss, Molly. Falling from horses.

Ritter, William. Jackaby.

Walton, Leslye. The strange and beautiful sorrows of Ava Lavender.

Here is the PNBA announcement.  Essays by the winners will be forthcoming.

Posted by Becky




Man Booker Prize announced

October 15, 2014

Richard Flanagan of Australia has received the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2014 for his novel The narrow road to the deep north.

The narrow road to the deep north


Here is the announcement from PW.

This was the first year that any English language fiction title was eligible.  The resulting controversy concerned Commonwealth countries being overlooked.  Flanagan talks about this in the Guardian announcement. A winner from Australia should slow down this discussion for this year.

Sno-Isle owns all for formats of this title except 3M ebook which Darren is purchasing.