2018 Colorado Book Award Finalists

Congratulations to the finalists of the 2018 Colorado Book Awards!

Beautiful Flesh: A Body of Essays
, edited by Stephanie G'Schwind (Center for Literary Publishing, Colorado State University)
Blood Business: Crime Stories from This World and Beyond
, edited by Mario Acevedo and Joshua Viola (Hex Publishers)
The Last Stand of the Pack: Critical Edition
, edited by Andrew Gulliford and Tom Wolf (University Press of Colorado)

Children's Literature
Blue Corn Soup
by Caroline Stutson, illustrated by Teri Weidner (Sleeping Bear Press)
Can an Aardvark Bark?
by Melissa Stewart, illustrated by Steve Jenkins (Beach Lane Books, Simon & Schuster)
Wild Zoo Train
by Carmela LaVigna Coyle, illustrated by Steve Gray (Muddy Boots, Globe Pequot)

Creative Nonfiction
Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History
by Camille T. Dungy (W. W. Norton & Company)
The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road
by Finn Murphy (W. W. Norton & Company)
The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom
by Helen Thorpe (Scribner)
No Barriers: A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon
by Erik Weihenmayer and Buddy Levy (St. Martin's Press)

General Fiction
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore: A Novel
by Matthew Sullivan (Scribner)
Rush: A Novel
by Jayme H. Mansfield (Heritage Beacon Fiction, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas)
Wishing Caswell Dead
by Pat Stoltey (Five Star Publishing, Gale/Cengage Learning)

General Nonfiction
Bugged: The Insects Who Rule the World and the People Obsessed with Them
by David MacNeal (St. Martin's Press)
The Loyalist Team: How Trust, Candor, and Authenticity Create Great Organizations
by Linda Adams, Abby Curnow-Chavez, Audrey Epstein, and Rebecca Teasdale with Jody Berger (Public Affairs, Hachette Book Group)
Megafire: The Race to Extinguish a Deadly Epidemic of Flame
by Michael Kodas (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Where the Water Goes: Life and Death along the Colorado River
by David Owen (Riverhead Books)

American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World
by David Baron (Liveright, W. W. Norton & Company)
Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America's Culture
by Chip Colwell (The University of Chicago Press)
The President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed
Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas by Adrian Miller (University of North Carolina Press)

Juvenile Literature
The Last Panther
by Todd Mitchell (Delacorte Books for Young Readers)
Path of the Thunderbird: A Grand Canyon Adventure
by Sara Miller and Pat Toole (Grand Canyon Association)
The Player King
by Avi (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Simon & Schuster)

Literary Fiction
The Blue Hour
by Laura Pritchett (Counterpoint Press)
Celine: A Novel
by Peter Heller (Alfred A. Knopf)
White Plains
by David Hicks (Conundrum Press)

Dead Stop
by Barbara Nickless (Thomas & Mercer, Amazon Publishing)
Fractured Families: A Lottie Albright Mystery
by Charlotte Hinger (Poisoned Pen Press)
Hunting Hour: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery
by Margaret Mizushima (Crooked Lane Books)

Mountain Ranch
by Michael Crouser (University of Texas Press)
Once Upon a Time . . . The Western: A New Frontier in Art and Film
edited by Mary-Dailey Desmarais and Thomas Brent Smith (5 Continents Editions)

Hum of Our Blood
by Madelyn Garner, photography by Bradley Braverman (3: A Taos Press)
by Adam Houle (Lithic Press)
Trophic Cascade
by Camille T. Dungy (Wesleyan University Press)

Science Fiction/Fantasy
A Borrowed Hell
by L. D. Colter (Shirtsleeve Press)
Graveyard Shift: A Novel
by Michael F. Haspil (Tom Dougherty Associates, TOR)
Souls for the Phrenii: A Novel of the Broken Kaskea
by Laura E. Reeve (Cajun Coyote Media)

Broken Slate: A Sean Coleman Thriller
by John A. Daly (BQB Publishing)
Red Sky: A Thriller
by Chris Goff (Crooked Lane Books)
Trafficked: A Mex Anderson Novel
by Peg Brantley (Bark Publishing)

Young Adult Fiction
Life in a Fishbowl
by Len Vlahos (Bloomsbury Children's Books)
A Messy, Beautiful Life
by Sara Jade Alan (Entangled Publishing)
When Dimple Met Rishi
by Sandhya Menon (Simon Pulse, Simon & Schuster)

Thank you!