Reading the West Book Awards

Reading the West Book Awards 2016 Shortlist

The Reading the West Book Awards program recognizes and promotes outstanding books published in the previous calendar year. 

These Shortlist titles have been selected by dedicated Mountain and Plains Independent Booksellers Association (MPIBA) booksellers who serve on the Reading the West committees. Please click here for a PDF of the Shortlist titles. There are three categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's. Titles are listed below.

 Winners will be announced on May 30, 2017. 

News of the World Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780062409201
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow & Company - October 4th, 2016

I Will Send Rain Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781627794268
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Henry Holt & Company - August 9th, 2016

Breaking Wild Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780425283783
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley Books - February 9th, 2016

Champion of the World Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399176081
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - July 12th, 2016

The Atomic Weight of Love Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781616204846
Availability: Special Order
Published: Algonquin Books - May 3rd, 2016

Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780374253301
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 25th, 2016

The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374280093
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sarah Crichton Books - May 31st, 2016

The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250054029
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - May 3rd, 2016

North of Crazy: A Memoir Cover Image
By Neltje
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250088147
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - October 4th, 2016

Wolf Boys: Two American Teenagers and Mexico's Most Dangerous Drug Cartel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781501126543
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - September 13th, 2016

Hour of the Bees Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763679224
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 8th, 2016

Mountain Chef: How One Man Lost His Groceries, Changed His Plans, and Helped Cook Up the National Park Service Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781580897112
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - August 2nd, 2016

Every Hidden Thing Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481464161
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 11th, 2016

Runs with Courage Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781585369843
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - October 2016

Indian Boyhood: The True Story of a Sioux Upbringing Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781937786564
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wisdom Tales - June 7th, 2016