>SIBA Book Award Finalists

>Congratulations to the finalists for the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Book Awards, especially my friend Susan Meyers, whose book Keep and Give Away is one of three finalists in poetry. Good luck, Susan!


The Giraffe Who Was Afraid of Heights by David A. Ufer and Kirsten Carlson
(Sylvan Dell Publishing)
Alabama Moon by Watt Key (Farrar Straus Giroux)
The Christmas Bus by Robert Inman (Novello Festival Press)


I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence by Amy Sedaris (Warner Books)
Nathalie Dupree’s Shrimp and Grits Cookbook by Nathalie Dupree (Wyrick and Company)
The Boathouse: Tales and Recipes from a Southern Kitchen by Douglas W. Bostick and Jason Davidson (Joggling Board Press)
Deep South Parties: Or, How to Survive the Southern Cocktail Hour Without a Box of French-Onion Soup Mix, a Block of Processed Cheese, or a Cocktail Weenie by Robert St. John (Hyperion Books)


Keep and Give Away by Susan Meyers (University of South Carolina Press)
Path, Crooked Path by John Balaban (Copper Canyon Press)
Umpteen Ways of Looking at a Possum by Grace Bauer and Julie Kane (Xavier Review Press)


Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier (Random House Trade)
On Agate Hill by Lee Smith (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)
Plum Wine by Angela Davis-Gardner (University of Wisconsin Press)
The King of Lies by John Hart (St. Martin’s Minotaur)
Smonk or Widow Town by Tom Franklin (William Morrow & Company)


Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee by Charles J. Shields (Henry Holt & Company)
Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West by Hampton Sides (Doubleday Books)
Miss American Pie: A Diary of Love, Secrets and Growing Up in the 1970s by Margaret Sartor (Bloomsbury Publishing)
Blue Ridge Nature Journal: Reflections on the Appalachian Mountains in Essays and Art by George Ellison (The History Press)

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