Reading the West Book Award

Given by Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association

155 obres 85,010 Llibres 2,920 Ressenyes ½ 4.0
Reading the West Book Awards winners and shortlist titles exemplify the best in fiction and non-fiction writing, culinary writing, and illustration, whose subject matter is set in the MPIBA region mostra'n més (Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming) or invokes the spirit of the region. mostra'n menys
Tots, Winner (152), Finalist (2), Shortlist (1), Nominee (1)
Tots, 2023 (9), 2022 (9), 2021 (10), 2019 (8), 2018 (7), 2017 (3), 2016 (3), 2015 (3), 2014 (3), 2013 (3), 2012 (3), 2011 (4), 2010 (2), 2009 (5), 2008 (5), 2007 (5), 2006 (4), 2005 (6), 2004 (5), 2003 (4), 2002 (4), 2001 (4), 2000 (4), 1999 (4), 1998 (4), 1997 (4), 1996 (4), 1995 (4), 1994 (5), 1993 (4), 1992 (4), 1991 (4), 1990 (4)

Winner 152

Calling for a Blanket Dance de Oscar HokeahDebut Fiction2023
The Big Texas Cookbook: The Food That Defines the Lone Star State de editors of Texas MonthlyEating the West2023
Woman of Light de Kali Fajardo-AnstineFiction2023
When I Was Red Clay: A Journey of Identity, Healing, and Wonder de Jonathan T. BaileyMemoir/Biography2023
Tracing Time: Seasons of Rock Art on the Colorado Plateau de Craig ChildsNonfiction2023
Brave Every Day de Trudy LudwigPicture Book2023
Weaving Sundown in a Scarlet Light: Fifty Poems for Fifty Years de Joy HarjoPoetry2023
Abuela, Don't Forget Me de Rex OgleYoung Adult2023
The River Between Hearts de Heather Mateus SappenfieldYoung Readers2023
Damnation Spring de Ash DavidsonDebut Fiction2022
Earth Medicines: Ancestral Wisdom, Healing Recipes, and Wellness Rituals from a Curandera de Felicia Cocotzin RuizEating the West2022
Cloud Cuckoo Land de Anthony DoerrFiction2022
Poet Warrior: A Memoir de Joy HarjoMemoir/Biography2022
On Juneteenth de Annette Gordon-ReedNonfiction2022
Watercress de Andrea WangPicture Book2022
Desert apocrypha : poems de Zach HivelyPoetry2022
A Snake Falls to Earth de Darcie Little BadgerYoung Adult2022
Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids de Cynthia Leitich SmithYoung Readers2022
My Autobiography of Carson McCullers: A Memoir de Jenn ShaplandAdvocacy Honor2021
All Things Left Wild: A Novel de James WadeDebut Fiction2021
The Mexican Home Kitchen: Traditional Home-Style Recipes That Capture the Flavors and Memories of Mexico de Mely MartinezEating the West2021
Black Sun de Rebecca RoanhorseFiction2021
Our Wild Tails: The Adventures of Henry and Baloo de Cynthia BennettIllustrated Nonfiction2021
The Reign of Wolf 21: The Saga of Yellowstone's Legendary Druid Pack de Rick McIntyreNarrative Nonfiction2021
Simon at the art museum de Christina SoontornvatPicture Book2021
When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry de Joy HarjoPoetry2021
Tigers, Not Daughters de Samantha MabryYoung Adult2021
The Elephant's Girl de Celesta RimingtonYoung Readers2021
Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country de Pam HoustonAdvocacy Award2019
The Prairie Homestead Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Heritage Cooking in Any Kitchen de Jill WingerEating the West2019
Sabrina & Corina: Stories de Kali Fajardo-AnstineFiction2019
Lakota America: A New History of Indigenous Power de Pekka HämäläinenNarrative Nonfiction2019
The Little Snowplow Wishes for Snow de Lora KoehlerPicture Book2019
National Geographic Atlas of the National Parks de Jon WatermanVisual Nonfiction2019
The Field Guide to the North American Teenager de Ben PhilippeYoung Adult Fiction2019
Dear Sweet Pea de Julie MurphyYoung Readers2019
Bacon, Beans, and Beer de Eliza CrossEating the West2018
Where the Dead Sit Talking de Brandon HobsonFiction2018
When a Ghost Talks, Listen de Tim TingleMiddle Grade2018
Out of the Woods: Seeing Nature in the Everyday de Julia CorbettNonfiction2018
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga de Traci SorellPicture Books2018
Zen and Gone de Emily FranceYoung Adult Fiction2018
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus de Dusti BowlingChildren's2017
The Widow Nash: A Novel de Jamie HarrisonFiction2017
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI de David GrannNonfiction2017
Runs With Courage de Joan M. WolfChildren's2016
News of the World de Paulette JilesFiction2016
The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks de Terry Tempest WilliamsNonfiction2016
A Series of Small Maneuvers de Eliot TreichelChildren's2015
Black River de S. M. HulseFiction2015
Ladies of the Canyons: A League of Extraordinary Women and Their Adventures in the American Southwest de Lesley Poling-KempesNonfiction2015
Dirt Bikes, Drones, and Other Ways to Fly de Conrad WesselhoeftChildren's2014
The Painter de Peter HellerFiction2014
Badluck Way: A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West de Bryce AndrewsNonfiction2014
The Last Ride of Caleb O'Toole de Eric PierpointChildren's2013
The Son de Philipp MeyerFiction2013
The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon de Kevin FedarkoNonfiction2013
Kepler's Dream de Juliet BellChildren's2012
Theft: A Novel de BK LorenFiction2012
Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats de Kristen IversenNonfiction2012
Missing on Superstition Mountain de Elise BroachChildren's2011
The Voice of the River: A Novel de Melanie Rae ThonFiction2011
Fire Season: Field Notes From a Wilderness Lookout de Philip ConnorsNonfiction2011
Starfish: A Novel de James CrowleyChildren's2010
The Wake of Forgiveness de Bruce MachartFiction2010
Go Big or Go Home de Will HobbsChildren's2009
The Illuminated Desert de Terry Tempest WilliamsChildren's2009
Another Man's Moccasins de Craig JohnsonFiction2009
American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon de Steven RinellaNonfiction2009
Staking Her Claim: Women Homesteading the West de Marcia Meredith HensleyReference2009
Great Ranches of the West de Jim Keen with Ami ReevesThe Arts2008
Wind Rider de Susan WilliamsChildren's2008
The God of Animals de Aryn KyleFiction2008
The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn: A Lakota History de Joseph M. Marshall, IIINonfiction2008
Adobe Odes de Pat MoraPoetry2008
Mesa Verde National Park: The First 100 Years de Mesa Verde Museum AssociationThe Arts2007
The Buffalo and the Indians: A Shared Destiny de Dorothy Hinshaw PatentChildren's2007
Cottonwood Saints de Gene GuerinFiction2007
Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West de Hampton SidesFiction2007
Pinedale, Wyoming: A Centennial History 1904 - 2004 de Ann Chambers NobleReference2007
William Henry Jackson's "The pioneer photographer" de William Henry JacksonThe Arts2006
Bear Dancer: The Story of a Ute Girl de Thelma Hatch WyssChildren's2006
A Sudden Country de Karen FisherFiction2006
109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos de Jennet ConantNonfiction2006
Pueblo Imagination: Landscape and Memory in the Photography of Lee Marmon de Lee MarmonArt/Poetry2005
Searching for Chipeta: The Story of a Ute and Her People de Vickie Leigh KrudwigChildren's2005
Old Coyote de Nancy WoodChildren's2005
Little Things in a Big Country: An Artist and Her Dog on the Rocky Mountain Front de Hannah HinchmanNonfiction2005
Select Peaks of Greater Yellowstone: A Mountaineering History & Guide de Thomas TurianoReference2005
The Work of Wolves de Kent Meyers2005
Birds of Prey in the American West de Tom VezoThe Arts2004
Enduring Wisdom: Sayings from Native Americans de Virginia Driving Hawk SneveChildren's2004
Land That Moves, Land That Stands Still de Kent NelsonFiction2004
Hawks Rest: A Season in the Remote Heart of Yellowstone de Gary FergusonNonfiction2004
Creation of the Teton Landscape de David D. LoveReference2004
Drawn to Yellowstone: Artists in America's First National Park de Peter HassrickThe Arts2003
Women Artists of the West: Five Portraits in Creativity and Courage (Notable Western Women) de Julie DannebergChildren's2003
Perma Red de Debra Magpie EarlingFiction2003
Breaking Clean de Judy BluntNonfiction2003
Ansel Adams at 100 de Ansel AdamsArt/Poetry2002
Mountain Men: True Grit and Tall Tales de Andrew GlassChildren's2002
The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint: A Novel de Brady UdallFiction2002
A River Running West: The Life of John Wesley Powell de Donald WorsterNonfiction2002
Painters and the American West: The Anschutz Collection de Joan Carpenter TroccoliArt/Poetry2001
Clarence Goes Out West & Meets a Purple Horse de Jean Ekman AdamsChildren's2001
Winter Range de Claire DavisFiction2001
The Blood Runs Like a River Through My Dreams de NasdijjNonfiction2001
The Wild Colorado: The true adventures of Fred Dellenbaugh, age 17, on the second Powell Expedition into the Grand Canyon de Richard MaurerChildren's2000
Cançó de la plana de Kent HarufFiction2000
Fire on the Mountain: The True Story of the South Canyon Fire de John N. MacleanNonfiction2000
Where Rivers Change Direction de Mark SpraggNonfiction2000
Boss of the Plains de Laurie CarlsonChildren's1999
One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd de Jim FergusFiction1999
Lasso the Wind: Away to the New West de Timothy EganNonfiction1999
In Gravity National Park: Poems de C. L. RawlinsPoetry1999
The Serpent's Tongue: Prose, Poetry, and Art of the New Mexican Pueblos de Nancy WoodChildren's1998
The Sky, the Stars, the Wilderness de Rick BassFiction1998
Legends of the American Desert: Sojourns in the Greater Southwest de Alex ShoumatoffNonfiction1998
Blue Horses Rush In: Poems and Stories (Sun Tracks) de Luci TapahonsoPoetry1998
Bill Pickett: Rodeo-Ridin' Cowboy de Andrea Davis PinkneyChildren's1997
Sun Dancer de David LondonFiction1997
Undaunted Courage de Stephen E. AmbroseNonfiction1997
Mountains and Rivers Without End de Gary SnyderPoetry1997
A Boy Called Slow de Joseph BruchacChildren's1996
Stone Song: A Novel of the Life of Crazy Horse de Win BlevinsFiction1996
The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge: A Lakota Odyssey de Joe StaritaNonfiction1996
My Town de David LeePoetry1996
Daily Life in a Covered Wagon de Paul EricksonChildren's1995
Stygo de Laura HendrieFiction1995
Killing Custer: The Battle of the Little Bighorn and the Fate of the Plains Indians de James WelchNonfiction1995
Loose Woman: Poems de Sandra CisnerosPoetry1995
I Am Lavina Cumming: A Novel of the American West (Historical Fiction for Young Readers) de Susan LowellChildren's1994
Pigs in Heaven de Barbara KingsolverFiction1994
The Death of Bernadette Lefthand de Ronald B. QuerryFiction1994
Montana 1948 de Larry WatsonFiction1994
So Far from God de Ana CastilloPoetry1994
The Meadow de James GalvinFiction1993
Cowboys Are My Weakness: Stories de Pam HoustonFiction1993
Tots aquells cavalls de Cormac McCarthyFiction1993
Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs: Living and Writing in the West de Wallace StegnerNonfiction1993
Land Circle: Writings Collected from the Land de Linda M. HasselstromNonfiction1992
PrairyErth de William Least Heat-MoonNonfiction1992
Songs of the Fluteplayer: Seasons of Life in the Southwest de Sharman Apt RussellNonfiction1992
Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place de Terry Tempest WilliamsNonfiction1992
Canyons de Gary PaulsenChildren's1991
Mean Spirit de Linda HoganFiction1991
Photographing Montana 1894-1928: The Life and Work of Evelyn Cameron de Donna M. LuceyNonfiction1991
In Mad Love and War de Joy HarjoPoetry1991
Bearstone de Will HobbsChildren's1990
The testimony of Mr. Bones: Stories de Olive GhiselinFiction1990
Remote Beyond Compare: Letters of don Diego de Vargas to His Family from New Spain and Mexico, 1675-1706 (Journals of Don Diego De Vargos) de John L. KessellNonfiction1990
What we have to live with (Teal Press poetry Series Book) de Marilyn KryslPoetry1990

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Shortlist 1

Nominee 1


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