Sunday, February 25, 2007

Southern Fried

The Southern Independent Bookseller's Association has announced the nominees for the SIBA Book Awards. The award was created to recognize great books of southern origin and nominees are chosen by booksellers across the South from among the "southern" books they most enjoyed selling. I selected books we own to be listed here.
For a complete list, see the SIBA Book Award webpage.

Young Adult
Part of Me / Kimberly Willis Holt
Samurai Shortstop / Alan Gratz
Get Real / Betty Hicks
Alabama Moon / Watt Key
Southern Cooking / S.R. Dull
Deep South Parties: or, How to Survive the Southern Cocktail Hour Without a Box of French Onion Soup, a Block of Processed Cheese, or a Cocktail Weenie: a Cookbook Featuring the New Celebratory Cuisine of the South with Recollections and Stories From the Region / Robert St. John
The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook: Stories and Recipes for Southerners and Would-Be Southerners / Matt and Ted Lee
The Collectors / David Baldacci
Lay of the Land / Richard Ford
The Judas Field / Howard Bahr
Back to Wando Passo / David Payne
The Templar Legacy / Steve Berry
Plum Wine / Angela Davis-Gardner
End of California / Steve Yarbrough
Nature Girl / Carl Hiaasen
One Mississippi / Mark Childress
On Agate Hill / Lee Smith
Sufficient Grace / Darnell Arnoult
The Worthy: a Ghost's Story / Will Clarke
Smonk, or Widow Town / Tom Franklin
Thirteen Moons / Charles Frazier
True Evil / Greg Iles
Eye of Vengeance / Jonathan King
King of Lies / John Hart
Mockingbird: a Portrait of Harper Lee / Charles Shields
The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town / John Grisham
An Inconvenient Truth: the Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It / Al Gore
Lost Mountain: a Year in the Vanishing Wilderness / Erik Reece
The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game / Michael Lewis
American Plague: the Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic That Shaped Our History
Saving Graces: Finding Solace and Strength From Friends and Strangers / Elizabeth Edwards
The Creation: an Appeal to Save Life on Earth / Edward O. Wilson
LBJ: Architect of American Ambition / Randall Bennett Woods
The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast / Douglas G. Brinkley
Blood and Thunder: an Epic of the American West / Hampton Sides
Happy Reading!

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