Awards: New England; Wainwright Golden Beer Book

Nominees for the 2017 New England Book Awards, honoring a title about New England, set in New England or by an author residing in New England and sponsored by the New England Independent Booksellers Association, are:

News from the End of the World by Emily Jeanne Miller (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett (Tin House)
Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan (Knopf)
Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti (Dial Press)
Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck (Morrow)

Down City by Leah Carroll (Grand Central)
Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich (Flatiron Books)
Glass Universe by Dava Sobel (Viking)
Notes on a Banana by David Leite (Dey Street Books)
Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel (Knopf)

Poet's Dog by Patricia MacLachlan (Katherine Tegen Books)
Some Writer by Melissa Sweet (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Perfect Day by Lane Smith (Roaring Brook)
Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk (Dutton Books Young Readers
When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin (Little, Brown Young Readers)

Young Adult:
Bull by David Elliott (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (Katherine Tegen Books)
Iron Cast by Destiny Soria (Amulet Books)
Queer, There, and Everywhere by Sarah Prager (HarperCollins)
Wrecked by Maria Padian (Algonquin Young Readers)

Winners will be voted on by NEIBA member booksellers. The awards will be presented during NIEBA's annual awards banquet on September 19 in Providence, R.I.


A shortlist has been unveiled for the £5,000 (about $6,395Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize, which celebrates the best books about nature, the outdoors and U.K. travel. The winner will be announced August 3. The seven shortlisted titles are:

Love of Country by Madeleine Bunting
The Otters' Tale by Simon Cooper
The Running Hare by John Lewis-Stempel
Where Poppies Blow by John Lewis-Stempel
Wild Kingdom by Stephen Moss
The January Man by Christopher Somerville
The Wild Other by Clover Stroud 

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