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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

2012 SIBA Book Award finalists

The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance has determined the finalists for the 2012 SIBA Book Awards, "representing booksellers' favorite handsells of the year." Winners will be announced July 4, "Independents Day." Finalists and winners will be honored September 8 during the 2012 SIBA Trade Show in Naples, Florida, USA:

Always Neverland by Zoe Barton (HarperCollins)
Animalogy by Marianne Berkes (Sylvan Dell)
Bigger than a Breadbox by Laurel Snyder (Random House)
Jo MacDonald Saw a Pond by Mary Quattlebaum (Dawn Publications)

Basic to Brilliant Y'all by Virginia Willis (Ten Speed Press)
New Southern Garden Cookbook by Sheri Castle (University of North Carolina Press)
Southern Biscuits by Nathalie Dupree & Cynthia Graubart (Gibbs Smith)
Well, Shut My Mouth by Stephanie L. Tyson (John F. Blair)

The Beach Trees by Karen White (New American Library)
The Butterfly's Daughter by Mary Alice Monroe (Gallery Books)
The Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew (Kensington)
Iron House by John Hart (St. Martin’s Press)
Nightwoods by Charles Frazier (Random House)

Lions of the West by Robert Morgan (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)
Praying for Strangers by River Jordan (Berkley)
Upheaval in Charleston by Susan Millar Williams and Stephen G. Hoffius (University of Georgia Press)
Working South by Mary Whyte (University of South Carolina Press)
You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl by Celia Rivenbark (St. Martin’s Griffin)

Abandoned Quarry by John Lane (Mercer University Press)
Head Off & Split: Poems (2011) by Nikky Finney (TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press)
Terroir by Robert Morgan (Penguin)
Waking by Ron Rash (Hub City Press)

Young Adult
The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan (Delacorte)
Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact by A. J. Hartley (Razorbill)
Magnolia League by Katie Crouch (Poppy Books)
Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley (Simon and Schuster)


  1. Yippee & whoo-hoo! I'm thrilled to be included with such writers, and I thank you for posting this. Got my fingers crossed!! Regardless, I'll be in Naples, FL, for the SIBA annual conference & awards ceremony in September, which I know will be a wonderful weekend!

    AJ (author of The Dry Grass of August)

  2. So thrilled to see Zoe Barton and her delightful debut ALWAYS NEVERLAND on this list!