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1/7/2022: 2022 PNBA Award Winners!

PNBA 2022 Book Award Winners announced!

All the information on the PNBA website here.


Unfollow Me: Essays on Complicity Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635577112
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 7th, 2021

Jill Louise Busby. From Olympia, WA.

Busby's essays show, not just tell, why it may ultimately be better to be unfollowed than embraced. Her transparency as a Southern-raised Black LGBTQ woman now living in the Pacific Northwest provides a perspective most readers won’t realize they needed until they encounter her illuminating voice.

Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982168438
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Published: Scribner - September 28th, 2021

Anthony Doerr. From Boise, ID.

A masterpiece spanning multiple characters, time periods, and places. Readers will be drawn into this clever literary puzzle and repeatedly satisfied every time one piece is revealed to relate to another. "Cloud Cuckoo Land" celebrates the power of stories and how they connect us as well as comfort us during difficult times.

What Strange Paradise: A novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525657903
Published: Knopf - July 20th, 2021

Omar El Akkad. From Portland, OR.

The difficult topic of immigration is navigated thoughtfully through the story of a young boy's accidental ocean voyage with a group of refugees, where, as a lone survivor of the journey, he becomes one himself. With great heart, El Akkad demonstrates the curiosity and compassion the young bring to bear upon the cruel and absurd world adults have created.

Time is a Flower Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735267541
Availability: Backordered
Published: Tundra Books - September 21st, 2021

Julie Morstad. From Vancouver, BC.

A brilliant and beautiful invitation to think about our relationship to time and how we spend it. Pages of bright, saturated color flow with a rhythm that allows space to breathe, inviting the reader to turn the pages over and over again.
ages 3+

Funeral for Flaca Cover Image
ISBN: 9781892061874
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Published: Future Tense Books - July 1st, 2021

Emilly Prado. From Portland, OR.

A deeply personal and often hilarious collection about coming of age, family, and identity. Prado pours her heart and soul into these essays and readers are likely to recognize a piece of themselves within these pages. Emerging voices like Prado's keep the literary landscape of the PNW fresh and exciting!

Iron Widow Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735269934
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Published: Penguin Teen Canada - September 21st, 2021

Xiran Jay Zhao. From Vancouver, BC

Giant transforming robots fueled by the life force of their pilots; a system which exploits gender norms and sacrifices girls in the name of empire; a protagonist who will do anything to put an end to it. A fierce retelling of the life of the Chinese Empress Wu Zetian and an iron strong debut.
ages 14+