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Recent Award Winners

In order of publication date, newest first.

Award/Category noted in the review section for each book.

The Cold Millions: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780062868091
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 5th, 2021

2021 Washington State Book Awards: Fiction. More information here.


Piranesi Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781635577808
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 28th, 2021

2021 Women's Prize for Fiction Winner!

So much more information about the award here.


Mexican Gothic Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525620808
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Published: Del Rey - June 15th, 2021

2021 Winner Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Awards.

All the information here.


Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen! Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780525554196
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Published: Dial Books - June 8th, 2021

2021 Washington State Book Awards: Books for Young Readers. More information here.


Hamnet Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781984898876
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Published: Vintage - May 18th, 2021

3/25/2021: The 2020 National Book Critics Circle Award Winner for Fiction.
More information about NBCC here.

9/9/2020: 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction winner.

The Women’s Prize for Fiction is the UK’s most prestigious annual book award celebrating & honouring fiction written by women.
Founded in 1996, the Prize was set up to celebrate originality, accessibility & excellence in writing by women and to connect world-class writers with readers everywhere. All kinds of information, here.


Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593129289
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 11th, 2021

2021 Edgar Allan Poe Award Winner: Best Novel.


Death in Mud Lick: A Coal Country Fight against the Drug Companies That Delivered the Opioid Epidemic Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982105327
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Published: Scribner - April 6th, 2021

2021 Edgar Allan Poe Award Winner: Best Fact Crime.


The Night Watchman: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780062671196
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 23rd, 2021

2021 Pulitzer Prize winner in Fiction.


Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984820389
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Published: One World - March 2nd, 2021

2021 Pulitzer Prize finalist in General Nonfiction.
2020 National Book Critics Circle Award Winner for Autobiography.


What I Carry Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780553537741
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Published: Ember - January 26th, 2021

2021 Washington State Book Awards: Young Adult Literature. More information here.


Wilmington's Lie (Winner of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize): The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780802148650
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Published: Grove Press - January 19th, 2021

2021 Pulitzer Prize winner in General Nonfiction.


The Magical Language of Others: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781951142278
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Published: Tin House Books - January 19th, 2021

2021 Washington State Book Awards: Biography/Memoir. More information here.

2021 Winner Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Awards.

All the information here.


Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781631498701
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Published: Liveright - January 19th, 2021

2021 Pulitzer Prize winner in History.


Think Black: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.99
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ISBN: 9780062890573
Published: Amistad - December 8th, 2020

2021 Washington State Book Awards: Creative Nonfiction. More information here.


Interior Chinatown: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307948472
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Published: Vintage - November 17th, 2020

2020 National Book Award for Fiction.


The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781631491665
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Published: Liveright - October 20th, 2020

2021 Pulitzer Prize winner in Biography.
2020 National Book Award for NonFiction.


The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781324091059
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Published: Liveright - October 19th, 2021

2021 Pulitzer Prize winner in Biography.
2020 National Book Award for NonFiction.


Please See Us Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781982127497
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Published: Gallery Books - October 13th, 2020

2021 Edgar Allan Poe Award Winner: Best First Novel by an American Author.


Shuggie Bain: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802148506
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Published: Grove Press - October 13th, 2020

2020 Booker Prize winner.

Washington Post review here.


Premeditated Myrtle (Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery 1) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616209186
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

2021 Edgar Allan Poe Award Winner: Best Juvenile.


rough house: a memoir Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780870710339
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Published: Oregon State University Press - September 30th, 2020

2021 Winner Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Awards.

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The Awkward Black Man Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802149565
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Published: Grove Press - September 15th, 2020

2020 National Book Award Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, a lifetime achievement award: Walter Mosley.


Lupe Wong Won't Dance Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781646140039
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Published: Levine Querido - September 8th, 2020

2021 Winner Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Awards.

All the information here.


Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19 Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781771682282
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Published: Central Avenue Publishing - September 1st, 2020

2021 Washington State Book Awards: General Nonfiction. More information here.


Cemetery Boys Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250250469
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Published: Swoon Reads - September 1st, 2020

2021 Winner Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Awards.

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When No One Is Watching: A Thriller Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062982650
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 1st, 2020

2021 Edgar Allan Poe Award Winner: Best Paperback Original.


The Companion Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399545917
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - August 25th, 2020

2021 Edgar Allan Poe Award Winner: Best Young Adult.


The Cabinets of Barnaby Mayne: A Mystery Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250142818
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Published: Minotaur Books - August 4th, 2020

Winner 2021 The Simon & Schuster Mary Higgins Clark Award. Mystery Writers of America.

The Simon & Schuster Mary Higgins Clark Award: The winner will be selected by a Special MWA Committee for the book most closely written in the Mary Higgins Clark tradition according to guidelines set forth by Mary Higgins Clark. Award is given by Simon & Schuster.

  • The protagonist is a nice young woman whose life is suddenly invaded.
  • She’s self-made and independent, with primarily good family relationships.
  • She has an interesting job.
  • She is not looking for trouble–she is doing exactly what she should be doing and something cuts across her bow.
  • She solves her problem by her own courage and intelligence.
  • The story has no on-scene violence
  • The story has no strong four-letter words or explicit sex scenes.


Luster: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374194321
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020

The 2020 National Book Critics Circle Award Winner: The John Leonard First Book Prize


Here is the Sweet Hand: Poems Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780374168841
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020

The 2020 National Book Critics Circle Award Winner for Poetry.


This Is My America Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593118764
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 28th, 2020

2021 Winner Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Awards.

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Stranger in the Shogun's City: A Japanese Woman and Her World Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501188527
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Published: Scribner - July 14th, 2020

The 2020 National Book Critics Circle Award Winner for Biography.


A Prayer for Travelers: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
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ISBN: 9780525537021
Published: Riverhead Books - July 7th, 2020

2020 PEN/Hemingway Award for best debut novel, honoring books published in 2019.


Tokyo Ueno Station: A Novel Cover Image
By Yu Miri
$25.00
ISBN: 9780593088029
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 23rd, 2020

2020 National Book Award for Translated Literature.


Vera Kelly Is Not a Mystery (A Vera Kelly  Story #2) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781947793798
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Published: Tin House Books - June 16th, 2020

Edgars.
Winner 2021 G. P. Putnams' Sons Sue Grafton Memorial Award. Mystery Writers of America.

Honoring the Best Novel in a Series featuring a female protagonist that also has the hallmarks of Sue’s writing and Kinsey’s character: a woman with quirks but also with a sense of herself, with empathy but also with savvy, intelligence, and wit.


Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780674984301
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Published: Harvard University Press - May 12th, 2020

The 2020 National Book Critics Circle Award Winner for NonFiction.


Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780674919228
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Published: Harvard University Press - April 28th, 2020

The 2020 National Book Critics Circle Award Winner for Crticism.


The Camping Trip Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536207361
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Published: Candlewick - April 14th, 2020

2021 Washington State Book Awards: Picture Book. More information here.


DMZ Colony Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781940696959
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Published: Wave Books - April 7th, 2020

2020 National Book Award for Poetry.


We Are Water Protectors Cover Image
By Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250203557
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 17th, 2020

2021 Caldecott Medal Winner!


Postcolonial Love Poem: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450147
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 3rd, 2020

2021 Pulitzer Prize winner in Poetry.


Take a Stand, Art Against Hate: A Raven Chronicles Anthology Cover Image
By Anna Bálint (Editor), Bosche Phoebe (Editor), Hubbard Thomas (Editor)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780997946871
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Published: Raven Chronicles - February 10th, 2020

2021 Washington State Book Awards: Poetry. More information here.


King and the Dragonflies Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338129335
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 4th, 2020

2020 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.


Phantom Lady: Hollywood Producer Joan Harrison, the Forgotten Woman Behind Hitchcock Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781613733844
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Published: Chicago Review Press - February 4th, 2020

2021 Edgar Allan Poe Award Winner: Best Critical/Biographical.


When You Trap a Tiger: (Winner of the 2021 Newbery Medal) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524715700
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 28th, 2020

2021 Newbery Medal Winner!