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High Plains Book Awards

Congratulations to the finalists of the 2022 High Plains Book Awards, celebrating authors from all over the high plains of North America! As a taster, you can also view video interviews with previous finalists on our YouTube channel.



Bison: Portrait of an Icon Cover Image
By Audrey Hall (Photographer), Chase Reynolds Ewald
$50.00
ISBN: 9781423653752
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Gibbs Smith - March 23rd, 2021

Art & Photography Finalist


Helmi's Shadow: A Journey of Survival From Russia to East Asia to the American West Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781647790202
Availability: Backordered
Published: University of Nevada Press - August 17th, 2021

Creative Nonfiction Finalist


Daughter of the Morning Star: A Longmire Mystery Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593297278
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Published: Penguin Books - August 9th, 2022

Fiction Finalist


And It Will Be a Beautiful Life Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781611882995
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Published: Story Plant - June 9th, 2021

Fiction Finalist


Let the Wild Grasses Grow Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781948814515
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Published: Torrey House Press - October 19th, 2021

Fiction Finalist


Kitotam: He Speaks to It Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781989274507
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Published: Radiant Press - April 13th, 2021

Indigenous Writer Finalist


No Way: An American Tao Te Ching Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780807173992
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Published: LSU Press - January 27th, 2021

Poetry Finalist


Commendable Discretion Cover Image
By Juliana Hoolihan Clayton, Robert Szucs (Cover Design by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781736274309
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Published: Dog Soldier Press - January 25th, 2021

First Book Finalist


Site Fidelity: Stories Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393531824
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 15th, 2021

Short Stories Finalist


Black Snake: Standing Rock, the Dakota Access Pipeline, and Environmental Justice Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781496222664
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Published: Bison Books - June 1st, 2021

First Book Finalist


We Are All Perfectly Fine: A Memoir of Love, Medicine and Healing Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781443461665
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 22nd, 2022

Medicine & Science Finalist, Nonfiction Finalist, Creative Nonfiction Finalist


Alone Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534467576
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Published: Aladdin - May 3rd, 2022

YA Finalist


George Carlson: The American West Cover Image
$60.00
ISBN: 9781599621630
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Published: Welcome Books - November 16th, 2021

Art & Photography Finalist


Wild Rescues: A Paramedic's Extreme Adventures in Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781641602006
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Published: Chicago Review Press - April 6th, 2021

Medicine & Science Finalist


A History of Montana in 101 Objects: Artifacts & Essays from the Montana Historical Society Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781940527963
Availability: Backordered
Published: Montana Historical Society Press - August 17th, 2021

Nonfiction Finalist


The Stone Sister Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781625570246
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Published: Black Lawrence Press, Inc. - September 15th, 2021

Woman Writer Finalist


Dear Peter, Dear Ulla Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781771872171
Availability: Backordered
Published: Thistledown Press - September 30th, 2021

Children's Book Finalist


When You Least Expect It Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780889956414
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Published: Red Deer Press - November 30th, 2021

YA Finalist


Standoff: Standing Rock, the Bundy Movement, and the American Story of Sacred Lands Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781948814270
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Published: Torrey House Press - April 20th, 2021

Indigenous Writer Finalist


Miraculous Sickness Cover Image
$24.94
ISBN: 9781988168579
Availability: Backordered
Published: At Bay Press - December 1st, 2021

First Book Finalist


The Holly: Five Bullets, One Gun, and the Struggle to Save an American Neighborhood Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781250849335
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Published: Picador - May 10th, 2022

Creative Nonfiction Finalist