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High Plains Book Awards Finalists 2021

Explore the finalists for the 2021 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 most of last year's finalists on our YouTube channel.



August: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780812993752
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Published: Random House - March 31st, 2020

Fiction Finalist


Field Notes for the Self (Oskana Poetry & Poetics #5) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780889776913
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Published: University of Regina Press - March 28th, 2020

Indigenous Writer Finalist


Shakespeare in Montana: Big Sky Country's Love Affair with the World's Most Famous Writer Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780826361561
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Published: University of New Mexico Press - May 15th, 2020

Nonfiction Finalist


The Grizzly in the Driveway: The Return of Bears to a Crowded American West Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780295747934
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Published: University of Washington Press - January 1st, 2021

Nonfiction Finalist


The Response of Weeds: A Misplacement of Black Poetry on the Prairies Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781988732794
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Published: NeWest Press - April 1st, 2020

Poetry Finalist

First Book Finalist


The Big Quiet: One Woman's Horseback Ride Home Cover Image
$26.59
ISBN: 9781734247749
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Published: Meadowlark - June 5th, 2020

First Book Finalist


The Historians: A thrilling novel of conspiracy and intrigue during World War II Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063043008
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 12th, 2021

Woman Writer Finalist


Ruthie Fear: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393635560
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 1st, 2020

Fiction Finalist


Cheatgrass Dreams Cover Image
$23.34
ISBN: 9780984056033
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Published: Sweetgrass Books - January 14th, 2020

Creative Nonfiction Finalist


Harvey Holds His Own Cover Image
By Colleen Nelson, Tara Anderson (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781772781144
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Published: Pajama Press - August 11th, 2020

Children's Book Finalist


Dilly Cover Image
$25.95
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ISBN: 9781432871079
Availability: Special Order
Published: Five Star Publishing - December 16th, 2020

YA Finalist