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Announcing the 2015 SIBA Book Award Finalists

SIBA Book Award - The Finalists(Columbia, SC)  April 13, 2015 -- The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2015 SIBA Book Award, recognizing great southern literature from the last year. There are twenty-one books on the 2015 list, showcasing the broad range of Southern styles and settings, and representing booksellers' favorite hand sells of the year in fiction, nonfiction, children's, young adult, and cooking. Whether your reading tastes run towards the gothic (A Dark Road to Mercy) or the poetic (Brown Girl Dreaming), the sweet (Blue Ribbon Baking) or the savory (Heritage), the country ballad (Wayfaring Strangers) or rock ‘n roll  (Jerry Lee Lewis) there is a book on this list that you are going to love. A southern indie bookseller has said so, and they are in a position to know.

Fiction

This Dark Road to MercyNatchez BurningThe Invention of WingsSomething Rich and StrangeDollbabyLongman

Nonfiction

Jerry Lee LewisLiar, Temptress, Soldier, SpyRebel YellFactory ManWayfaring Strangers

Cooking

The Edible SouthHeritageBlue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck KitchenPimento Cheese: The Cookbook

Children's

Brown Girl DreamingThe Ghosts of Tupelo LandingA Snicker of Magic

Young Adult

Skink: No SurrenderLeague of SevenRevolution

Finalists will be judged by a juried panel of SIBA booksellers, and winners will be announced on July 4, "Independents Day." More information about the SIBA

Category: Southern Book Prize