Ohioana Book AwardFinalist

Given by Ohioana Library

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First given in 1942, the Ohioana Book Awards are the second oldest, and among the most prestigious, state literary prizes in the nation. Nearly every major writer from Ohio in the past 80 years has

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Each year, juried awards are given to books in six categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, About Ohio/an Ohioan, Middle Grade/Young Adult Literature, and Juvenile Literature. Fans have the opportunity to make their voices heard by selecting the Readers’ Choice Book Award from among all thirty finalists in an online poll. Finally, we present a special prize for emerging writers, the Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant. vis mindre

Alle, Winner (397), Finalist (446), Honorable Mention (19)
Alle, 2023 (32), 2022 (26), 2021 (29), 2020 (29), 2019 (29), 2018 (30), 2017 (30), 2016 (30), 2015 (28), 2014 (26), 2013 (25), 2012 (28), 2011 (27), 2010 (24), 2009 (26), 2008 (27)

Finalist 446

The Keeper: Soccer, Me, and the Law That Changed Women's Lives af Kelcey ErvickAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2023
In the Heart of It All: An Unvarnished Account of My Life in Public Service af Richard F. CelesteAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2023
Pursuing John Brown: On the Trail of a Radical Abolitionist (Ohio History and Culture) af Joyce DyerAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2023
Paul Laurence Dunbar: The Life and Times of a Caged Bird af Gene Andrew JarrettAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2023
Lost & Found: A Memoir af Kathryn SchulzAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2023
Roll Red Roll: Rape, Power, and Football in the American Heartland af Nancy SchwartzmanAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2023
Our Missing Hearts af Celeste NgFiction2023
Eleutheria af Allegra HydeFiction2023
Noor af Nnedi OkoraforFiction2023
The Kaiju Preservation Society af John ScalziFiction2023
Honor af Thrity UmrigarFiction2023
The More You Give af Marcy CampbellJuvenile Literature2023
This Book Is Not for You! af Shannon HaleJuvenile Literature2023
Courage Hats af Kate HoeflerJuvenile Literature2023
Luli and the Language of Tea af Andrea WangJuvenile Literature2023
The Year We Learned to Fly af Jacqueline WoodsonJuvenile Literature2023
A Rover's Story af Jasmine WargaMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2023
The Chosen One: A First-Generation Ivy League Odyssey af Echo BrownMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2023
The School for Whatnots af Margaret Peterson HaddixMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2023
Man o' War af Cory McCarthyMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2023
Augusta Savage: The Shape of a Sculptor's Life af Marilyn NelsonMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2023
Nothing Is Little af Carmella Van VleetMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2023
Inciting Joy: Essays af Ross GayNonfiction2023
Silent Spring Revolution: John F. Kennedy, Rachel Carson, Lyndon Johnson, and the Great Environmental Awakening af Douglas BrinkleyNonfiction2023
Raising Lazarus: Hope, Justice, and the Future of America’s Overdose Crisis af Beth MacyNonfiction2023
River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile af Candice MillardNonfiction2023
Learning America: One Woman's Fight for Educational Justice for Refugee Children af Luma MuflehNonfiction2023
Alive at the End of the World af Saeed JonesPoetry2023
Bad Hobby af Kathy FaganPoetry2023
Urbanshee (Button Poetry) af Siaara FreemanPoetry2023
Dear God. Dear Bones. Dear Yellow. af Noor HindiPoetry2023
Swan Wife af Sara Moore WagnerPoetry2023
The Hospital: Life, Death, and Dollars in a Small American Town af Brian AlexanderAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2022
Malabar Farm: Louis Bromfield, Friends of the Land, and the Rise of Sustainable Agriculture af Anneliese AbbottAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2022
To Rescue the Republic: Ulysses S. Grant, the Fragile Union, and the Crisis of 1876 af Bret BaierAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2022
Punch Me Up To The Gods: A Memoir af Brian BroomeAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2022
Mercury Rising: John Glenn, John Kennedy, and the New Battleground of the Cold War af Jeff ShesolAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2022
Cloud Cuckoo Land af Anthony DoerrFiction2022
The Witch's Heart af Genevieve GornichecFiction2022
Trashlands af Alison StineFiction2022
Body of Stars af Laura Maylene WalterFiction2022
Watercress af Andrea WangJuvenile Literature2022
Something Good af Marcy CampbellJuvenile Literature2022
Opening the Road: Victor Hugo Green and His Green Book af Keila V. DawsonJuvenile Literature2022
Change Sings: A Children's Anthem af Amanda GormanJuvenile Literature2022
Everybody in the Red Brick Building af Anne WynterJuvenile Literature2022
The Shape of Thunder af Jasmine WargaMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2022
Any Sign of Life af Rae CarsonMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2022
Out of My Heart af Sharon M. DraperMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2022
The Other Talk: Reckoning with Our White Privilege af Brendan KielyMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2022
The Many Meanings of Meilan af Andrea WangMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2022
A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance af Hanif AbdurraqibNonfiction2022
Mothertrucker: Finding Joy on the Loneliest Road in America af Amy ButcherNonfiction2022
Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World af Wil HaygoodNonfiction2022
On Animals af Susan OrleanNonfiction2022
Mr. Humble and Dr. Butcher: A Monkey's Head, the Pope's Neuroscientist, and the Quest to Transplant the Soul af Brandy SchillaceNonfiction2022
I Always Carry My Bones (Iowa Poetry Prize) af Felicia ZamoraPoetry2022
The Parting Present: Lo Que Seira (English and Spanish Edition) af Manuel IrisPoetry2022
Raggin' on: The Art of Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson's House and Journals af Carole M GenshaftAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2021
Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio af Derf BackderfAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2021
Barnstorming Ohio: To Understand America af David GiffelsAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2021
Rust: A Memoir of Steel and Grit af Eliese Colette GoldbachAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2021
The Planter of Modern Life af Stephen HeymanAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2021
The Prettiest Star af Carter SickelsFiction2021
Yours, Jean af Lee MartinFiction2021
Betty af Tiffany McDanielFiction2021
Beheld af TaraShea NesbitFiction2021
The Daughters of Erietown af Connie SchultzFiction2021
Sugar in Milk af Thrity UmrigarJuvenile Literature2021
The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read af Rita Lorraine HubbardJuvenile Literature2021
No Voice Too Small: Fourteen Young Americans Making History af Lindsay H. MetcalfJuvenile Literature2021
Addy's Cup of Sugar: (Based on a Buddhist story of healing) af Jon J. MuthJuvenile Literature2021
On Account of the Gum af Adam RexJuvenile Literature2021
Before the Ever After af Jacqueline WoodsonMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2021
One Time af Sharon CreechMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2021
Early Departures af Justin A. ReynoldsMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2021
All the Days Past, All the Days to Come af Mildred D. TaylorMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2021
World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments af Aimee NezhukumatathilNonfiction2021
Braver Than You Think: Around the World on the Trip of My (Mother's) Lifetime af Maggie DownsNonfiction2021
How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir af Saeed JonesNonfiction2021
Olive the Lionheart: Lost Love, Imperial Spies, and One Woman's Journey to the Heart of Africa af Brad RiccaNonfiction2021
How to Die in Space: A Journey Through Dangerous Astrophysical Phenomena af Paul M. SutterNonfiction2021
All Heathens af Marianne ChanPoetry2021
If It Heals At All af Ali BlackPoetry2021
Be Holding: A Poem af Ross GayPoetry2021
How to See the World (Harmony) af Paula J. LambertPoetry2021
What He Did in Solitary: Poems af Amit MajmudarPoetry2021
The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West af David McCulloughAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2020
The Ghosts of Eden Park: The Bootleg King, the Women Who Pursued Him, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz-Age America af Karen AbbottAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2020
Moon Mission: The Epic 400-Year Journey to Apollo 11 af Sigmund BrouwerAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2020
Reading Behind Bars: A True Story of Literature, Law, and Life as a Prison Librarian af Jill GrunenwaldAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2020
Moments of Truth: A Photographer’s Experience of Kent State 1970 af Howard RuffnerAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2020
The Volunteer: A Novel af Salvatore ScibonaFiction2020
All City: A Novel af Alex DiFrancescoFiction2020
The Light Brigade af Kameron HurleyFiction2020
The Widows af Jess MontgomeryFiction2020
Red at the Bone af Jacqueline WoodsonFiction2020
Saturday af Oge MoraJuvenile Literature2020
Leila in Saffron af Rukhsanna GuidrozJuvenile Literature2020
Rabbit and the Motorbike af Kate HoeflerJuvenile Literature2020
Sea Glass Summer af Michelle HoutsJuvenile Literature2020
In the Middle of the Night: Poems from a Wide-Awake House af Laura Purdie SalasJuvenile Literature2020
Other Words for Home af Jasmine WargaMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2020
Code Cracking for Kids: Secret Communications Throughout History, with 21 Codes and Ciphers (For Kids series) af Jean DaigneauMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2020
When the Stars Lead to You af Ronni DavisMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2020
Heroine af Mindy McGinnisMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2020
They Called Us Enemy af George TakeiMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2020
Things We Didn't Talk About When I Was a Girl: A Memoir af Jeannie VanascoNonfiction2020
Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest af Hanif AbdurraqibNonfiction2020
American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race af Douglas BrinkleyNonfiction2020
An Innocent Bystander: The Killing of Leon Klinghoffer af Julie SalamonNonfiction2020
A Fortune for Your Disaster af Hanif AbdurraqibPoetry2020
World'd Too Much: The Poetry of Russell Atkins (Imagination) af Russell AtkinsPoetry2020
Sun Cycle af Anne Lesley SelcerPoetry2020
Dear Delinquent af Ann TownsendPoetry2020
On the Shores of Welcome Home (American Poets Continuum) af Bruce WeiglPoetry2020
Tigerland: 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing af Wil HaygoodAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2019
Berenice Abbott af Berenice AbbottAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2019
How the WILD EFFECT Turned Me into a Hiker at 69: An Appalachian Trail Adventure af Jane CongdonAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2019
Wright Brothers, Wrong Story: How Wilbur Wright Solved the Problem of Manned Flight af William HazelgroveAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2019
Chester B. Himes: A Biography af Lawrence P. JacksonAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2019
Sadness Is a White Bird: A Novel af Moriel Rothman-ZecherFiction2019
The Dogs of Detroit: Stories (Pitt Drue Heinz Lit Prize) af Brad FelverFiction2019
Ahab's Return: or, The Last Voyage af Jeffrey FordFiction2019
Ohio af Stephen MarkleyFiction2019
You Think It, I'll Say It af Curtis SittenfeldFiction2019
The Secrets Between Us af Thrity UmrigarFiction2019
The Day You Begin af Jacqueline WoodsonJuvenile Literature2019
Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse af Marcy CampbellJuvenile Literature2019
This Is the Nest That Robin Built af Denise FlemingJuvenile Literature2019
Thank You, Omu! af Oge MoraJuvenile Literature2019
Out of Left Field af Ellen KlagesMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2019
The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik af David ArnoldMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2019
Blended af Sharon M. DraperMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2019
Count the Wings: The Life and Art of Charley Harper (Biographies for Young Readers) af Michelle HoutsMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2019
Harbor Me af Jacqueline WoodsonMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2019
Furnishing Eternity: A Father, a Son, a Coffin, and a Measure of Life af David GiffelsNonfiction2019
I Too Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100 af Wil HaygoodNonfiction2019
Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet’s Journey af Stephen KuusistoNonfiction2019
Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America af Beth MacyNonfiction2019
The Library Book af Susan OrleanNonfiction2019
Pardon My Heart: Poems af Marcus JacksonPoetry2019
Brazen Creature (Akron Series in Poetry) af Anne BarngroverPoetry2019
Walking with Eve in the loved city af Roy BentleyPoetry2019
Oceanic af Aimee NezhukumatathilPoetry2019
Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town af Brian AlexanderAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2018
James Wright: A Life in Poetry af Jonathan BlunkAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2018
Grant af Ron ChernowAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2018
President McKinley: Architect of the American Century af Robert W. MerryAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2018
A Rift in the Earth: Art, Memory, and the Fight for a Vietnam War Memorial af James Reston Jr.About Ohio or an Ohioan2018
Little Fires Everywhere af Celeste NgFiction2018
A Natural History of Hell: Stories af Jeffrey FordFiction2018
Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance: A Novel af Ruth Emmie LangFiction2018
Savage Country: A Novel af Robert OlmsteadFiction2018
Everybody's Son af Thrity UmrigarFiction2018
A New School Year: Stories in Six Voices af Sally DerbyJuvenile Literature2018
Mission to Pluto: The First Visit to an Ice Dwarf and the Kuiper Belt af Mary Kay CarsonJuvenile Literature2018
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors af Drew DaywaltJuvenile Literature2018
Wake af Shawn DoughertyJuvenile Literature2018
Life af Cynthia RylantJuvenile Literature2018
Walking with Miss Millie af Tamara BundyMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2018
The Lake Effect af Erin McCahanMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2018
An Enchantment of Ravens af Margaret RogersonMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2018
Virginia Hamilton: America’s Storyteller (Biographies for Young Readers) af Julie K. RubiniMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2018
Cody and the Rules of Life af Tricia SpringstubbMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2018
Blood Brothers: The Story of the Strange Friendship between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill af Deanne StillmanNonfiction2018
Betrayer's Waltz: The Unlikely Bond Between Marie Valerie of Austria and Hitler's Princess-Spy af Jennifer Bowers BahneyNonfiction2018
Stan Lee: The Man behind Marvel af Bob BatchelorNonfiction2018
Letter to a Young Farmer: How to Live Richly without Wealth on the New Garden Farm af Gene LogsdonNonfiction2018
Mrs. Sherlock Holmes af Brad RiccaNonfiction2018
Set to Music a Wildfire af Ruth AwadPoetry2018
Line Study of a Motel Clerk (Red Ochre) af Allison Pitinii DavisPoetry2018
Sycamore: Poems af Kathy FaganPoetry2018
Darwin's mother af Sarah Rose NordgrenPoetry2018
Good bones af Maggie SmithPoetry2018
Little Nothing af Marisa SilverFiction2017
You Should Pity Us Instead af Amy GustineFiction2017
The Summer That Melted Everything af Tiffany McDanielFiction2017
The Heavenly Table af Donald Ray PollockFiction2017
Another Brooklyn af Jacqueline WoodsonFiction2017
Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story of Sportswriter Mary Garber af Sue MacyJuvenile Literature2017
Notable Notebooks - Scientists and Their Writings PB415X af Jessica Fries-GaitherJuvenile Literature2017
The Navajo Code Talkers af J. Patrick LewisJuvenile Literature2017
Otis and The Kittens af Loren LongJuvenile Literature2017
Once Upon an Elephant af Linda StanekJuvenile Literature2017
Jump Back, Paul: The Life and Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar af Sally DerbyMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2017
Moo af Sharon CreechMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2017
Saving Wonder af Mary KnightMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2017
Mutt's Promise af Julie SalamonMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2017
Empty Places af Kathy Cannon WiechmanMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2017
Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America af Douglas BrinkleyNonfiction2017
Truevine af Beth MacyNonfiction2017
For their own cause : the 27th United States Colored Troops af Kelly D. MezurekNonfiction2017
Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill af Candice MillardNonfiction2017
The Rivers Ran Backward: The Civil War and the Remaking of the American Middle Border af Christopher PhillipsNonfiction2017
Haint: poems af Teri Ellen Cross DavisPoetry2017
Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality af Debbie CenziperPoetry2017
Admit One: An American Scrapbook (Pitt Poetry Series) af Martha CollinsPoetry2017
I Will Find You: A Reporter Investigates the Life of the Man Who Raped Her af Joanna ConnorsPoetry2017
Bed of Impatiens: Poems af Katie HartsockPoetry2017
Complayntes for Doctor Neuro & Other Poems af John MatthiasPoetry2017
William Tecumseh Sherman: In the Service of My Country: A Life af James L. McDonoughPoetry2017
How Ghosts Travel af James J. SiegelPoetry2017
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis af J. D. VancePoetry2017
American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant af Ronald C. WhitePoetry2017
The Wright Brothers af David McCulloughAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2016
William Wells and the Struggle for the Old Northwest af Prof. William Heath Ph.D.About Ohio or an Ohioan2016
The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters af Karl RoveAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2016
My Life on the Road af Gloria SteinemAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2016
The Other Trail of Tears: The Removal of the Ohio Tribes af Mary StockwellAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2016
Epitaph af Mary Doria RussellFiction2016
Roses in December: A Story of Love and Alzheimer’s af Tom BatiukFiction2016
Circling the Sun af Paula McLainFiction2016
This Earth You'll Come Back To af Barbara RoetherFiction2016
The New Neighbor af Leah StewartFiction2016
Little Tree af Loren LongJuvenile Literature2016
One Today af Richard BlancoJuvenile Literature2016
Kindergarten Luck af Louise BordenJuvenile Literature2016
Click! af Jeffrey EbbelerJuvenile Literature2016
Crow Made a Friend: An I Like to Read® Book af Margaret PeotJuvenile Literature2016
The Seventh Most Important Thing af Shelley PearsallMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2016
Stella by Starlight af Sharon M. DraperMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2016
A Madness So Discreet af Mindy McGinnisMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2016
The Tale of Rescue af Michael J. RosenMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2016
Like a River: A Civil War Novel af Kathy Cannon WiechmanMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2016
Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America af Wil HaygoodNonfiction2016
Stealing Sisi's Star: How a Master Thief Nearly Got Away With Austria's Most Famous Jewel af Jennifer Bowers BahneyNonfiction2016
Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books af Michael DirdaNonfiction2016
Pauline Frederick Reporting: A Pioneering Broadcaster Covers the Cold War af Marilyn S. GreenwaldNonfiction2016
Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen af Mary NorrisNonfiction2016
Why God Is a Woman (American Poets Continuum) af Nin AndrewsPoetry2016
Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude af Ross GayPoetry2016
Once You Had Hands af Tasha GoldenPoetry2016
William Greenway: Selected Poems af William GreenwayPoetry2016
Abandoned Homeland: Poems af Jeff GundyPoetry2016
James A. Rhodes, Ohio Colossus af Tom DiemerAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2015
Beyond Trochenbrod: The Betty Gold Story af betty goldAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2015
The Chalmers Race: Ty Cobb, Napoleon Lajoie, and the Controversial 1910 Batting Title That Became a National Obsession af Rick HuhnAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2015
Gene Everlasting: A Contrary Farmer's Thoughts on Living Forever af Gene LogsdonAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2015
American Queen: The Rise and Fall of Kate Chase Sprague--Civil War "Belle of the North" and Gilded Age Woman of Scandal af John OllerAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2015
Alt det lys vi ikke ser af Anthony DoerrFiction2015
Mrs. Lincoln's Rival af Jennifer ChiaveriniFiction2015
Bright Shards of Someplace Else: Stories (Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction Ser.) af Monica McFawnFiction2015
Everything I Never Told You af Celeste NgFiction2015
The Story Hour af Thrity UmrigarFiction2015
Harlem Hellfighters af J. Patrick LewisJuvenile Literature2015
The Farmer's Away! Baa! Neigh! af Anne Vittur KennedyJuvenile Literature2015
Otis and the Scarecrow af Loren LongJuvenile Literature2015
The Forever Flowers af Michael J. RosenJuvenile Literature2015
This Is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration af Jacqueline WoodsonJuvenile Literature2015
Brown Girl Dreaming af Jacqueline WoodsonMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2015
Park Scientists: Gila Monsters, Geysers, and Grizzly Bears in America's Own Backyard af Mary Kay CarsonMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2015
The Boy on the Porch af Sharon CreechMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2015
Winterfrost af Michelle HoutsMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2015
Voices from the March on Washington af J. Patrick LewisMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2015
The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security af Ann HagedornNonfiction2015
Shepherd: A Memoir af Richard GilbertNonfiction2015
Hope Sings, So Beautiful: Graced Encounters Across the Color Line af Christopher PramukNonfiction2015
After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests: Unembedded in Afghanistan af Ted RallNonfiction2015
We called him Rabbi Abraham: Lincoln and American Jewry, a documentary history af Gary Phillip ZolaNonfiction2015
Floating Heart af Stuart FriebertPoetry2015
Hearsay af Christopher AnkneyPoetry2015
Imperial (Pitt Poetry Series) af George BilgerePoetry2015
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism af Doris Kearns GoodwinAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2014
Spectrality in the Novels of Toni Morrison af Melanie R. AndersonAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2014
Ida McKinley: The Turn-of-the-Century First Lady through War, Assassination, and Secret Disability af Carl Sferrazza AnthonyAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2014
Glorious War: The Civil War Adventures of George Armstrong Custer af Thom HatchAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2014
When Core Values Are Strategic: How the Basic Values of Procter & Gamble Transformed Leadership at Fortune 500 Companies af Rick TocquignyAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2014
Looking for Me af Beth HoffmanFiction2014
Sandcastle and Other Stories af Justin BogFiction2014
Julia & Rodrigo af Mark BrazaitisFiction2014
Middle C af William H. GassFiction2014
The History of Us af Leah StewartFiction2014
The Promise af Ann WeisgarberFiction2014
Fat Angie af e.E. Charlton-TrujilloJuvenile Literature2014
Washashore af Suzanne GoldsmithJuvenile Literature2014
Love Disguised af Lisa KleinJuvenile Literature2014
When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders af J. Patrick LewisJuvenile Literature2014
Not a Drop to Drink af Mindy McGinnisJuvenile Literature2014
Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster---the Creators of Superman af Brad RiccaNonfiction2014
MR. JOE: Tales from a Haunted Life af Joseph BarnettNonfiction2014
Marie Antoinette's Head: The Royal Hairdresser, the Queen, and the Revolution af Will BashorNonfiction2014
Alexander Wilson: The Scot Who Founded American Ornithology af Edward H. Burtt, Jr.Nonfiction2014
Cleveland's West Side Market: 100 Years and Still Cooking af Laura TaxelNonfiction2014
Washed Away: How the Great Flood of 1913, America's Most Widespread Natural Disaster, Terrorized a Nation and Changed It Forever af Geoff WilliamsNonfiction2014
Sky Ward (Wesleyan Poetry Series) af Kazim AliPoetry2014
Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet af Andrea ChengPoetry2014
Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid af Nikki GiovanniPoetry2014
Hemming the Water (Stahlecker Selections) af Yona HarveyPoetry2014
America's Other Audubon af Joy M. KiserAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2013
Rust Belt Resistance: How a Small Community Took On Big Oil and Won af Perry BushAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2013
Henry Mancini: Reinventing Film Music (Music in American Life) af John CapsAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2013
Ohio Jazz: A History of Jazz in the Buckeye State (The History Press) af David MeyersAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2013
Asylum on the Hill: History of a Healing Landscape af Katherine ZiffAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2013
The Last Runaway af Tracy ChevalierBook Set In Ohio2013
Clara and Mr Tiffany af Susan VreelandBook Set In Ohio2013
The Coldest Night af Robert OlmsteadFiction2013
Stay Awake af Dan ChaonFiction2013
Home af Toni MorrisonFiction2013
The World We Found af Thrity UmrigarFiction2013
What Happens Next af Colleen ClaytonJuvenile Literature2013
Kite Day: A Bear and Mole Story af Will HillenbrandJuvenile Literature2013
Last Laughs: Animal Epitaphs af J. Patrick LewisJuvenile Literature2013
Each Kindness af Jacqueline WoodsonJuvenile Literature2013
The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds af Julie ZickefooseNonfiction2013
Biting the Moon: A Memoir of Feminism and Motherhood af Joanne S. FryeNonfiction2013
The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity af Nancy GibbsNonfiction2013
A Sanctuary of Trees: Beechnuts, Birdsongs, Baseball Bats, and Benedictions af Gene LogsdonNonfiction2013
Such a Life af Lee MartinNonfiction2013
Earth Works: Selected Essays af Scott Russell SandersNonfiction2013
White Papers (Pitt Poetry Series) af Martha CollinsPoetry2013
A Map of the Lost World (Pitt Poetry Series) af Rick HillesPoetry2013
Monks Beginning to Waltz (New Odyssey) af George LooneyPoetry2013
After the Point of No Return af David WagonerPoetry2013
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President af Candice MillardAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2012
Literary Cincinnati : the missing chapter af Dale Patrick BrownAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2012
George Szell: A Life of Music af Michael CharryAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2012
Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War af Tony HorwitzAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2012
Over-the-Rhine tour guide : Cincinnati's historic German district, Over-the-Rhine, and environs af Don Heinrich TolzmannAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2012
Madame Hemingway : roman af Paula McLainFiction2012
Bryd tavsheden af Linda CastilloFiction2012
Ready Player One af Ernest ClineFiction2012
The Devil All the Time af Donald Ray PollockFiction2012
Doc af Mary Doria RussellFiction2012
Ziggy af Tom WilsonFiction2012
The Girl of Fire and Thorns af Rae CarsonJuvenile Literature2012
Where Do You Stay? af Andrea ChengJuvenile Literature2012
Roots and Blues: A Celebration af Arnold AdoffJuvenile Literature2012
Mary Mae and the Gospel Truth af Sandra DuttonJuvenile Literature2012
Butterfly Tree af Sandra MarkleJuvenile Literature2012
So Shelly af Ty RothJuvenile Literature2012
Cousins of Clouds: Elephant Poems af Tracie Vaughn ZimmerJuvenile Literature2012
RIN TIN TIN - En hunds liv og legende af Susan OrleanNonfiction2012
History of a Suicide: My Sister's Unfinished Life af Jill BialoskyNonfiction2012
Toward a better life : America's new immigrants in their own words : from Ellis Island to the present af Peter Morton CoanNonfiction2012
Dance Anatomy (Sports Anatomy) af Jacqui Greene HaasNonfiction2012
The Quest for the Perfect Hive: A History of Innovation in Bee Culture af Gene KritskyNonfiction2012
Weather (The VQR Poetry Series) af Dave LucasPoetry2012
Your Father on the Train of Ghosts (American Poets Continuum) af John GallaherPoetry2012
Hotel Utopia (Many Voices Project) af Robert MiltnerPoetry2012
Mechanical Fireflies af Doug RamspeckPoetry2012
Wait (Brittingham Prize in Poetry) af Alison StinePoetry2012
Virginia Hamilton: Speeches, Essays, and Conversations af Virginia HamiltonAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2011
Goosetown: Reconstructing an Akron Neighborhood (Ohio History and Culture) af Joyce DyerAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2011
Over-the-Rhine: When Beer Was King af Michael D. MorganAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2011
Beauty in the Grove: Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum af Phil NuxhallAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2011
The Last Stand : Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn af Nathaniel PhilbrickAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2011
Memory Wall: Stories af Anthony DoerrFiction2011
The Things That Keep Us Here af Carla BuckleyFiction2011
Når mørket bryder frem : roman af Michael CunninghamFiction2011
Bill Warrington's Last Chance af James KingFiction2011
The Personal History of Rachel DuPree af Ann WeisgarberFiction2011
What Happened on Fox Street af Tricia SpringstubbJuvenile Literature2011
Out of My Mind af Sharon M. DraperJuvenile Literature2011
Cate of the Lost Colony af Lisa KleinJuvenile Literature2011
Hip-Pocket Papa af Sandra MarkleJuvenile Literature2011
The Ink Garden of Brother Theophane af C. M. MillenJuvenile Literature2011
Snook Alone af Marilyn NelsonJuvenile Literature2011
A Secret Gift: How One Man's Kindness—and a Trove of Letters—Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression af Ted GupNonfiction2011
Trail of Blood af Lisa BlackNonfiction2011
Out of Step af Jane HeimlichNonfiction2011
A Sea without Fish: Life in the Ordovician Sea of the Cincinnati Region (Life of the Past) af David L. MeyerNonfiction2011
Wright Panorama af Scott W. PerkinsNonfiction2011
Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error af Kathryn SchulzNonfiction2011
Field of Light and Shadow: Selected and New Poems af David YoungPoetry2011
The White Museum af George BilgerePoetry2011
How to Catch a Falling Knife af Daniel JohnsonPoetry2011
The Casanova Chronicles af Myrna StonePoetry2011
Traveler: Poems af Lou SuarezPoetry2011
Wild Ohio: The Best of Our Natural Heritage af James S. McCormacAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2010
Canal Fever: The Ohio & Erie Canal, from Waterway to Canalway af Lynn MetzgerAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2010
A Passion for the Land: John F. Seiberling and the Environment Movement af Daniel NelsonAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2010
The Harding Affair: Love and Espionage during the Great War af James David RobenaltAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2010
Await Your Reply af Dan ChaonFiction2010
All the Living af C. E. MorganFiction2010
Far Bright Star af Robert OlmsteadFiction2010
The Spire: A Novel af Richard North PattersonFiction2010
The Weight of Heaven af Thrity UmrigarFiction2010
The Cuckoo's Haiku: and Other Birding Poems af Michael J. RosenJuvenile Literature2010
The Unfinished Angel af Sharon CreechJuvenile Literature2010
Imperfections af Lynda DurrantJuvenile Literature2010
Say the Word af Jeannine GarseeJuvenile Literature2010
Sweethearts of Rhythm af Marilyn NelsonJuvenile Literature2010
Little Mouse Gets Ready af Jeff SmithJuvenile Literature2010
When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present af Gail CollinsNonfiction2010
The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America af Douglas BrinkleyNonfiction2010
Sweet Thunder: the Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson af Wil HaygoodNonfiction2010
A Conservationist Manifesto af Scott Russell SandersNonfiction2010
The Last of His Mind: A Year in the Shadow of Alzheimer's af John ThorndikeNonfiction2010
Sonata Mulattica: Poems af Rita DovePoetry2010
Bright Felon: Autobiography and Cities af Kazim AliPoetry2010
Never-Ending Birds: Poems af David BakerPoetry2010
Evidence: Poems af Mary OliverPoetry2010
All the Way Home: Building a Family in a Falling-Down House af David GiffelsAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2009
Clyde Singer's America af Mark AlbaceteAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2009
Cleveland: The Flats, the Mill, and the Hills af Andrew BorowiecAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2009
The University of Cincinnati: Architectural Tranformation Tradition and Innovation af Kevin; Flischel Grace, Robert A.About Ohio or an Ohioan2009
Politician Extraordinaire: The Tempestuous Life and Times of Martin L. Davey af Frank P. VazzanoAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2009
Gone Tomorrow af P.F. KlugeFiction2009
An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England af Brock ClarkeFiction2009
The Seamstress of Hollywood Boulevard af Erin McGrawFiction2009
En velsignelse af Toni MorrisonFiction2009
The End af Salvatore ScibonaFiction2009
American Wife af Curtis SittenfeldFiction2009
Beneath My Mother's Feet af Amjed QamarJuvenile Literature2009
The Death of Jayson Porter af Jaime AdoffJuvenile Literature2009
Where the Steps Were af Andrea ChengJuvenile Literature2009
Our Farm: Four Seasons with Five Kids on One Family's Farm af Michael J. RosenJuvenile Literature2009
The Floating Circus af Tracie Vaughn ZimmerJuvenile Literature2009
Baghdad at Sunrise: a Brigade Commander's War in Iraq af Peter R. MansoorNonfiction2009
Pure Goldwater af John W. DeanNonfiction2009
In the Mind's Eye: Essays across the Animate World af Elizabeth DoddNonfiction2009
The Man Who Adores the Negro: Race and American Folklore af Patrick B MullenNonfiction2009
Hospital: Man, Woman, Birth, Death, Infinity, Plus Red Tape, Bad Behavior, Money, God and Diversity on Steroids af Julie SalamonNonfiction2009
Everywhere at Once af William GreenwayPoetry2009
The Roswell Poems af Rane ArroyoPoetry2009
Without Saying af Richard HowardPoetry2009
The Wave-Maker: Poems af Elizabeth SpiresPoetry2009
An Unmistakable Shade of Red, and the Obama Chronicles: Poems af Mary E. WeemsPoetry2009
George Bellows: An Artist in Action af Mary Sayre HaverstockAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2008
Out of the Woods: A Bird Watcher's Year af Ora E. AndersonAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2008
House of Happy Endings: A Memoir af Leslie GarisAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2008
Branch Rickey: Baseball's Ferocious Gentleman af Lee LowenfishAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2008
Berenice Abbott, Photographer: An Independent Vision af George SullivanAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2008
Good Roots: Writers Reflect on Growing Up in Ohio af Lisa WattsAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2008
Coal Black Horse af Robert OlmsteadFiction2008
Blood of Paradise af David CorbettFiction2008
Devotion af Howard NormanFiction2008
Hotel de Dream af Edmund WhiteFiction2008
Ohio River Dialogues af William ZinkFiction2008
Uprising af Margaret Peterson HaddixJuvenile Literature2008
Jack Plank Tells Tales af Natalie BabbittJuvenile Literature2008
Fire from the Rock af Sharon DraperJuvenile Literature2008
Vinnie and Abraham af Dawn FitzGeraldJuvenile Literature2008
Wind Flyers af Angela JohnsonJuvenile Literature2008
Savage Peace: Hope and Fear in America, 1919 af Ann HagedornNonfiction2008
Broken Government: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches af John W. DeanNonfiction2008
Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World af Anthony DoerrNonfiction2008
. . . and His Lovely Wife: A Memoir from the Woman Beside the Man af Connie SchultzNonfiction2008
The Wet Collection af Joni TevisNonfiction2008
Sleeping with Houdini (American Poets Continuum) af Nin AndrewsPoetry2008
The Little Book of Guesses af John GallaherPoetry2008
Acolytes: Poems af Nikki GiovanniPoetry2008
Inscribing My Name: Selected Poems New, Used, And Repossessed af Herbert Woodward MartinPoetry2008
Embryos & Idiots af Larissa SzporlukPoetry2008
Crossing to Sunlight: Selected Poems af Paul ZimmerPoetry2008


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