Reading the West Book Award

Given by Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association

126 Works 71,997 Books 2,346 Reviews ½ 4.0
Reading the West Book Awards winners and shortlist titles exemplify the best in fiction and non-fiction writing, culinary writing, and illustration, whose subject matter is set in the MPIBA region vis mere (Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming) or invokes the spirit of the region. vis mindre
Alle, Winner (123), Finalist (2), Shortlist (1), Nominee (1)
Alle, 2019 (7), 2018 (7), 2017 (3), 2016 (3), 2015 (3), 2014 (3), 2013 (3), 2012 (3), 2011 (4), 2010 (2), 2009 (5), 2008 (5), 2007 (5), 2006 (4), 2005 (6), 2004 (5), 2003 (4), 2002 (4), 2001 (4), 2000 (4), 1999 (4), 1998 (4), 1997 (4), 1996 (4), 1995 (4), 1994 (5), 1993 (4), 1992 (4), 1991 (4), 1990 (4)

Winner 123

Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country af Pam HoustonAdvocacy Award2019
The Prairie Homestead Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Heritage Cooking in Any Kitchen af Jill WingerEating The West2019
Sabrina & Corina: Stories af Kali Fajardo-AnstineFiction2019
Lakota America: A New History of Indigenous Power af Pekka HämäläinenNarrative Nonfiction2019
National Geographic Atlas of the National Parks af Jon WatermanVisula NonFiction2019
The Field Guide to the North American Teenager af Ben PhilippeYoung Adult Fiction2019
Dear Sweet Pea af Julie MurphyYoung Readers2019
Bacon, Beans, and Beer af Eliza CrossEating the West2018
Where the Dead Sit Talking af Brandon HobsonFiction2018
When a Ghost Talks, Listen af Tim TingleMiddle Grade2018
Out of the Woods: Seeing Nature in the Everyday af Julia CorbettNonfiction2018
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga af Traci SorellPicture Books2018
Zen and Gone af Emily FranceYoung Adult Fiction2018
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus af Dusti BowlingChildren's2017
The Widow Nash: A Novel af Jamie HarrisonFiction2017
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI af David GrannNonfiction2017
Runs With Courage af Joan M. WolfChildren's2016
News of the World af Paulette JilesFiction2016
The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks af Terry Tempest WilliamsNonfiction2016
A Series of Small Maneuvers af Eliot TreichelChildren's2015
Black River af S. M. HulseFiction2015
Ladies of the Canyons: A League of Extraordinary Women and Their Adventures in the American Southwest af Lesley Poling-KempesNonfiction2015
Dirt Bikes, Drones, and Other Ways to Fly af Conrad WesselhoeftChildren's2014
The Painter af Peter HellerFiction2014
Badluck Way: A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West af Bryce AndrewsNonfiction2014
The Last Ride of Caleb O'Toole af Eric PierpointChildren's2013
Sønner : roman af Philipp MeyerFiction2013
The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon af Kevin FedarkoNonfiction2013
Kepler's Dream af Juliet BellChildren's2012
Theft: A Novel af BK LorenFiction2012
Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats af Kristen IversenNonfiction2012
Missing on Superstition Mountain af Elise BroachChildren's2011
The Voice of the River: A Novel af Melanie Rae ThonFiction2011
Fire Season: Field Notes From a Wilderness Lookout af Philip ConnorsNonfiction2011
Starfish: A Novel af James CrowleyChildren's2010
The Wake of Forgiveness af Bruce MachartFiction2010
Go Big or Go Home af Will HobbsChildren's2009
The Illuminated Desert af Terry Tempest WilliamsChildren's2009
Another Man's Moccasins af Craig JohnsonFiction2009
American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon af Steven RinellaNonfiction2009
Staking Her Claim: Women Homesteading the West af Marcia Meredith HensleyReference2009
Great Ranches of the West af Jim Keen with Ami ReevesThe Arts2008
Wind Rider af Susan WilliamsChildren's2008
The God of Animals af Aryn KyleFiction2008
The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn: A Lakota History af Joseph M. Marshall, IIINonfiction2008
Adobe Odes af Pat MoraPoetry2008
Mesa Verde National Park: The First 100 Years af Mesa Verde Museum AssociationThe Arts2007
The Buffalo and the Indians: A Shared Destiny af Dorothy Hinshaw PatentChildren's2007
Cottonwood Saints af Gene GuerinFiction2007
Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West af Hampton SidesFiction2007
Pinedale, Wyoming: A Centennial History 1904 - 2004 af Ann Chambers NobleReference2007
William Henry Jackson's "The pioneer photographer" af William Henry JacksonThe Arts2006
Bear Dancer: The Story of a Ute Girl af Thelma Hatch WyssChildren's2006
A Sudden Country af Karen FisherFiction2006
109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos af Jennet ConantNonfiction2006
Pueblo Imagination: Landscape and Memory in the Photography of Lee Marmon af Lee MarmonArt/Poetry2005
Searching for Chipeta: The Story of a Ute and Her People af Vickie Leigh KrudwigChildren's2005
Old Coyote af Nancy WoodChildren's2005
Little Things in a Big Country: An Artist and Her Dog on the Rocky Mountain Front af Hannah HinchmanNonfiction2005
Select Peaks of Greater Yellowstone: A Mountaineering History & Guide af Thomas TurianoReference2005
The Work of Wolves af Kent Meyers2005
Birds of Prey in the American West af Tom VezoThe Arts2004
Enduring Wisdom: Sayings from Native Americans af Virginia Driving Hawk SneveChildren's2004
Land That Moves, Land That Stands Still af Kent NelsonFiction2004
Hawks Rest: A Season in the Remote Heart of Yellowstone af Gary FergusonNonfiction2004
Creation of the Teton Landscape af David D. LoveReference2004
Drawn to Yellowstone: Artists in America's First National Park af Peter HassrickThe Arts2003
Women Artists of the West: Five Portraits in Creativity and Courage (Notable Western Women) af Julie DannebergChildren's2003
Perma Red af Debra Magpie EarlingFiction2003
Breaking Clean af Judy BluntNonfiction2003
Ansel Adams at 100 af Ansel AdamsArt/Poetry2002
Mountain Men: True Grit and Tall Tales af Andrew GlassChildren's2002
The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint: A Novel af Brady UdallFiction2002
A River Running West: The Life of John Wesley Powell af Donald WorsterNonfiction2002
Painters and the American West: The Anschutz Collection af Joan Carpenter TroccoliArt/Poetry2001
Clarence Goes Out West & Meets a Purple Horse af Jean Ekman AdamsChildren's2001
Winter Range af Claire DavisFiction2001
The Blood Runs Like a River Through My Dreams af NasdijjNonfiction2001
The Wild Colorado: The true adventures of Fred Dellenbaugh, age 17, on the second Powell Expedition into the Grand Canyon af Richard MaurerChildren's2000
Plainsong af Kent HarufFiction2000
Fire on the Mountain: The True Story of the South Canyon Fire af John N. MacleanNonfiction2000
Where Rivers Change Direction af Mark SpraggNonfiction2000
Boss of the Plains af Laurie CarlsonChildren's1999
One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd af Jim FergusFiction1999
Lasso the Wind: Away to the New West af Timothy EganNonfiction1999
In Gravity National Park: Poems af C. L. RawlinsPoetry1999
The Serpent's Tongue: Prose, Poetry, and Art of the New Mexican Pueblos af Nancy WoodChildren's1998
The Sky, the Stars, the Wilderness af Rick BassFiction1998
Legends of the American Desert: Sojourns in the Greater Southwest af Alex ShoumatoffNonfiction1998
Blue Horses Rush In: Poems and Stories (Sun Tracks) af Luci TapahonsoPoetry1998
Bill Pickett: Rodeo-Ridin' Cowboy af Andrea Davis PinkneyChildren's1997
Sun Dancer af David LondonFiction1997
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West af Stephen E. AmbroseNonfiction1997
Mountains and Rivers Without End af Gary SnyderPoetry1997
A Boy Called Slow af Joseph BruchacChildren's1996
Stone Song: A Novel of the Life of Crazy Horse af Win BlevinsFiction1996
The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge: A Lakota Odyssey af Joe StaritaNonfiction1996
My Town af David LeePoetry1996
Daily Life in a Covered Wagon af Paul EricksonChildren's1995
Stygo af Laura HendrieFiction1995
Killing Custer: The Battle of the Little Bighorn and the Fate of the Plains Indians af James WelchNonfiction1995
Loose Woman: Poems af Sandra CisnerosPoetry1995
Mit navn er Lavina af Susan LowellChildren's1994
Pigs in Heaven af Barbara KingsolverFiction1994
The Death of Bernadette Lefthand af Ronald B. QuerryFiction1994
Montana 1948 af Larry WatsonFiction1994
So Far from God af Ana CastilloPoetry1994
The Meadow af James GalvinFiction1993
Cowboys Are My Weakness: Stories af Pam HoustonFiction1993
Alle de smukke heste af Cormac McCarthyFiction1993
Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs: Living and Writing in the West af Wallace StegnerNonfiction1993
Land Circle: Writings Collected from the Land af Linda M. HasselstromNonfiction1992
PrairyErth af William Least Heat-MoonNonfiction1992
Songs of the Fluteplayer: Seasons of Life in the Southwest af Sharman Apt RussellNonfiction1992
Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place af Terry Tempest WilliamsNonfiction1992
Canyons af Gary PaulsenChildren's1991
Mean Spirit af Linda HoganFiction1991
Photographing Montana 1894-1928: The Life and Work of Evelyn Cameron af Donna M. LuceyNonfiction1991
In Mad Love and War af Joy HarjoPoetry1991
Bearstone af Will HobbsChildren's1990
The testimony of Mr. Bones: Stories af Olive GhiselinFiction1990
Remote Beyond Compare: Letters of don Diego de Vargas to His Family from New Spain and Mexico, 1675-1706 (Journals of Don Diego De Vargos) af John L. KessellNonfiction1990
What we have to live with (Teal Press poetry Series Book) af Marilyn KryslPoetry1990

Finalist 2

Shortlist 1

Nominee 1


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