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Book Awards Are in the Air: Congratulations to our Recent Award Winners and Nominees!

Every summer, the days get longer, the sun gets hotter … and the book awards announcements start coming. Often set during big summer conferences like BookExpo and ALA, this year’s awards announcements, like everything else these days, were virtual. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t celebrate all the hard work and dedication of the authors whose books were nominated.

And so, without further ado, we’re featuring some of the recently awarded PQL books that you might consider adding to your bookshelves!

IPPY Awards

The Independent Publisher Book Awards (also known as the IPPYs) celebrate the year’s best independently published books, in a wide range of categories. 

Casting into Mystery

Casting into Mystery

Robert Reid and Wesley W. Bates

(SILVER MEDAL)

Casting into Mystery celebrates the meditative sport of fly fishing, rejoicing in the camaraderie and quietude to be found not only in the gentle flow of river currents, but also in the community and culture of anglers past and present.

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Fair

Fair

Ed Seaward

(SILVER MEDAL)

In this spare, poetic novel, a young homeless man finds solace in friendship, falls prey to the machinations of a malevolent gang of thugs, and ultimately is swallowed up by the inevitability of consequences on the dangerous and deceptively sunny streets of L.A.

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Foreword INDIES

The Foreword Reviews INDIES Book of the Year Awards recognize the best books published by small, independent, and university presses in 55 categories.

Casting into Mystery

Casting into Mystery

Robert Reid and Wesley W. Bates

(BRONZE WINNER)

Casting into Mystery celebrates the meditative sport of fly fishing, rejoicing in the camaraderie and quietude to be found not only in the gentle flow of river currents, but also in the community and culture of anglers past and present.

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The Miramichi Reader’s “The Very Best!” Book Award

The Miramichi Reader’s “The Very Best!” Book Awards honour the best books of the year in four categories: short fiction, novel, poetry and non-fiction.

Seeking Shade

Seeking Shade

Frances Boyle

(WINNER, Short Fiction)

In Frances Boyle’s short story collection Seeking Shade, nuanced characters endure trauma, evolution and epiphany as they face challenges, make decisions, and suffer the inevitable consequences.

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We are so pleased and proud to see our fabulous PQL authors getting some much-deserved recognition. We hope you consider adding one of these gems to your bookshelf!

Cheers,

Steph


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