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Fiction: General
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2022 WINNERS - FICTION: GENERAL 

See below for the list of 2022 winners in the FICTION: GENERAL category, for books with a copyright date of 2021.

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My Good Son
2022 Gold Winner

Author: Yang Huang

Publisher: University of New Orleans Press

ISBN: 978-1-60801-201-5

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My Good Son explores the deep power and profound burdens of parental love through the story of Mr. Cai, a tailor in post-Tiananmen China, and Jude, a gay American ex-pat. Their friendship exposes the parallels and differences of American and Chinese cultures—father-son relationships, familial expectations, sexuality, social mobility, and privilege.

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Paper Airplanes: A Novel
2022 Silver Winner

Author: Tabitha Forney

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 978-1-64742-177-9

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When Erin loses her husband on September 11, she thinks her life is lost, too. She surrenders to fate by diving into a cocktail of grief, guilt, and substance abuse. But when the road to destiny presents a twist, she has one more chance to decide whether marriage means forever, or if there’s life after happily ever after.

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Sunshine Chief
2022 Silver Winner

Author: Eric Peterson

Publisher: Huckleberry House

ISBN: 978-0-9824860-8-5

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In Tucson to co-chair a charity fundraiser, legendary food writer Horace Button finds himself in a unique position to solve the lethal crime he’s convinced has occurred.

2021 WINNERS - FICTION: GENERAL 

See below for the list of 2021 winners in the FICTION: GENERAL category, for books with a copyright date of 2020. Click here to watch the Gold and Silver winner speeches.

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Valiant Savage: A Peter Savage Novel
2021 Gold Winner

Author: Dave Edlund

Publisher: Light Messages Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-61153-362-0

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When a routine demonstration of Peter Savage’s cutting edge weapon turns deadly and his friend James Nicolaou is framed for murder, Peter finds himself in a race against time to save his friend and avert a political coup the likes of which haven’t been witnessed since the Lincoln assassination plot.

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The Moon Always Rising: A Novel
2021 Silver Winner

Author: Alice C. Early

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 978-1-63152-683-1

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A moving and lyrical novel that transports readers from lush tropics to rugged highlands and back again, The Moon Always Rising by Alice Early explores how the power of forgiveness can help even the most damaged person fix whatever is broken.

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Treasure of the Blue Whale
2021 Silver Winner

Author: Steven Mayfield

Publisher: Regal House Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-64603-004-0

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In the midst of the Great Depression, young Connor O’Halloran offers to share a treasure he’s discovered on the beach, then conspires with a handful of town leaders to save their sleepy, seaside village from financial ruin when it turns out that the treasure is not real.

2020 WINNERS - FICTION: GENERAL

See below for the list of 2020 winners in the FICTION: GENERAL category, for books with a copyright date of 2019.

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Give
2020 Gold Winner

Author: Erica C. Witsell

Publisher: BQB Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-945448-34-8

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A fractured family leaves two sisters struggling for belonging. One gift could change everything. 

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Emily, Gone
2020 Silver Winner

Author: Bette Lee Crosby

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-5420-4492-9

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A frenzied night. A desperate act. A town forever changed when a missing child sets the lives of three women on a collision course.

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Lethal Savage: A Peter Savage Novel
2020 Silver Winner

Author: Dave Edlund

Publisher: Light Messages Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-61153-313-2

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Two men, one driven to the edge of sanity by heart-breaking losses, the other craving revenge, conspire to reshape America in an unprecedented bioterrorism attack.

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Shrug: A Novel
2020 Silver Winner

Author: Lisa Braver Moss

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 978-1-63152-638-1

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It's 1960s Berkeley, and Martha Goldenthal's home life is a cauldron of kooky ideas, impossible demands, and explosive physical violence. Can she make her way?

 
 
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