2010 Indies Choice Book Awards

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The American Booksellers Association announced the winners of the 2010 Indies Choice Book Awards, reflecting the spirit of independent bookstores nationwide and the IndieBound movement. I love independent bookstores -- worked in one in Colorada and two in North Carolina.

This year's winners were chosen by the owners and staff at ABA member stores nationwide in more than four weeks of voting.



2010 Book of the Year Winners

Adult Fiction: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Adult Nonfiction: The Lost City of Z by David Grann
Adult Debut: The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Young Adult: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Middle Reader: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
New Picture Book: The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

Kate DiCamillo was voted Most Engaging Author both for being an in-store star and for having a strong sense of the importance of indie booksellers to their local communities.

Five Honor Award recipients were also named in each category, except Picture Book Hall of Fame.

Adult Fiction Honor Awards

Border Songs by Jim Lynch
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt
Generosity: An Enhancement by Richard Powers
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Adult Nonfiction Honor Awards

Animals Make Us Human by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson
Lit: A Memoir by Mary Karr
Stitches: A Memoir by David Small
Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder
When Everything Changed by Gail Collins

Adult Debut Honor Awards

The Earth Hums in B Flat by Mari Strachan
The Piano Teacher by Y.K. Lee
The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larson
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Tinkers by Paul Harding

Young Adult Honor Awards

Going Bovine, by Libba Bray
If I Stay, by Gayle Forman
Leviathan, by Scott Westerfeld, Keith Thompson (illus.)
Shiver, by Maggie Stiefvater
Wintergirls, by Laurie Halse Anderson

Most Engaging Author Honor Awards recipients:

Isabel Allende
Laurie Halse Anderson
Libba Bray
Michael Chabon
Abraham Verghese

Congratulations to all authors!

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