Indies Choice Award - 2013
The Indies Choice Award (Prior to 2009 the Book Sense Award, Prior to 2000 the ABBY Award) honors the role independent booksellers play in discovering and promoting quality, noteworthy books. The owners and employees of Book Sense independent booksellers nominate and vote for the book they most enjoyed handselling to their customers. There are more than 1,200 Book Sense independent bookstores casting votes. Four categories of books are recognized; Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children's Literature and Children's Illustrated. Listed below is the winner and the Honor Books. For more information go to .... The Indie Choice Award Home Page
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Fiction Category
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats By Jon Phillipp Sendker Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter Billy Lynn'd Long Halftime Walk Home By Ben Fountain
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson The Round House by Louise Erdich
Non-Fiction Category
Elsewhere: A Memoir by Richard Russo The End of Your Life BookClub by Will Schwalbe Quiet:The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power By Jon Meacham Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal By Jeanette Winterson Wild : From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail By Cheryl Strayed
Adult Debut Category
The Age of Miracles By Karen Thompson Walker In The Shadow of the Banyan By Vaddy Ratner A Land More Kind Than Home By Wiley Cash
The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin The Snow Child By Eowyn Ivey The Yellow Birds By Kevin Power