Issue 147
December 2, 2018
Just Confirmed:
2019 NCIBA Discovery Show
Hyatt Burlingame
Friday September 20 and Saturday 21, 2019
Golden Poppies 2018
Long List:

Lifetime Achievement Award:
  • Martin Cruz Smith

Martin Cruz Smith Award in Suspense/ Mystery:
  • A Dying Note (Silver Rush Mysteries #6), Ann Parker (Poisoned Pen Press)
  • Murder on the Left Bank (An Aimée Leduc Investigation #18), Cara Black (Soho)
  • Abandoned: A Novel (Max Revere Novels #5), Allison Brennan (Minotaur Books)
  • Caged: A Novel (Agent Sayer Altair #1), Ellison Cooper
  • Island of the Mad: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, Laurie R. King (Bantam)
  • Poison: A Novel (Dismas Hardy #17), John Lescroart (Atria Books)
  • Bound for Gold, William Martin (Forge)
  • A Dying Note (Silver Rush Mysteries #6), Ann Parker (Poisoned Pen Press)
  • Through the Bookstore Window, Bill Petrocelli (Rare Bird)
  • To Die but Once: A Maisie Dobbs Novel, Jacqueline Winspear (Harper)

  • Extra Hidden Life, Among the Days, Brenda Hillman (Wesleyan University Press)
  • Be With, Forrest Gander (New Directions)
  • Experience in Groups, Geoffrey G. O'Brien (Wave)
  • Vigilance is No Orchard, Hazel White (Nightboat)
  • Yeah No, Jane Gregory (Song Cave)
  • Moon: Letters, Maps, Poems, Jennifer S. Cheng (Tarpaulin Sky Press
  • Justice Piece // Transmission, Lauren Levin (Timeless Infinite Light)
  • Cenzontle, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo (BOA Editions)
  • Fate News, Norma Cole (Omnidawn)
  • Cruel Fiction, Wendy Trevino (Commune Editions/AK Press)

  • Shotguns and Stagecoaches: The Brave Men Who Rode for Wells Fargo in the Wild West, John Boessenecker (Thomas Dunne, 2018)
  • Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs (Grove, 2018)
  • Crush: The Triumph of California Wine, John Briscoe (University of Nevada Press, 2018)
  • Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, John Carreyrou (Knopf, 2018)
  • California Landscapes: Richard Diebenkorn / Wayne Thiebaud, John Yau (Rizzoli, 2018)
  • Carleton Watkins: Making the West American, Tyler Green (University of California Press, 2018)
  • Phoebe Apperson Hearst, Alexandra Nickliss (Bison Books, 2018)
  • The Browns of California: The Family Dynasty That Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation, Miriam Pawel (Bloomsbury, 2018)
  • California Flora: A Guide to Our Iconic Flora, Matt Ritter (Heyday, 2018)

  • Monk of Mohka, Dave Eggers (Knopf)
  • Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech, Cyrus Farivar (Melville House)
  • Flunk. Start.: Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology, Sands Hall (Counterpoint)
  • Denmark Vesey’s Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy, Ethan J. Kyle & Blain Roberts (New Press)
  • Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now, Jaron Lanier
  • The Fifth Risk, Michael Lewis (W. W. Norton & Company)
  • Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times, Joel Richard Paul (Riverhead Books)
  • How to Change Your Mind, Michael Pollan (Penguin Press)
  • Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) Rebecca Solnit (Haymarket Books)
  • The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love, Sonya Reese Taylor (Berrett-Koehler Publishers)
  • Raw Material: Working Wool In the West, Stephany Wilkes (Oregon State University Press)

Cook Books/Food:
  • Art of the Perfect Sauce, Lorilynn Bauer & Ramin Ganeshram (Page Street Publishing)
  • Just Married: A Cookbook for Newlyweds Cover Just Married: A Cookbook for Newlyweds, Caroline Chambers (Chronicle)
  • Edibles: Small Bites for the Modern Cannabis Kitchen, Stephanie Hua & Coreen Carroll (Chronicle)
  • The European Cake Cookbook: Discover a New World of Decadence from the Celebrated Traditions of European Baking, Tatyana Nesteruk (Page Street Publishing)
  • Almonds, Anchovies, and Pancetta: A Vegetarian Cookbook, Kind Of, Cal Peternell (William Morrow Cookbooks)
  • The Foreign Cinema Cookbook: Recipes and Stories Under the Stars, Gayle Pirie & John Clark (Harry N. Abrams)
  • Rich Table, Sarah & Evan Rich (Chronicle Books)   
  • Taste of Eastern India: Delicious, Authentic Bengali Meals You Need to Try, Kankana Saxena (Page Street Publishing)
  • Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food, Nik Sharma (Chronicle Books)
  • Hawker Fare: Stories & Recipes from a Refugee Chef's Isan Thai & Lao Roots, James Syhabout (Anthony Bourdain/Ecco)
  • Season:Wine Country Food, Farming, & Friends, Justin Wangler & Tracey Cenami (Cameron)
  • Dakota Winters, Tom Barbash (Ecco)
  • The Immortalists, Chloe Benjamin (G.P. Putnam's Sons)
  • American is Not the Heart, Elaine Castillo (Viking)
  • Fruit of the Drunken Tree, Ingrid Rojas Contreras (Doubleday)
  • The Incendiaries, R.O. Kwon (Riverhead Books)
  • Last Watchman of Old Cairo, Michael David Lukas (Spiegel & Grau)
  • Winter Soldier, Daniel Mason (Little, Brown and Company)
  • There, There, Tommy Orange (Knopf,)
  • Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win, Jo Piazza (Simon & Schuster)
  • The Secret Life of Mrs. London, Rebecca Rosenberg (Lake Union Publishing)
  • Family Trust, Kathy Wang (William Morrow)
  • Paper is White, Hilary Zaid (Bywater Book)

  • Undead Girl Gang, Lily Anderson (Razorbill)
  • The Storyteller, Traci Chee (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers)
  • Legendary , Stephanie Garber (Flatiron Books)
  • Picture Us in the Light, Kelly Loy Gilbert (Disney-Hyperion)
  • Your Own Worst Enemy, Gordon Jack (HarperTeen)
  • Blanca and Roja, Anna-Marie McLemore (Feiwel & Friends)
  • After the Shot Drops, Randy Ribay (HMH Books for Young Readers)
  • Chainbreaker, Tara Sim (Sky Pony Press)
  • Little Do We Know, Tamara Ireland Stone (Disney-Hyperion)
  • Reaper at the Gates, Sabaa Tahir (Razorbill)
  • Sky in the Deep, Adrienne Young (Sky in the Deep, Adrienne Young)

Middle Readers:
  • Al Capone Throws Me a Curve, Gennifer Choldenko (Wendy Lamb Books)
  • The Lifters, Dave Eggers (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
  • This Moment Is Your Life (And So Is This One), Mariam Gates (Dial Books)
  • You Don't Know Everything Jilly P!, Alex Gino (Scholastic Press)
  • The Three Rules of Everyday Magic, Amanda Rawson Hill (Boyds Mills Press)
  • Out of Left Field, Ellen Klages (Viking Books for Young Readers)
  • The Orphan Band of Springdale, Anne Nesbet (Candlewick)
  • The House that Lou Built, Mae Respicio (Wendy Lamb Books)
  • The Spirit of Cattail County, Victoria Piontek (Scholastic Press)
  • Escape from Aleppo, N.H. Senzai (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books)

Picture Books:
  • The Wall in the Middle of the Book, Jon Agee (Dial Books)
  • The Magic of We, Danielle Anderson-Craig (Third Man Books)
  • Red, Jed Alexander (Cameron)
  • Mixed, Arree Chung (Henry Holt and Co. (BYR))
  • Ta-Da!, Kathy Ellen Davis (Chronicle Books)
  • Bitter and Sweet, Sandra V Feder (Groundwood Books)
  • Ode to an Onion, Alexandra Giardino (Cameron)
  • Boats on the Bay, Jeanne Walker Harvey (Cameron)
  • Rabbit Moon, Jean Kim (Arthur A. Levine Books)
  • If I Had a Horse, Gianna Marino (Roaring Brook Press)
  • Do You Believe in Unicorns, Bethanie Murguia (Candlewick)
  • Part-Time Mermaid, Deborah Underwood (Disney-Hyperion)

NCIBA congratulates each of these authors and all the many other authors that have been nominated.

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