The Minnesota Book Awards are sponsored by the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library. The 2016 Finalists are listed below by category. You can click on the large images for a review. Check back often – we will be posting more reviews each day throughout the month of March. The winners were announced April 16 in a ceremony at St. Paul’s Union Depot.

Poetry

MNBA 2016 Home Studies Gard

Reviewed by

Rachel Gray

MNBA 2016 Modern Love & Other Myths

Reviewed by

Jennifer Harveland

MNBA 2016 Beautiful Wall

Reviewed by

Jennifer Harveland

MNBA 2016 Borrowed Wave

Reviewed by 

Rachel Gray

Children’s Literature

MNBA 2016 Dad's First Day Wohnoutka

Reviewed by

Donovan Lambright

MNBA 2016 Ten Pigs Anderson

Reviewed by

Jennifer Harveland

MNBA 2016 Red: A Crayon's Story Hall

Reviewed by

Rachel Gray

MNBA 2016 Behold! A Baby Watson

Reviewed by

Jen Schoeder

Minnesota

MNBA 2016 Minnesota: State of Wonders Peterson Westenberg

Reviewed by

Rachel Gray

mn mod

Reviewed by

Reagen Thalacker

MNBA 2016 North Shore Anderson Fischer

Reviewed by

Rachel Gray

MNBA 2016 Warrior Nation Treuer

Reviewed by Alex Ball

General Nonfiction

MNBA 2016 Secrets from the Eating Lab Mann

Reviewed by

Amy Larson

MNBA 2016 Asking for It Harding

Reviewed by

Donovan Lambright

MNBA 2016 MNBA 2016 MNBA 2016 No House to Call My Home Berg

Reviewed by

Jennifer Harveland

MNBA 2016 John H. Howe, Architect Hession Quigley

Reviewed by

Ann Hutton

Young People’s Literature

MNBA 2016 Isabelle Day Refuses to Die of a Broken Heart St. Anthony

Reviewed by

Rachel Gray

MNBA 2016 Bamboo Sword Preus

Reviewed by

Amy Larson

MNBA 2016 See No Color Gibney

Reviewed by

Jennifer Harveland

MNBA 2016 Firebug of Balrog County Oppegaard

Reviewed by

Amy Nelson

Novel & Short Story

MNBA 2016 Patron Saint of Lost Comfort Lake Coyne

Reviewed by

Jennifer Harveland

MNBA 2016 Prudence Treuer

Reviewed by

Ann Hutton

MNBA 2016 Dead Lands Percy

Reviewed by

Amy Nelson

MNBA 2016 There's Something I Want You To Do Baxter

Reviewed by

Jennifer Harveland

Memoir & Creative Nonfiction

MNBA 2016 Water and What We Know Babine

Reviewed by

Reagen Thalacker

MNBA 2016 In Winter's Kitchen Dooley

Reviewed by

Ann Hutton

MNBA 2016 We Know How This Ends Wurzer Kramer

Reviewed by

Jennifer Harveland

MNBA 2016 The War Came Home With Him Madison

Reviewed by

Donovan Lambright

Genre Fiction

MNBA 2016 He's Either Dead or in St. Paul Moon

Reviewed by

Alex Ball

MNBA 2016 Grave Soul Hart

Reviewed by

Rachel Gray

MNBA 2016 Devereaux Decision McEllistrem

Reviewed by

Jen Schroeder

2016 MNBA Season of Fear Freeman

Reviewed by

Amy Nelson