The Minnesota Book Awards are sponsored by the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library. The 2017 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 will be announced April 8 in a ceremony at InterContinental Hotel Saint Paul Riverfront.

Poetry

Reviewed by

Jennifer Harveland

Reviewed by

Jennifer Harveland

Reviewed by

Jennifer Harveland

Reviewed by 

Amy Nelson

Children’s Literature

Reviewed by

Tara Johnson

Reviewed by

Laura Gudmundson

Reviewed by

Pam O’Hara

Reviewed by

Amy Nelson

Minnesota

Reviewed by

Jennifer Harveland

Reviewed by

Pam O’Hara

Reviewed by

Brian Lind

Reviewed by 

Donovan Lambright

General Nonfiction

Reviewed by

Amy Nelson

Reviewed by

Amy Nelson

Reviewed by

Pam O’Hara

Reviewed by

Pam O’Hara

Young Adult Literature

Reviewed by

Heather Acerro

Reviewed by

Amy Nelson

Reviewed by

Laura Gudmundson

Reviewed by

Reagen Thalacker

Novel & Short Story

Reviewed by

Jennifer Harveland

Reviewed by

Ann Hutton

Reviewed by

Pam O’Hara

Reviewed by

Ashley Dress

Memoir & Creative Nonfiction

Reviewed by

Ashley Dress

Reviewed by

Pam O’Hara

Reviewed by

Jennifer Harveland

Reviewed by

Brad Wronski

Genre Fiction

Reviewed by

Pam O’Hara

Reviewed by

Amy Nelson

Reviewed by

Stephanie Silvers

Reviewed by

Ann Hutton

Middle Grade Literature

Reviewed by

Jennifer Harveland

Reviewed by

Pam O’Hara

Reviewed by

Terry Glidden

Reviewed by

Melissa Vander Plas