The following titles and their authors have made it past the initial “Slush-Pile Rounds” and will compete in the next rounds to see which titles will be Short Listed for the 2017 Dante Rossetti Book Awards.
Realistic teen life plus a hefty dose of magic realism equals a mighty fine read! Gretchen Wing's "The Flying Burgowski" will lift you above it all and satisfy your longing for a really good YA book.
DIGGER: SIERRA and the CASE of the CHIMERA KILLER by Robert D. Calkins – Y/A, Mystery/Thriller, Crime Fiction
One boy and his search-and-rescue dog seek for the truth among a serial killer’s grisly work in the Pacific Northwest. Readers, young and adult alike, will be charmed and intrigued by the subtleties of this well-conceived and cinematic mystery.
“Magic and intrigue throw Lily Coltrane’s world all kinds of upside-down when she discovers she isn’t who she thought she was.
The Dante Rossetti First Place Category Short Listers competed for the 2016 First Place Category positions. The winners were announced and recognized at the Chanticleer Authors Conference and Awards Gala, Bellingham, Wash., held on April 1st, 2017.
When you read more than a hundred books per year, it’s exciting to find one that surprises you. "Tupelo Honey" is one. A stick-to-the-ribs portrait of an extraordinary girl who overcomes the deck stacked against her in the deep South.