Nominations for the 16th Library of Virginia Literary Awards held in 2013

Fiction | Non-Fiction | Poetry


Abraham, Michael - Providence, VA
Adams, Stacy Hawkins - Coming Home
Amateau, Gigi - Come August, Come Freedom
Ashe, Katharine - When a Scot Loves a Lady
Berne, Rosalyn W. - Waiting in the Silence
Brodie, Laura F. - ALL THE TRUTH
Brown, Rita Mae - Fox Tracks: A Novel
Bryan, Mollie Cox - Scrapped
Bullen, G. S. - A Few Possibilities
Burton, Mary - BEFORE SHE DIES
Clabough, Casey - Confederado
Coker, Rachel Elizabeth - Interrupted: Life Beyond Words
Coryell, Susan - A RED, RED ROSE
Davis, Krista - The Diva Digs Up the Dirt
Falco, Edward - The Family Corleone
Fox, Nita - Whisper of the Ocean
Garstang, Clifford - What the Zhang Boys Know
Goolrick, Robert - Heading Out to Wonderful
Griffin, Jeremy - A Last Resort for Desperate People
Grisham, John - Calico Joe
Grisham, John - The Racketeer
Handford, Jennifer - Daughters for a Time
Herbert, Ellen - Falling Women and Other Stories
Hoagland, Linda Hudson - A Collection of Winners
Hoagland, Linda Hudson - Snooping Can Be Dangerous
Hoagland, Linda Hudson - The Best Darn Secret
Johannesen, Roy - Without Direction
Kessler, Gary D. - What the Spider Saw
Levy, E. J. - Love, In Theory: Ten Stories
Lund, Michael - How to Not Tell a War Story
Madonia, Kristen-Paige - Fingerprints of You
Majors, Inman - Love's Winning Plays: A Novel
McBeth, Isaac A. - Alexander Wisbal and the Hall of Heroes
McCleary, Kathleen - A Simple Thing
McCown, Clint - Haints
Medina, Meg - The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind
Moran, Virginia - The Algebra of Snow
Mortimer, Tinsley - Southern Charm
Netzer, Lydia - Shine Shine Shine
Owen, Howard - Oregon Hill
Palmer, Pamela - A Love Untamed
Pardoe, Blaine Lee - Virginia Creeper
Perry, David - The Cyclops Conspiracy
Powers, Kevin - The Yellow Birds
Reynolds, Sheri - The Homespum Widsom of Myrtle T. Cribb
Rheinheimer, Kurt - Finding Grace
Rintels, Jonathan - Lifemobile
Saunders, Mark - Ministers of Fire
Sefton, Maggie - Deadly Politics
Shreve, Susan Richards - You Are the Love of My Life
Smith, Grady - Blood Chit
Smith, R. T. - Sherburne
Stark, Stephen - The Final Appearance of America's Favorite Girl Next Door
Stewart Atwell, Mary - Wild Girls
Tilghman, Christopher - The Right-Hand Shore
Trigiani, Adriana - The Shoemaker's Wife
Williams, Vangie - Broken Life Journals - Book 1 - A Fight for Forever
Wolfe, Tom - Back to Blood


Alexander, Eben - Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey Into the Afterlife
Alther, Elisabeth Reed - Blood Fued: The Hatfields & McCoys: The Epic Story of Murder & Vengeance
Baker, Meredith Henne - The Richmond Theater Fire: Early America's First Great Disaster
Barnes, Jane - Falling in Love with Joseph Smith: My Search for the Real Prophet
Bearss, Edwin C. - The Petersburg Campaign, Vol. I; The Eastern Front Battles, June - August 1864
Berg, Scott - 38 Nooses: Lincoln, Little Crow, and the Beginning of the Frontier's End
Bodroghkozy, Aniko - Equal Time: Television and the Civil Rights Movement
Bonastia, Christopher - Southern Stalemate: Five Years without Public Education in Prince Edward County, Virginia
Broadwater, Jeff - James Madison: A Son of Virginia and a Founder of the Nation
Brock, Ginny - By Morning's Light: The True Story of a Mother's Reconnection with her Son in the Hereafter
Budd, Ken - The Voluntourist: A Six-Country Tale of Love, Loss, Fatherhood, Fate and Singing Bon Jovi in Bethlehem
Cantor, Paul A. - The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture: Liberty vs. Authority in American Film and TV
Chowning, Larry - Signatures in Time: A Living History of Middlesex Co. VA
Clabough, Casey - Inhabiting Contemporary Southern and Appalachian Literature: Region and Place in the Twenty-First Century
Coleman, David G. - The Fourteenth Day: JFK and the Aftermath of the Cuban Missle Crisis: The Secret White House Tapes
Cooper, Valerie C. - Word, Like Fire: Maria Stewart, the Bible, and the Rights of African Americans
Coston, Bruce R. - The Gift of Pets: Stories Only a Vet Could Tell
Crothers, A. Glenn - Quakers Living in the Lion's Mouth: The Society of Friends in Northern Virginia, 1730-1865
Curtis, Christopher Michael - Jefferson's Freeholders and the Politics of Ownership in the Old Dominion
Dawkins, Wayne - City Son: Andrew W. Cooper's Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn
Ducibella, Jim - King of Clubs: The Great Golf Marathon of 1938
Ferreira, Roquinoaldo - Cross-Cultural Exchange in the Atlantic World: Angola and Brazil during the Era of the Slave Trade
Fisher, Lewis F. - No Cause of Offense: A Virginia Family of Union Loyalists Confronts the Civil War
Flythe, Veleeder Goldman - Regal Warrior: A Daughter's Story of Her Mother's Victory Over Mental Illness
Frick, John W. - Uncle Tom's Cabin on the American Stage and Screen
Galuszka, Peter A. - Thunder on the Mountain: Death at Massey and the Dirty Secrets Behind Coal
Goetz, Rebecca Anne - The Baptism of Early Virginia: How Christianity Created Race
Greene, Dana - Denise Levertov: A Poet's Life
Griffin, Patrick - America's Revolution
Hatch, Peter J. - A Rich Spot of Earth
Heartwell, Proal - Goronwy and Me: A Narrative of Two Lives
Heath, Barbara J. - Jefferson's Poplar Forest: Unearthing a Virginia Plantation
Hedstrom, Matthew S. - The Rise of Liberal Religion: Book Culture and American Spirituality in the Twentieth Century
Hobbs, Carl H. - The Beach Book
Holmes, David Lynn - The Faiths of the Postwar Presidents: From Truman to Obama
Jackson, Joe - Atlantic Fever: Lindbergh, His Competitors, and the Race to Cross the Atlantic
Jackson, Lawrence P. - My Father's Name: A Black Virginia Family after the Civil War
Jay, Meg - The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter - And How to Make the Most of Them Now
Jenkins, Jeffery A. - Fighting for the Speakership: The House and the Rise of Party Government
Johnson, David - John Randolph of Roanoke
Kelly, C. Brian - Best Little Stories from the White House: More Than 100 True Stories
Kierner, Cynthia A. - Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello: Her Life and Times
Kilpatrick, June Pair - Wasps in the Bedroom, Butter in the Well: Growing Up During the Great Depression
Knadler, Jessie - Rurally Screwed: My Life Off the Grid with the Cowboy I Love
Kunzinger, Bob - Borderline Crazy
Landers, Jackson - Eating Aliens
Levin, Kevin M. - Remembering The Battle of the Crater: War as Murder
Mackowski, Christopher - Simply Murder: The Battle of Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862
MacLauchlin, Cory - Butterfly in the Typewriter: The Tragic Life of John Kennedy Toole and the Remarkable Story of A Confederacy of Dunces
Manca, Joseph - George Washington's Eye: Landscape, Architecture, and Design at Mount Vernon
McLean Jr., George A. - Skirmish at Pearisburg
Meacham, Jon - Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Merry, Robert - Where They Stand: The American Presidents in the Eyes of Voters and Historians
Mundy, Liza - The Richer Sex: How the New Majority of Female Breadwinners is Transforming Sex, Love, and Family
Nelson, Scott Reynolds - A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America's Financial Disasters
Newsome, Hampton - Richmond Must Fall: The Richmond-Petersburg Campaign, October 1864
Nicholls, Michael L. - Whispers of Rebellion: Narrating Gabriel's Conspiracy
Perkins, Eric - Richmond - One of America's Best Tennis Towns
Puri, Michael J. - Ravel the Decadent: Memory, Sublimation, and Desire
Raustiala, Kal - The Knockoff Economy: How Imitation Sparks Innovation
Rice, James D. - Tales from a Revolution: Bacon's Rebellion and the Transformation of Early America
Richardson, Selden - The Tri-State Gang in Richmond: Murder and Robbery in the Great Depression
Rosenhouse, Jason - Among the Creationists: Dispatches from the Anti-Evolutionist Front Line
Russo, J. Elliott - Planting an Empire: The Early Chesapeake in British North America
Schools, Norman - Virginia Shade, An African American History of Falmouth, Virginia
Semtner, Christohper P. - Edgar Allen Poe's Richmond: The Raven in the River City
Smithers, Gregory D. - Slave Breeding: Sex, Violence, and Memory in African American History
Spacek, Sissy - My Extraordinary Ordinary Life
Stagg, J. C. A. - The War of 1812: Conflict for a Continent
Stanley, Talmage A. - The Poco Field: An American Story of Place
Stanton, Lucia C. - "Those Who Labor for My Happiness": Slavery at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
Stiltner, James Harold - Unlikely Journey
Taylor, David A. - War of 1812 and the Rise of the U.S. Navy
Taylor, Elizabeth Dowling - A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the White House
Theobald, Mary Miley - Death by Petticoat
Thomas, William G. - The Iron Way: Railroads, the Civil War and the Making of Modern America
Thomson, Keith - Jefferson's Shadow: The Story of His Science
Trammell, Jack - The Richmond Slave Trade
Vollmer, Matthew - Inscriptions for Headstones
Von Daacke, Kirt - Freedom Has a Face: Race, Identiy, and Community in Jefferon's Virginia
Von Drehle, David - Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year
Welch, Wendy - The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap: A Memoir of Friendship, Community, and the Uncommon Pleasure of a Good Book
White, G. Edward - Law in American History: Volume 1: From the Colonial Years Through the Civil War
Wiebe, Heather - Britten's Unquiet Pasts: Sound and Memory in Postwar Reconstruction (Music Since 1900)
Wiencek, Henry - Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves
Wilken, Robert Louis - The First Thousand Years: A Global History of Christianity
Wilkinson III, J. Harvie - Cosmic Consitutional Theory: Why Americans Are Losing Their Inalienable Right to Self-Governance
Williams, Heather - Help me to Find My People: The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery
Wilson, Richard Guy - Edith Wharton at Home
Wolf, Eva Sheppard - Almost Free: A Story About Family and Race in Antebellum Virginia


Adams, B. Chelsea - At Last Light
Alley, Rick - August Machine
Buchanan, Shonda - Who's Afraid of Black Indians
Challender, Craig - As Details Become Available
Creedon, Carolyn - Wet
DeLotto, Jeffrey - Voices Writ in Sand
Dunlop, Julie - Bending Back the Night
Eisenberg, Emma - Purple Heart Highway
Emerson, Claudia - Secure the Shadow
Felsted, Angela - CLEAVE
Harris, Warren Meredith - THE NIGHT BALLERINA
Herron, Bennie - Greens
Hollander, Jodie Eugenia - The Humane Society
Huddle, David - Blacksnake at the Family Reunion
Keener-Mikenas, LuAnn - Homeland
Keith, Sally - The Fact of the Matter
MacDonald, Catherine - Rousing the Machinery
McCabe, Melanie - History of the Body
McGann, Jerome - The Invention Tree
Orr, Gregory - The City of Poetry
Pearson, Joannna - Oldest Mortal Myth
Rembold, Kristen Staby - Leaf and Tendril
Robinson, Sara M. - Two Little Girls in a Wading Pool
Russ Spaar, Lisa - Vanitas, Rough: Poems
Schuppe, Melissa - Wild But Not Lost
Scrupe, Mara Adamitz - Sky Pilot
Seibles, Timothy - Fast Animal
Stuart, Dabney - Greenbrier Forest
Tillotson, Tammy - Lady Fingers
Tynes, Calvert - God's Love Spiritual Liberation Through the Emancipation of Virtue
Wheeler, Lesley - The Receptionist and Other Tales
Lilly, Rebecca - Yesterday's Footprints

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