Friday, August 25, 2006

2006 QUILL BOOK AWARDS

The Quills aim is to be the "People's Choice" awards for books - basically, a popularity contest voted on by the public. I've listed all the nominees in all the categories below - my picks are in bold italics. I don't know how they came up with some of these lists but I didn't get to vote on who got nominated...

Consumer voting for the 2006 Quill Book awards is now open.
Below is a list of the nominees by category.

Vote now at www.quillsvote.com


Debut Author of the Year

$64 Tomato
William Alexander/Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill

Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen
Julie Powell/Little, Brown & Company

The Last Templar
Raymond Khoury/Dutton

The Madonnas of Leningrad: A Novel
Debra Dean/William Morrow

The Ride of Our Lives: Roadside Lessons of an American Family
Mike Leonard/Ballantine Books


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Audio Book

A Dirty Job: A Novel
Christopher Moore/Harper Audio

Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer
James L. Swanson/Harper Audio

Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog
John Grogan/Harper Audio

Teacher Man: A Memoir
Frank McCourt/Simon & Schuster Audio

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Doris Kearns Goodwin/Simon & Schuster Audio

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Children's Illustrated Book

Fancy Nancy
Jane O'Connor, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser /HarperCollins Publishers

If You Give a Pig a Party
Laura Joffe Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond /HarperCollins Children's Book Group/Geringer

John, Paul, George & Ben
Lane Smith/Hyperion

Walter the Farting Dog Goes on a Cruise
William Kotzwinkle, Glenn Murray and Elizabeth Gundy, illustrated by Audrey Colman /Dutton Juvenile

Winter's Tale: An Original Pop-up Journey
Robert Sabuda/Little Simon

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Children's Chapter Book/Middle Grade

Flush
Carl Hiaasen/Knopf Books for Young Readers

Inkspell
Cornelia Funke/Scholastic, Incorporated/Chicken House

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Kate DiCamillo/Candlewick Press

The Penultimate Peril
Lemony Snicket/HarperCollins Publishers

Ptolemy's Gate
Jonathan Stroud/Miramax Books

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Young Adult/Teen

The Book Thief
Markus Zusak/Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated

Dairy Queen
Catherine Gilbert Murdock/Houghton Mifflin Company

Eldest
Christopher Paolini/Random House Children's Books

Elsewhere
Gabrielle Zevin/Farrar, Straus & Giroux

King Dork
Frank Portman/Delacorte Books for Young Readers

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General Fiction

Black Swan Green: A Novel
David Mitchell/Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group

A Dirty Job: A Novel
Christopher Moore/William Morrow

March
E. L. Doctorow/Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group

Suite Fran├žaise
Irene Nemirovsky/Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated

Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen/Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill

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Graphic Novel

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
Alison Bechdel/Houghton Mifflin Company

Maximum Fantastic Four: A Visual Exegesis of Fantastic Four #1
Stan Lee/Marvel Enterprises, Incorporated

Mom's Cancer
Brian Fies/Harry N. Abrams , Incorporated

Naruto
Masashi Kishimoto/Viz Media

Hellsing
Kohta Hirano / Dark Horse Comics

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Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

The Lincoln Lawyer: A Novel
Michael Connelly/Little, Brown & Company

The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Scarlet; The Sign of the Four; The Hound of the Baskervilles; and The Valley of Fear
Arthur Conan Doyle/W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated

Promise Me
Harlan Coben/Dutton

Tomb of the Golden Bird
Elizabeth Peters/William Morrow

Twelve Sharp
Janet Evanovich/St. Martin's Press

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Poetry

Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem
Maya Angelou/Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group

Good Poems for Hard Times
Garrison Keillor/Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated

New and Selected Poems
Mary Oliver/Beacon Press

Still Another Day (A Kagean book)
Pablo Neruda/Copper Canyon Press

The Trouble with Poetry and Other Poems
Billy Collins/Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group

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Romance

Blue Smoke
Nora Roberts/Putnam

The Masque of the Black Tulip
Lauren Willig/Dutton

The Preacher's Daughter
Beverly Lewis/Bethany House Publishers

Savannah Breeze
Mary Kay Andrews/HarperCollins Publishers

Undead and Unpopular
Mary Janice Davidson/Berkley

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Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror

A Breath of Snow and Ashes
Diana Gabaldon/Dell Publishing

Cell
Stephen King/Scribner, Simon & Schuster

A Feast for Crows
George R. R. Martin/Bantam Books

Labyrinth
Kate Mosse/Putnam

The Stolen Child
Keith Donohue/Doubleday Publishing

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Religion/Spirituality

The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions
Karen Armstrong/Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated

Mama Made the Difference
T. D. Jakes/Putnam

Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why
Bart D. Ehrman/HarperSanFrancisco

The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C. S. Lewis
Alan Jacobs/HarperSanFrancisco

The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality
Dalai Lama XIV/Broadway Books

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Biography/Memoir

Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival
Anderson Cooper/HarperCollins

Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog
John Grogan/William Morrow

Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee
Charles J. Shields/Henry Holt & Company

The Tender Bar: A Memoir
J. R. Moehringer/Hyperion

The Year of Magical Thinking
Joan Didion/Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated

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Business

Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream
Barbara Ehrenreich/Henry Holt & Company

The Girl's Guide to Being a Boss (Without Being a Bitch): Valuable Lessons, Smart Suggestions, and True Stories for Succeeding as the Chick-in-Charge
Caitlin Friedman and Kimberly Yorio/Broadway Books

Good to Great and the Social Sectors: Why Business Thinking Is Not the Answer
Jim Collins/Collins

The Number: A Completely Different Way to Think about the Rest of Your Life!: From Debt to Wealth on $10 a Day
Lee Eisenberg/Free Press, Simon & Schuster

The Wal-Mart Effect: How the World's Most Powerful Company Really Works--and How It's Transforming the American Economy
Charles Fishman/Penguin Press

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Cooking

Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany
Bill Buford/Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated

Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen
Julie Powell/Little, Brown & Company

My Life in France
Julia Child/Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated

Rachael Ray 365: No Repeats: A Year of Deliciously Different Dinners
Rachael Ray/Crown Publishing Group

The Silver Spoon
Phaidon Press Editors/Phaidon Press

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Health/Self Improvement

Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Physical and Spiritual Well-Being
Andrew Weil/Knopf Publishing Group

It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken: The Smart Girl's Breakup Buddy
Greg Behrendt/Broadway Books

It's Not Easy Being Green: And Other Things to Consider
Jim Henson/Hyperion

Wisdom of Our Fathers: Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons
Tim Russert/Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group

YOU: The Smart Patient: An Insider's Handbook for Getting the Best Treatment
Michael F. Roizen & Mehmet C. Oz/Free Press, Simon & Schuster

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History/Current Events/Politics

An Inconvenient Truth
Al Gore/Rodale Press, Incorporated

The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece
Jonathan Harr/Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group

Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer
James L. Swanson/William Morrow

The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
Candice Millard/Doubleday

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Doris Kearns Goodwin/Simon & Schuster, Incorporated

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Humor

The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
Bill Watterson/Andrews McMeel Publishing

Don't Make a Black Woman Take off Her Earrings: Madea's Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life
Tyler Perry/Riverhead

The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
Bobby Henderson/Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group

A Heckuva Job: More of the Bush Administration in Rhyme
Calvin Trillin/Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group

The Truth (with Jokes)
Al Franken/Dutton

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Sports

Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero
David Maraniss/Simon & Schuster

The Education of a Coach
David Halberstam/Hyperion

Get Your Own Damn Beer, I'm Watching the Game!: A Woman's Guide to Loving Pro Football
Holly Robinson Peete/Rodale Press, Incorporated

Glory Road: My Story of the 1966 NCAA Basketball Championship and How One Team Triumphed Against the Odds and Changed America Forever
Don Haskins/Hyperion

Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad
Mike Greenberg/Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group

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