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2015 IPNE Book Award Winners & Finalists










Books of the Year: 

Rachel’s Day in the Garden by Giselle Shardlow (Tie) 

Breathe: A Memoir of Motherhood, Grief, and Family Conflict by Kelly Kittel (Tie) 

Order of Seven by Beth Teliho (Finalist) 

Literary Fiction 

Winner: 

Wait Until I’m Dead! by Elda M. Dawber Wait Until I'm Dead! by Elda M. Dawber

Finalists: 

Dogs Don't Look Both Ways: A Primer on Unintended Consequences by Jane Hanser 

Grants Ferry by David Chase 

Genre Fiction 

Winner: 

Murdered Sleep by R.A. Harold Murdered Sleep, by R.A. Harold

Finalists: 

In the Waters of Time by Bette Lischke 

Dante’s Cypher by T. Stephens 

Children’s 

Winner: 

Rachel’s Day in the Garden .
by Giselle Shardlow 

Finalists: 

Freedom Trail Pop Up Book of Boston by Denise D. Price 

Thomas Holland and the Prophecy of Elfhaven by K.M. Doherty 

Young Adult 

Winner: 

Order of Seven by Beth Teliho 

Finalists: 

Dogs Don't Look Both Ways: A Primer on
Unintended Consequences
by Jane Hanser 

Somewhere in Between by Katie Li 

Narrative Nonfiction 

Winner: 

Breathe: A Memoir of Motherhood, Grief, and Family Conflict by Kelly Kittel 

Finalists: 

Those Who Remain: Remembrance and Reunion After War by Ruth W. Crocker 

Finding Zoe by Brandi Rarus and Gail Harris 

Informational Nonfiction 

Winner: 

Boston’s 100 Greatest Games by Rob Sneddon 

Finalists: 

The Real Dirt on Composting by Cheryl Wilfong 

Brave: A Painfully Shy Life by Helen Rivas-Rose 

Specialty Books 

Winner: 

Seacoast: The Seasons of New Hampshire by Bob McGrath 

Finalists: 

Freedom Trail Pop Up Book of Boston by Denise D. Price 

The Ella Zoo by Elizabeth Dimmette Coyne 

Cover Design 

Winner: The Real Dirt on Composting, by Cheryl Wilfong

The Real Dirt on Composting by Cheryl Wilfong 

Finalists: 

Brave: A Painfully Shy Life by Helen Rivas-Rose 

Wait Until I’m Dead! by Elda M. Dawber 

Book Presentation & Marketing 

Winner: Life in a Jar: The Irene Sendler Project

Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project by Jack Mayer 

Finalists: 

The Troubles by Connie Johnson Hambley 

Brave: A Painfully Shy Life by Helen Rivas-Rose

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