IPNE BOOK AWARDS 2021

Finding Home front cover

2021 BOOK OF THE YEAR

Finding Home

By Becky Field
Peter E. Randall Publisher

The IPNE Book Awards 2021 was the 8th year we’ve held the event. Check out the 2021 winners, in a wide range of genres.

Every year, the Independent Publishers of New England runs its book awards program with the aim of recognizing the best of the best in recent independent publishing. These are awards that serve the industry by rewarding publishers and authors for exemplary work and providing readers another means of navigating an increasingly noisy marketplace. 

The awards are judged by a panel of distinguished librarians, booksellers, literary agents, and editors. The winners are honored at the annual conference in November.

Congratulations to IPNE’s 8th Annual Book Award

Winners & Finalists!

OWN THIS YEAR’S BEST BOOKS!

* Denotes Category Winner

Book of the Year

*Finding Home
By Becky Field
Peter E. Randall Publisher

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The Bull and Other Stories

by Michael Fine
Stillwater River Publications

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Predator in the House

by Joan Parsons

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Literary Fiction

*The Bull and Other Stories

by Michael Fine
Stillwater River Publications

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Predator in the House

by Joan Parsons

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Trojan Horse

by S. Lee Manning
Encircle Publications

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Blue Desert

by Celia Jeffries
Rootstock Publishing

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It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way

by Mary Rowen
Evolved Publishing

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Genre Fiction

*Predator in the House

by Joan Parsons

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Worlds Apart

by David Krag Usmack

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Trojan Horse

by S. Lee Manning
Encircle Publications

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Children’s Books

* A Most Clever Girl: How Jane Austen Discovered Her Voice

by Jasmine Stirling
Bloomsbury Children’s Books

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Friends & Anemones

by Heather Kelly
Writer’s Loft

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Finding Om

by Rashimi Bismark
Mango and Marigold Press

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Young Adult

* Into the Wind

by William Loizeaux
One Elm Books

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Angels Club 5: The Lost Warrior Princess

by Courtney Vail and Sandra J. Howell
West Ridge Farm Publishing

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Camp Piquaqua

by Ashleigh Stevens

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Narrative Non-Fiction

*Finding Home

By Becky Field
Peter E. Randall Publisher

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The Atomic Bomb on My Back

by Taniguchi Sumiteru
Rootstock Publishing

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The Laughing Lesson

by Peter Johnson
Peter E. Randall Publisher

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Informational Non-Fiction

* Calm and Sense: A Woman’s Guide
to Living Anxiety Free

by Wendy Leeds
Calm Day Publishing
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Optimize Your Immune System

by Marie Ruggles
Emerald Lake Books

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Cooking with Marika: Clean Cuisine from an Estonian Farm

by Marika Blossfeldt
Delicious Nutrition

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Poetry

* Gender Artist

by Lee Schwartz
Green Fire Press

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Lifting Stones

by Doug Stanfield
Rootstock Publishing

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The Lost Grip

by Eva Zimet
Rootstock Publishing

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Coffee Table and Art Books

*Finding Home

By Becky Field
Peter E. Randall Publisher

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The Winter Coast of Maine

by Ed Kenney
Seapoint Books

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Hampton Beach

by Peter Randall
Peter E. Randall Publisher

DESIGN

* Alex Katz

by Carter Ratcliff
Rizzoli Electa

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Love Poems from New England

by Jon Meyer
Brilliant Light Publishing

Miracle of the Talking Stick

by Felix Giordano
Red Road Publishers

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