2020 COLORADO BOOK AWARDS — FICTION*
*Finalists for General Fiction and Literary Fiction only.
The Colorado Book Awards annually celebrates the accomplishments of Colorado’s outstanding authors, editors, illustrators, and photographers in 16 categories: anthology/collection, children’s literature, creative nonfiction, general fiction, general nonfiction, history, juvenile literature, literary fiction, mystery, pictorial, poetry, romance, science fiction/fantasy, short story, thriller, and young adult literature. To be eligible for submission, a primary contributor to the book must be a current Colorado resident engaged in ongoing literary work in the state, or with a personal history, identity, and literary work that reflect a strong Colorado influence.
Read more about the Colorado Book Awards and Colorado Humanities, which administers them, at this link: https://coloradohumanities.org/
INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER
"Wise and addictive... The Gifted School is the juiciest novel I've read in ages... a suspenseful, laugh-out-loud page-turner and an incisive inspection of privilege, race and class." –J. Courtney Sullivan, author of Friends and Strangers, in The New York Times
In the novel-in-fragments, BURN FORTUNE, 16-year-old June is a corn-detasseling flag twirler who lives in a small conservative town in the early 90s Midwest. Her family is dysfunctional but her boyfriend--known only as "My Boyfriend"--has a family who is emotionally and physically abusive.
"A moving tale of female solidarity and courage." --Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network
The discovery of a lost Caravaggio painting yields centuries of deadly secrets in this pulse-pounding novel of historical intrigue and modern-day suspense...
Melanie Henderson's life is a lie. The scandal of her birth and the identity of her true parents is kept from her family's small, conservative Colorado town. Not even she knows the truth: that her birth mother was just 14 and unmarried to her father, a local boy who drowned when he tried to take a shortcut across an icy river.$24.95ISBN: 9781438473161Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: State University of New York Press - March 1st, 2019
FINALIST - 2019 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Multicultural (Adult Fiction) category
FINALIST - 2020 Colorado Book Award in the Literary Fiction category, presented by the Colorado Center for the Book
2020 In the Margins Top Ten and Fiction Recommendation