Past Winners

2024 U.P. Notable Book List #5

  1. The Great Seney Fire: A History of the Walsh Ditch Fire of 1976 by Gregory M. Lusk (Snowsnake Press, 2023)
  2. Grim Paradise: The Cold Case Search for the Mackinac Island Killer by Rod Sadler (WildBlue Press, 2023)
  3. Odin’s Eye: A Marquette Time Travel Novel by Tyler R. Tichelaar (Marquette Fiction, 2023)
  4. The Midwife’s Touch by Sue Harrison (Shanty Cove Books, 2023)
  5. Yooper Ale Trails: Craft Breweries and Brewpubs of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula by Jon C. Stott (Modern History Press, 2023)
  6. Unsolved Mysteries of Father Marquette’s Many Graves by Jennifer S. McGraw (Pine Stump Publications, 2023)
  7. Prehistoric Copper Mining in Michigan: The Nineteenth-Century Discovery of “Ancient Diggings” in the Keweenaw Peninsula and Isle Royale by John R. Halsey (UMich Press, 2018)
  8. Brockway Mountain Stories by Paul LaVanway (Mudminnow Press, 2023)
  9. Who Am I? by Julie Buchholtz (Sleeping Bear Press, 2023)
  10. A Nostalgic Lens: Photographs and Essays from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula by Peter Wurdock (Blue Boundary Books, 2023)

U.P Notable Classics

  • Death’s Door: The Truth Behind Michigan’s Largest Mass Murder by Steve Lehto (Momentum Press, 2006)
  • Murder at Mackinac: A Novel by Ronald J. Lewis (Agawa Press, 1995)

2023 U.P. Notable Book List #4

  1. The Big Island; A Story of Isle Royale – Julian May and John Schoenherr (UMN Press reprints, 2022)
  2. North of Nelson: Stories of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – Hilton Everett Moore (Silver Mountain Press, 2022)
  3. We Kept Our Towns Going: The Gossard Girls of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – Phyllis Michael Wong (MSU Press, 2022)
  4. Dissecting Anatomy of a Murder – Eugene Milhizer (Ave Maria School of Law Press, 2019)
  5. Shipwrecked and Rescued, Cars and Crew: The City of Bangor  – Larry Jorgensen (Fresh Ink Group, 2022)
  6. Dorothy is Moving Mountains, a True Story – Dorothy Paad and Matthew Forgrave (DEPBooks 2022)
  7. The Biting Cold Matthew Hellman (Beacon Publishing Group, 2022)
  8. Superior Voyage anthology –  Marquette Poetr’s Circle, Ed. by Rick Rastall (self-published, 2022)
  9. Empire Mine – Cascade Range: Michigan’s Largest Iron Mine Allan Koski (self-published, 2022)
  10. Cady and the Birchbark Box: A Cady Whirlwind Thunder Mystery Ann Dallman (Modern History Press)

U.P Notable Classics

  • Bloodstoppers and Bearwalkers: Folk Traditions of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula by Richard M, Dorson (University of Wisconsin Press, 2008)
  • Ice Hunter: a Woods Cop Mystery by Joseph Heywood (2nd Ed; Lyons Press, 2008)

2022 U.P. Notable Book List #3

  1. Firekeeper’s Daughter – Angeline Boulley (Henry Holt & Co., 2021)
  2. Great Lakes Monsters and Mysteries – Brad Blair & Tim Ellis (Visionary Living, 2021)
  3. Tin Camp Road – Ellen Airgood (Riverhead Books, 2021)
  4. The Wicked Sister – Karen Dionne (G.P. Putnam, 2021)
  5. The Sideroad Kids: Tales from Chippewa County – Sharon Kennedy (Modern History Press, 2021)
  6. U.P. Colony: The Story of Resource Exploitation in Upper Michigan – Phil Belfy (Ziibi Press, 2021)
  7. Woodburnings: Highlights from the First Five Years – Joanna Walitalo (Modern History Press, 2021)
  8. The Home Wind by Terri Martin (Gnarly Woods Pub, 2021)
  9. Once Upon a Twin: Poems – Raymond Luczak (Gallaudet University Press, 2021)
  10. Legend of Kitch-iti-kipi by Carole Hare (self-published, 2021)

New Feature for 2022 – U.P. Notable Classics

2021 U.P. Notable Book List #2

  1. Kawbawgam: The Chief, The Legend, The Man by Tyler Tichelaar (Marquette Fiction, 2020)
  2. World War II Conscientious Objectors: Germfask, Michigan the Alcatraz Camp by Jane Kopecky (2020)
  3. Eden Waits: A Novel Based on the True Story of Michigan’s Utopian Community, Hiawatha Colony by Maryka Biaggio (Milford House, 2019)
  4. In the Night of Memory by Linda LeGarde (UMN Press, 2020)
  5. Houghton: Birthplace of Professional Hockey by William J. Sproule (2019)
  6. Michigan Flora: Upper Peninsula, 2nd Ed. By Steve W. Chadde (Orchard Innovations, 2019)
  7. Dead of November: A Novel of Lake Superior by Craig Brockman (Curve of the Earth, 2020)
  8. I Spy… Isle Royale, by Susanna Ausema (Isle Royale and Keweenaw Parks Association, 2019)
  9. Points North: Discover Hidden Campgrounds, Natural Wonders, and Waterways of the Upper Peninsula by Mikel B. Classen (Modern History Press, 2018)
  10. The Women of the Copper Country: A Novel by Mary Doria Russel (Atria Books, 2020)

2020 U.P. Notable Book List #1

  1. Camera Hunter: George Shiras III and the Birth of Wildlife Photography by James H. McCommons (University of New Mexico Press, 2019)
  2.  Out by John Smolens (Michigan State University Press, 2019)
  3.  Cady and the Bear Necklace by Ann Dallman (Three Towers Press, 2019)
  4.  Go Find! My Journey to Find the Lost — and Myself  by Susan Purvis (Blackstone Press, 2019)
  5.  Hunter’s Moon: A Novel in Stories by Philip Caputo (Henry Holt and Co., 2019)
  6. The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2018)
  7.  Yoopernatural Haunts Upper Peninsula Paranormal Research Society Case Files by Tim Ellis (Visionary Living, 2019)
  8. Murder on Sugar Island (Getting to Know Jack Book 2) – Michael Carrier (Greenwich Village Ink, 2013)
  9.  Lake Superior Tales: Stories of Humor and Adventure in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, 2nd Edition by Mikel B. Classen (Modern History Press, 2018)
  10. Three Fires Unity: The Anishnaabeg of the Lake Huron Borderlands by Phil Bellfy (University of Nebraska Press, 2019).

Watch this space for our list of U.P. Notable Books to be announced soon!

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