Past Winners

U.P. Notable Book List #3 (released 01/2022)

  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

U.P. Notable Book List #2 (released 01/2021)

  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)

U.P. Notable Book List #1 (released 04/2020)

  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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