The High Plains Book Awards recognizes regional literary works that examine and reflect life on the High Plains, including the states of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado and Kansas, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
An annual awards ceremony in October celebrates the finalist books and their authors. Leading up to the event, the Billings Gazette will publish reviews of the finalists in each category. Content is provided by independent reviewers in conjunction with the 2019 High Plains Book Awards.
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“Wild Migrations” by Matthew F. Kauffman
“An African in Imperial London: The Indomitable Life of A.B.C. Merriman-Labor” by Danell Jones
“Buffalo Heartbeats Across the Plains: The Last Great Hunts and Saving the Buffalo” by Francie M. Berg
“West to Montana” by Christine Wortman-Engren
“Warblers and Woodpeckers” by Sneed B. Collard III
“Petting Tigers: My Life as a Witness of Jehovah” by Shelley Smith Jones
“Bert Riggall’s Greater Waterton: A Conservation Legacy” by Bert Riggall
“An Honest, Genial and Kindly People” by Adrian K. Paton
“Albert Bierstadt: Witness to a Changing West” by Peter H. Hassrick
“View from True North” by Sara Henning
“All That Held Us” by Henrietta Goodman
“Cloudbursts: Collected and New Stories” by Thomas McGuane
“Come West and See” by Maxim Loskutoff
“Bronte’s Thunder” by Lucinda Stein
“Wolfe in Shepherd’s Clothing” by Angie Counios & David Gane
“The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life” by David Quammen
“Ghostwalker: Tracking a Mountain Lion’s Soul through Science and Story” by Leslie Patten
“Psychedelic Revolutionaries: LSD and the Birth of Hallucinogenic Research” by P.W. Barber
“One-Sentence Journal: Short Poems and Essays from the World at Large” by Chris La Tray
"Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock"
“Bitterroot: A Salish Memoir of Transracial Adoption”
“The Flicker of Old Dreams: Hope and Despair in a Small Town” by Susan Henderson
“Double! Not Half” by Rod D. Gottula
“Prison Paws: Max’s Story” by Donna Cochran