The Awards Committee for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association has announced its shortlist for the best 2011 books by Northwest authors. Out of 290 titles nominated this year, the nine booksellers chose these 12 books.
PNBA encourages its member stores and booksellers to give some extra attention to these titles and to email comments in support of personal favorites by Friday, November 25. The winners, a maximum of six books, will be decided by the committee in late December and announced in January.
Without further ado, here's the list:
• Birds of Paradise by Diana Abu-Jaber
• The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
• West of Here by Jonathan Evision
• Ed King by David Guterson
• Feathers by Thor Hanson
• Maphead by Ken Jennings
• The Bled: Poems by Frances McCue