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2010 GOLD WINNERS

BEST IN SMALL PRESS – Honorary Category

HANDS AT WORK
Portraits and Profiles of People Who Work with Their Hands
Iris Graville, photography by Summer Moon Scriver
Heron Moon Press

A carefully crafted, 144-page hardcover, provides a rich tapestry of people passionate about laboring with their hands.  Iris Graville’s vivid narratives, combined with Summer Moon Scriver's striking black-and-white photographs of hands, tools, and materials, provide a meditation on work that kindles readers' inspiration and insights.

 
WOMEN'S INTERESTS - HONORARY for 2010

WINGED VICTORY: ALTERED IMAGES
Photos by Art Myers, Poetry by Maria Marrocchino
Photographic Gallery of Fine Art Books

The elegant photographs in this book feature American and French women following treatment for breast cancer.   Their portraits reveal scars and missing breasts in an artistic and sensitive manner while the accompanying poetry and the women’s personal vignettes reveal hope, courage, confidence, and humor.  

 
001 AGING GRACEFULLY / RETIREMENT

THE THIRD CHAPTER
Passion, Risk, and Adventure in the 25 Years After 50
Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux/Sarah Crichton Books

 In The Third Chapter, Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot captures a new moment in history—a developmental phase when we are “neither young nor old”—and offers us a book rich with insight and hope about our endless capacity for change and growth.

 
002 ANIMALS & NATURE

BROKEN: A Love Story
Lisa Jones
Scribner

The true story of author Lisa Jones' friendship with quadriplegic Northern Arapaho horse gentler and traditional healer Stanford Addison. BROKEN: A Love Story, set in Wyoming, intertwines the spiritual journeys of both people in a tale “so beautifully told that the reader is not just transfixed but transformed.”

 
003 ART / SPECIALTY / GIFT

THE NATIONAL PARKS
Ian Shive
Mandala Publishing/EarthAware

America’s National Parks and historical sites embody the American spirit.  The National Parks presents a collection of over 200 of Shive’s photographs demonstrating the diversity and awe-inspiring beauty of the American Wildlands.


HANDS AT WORK
Portraits and Profiles of People Who Work with Their Hands
Iris Graville, photography by Summer Moon Scriver
Heron Moon Press

A carefully crafted, 144-page hardcover, provides a rich tapestry of people passionate about laboring with their hands.  Iris Graville’s vivid narratives, combined with Summer Moon Scriver's striking black-and-white photographs of hands, tools, and materials, provide a meditation on work that kindles readers' inspiration and insights.

 
004 AUDIO BOOKS & SPOKEN WORD - TO ENLIGHTEN AND INSPIRE>

THE HORSE BOY
A Father’s Quest to Heal His Son
Rupert Isaacson
Hachette Audio

"A six-year-old boy with autism finds his true self with horses, music, and nature. Everyone who is fascinated by the human animal bond should read this totally engrossing book." --Dr. Temple Grandin, bestselling author of Animals in Translation

 
005 Conscious Business / Leadership

 

WORKING FOR GOOD
Making a Difference While Making a Living
Jeff Klein with Elad Levinson & Julie van Amerongen
Sounds True

Working for Good: Making a Difference While Making a Living is a practical guidebook for becoming a conscious entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or change agent at work—designed to inspire, inform, engage, activate and assist readers in their pursuit of building and operating a conscious enterprise.

 
006 – CONSCIOUS MEDIA / JOURNALISM / INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING

CHASING MOLECULES
Poisonous Products, Human Health, and the Promise of Green Chemistry
Elizabeth Grossman
Island Press/Shearwater Books

Environmental pollutants– among them synthetic chemicals in consumer products–have a profound effect on human health. With Chasing Molecules, Grossman illustrates the potential for green chemistry to revolutionize the materials we make, how they’re used, and the benefits to our health and environment.

 
007 – COSMOLOGY / NEW SCIENCE

FRACTAL TIME
The Secret of 2012 and a New World Age
Gregg Braden
Hay House

New York Times bestselling author Gregg Braden merges the modern discoveries of nature’s patterns (fractals) with the ancient view of a cyclic universe to create a powerful model of time—fractal time. The bottom line: If you know how to read the cycles of time, you know what to expect when they repeat!

THE TAO OF LIBERATION
Exploring the Ecology of Transformation
Mark Hathaway & Leonardo Boff
Orbis Books

Humanity and the Earth itself stand at a crossroad, where ecological degradation and poverty create a vortex of destruction and despair. Drawing on insights from quantum physics, deep ecology, and the new cosmology, Hathaway and Boff chart a path of spiritual renewal, ecological transformation, and authentic liberation for all.

 
008 ECOLOGY / ENVIRONMENT / SUSTAINABILITY - Green Values

 

THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND
Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
HarperCollins/William Morrow

An immensely engaging tale about an enterprising teenager in Malawi who builds a windmill from scraps found around his village and brings electricity--and a future--to himself and his family.

 
009 FICTION / VISIONARY FICTION - Adult

 

POPE ANNALISA
Book One of the First Souls Trilogy
Peter Canova
Trimountaine Publishing

She has supreme spiritual authority over 1.5 billion souls, and the world will not be the same again. The old order crumbles, the new order is born in violence.  Is Annalisa the builder or destroyer? Four people race against a holocaust to learn the secret that will touch upon the very origin and destiny of humanity.

 
010 FOOD / COOKING / NUTRITION

EAT WHAT YOU LOVE, LOVE WHAT YOU EAT
How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle
Michelle May, M.D.
Greenleaf Book Group Press

Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat is the antidote to ineffective dieting. Dr. Michelle May guides readers out of the food-focused, diet-driven downward spiral that leads them to eat, repent, and repeat. She offers a powerful alternative: end their love-hate relationship with food and eat mindfully and joyfully.

 
011 GRIEVING / DEATH & DYING

 

LIVING FULLY, DYING WELL
Reflecting on Death to Find Your Life’s Meaning
Edward W. Bastian and Tina L. Staley
Sounds True

A dialogue between spiritual leaders and medical healers who offer their stories, insights, and most valuable practices—all to transform death from a source of fear to an opportunity. Part 2 includes a collection of resources: guided meditations, life-review practices, affirmations, and reflections.

 
012 HEALTH / HEALING / REJUVENATION / ENERGY MEDICINE

A RETURN TO HEALING
Radical Health Care Reform and the Future of Medicine
Len Saputo, M.D.
Origin Press

A RETURN TO HEALING enriches the health care debate with a transformational vision for radical reform based on the preventive and integrative medicine of the future. Dr. Saputo’s insights—gained through forty years as a primary physician—build the case for a sustainable new system that works for all Americans.

 

THE SUBTLE BODY: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy
Cyndi Dale
Sounds True

The first comprehensive encyclopedia of the human energetic anatomy created for healing professionals and patients alike, that provides a lexicon of terms, illustrations, and detailed entries about our energetic biology and how it relates to our physical being.

 
013 HOME & GARDEN / NATURAL LIVING

 

CHAKRA GARDENS: Opening the Senses of the Soul
Carol Cumes, photography by Greg Asbury
Mitra Publishing

Carol Cumes transports  armchair travelers, gardeners, and soul seekers on a unique journey to see the seven healing chakra gardens she created in the high Andes of Peru, and, to the mystical world of the Incas.  Spectacular, vibrant, photography by Greg Asbury.  All proceeds for the Willka T’ika Children’s Fund

 
014 INDIGENOUS / MULTICULTURAL

HEART OF DRYNESS
How the Last Bushmen Can Help Us Endure
the Coming Age of Permanent Drought
James G. Workman
Walker & Co.

This compelling nonfiction narrative dramatizes the struggle over water – the fulcrum of economic, political and spiritual power – as besieged indigenous Kalahari Bushmen deploy timeless survival strategies against government rule in a microcosm of our world where two in three humans fight to quench an escalating thirst.

 
015 MEMOIR / PERSONAL JOURNEY

CHILDREN OF DUST
A Memoir of Pakistan
Ali Eteraz
HarperCollins/HarperOne

A searing memoir revealing the truth about Islamic fundamentalism in Pakistan and the culture shock of moving to the U.S. Author Ali Eteraz is a compelling young male Muslim voice, and in telling his coming-of-age story he captures not merely pain, but also the love, laughter, and pathos of Muslim life.

 

ROLL AROUND HEAVEN
An All-True Accidental Spiritual Adventure
Jessica Maxwell
Simon & Schuster/Beyond Words/Atria

Successful magazine travel writer Maxwell didn't intend to write a book about spirituality. The author of books on golf, fishing and other nature adventures claimed an allergy to religion, yet spirituality seemed to find her anyway. After stumbling upon a lovable pig farmer/spiritual teacher, the self-proclaimed spiritual klutz finds herself wading through adventures with auras, demons, psychics and Jesus.

 

 
016 PARENTING

 

THE ART OF CONSCIOUS PARENTING
The Natural Way to Give Birth, Bond With, and Raise Healthy Children
Jeffrey L. Fine, Ph.D. with Dalit Fine, M.S.
Healing Arts Press/Inner Traditions

"Based on obstetric and psychological evidence, Jeffrey and Dalit Fine reveal how bonding begins in utero and that the physical and mental preparation of both the father and mother, even before conception, sets the tone for the future well-being of the child."

 
017 PERSONAL GROWTH / SELF-HELP / PSYCHOLOGY

 

HOW PHILOSOPHY CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE
10 Ideas That Matter Most
Marrietta McCarty
Tarcher/Penguin

“This inspiring book reveals how the heartbeats of philosophy—clear thinking, quiet reflection, and good conversation—are essential ingredients in a well-lived life. Framed around ten philosophical themes that, according to McCarty, “matter most,” it is full of thought-provoking discussion ideas and activities.”

 
020 SOCIAL CHANGE / ACTIVISM / PEACEFUL SOLUTIONS

BE THE CHANGE
How Meditation Can Transform You and the World
Ed & Deb Shapiro
Sterling Publishing

From being held in a prison cell to living in a crowded city, meditation has
changed people¹s lives. BE THE CHANGE is an inspiring exploration of how
meditation can transform the world, creating a caring and compassionate
future.

 
022 SPIRITUALITY

THE GENTLE ART OF BLESSING
A Simple Practice That Will Transform You and Your World
Pierre Pradervand
Simon & Schuster/Beyond Words/ Atria

How can a blessing change the world? According to Pierre Pradervand, making the conscious choice to bless every person or being around you can truly make a world of difference in yourself and in others around you. The Gentle Art of Blessing explores the potential in shifting one's attitude from confrontation and negativity to acceptance and enthusiasm. A powerfully simple way of perceiving and shaping our surroundings, blessings can reflect the unconditional love and acceptance that is necessary for world -- and inner -- peace.

 
024 CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK

 

THE BAREFOOT BOOK OF EARTH TALES
Dawn Casey, illustrated by Anne Wilson
Barefoot Books

Barefoot Book of Earth Tales- Learn how different cultures around the world set out to live in harmony with the natural world. The seven folk tales are each followed by a hands-on activity that promotes green living and reinforces the eco-messages of the stories.

 

THE BUTTERFLY'S TREASURE
Schim Schimmel
SchimmelSmith Publishing

A wise, old monarch butterfly returns home after his year-long journey around the world. On his travels he encounters some of earth’s most amazing animals, and realizes that all living things are part of the treasure of earth. Now he wants to pass his wisdom along to a young caterpillar.

 
026 CHILDREN'S FICTION & NONFICTION -- ELEMENTARY

 

MERLIN'S DRAGON: DOOMRAGA'S REVENGE
T.A. Barron
The Penguin Group/Philomel Books

Grade 6 Up—Basil has become accustomed to his large size as a powerful dragon, his new name, and his greater role in the fate of his world. With Avalon teetering on the edge of catastrophe, he and Merlin search for ways to squelch the violence erupting throughout the realms. The action is packed with battles between dragons and dwarfs, crows and terns, and many more creatures of Avalon. Readers will also find new love, loss, and relationships on the brink. Unfortunately, the book suffers extensively from middle book syndrome.

 
027 FICTION -- TEEN

LITTLE LEAP FORWARD: A Boy in Beijing
Guo Yue and Clare Farrow, illustrated by Helen Cann
Barefoot Books

Little Leap Forward- Experience this coming-of-age tale that brings to life the time of the Cultural Revolution. A young boy growing up in the hutongs of China discovers the heartache of loving and having to let go when he captures a bird, only to discover that she will not sing in confinement. The first in Barefoot Books' Young Fiction line, this story also includes beautiful full-color illustrations.

WORKING FOR GOOD: Making a Difference While Making a Living
Jeff Klein

Working for Good: Making a Difference While Making a Living is a practical guidebook - for becoming a conscious entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or change agent at work - designed to inspire, activate, and assist readers in their pursuit of building and operating a conscious enterprise, based on the principle "the process is the product."

028 NONFICTION (TEENAGE)

EARTH HEROES: CHAMPIONS OF THE WILDERNESS
Bruce and Carol L. Malnor, illustrated by Anisa Claire Hovemann
Dawn Publications

"Earth Heroes" features the lives of the world’s greatest naturalists and environmentalists. This is the first in a series that shows how these heroes shared their scientific skills and knowledge with the public to make lasting contributions to the world.  This book features such historic greats as John Muir, Theodore Roosevelt and Henry David Thoreau.

GREAT PEACEMAKERS
True Stories from Around the World
Ken Beller and Heather Chase
LTS Press

Great Peacemakers tells the inspiring true life stories of 20 great peacemakers from around the world. Winner of more than 30 awards, the book is endorsed by 3 presidents and 3 Nobel Peace Prize recipients. More information, including a sample chapter, is available at www.GreatPeacemakers.com.