- 2020 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, Short Stories (Adult Fiction)
"Girl on a Float" is a collection of stories with a shared setting and recurring conflicts, most of which involve civilization and nature in some kind of revealing interaction. Brian Bedard reveals the South Dakota experience as it takes shape in a variety of dramatic situations. That experience invariably involves the challenges of living in a wild space—the Northern Plains—which tests people’s physical strength and their practical wits within a raw and unpredictable climate.