Foreword Reviews

Full List of 2005 Foreword INDIES Winners

Adult Fiction

Gay & Lesbian
Gold: Some Dance to Remember (978-1-56023-327-5) by Jack Fritscher, Harrington Park Press/The Haworth Press
Silver: Symmetry (978-0-595-67227-1) by I. E. Woodward, iUniverse
Bronze: Maurice and Alec in America (978-1-4208-3807-7) by Fred Carrier, AuthorHouse
Gold: A Bridge in Darkness (978-0-9714366-4-0) by Carlos Victoria, Pureplay Press
Gold: A Fractured Mind (978-1-59316-070-8) by Robert B. Oxnam, Listen & Live Audio
Gold: Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo (978-1-59038-408-4) by Obert Skye, Shadow Mountain
Gold: Secret Service: Untold Stories of Lesbians in the Military (978-1-55583-748-8) by Zsa Zsa Gershick, Alyson Books
Gold: The Pagoda in the Garden (978-1-59051-176-3) by Wendy Lesser, Other Press
Silver: Best Gay and Lesbian Films: Glitter Awards 2005 (978-0-9748118-3-3) by Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince and Theodora Chowfatt, Blood Moon Productions
Silver: Centuria (978-0-929701-72-1) by Giorgio Manganelli, McPherson & Company
Silver: Jonny Magic and the Card Shark Kids (978-1-59316-069-2) by David Kushner, Listen & Live Audio
Silver: Pinned (978-1-59316-044-9) by Alfred C. Martino, Listen & Live Audio
Silver: Without Grace (978-1-58348-036-6) by Carol Hoenig, iUniverse
Bronze: Master of the Sea (978-0-9707652-7-7) by Jose Sarney, Aliform Publishing
Bronze: Purpose and Power in Retirement (978-1-932031-87-4) by Harold Koenig, Templeton Foundation Press
Bronze: Snake Walkers (978-0-9761927-0-1) by J. Everett Prewitt, Northland Publishing
Bronze: The Rice Queen Diaries (978-1-55152-189-3) by Daniel Gawthrop, Arsenal Pulp Press
Honorable Mention: Everything Good Will Come (978-1-56656-570-7) by Sefi Atta, Interlink Books
Gold: Rashi's Daughters, Book 1 (978-0-9763050-5-7) by Maggie Anton, Banot Press
Silver: The Traitor's Wife (978-0-595-35959-2) by Susan Higginbotham, iUniverse
Bronze: The Stonecutter's Aria (978-0-9767949-1-2) by Carol Faenzi, Aperto Books
Editor's Choice Prize Fiction: A Multitude of Mercies (978-0-595-34969-2) by Fay Freimuth, iUniverse
Gold: The J Affect (978-0-9759748-0-3) by Peter Burstin, FS Laurel Press
Silver: Fire on Mount Maggiore (978-1-57233-445-8) by John Parras, The University of Tennessee Press
Bronze: O My Darling (978-1-59051-174-9) by Amity Gage and Amity Gaige, Other Press
Gold: The Grail Conspiracy (978-0-7387-0787-7) by Joe Moore and Lynn Sholes, Midnight Ink
Silver: Judas Burning (978-1-57966-061-1) by Carolyn Haines, River City Publishing
Bronze: Cold Burn (978-1-59058-143-8) by Kit Ehrman, Poisoned Pen Press
Honorable Mention: Landscape (978-0-595-35660-7) by Donna Cousins, iUniverse
Gold: Saving Grace (978-1-58229-433-9) by Denise Hunter, Howard Publishing
Silver: Unspoken (978-0-8499-4482-6) by Angela Hunt, WestBow Press
Bronze: Fighting for Bread and Roses (978-0-8254-2409-0) by Lynn A. Coleman, Kregel Publications
Gold: Magic Carpet Ride (978-1-59298-094-9) by Audrey McClellan, Beaver's Pond Press
Silver: A Dream Across Time (978-0-9770183-0-7) by Annie Rogers, Bivens and Jensen Publishing
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Gold: Zed (978-1-55152-197-8) by Elizabeth McClung, Arsenal Pulp Press
Silver: Fantastic Companions (978-1-55041-863-7) by Julie Czerneda, Fitzhenry and Whiteside
Bronze: The Cattle (978-0-9766202-1-1) by Greg M Sarwa, Ampol Publishing
Short Stories
Gold: The Collected Short Stories of Harriette Simpson Arnow (978-0-87013-756-3) by Sandra L. Ballard and Haeja K. Chung, editors, Michigan State University Press
Silver: One Foot in Heaven (978-1-55050-312-8) by David Waltner-Toews, Coteau Books
Bronze: American Dreaming and Other Stories (978-0-9760963-4-4) by Doris Iarovici, Novello Festival Press

Adult Nonfiction

Adventure & Recreation
Gold: Treehouse Chronicles (978-0-9720307-4-8) by S. Peter Lewis and T.B.R. Walsh (illustrator), TMC Books
Silver: Riding High (978-1-55591-563-6) by Thomas J. Noel, Fulcrum Publishing
Bronze: Bed, Breakfast and Bike Florida (978-0-933855-24-3) by Dale V. Lally Jr., Anacus Press, An Imprint of Finney Company
Gold: Oxford Anthology of African American Poetry (978-0-19-512563-4) by Arnold Rampersad, Oxford University Press
Silver: Dinarzad's Children: An Anthology Of Contemporary Arab American Fiction (978-1-55728-781-6) by Pauline Kaldas, editor, University of Arkansas Press
Bronze: A New Omnibus of Crime (978-0-19-518214-9) by Tony Hillerman and Rosemary Herbert, editors, Oxford University Press
Gold: Chinese Houses (978-0-8048-3537-4) by Ronald G. Knapp and A. Chester Ong (illustrator), Tuttle Publishing
Silver: American City (978-0-8143-3270-2) by Robert Sharoff and William Zbaren, Wayne State University Press
Silver: The Very Small Home (978-4-77002999-7) by Azby Brown, Kodansha International
Bronze: Iconic Building (978-0-8478-2756-5) by Charles Jencks, Rizzoli
Editor's Choice Prize Nonfiction: The Orientalists (978-0-9759783-0-6) by Kristian Davies, Laynfaroh
Gold: Jerry Garcia (978-1-56025-791-2) by April Higashi, editor, Insight Editions
Silver: Woody Guthrie Artworks (978-0-8478-2738-1) by Steven Brower and Nora Guthrie, Rizzoli
Bronze: The Art and Character of Nutcrackers (978-1-933112-08-4) by Arlene Wagner, Collectors Press
Honorable Mention: High Drama (978-1-55595-276-1) by Michael Duncan, Hudson Hills Press
Autobiography & Memoir
Gold: An Unplanned Life (978-0-8262-1622-9) by George McKee Elsey, University of Missouri Press
Silver: Franca's Story (978-0-9763929-2-7) by Diane Kinman and Franca Mercati Martin (illustrator), Wimer Publishing
Bronze: Husband of a Fanatic (978-1-56584-926-6) by Amitava Kumar, The New Press
Gold: Mencken (978-0-19-507238-9) by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers, Oxford University Press
Silver: Louis Johnson and the Arming of America (978-0-253-34626-1) by Keith McFarland and David Roll, Indiana University Press
Bronze: Stephen Spender (978-0-19-517816-6) by John Sutherland, Oxford University Press
Body, Mind & Spirit
Gold: Jun Q'anil (978-1-879384-60-6) by Jessica Nagler, Cypress House
Silver: The Heart and Science of Yoga (978-0-9753752-8-0) by Leonard Perlmutter, AMI Publishers
Bronze: Invisible No More (978-0-595-34762-9) by Renee Fisher, Joyce Kramer and Jean Peelen, iUniverse
Honorable Mention: The Way of Vastu (978-0-9749109-1-8) by Robin and Michael Mastro, Balanced Books Publishing
Business & Economics
Gold: The Resilient Enterprise (978-0-262-19537-9) by Yossi Sheffi, The MIT Press
Silver: The Business Startup Checklist and Planning Guide (978-1-59330-300-6) by Stephanie Chandler, Aventine Press
Bronze: Unexpected Returns (978-1-879384-62-0) by Ed Easterling, Cypress House
Gold: The Virtual Handshake (978-0-8144-7286-6) by David Teten and Scott Allen, AMACOM
Silver: Why Men Earn More (978-0-8144-7210-1) by Warren Farrell, AMACOM
Bronze: Quick Resume and Cover Letter Book (978-1-59357-089-7) by Michael Farr, JIST Publishing
Gold: Ocean Friendly Cuisine (978-1-59543-061-8) by James O. Fraioli, Willow Creek Press
Silver: Will Cook For Sex (978-1-932173-51-2) by Rocky Fino, Stephens Press
Bronze: The New Glorious American Food (978-1-932183-74-0) by Christopher Idone, Welcome Books
Crafts & Hobbies
Gold: Super Crafty (978-1-57061-450-7) by Susan Beal, Torie Nguyen, Rachel O'Rourke and Cathy Pitters, Sasquatch Books
Silver: The Marisol Skiff (978-0-937822-88-3) by Gifford Jackson (author, illustrator), WoodenBoat Books
Bronze: Print Magic (978-1-58011-271-0) by Helen Bradley, Creative Homeowner
Honorable Mention: A Fabric Journey (978-1-57120-279-6) by Ruth B. McDowell, C&T Publishing
Gold: Front of the Class (978-1-889242-24-8) by Brad Cohen and Lisa Wysocky, VanderWyk and Burnham
Silver: The Leadership Integrity Challenge (978-0-9768643-0-1) by Edward E. Morler, Sanai Publishing
Bronze: Categories On the Beauty of Physics (978-0-9740266-3-3) by Emilano Sefusatti, Hilary Thayer Hamann and John Morse (illustrator), Vernacular Press
Honorable Mention: Teachers Have It Easy (978-1-56584-955-6) by Daniel Moulthrop, Ninive Calegari and Dave Eggers, The New Press
Gold: Black Market (978-1-932771-22-0) by Ben Davies, Earthaware Editions
Silver: The Flight Deck (978-0-9729126-2-4) by Jim Jamieson, ImageStream Press
Bronze: Gone Tomorrow (978-1-56584-879-5) by Heather Rogers, The New Press
Honorable Mention: Fields That Dream (978-1-55591-506-3) by Jenny Kurzweil, Fulcrum Publishing
Gold: Bright Shoots of Everlastingness (978-0-9743427-7-1) by Paul J. Willis, WordFarm
Silver: Life's Spices From Seasoned Sistahs (978-0-9755162-0-1) by Vicki Ward, editor and Brian Walker (illustrator), Nubian Images Publishing
Bronze: War and Faith in Sudan (978-0-8028-2933-7) by Gabriel Meyer and James Nicholls, Eerdmans
Family & Relationships
Gold: Raising You Alone (978-0-9726504-6-5) by Warren Hanson, Tristan Publishing
Silver: Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships (978-1-932565-06-5) by Temple Grandin and Sean Barron, Future Horizons
Bronze: Choosing Single Motherhood (978-0-9772042-0-5) by Mikki Morrissette and Mary Leir (illustrator), Be-Mondo Publishing
Honorable Mention: Growing Up in Davie County (978-1-59629-079-2) by Jamie W. Moore, The History Press
Graphic Novels & Comics
Gold: Boneyard in Color (978-1-56163-427-9) by Richard Moore, NBM
Silver: Off Beat (978-1-59816-132-8) by Jen Lee Quick, TokyoPop
Bronze: Leap Years (978-0-9743147-9-2) by Ian Bennett, Candle Light Press
Honorable Mention: The Lone and Level Sands (978-1-932386-12-7) by A. David Lewis and Marvin Perry Mann and Jennifer Rodgers (illustrator), Archaia Studios Press
Gold: Staying Clean and Sober (978-1-58054-391-0) by Merlene Miller and David Miller, Woodland Publishing
Silver: Multiple Sclerosis (978-1-888799-80-4) by T. Jock Murray, Demos Health
Bronze: Breast Cancer Basics and Beyond (978-0-89793-454-1) by Delthia Ricks, Hunter House
Gold: Buried by the Times (978-0-521-81287-0) by Laurel Leff, Cambridge University Press
Silver: Remembered Past (978-1-932236-27-9) by John Lukacs, ISI Books
Bronze: Restless Giant (978-0-19-512216-9) by James Patterson, Oxford University Press
Honorable Mention: Hanging Henry Gambrill (978-0-938420-93-4) by Tracy Matthew Melton, Maryland Historical Society
Home & Garden
Gold: Nancy Lancaster (978-0-7112-2429-2) by Martin Wood, Frances Lincoln Publishers
Silver: A Garden by the Sea (978-0-8478-2651-3) by Leila Hadley, Rizzoli
Bronze: Landscaping with Stone (978-1-58011-112-6) by Pat Sagui, Creative Homeowner
Honorable Mention: Outdoor Living (978-1-890621-80-3) by Tom Carpenter, Landauer Corporation
Gold: The Thong Also Rises (978-1-932361-24-7) by Jennifer L. Leo, Travelers' Tales
Silver: The Hollywood Dictionary (978-1-932183-78-8) by Timothy M. Gray and J.C. Suares (illustrator), Welcome Books
Bronze: The Wild Life of Cats (978-1-59543-233-9) by Leigh Rubin (author, illustrator), Willow Creek Press
Gold: Salsa Talks (978-0-9764990-0-8) by Mary Kent and Mary Kent, photographer (illustrator), Digital Domain
Silver: Elegant Soul and the Life and Music of Gene Harris (978-0-87004-445-8) by Janie Harris and Bob Evancho, Caxton Press
Bronze: Neil Young Nation (978-1-55365-116-1) by Kevin Chong, Greystone Books
Honorable Mention: Dvorak (978-1-57467-107-0) by David Hurwitz, Amadeus Press
Gold: On Ancient Wings (978-0-9754964-0-4) by Michael Forsberg, Michael Forsberg Photography
Silver: Terra Antarctica (978-1-59534-015-3) by William L. Fox, Trinity University Press
Bronze: Teaching the Trees (978-0-8203-2743-3) by Joan Maloof, University of Georgia Press
Honorable Mention: Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest (978-1-55017-361-1) by Andy Lamb and Bernard Hanby, Harbour Publishing
Gold: Heading Home With Your Newborn (978-1-58110-157-7) by Laura Jana and Jennifer Shu, American Academy of Pediatrics
Silver: Spintastik For the Family (978-1-56906-587-7) by Jennifer Nolan and Tory Dietel Hopps, Ronnie Sellers Productions
Bronze: ScreamFree Parenting (978-0-9759981-1-3) by Hal Edward Runkel and Hal Edward Runkel LMFT, Oakmont Publishing
Honorable Mention: Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew (978-1-932565-30-0) by Ellen Notbohm, Future Horizons
Performing Arts
Gold: A Fine Romance (978-0-8230-7774-8) by Darcie Denkert, Watson-Guptill
Silver: Dressing a Galaxy (978-0-8109-6567-6) by Trisha Biggar, Insight Editions
Bronze: Essential Deren (978-0-929701-65-3) by Maya Deren, Documentext/McPherson
Honorable Mention: The North Carolina Black Repertory Company (978-0-940880-74-0) by Felecia Piggott McMillan, Open Hand Publishing
Gold: The Little Big Book of Cats (978-1-932183-80-1) by Alice Wong (editor) and Lena Tabori (editor), Welcome Books
Silver: Horse Tails and Trails (978-1-59543-240-7) by Lisa Dines, Willow Creek Press
Bronze: Cow Tails and Trails (978-1-59543-156-1) by Andrea Donner, Willow Creek Press
Gold: Interpreting Plato's Dialogues (978-1-930972-02-5) by J.Angelo Corlett, Parmenides Publishing
Silver: The Era of Choice (978-0-262-18248-5) by Edward C. Rosenthal, The MIT Press
Bronze: Truth (978-0-19-516824-2) by Simon Blackburn, Oxford University Press
Honorable Mention: The Doors of the Sea (978-0-8028-2976-4) by David Bentley Hart, Eerdmans
Gold: Southernmost Art and Literary Portraits (978-0-86554-877-0) by Jimm Roberts, Mercer University Press
Silver: New York Deco (978-1-932183-84-9) by Richard Berenholtz, Welcome Books
Bronze: Shots (978-1-932771-50-3) by David Fenton, Earthaware Editions
Honorable Mention: Garbo (978-0-8478-2724-4) by Robert Dance and Scott Reisfield, Rizzoli
Gold: Lives of the Sleepers (978-0-268-02185-6) by Ned Balbo, University of Notre Dame Press
Gold: My Nature Is Hunger (978-1-931896-24-5) by Luis J. Rodriguez, Curbstone Press
Silver: Trying to Speak (978-0-87338-847-4) by Anele Rubin, The Kent State University Press
Bronze: A Love Story Beginning in Spanish (978-0-8203-2742-6) by Judith Ortiz Cofer, University of Georgia Press
Honorable Mention: Black Milk (978-1-931357-26-5) by Tory Dent, Sheep Meadow Press
Honorable Mention: The Narrows (978-1-884800-59-7) by Daniel Tobin, Four Way Books
Political Science
Gold: Electing to Fight (978-0-262-13449-1) by Edward D. Mansfield and Jack Snyder, The MIT Press
Silver: God vs. the Gavel (978-0-521-85304-0) by Marci A. Hamilton, Cambridge University Press
Bronze: The American Era (978-0-521-85737-6) by Robert J. Lieber, Cambridge University Press
Honorable Mention: Rogue Regime (978-0-19-517044-3) by Jasper Becker, Oxford University Press
Popular Culture
Gold: Aliens in the Backyard (978-1-57003-582-1) by John Leland, University of South Carolina Press
Silver: The Rough Guide to Conspiracy Theories (978-1-84353-445-7) by James McConnachie and Robin Tudge, Rough Guides
Bronze: Growing Up Degrassi (978-1-894549-48-6) by Michele Byers, editor, Sumach Press
Honorable Mention: Affluenza (978-1-57675-357-6) by John De Graaf, David Wann, Thomas H. Naylor, Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Gold: Misdiagnosis And Dual Diagnoses Of Gifted Children And Adults (978-0-910707-67-1) by James T. Webb, Great Potential Press
Silver: Learning from My Mother's Voice (978-0-8077-4551-9) by Jean Lau Chin, Teachers College Press
Bronze: War and the Soul (978-0-8356-0831-2) by Edward Tick, Quest Books
Gold: God Without Religion (978-0-9724450-1-6) by Sankara Saranam, The Pranayama Institute
Silver: Did God Have a Wife? (978-0-8028-2852-1) by William G. Dever, Eerdmans
Bronze: The Sufi Doctrine of Rumi (978-0-941532-88-4) by William C. Chittick, World Wisdom
Honorable Mention: Real Sex (978-1-58743-069-5) by Lauren F. Winner, Brazos Press/Baker Publishing Group
Gold: What the Bleep Do We Know!? (978-0-7573-0334-0) by William Arntz, Betsy Chasse, Mark Vicente, HCI Books
Silver: The Pregnancy Decision Handbook for Women with Depression (978-0-9765814-1-3) by Stephanie Durruthy, Mind Support
Bronze: Clean (978-1-59285-182-9) by Chris Beckman, Hazelden
Honorable Mention: Get Unstuck and Get Going (978-0-9736424-4-5) by Michael Bungay Stanier, Box of Crayons Press
Gold: Peach (978-1-58726-257-9) by Richard Bak, Sports Media Group
Silver: 1001 Golf Holes You Must Play Before You Die (978-1-56906-585-3) by Jeff Barr, Ronnie Sellers Productions
Bronze: Strat-O-Matic Fanatics (978-0-87946-280-2) by Glenn Guzzo, ACTA Sports
Travel Essays
Gold: The Lonely Planet Guide to Experimental Travel (978-1-74104-450-8) by Rachael Antony and Joel Henry, Lonely Planet
Silver: A Woman's Asia (978-1-932361-19-3) by Marybeth Bond, editor, Travelers' Tales
Bronze: Passing Through (978-1-932173-40-6) by Richard Menzies, Stephens Press
Travel Guides
Gold: Cafe Life Florence (978-1-56656-562-2) by Joe Wolff and Roger Paperno (illustrator), Interlink Books
Silver: Roadside Guide to Indian Ruins and Rock Art of the Southwest (978-1-56579-481-8) by Gordon and Cathie Sullivan, Westcliffe Publishers
Bronze: Michelin Guide New York City (978-2-06711555-2) by Michelin, Michelin Travel Publications
Honorable Mention: Palestine (978-1-56656-557-8) by Mariam Shahin and George Azar (illustrator), Interlink Books
True Crime
Gold: Deadly Confidante (978-0-9755407-7-0) by Nancy Whitmore Poore, Book Publishers Network
Silver: Superthief (978-0-9662508-5-5) by Rick Porrello, Next Hat Press
Bronze: The Rita Nitz Story (978-0-8093-2665-5) by Larry L. Franklin, Southern Illinois University Press


Juvenile Fiction
Gold: Mimus (978-1-55037-924-2) by Lilli Thal, Annick Press
Silver: Souls of the North Wind (978-0-595-35527-3) by Chrissy K. McVay, iUniverse
Bronze: Dragon (978-1-4208-7442-6) by J. G. Eastwood and Carl J. Kocich (illustrator), AuthorHouse
Juvenile Nonfiction
Gold: The Secret Life of Math (978-0-8249-6755-0) by Ann McCallum and Carolyn McIntyre Norton (illustrator), Williamson Books
Silver: I'll Hold Your Hand So You Won't Fall (978-1-873413-13-5) by Rasheda Ali and Sean King (illustrator), Merit Publishing International
Bronze: Transformed (978-1-55337-179-3) by Bill Slavin, Kids Can Press
Honorable Mention: The Courage to Be Yourself (978-1-57542-185-8) by Al Desetta, Free Spirit Publishing
Picture Books
Gold: Hopalong Jack and the Blue Bunnies (978-0-9765303-0-5) by Jeri Landers (author, illustrator), Ochre Moon Press
Silver: The Barefoot Book of Fairy Tales (978-1-84148-798-4) by Malachy Doyle and Nicoletta Ceccoli (illustrator), Barefoot Books
Bronze: The Beautiful Beetle Book (978-0-7696-4150-8) by Sue Unstead and Gill Tomblin (illustrator), School Specialty Publishing
Bronze: The Little Stone Lion (978-0-9762056-1-6) by Kim Xiong, Heryin Books
Honorable Mention: Baabaasheep Quartet (978-1-55041-890-3) by Leslie Elizabeth Watts, Fitzhenry and Whiteside
Honorable Mention: On the Night You Were Born (978-0-9765761-0-5) by Nancy Tillman, Darling Press
Young Adult Fiction
Gold: The Perfect Shot (978-1-57505-862-7) by Elaine Marie Alphin, Lerner Publishing Group
Silver: Swimming in the Monsoon Sea (978-0-88776-735-7) by Shyam Selvadurai, Tundra Books
Bronze: Under a Stand Still Moon (978-0-9746481-8-7) by Ann Howard Creel, Brown Barn Books
Honorable Mention: Dancing With Elvis (978-0-8028-5293-9) by Lynda Stephenson, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Young Adult Nonfiction
Gold: Finding My Way (978-1-59298-117-5) by Michelle and DeAnne Sherman, Beaver's Pond Press
Silver: Secrets of a Civil War Submarine (978-1-57505-830-6) by Sally M. Walker, Lerner Publishing Group
Bronze: Girl, 13 (978-1-59258-112-2) by Starla Griffin, Hylas Publishing
Honorable Mention: High School's Not Forever (978-0-7573-0256-5) by Jane Bluestein, Eric D. Katz, HCI Books