Foreword Reviews

Full List of 2009 Foreword INDIES Winners

Editor's Choice

Knife Song Korea (978-1-4384-2761-4) by Richard Selzer, SUNY Press/Excelsior Editions
La Cucina (978-0-8478-3147-0) by The Italian Academy of Cuisine, Rizzoli

Adult Fiction

Gay & Lesbian
The Middle of Somewhere (978-1-60282-047-0) by Clifford Henderson, Bold Strokes Books
Benediction (978-1-4392-4857-7) by Jim Arnold, BookSurge
Beggar of Love (978-1-60282-122-4) by Lee Lynch, Bold Strokes Books
Lookinig for Anita (978-1-4401-9062-9) by Wendy Ramer, iUniverse
My Bonny Light Horseman (978-1-59316-446-1) by L.A. Meyer/ Read by: Katherine Kellgren, Listen and Live Audio
The Unit (978-1-59051-313-2) by Ninni Holmqvist, Other Press
Digger, Dogface, Brownjob, Grunt (978-0-615-25343-5) by Gary Prisk, Cougar Creek Press
Street Gang (978-1-59316-140-8) by Michael Davis/ Read by: Caroll Spinney, Listen and Live Audio
The Dark Side of Love (978-1-56656-780-0) by Rafik Schami and Anthea Bell (translator), Interlink Books
Life As It Is (978-0-924047-60-2) by Nelson Rodrigues, Host Publications
The Innocence of Fr. Brown (978-1-58617-292-3) by G.K. Chesterton, Ignatius Press
Under the Table Books (978-1-935448-02-0) by Todd Walton, Lost Coast Press
A Sandhills Ballad (978-0-8263-4685-8) by Ladette Randolph, University of New Mexico Press
Noah's Wife (978-0-9840836-4-0) by T.K. Thorne, Chalet Publishers
A Democracy of Ghosts (978-1-877655-63-0) by John Griswold, Wordcraft of Oregon
The Last Train from Paris (978-1-929774-52-4) by Stacy Cohen and Joan Miro painting used with permission, Greenleaf Book Group (illustrator), Greenleaf Book Group Press
Dead Weight (978-0-9818735-6-5) by Batt Humphreys, Joggling Board Press
The Pilo Family Circus (978-0-9802260-2-7) by Will Elliott, Underland Press
The August House Book of Scary Stories (978-0-87483-915-9) by Edited by Liz Parkhurst, August House
An Unfinished House (978-0-9788985-0-2) by K. Patrick Malone, A-Argus Books
Lying With the Dead (978-1-59051-318-7) by Michael Mewshaw, Other Press
The History of Now (978-1-57962-181-0) by Daniel Klein, The Permanent Press
Appassionata (978-1-59051-319-4) by Eva Hoffman, Other Press
Cow Across America (978-0-9815192-3-4) by Dale Neal, Novello Festival Press
Repeat After Me (978-1-59020-222-7) by Rachel DeWoskin, The Overlook Press
La Bajada Lawer (978-0-9673920-8-0) by Jonathan Miller, Cool Titles
The Wolf at Twilight (978-1-57731-578-0) by Kent Nerburn, New World Library
Jump (978-1-59058-574-0) by Tim Maleeny, Poisoned Pen Press
In Their Blood (978-1-933515-62-5) by Sharon Potts, Oceanview
Wrath (978-1-56315-457-7) by Robert Santora, Sterling House Publisher
Though Waters Roar (978-0-7642-0496-8) by Lynn Austin, Bethany House Publishers/ Baker Publishing Group
The Sacred Cipher (978-0-8254-2426-7) by Terry Brennan, Kregel Publications
Watch Over Me (978-0-7642-0554-5) by Christa Parrish, Bethany House Publishers/Baker Publishing Group
The Death of a Pope (978-1-58617-295-4) by Piers Paul Read, Ignatius Press
Owe It to the Wind (978-0-9822299-0-3) by J.R. Armstrong, Willowrose Pub.
On the Brink of Bliss and Insanity (978-1-58985-121-4) by Lisa Cerasoli, Five Star Publications
The Silent Governess (978-0-7642-0707-5) by Julie Klassen, Bethany House Publishers/ Baker Publishing Group
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Scimitar Moon (978-1-896944-54-8) by Chris A. Jackson, Dragon Moon Press
Finch (978-0-9802260-1-0) by Jeff VanderMeer, Underland Press
Nina Kimberly the Merciless (978-1-896944-95-1) by Christiana Ellis, Dragon Moon Press
Short Stories
Amarican Salvage (978-0-393-33919-2) by Bonnie Jo Campbell, Wayne State Press
Welcome to Canada (978-0-88984-320-2) by David Carpenter, The Porcupine's Quill
Said and Done (978-0-9815899-0-9) by James Morrison, Black Lawrence Press
In the Wake of Loss (978-1-55380-075-0) by Sheila James, Ronsdale Press

Adult Nonfiction

Adventure & Recreation
A Walk for Sunshine (978-0-9679482-3-2) by Jeff Alt, Dreams Shared Publications, distributed by Midpoint Trade Books
Wilderness Canoe Tripping (978-1-893272-14-9) by Bill Hosford, Ecopress
Becoming Americans (978-1-59853-051-3) by Ilan Stavans, editor, The Library of America
Fire and Ink (978-0-8165-2793-9) by Frances Payne Adler, Debra Busman, Diana Garca, University of Arizona Press
Amertican Fantastic Tales (978-1-59853-059-9) by Peter Straub, editor, The Library of America
Stillness and Light (978-0-253-35362-7) by Henry Plummer, Indiana University Press
The Atlas of American Architecture (978-0-8478-3257-6) by Tom Martinson, Rizzoli
Frank Gehry: The Houses (978-0-8478-3060-2) by Mildred Friedman, Rizzoli
The History of Paris in Painting (978-0-7892-1046-3) by Georges Duby, Guy Lobrichon, Father Guillaume, Genevive Brunel, Paul-Louis Rinuy, Daniel Russo, and Pierre Vaisse, Abbeville Press
American Stories (978-0-300-15508-2) by Barbara Weinberg, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity (978-0-87070-758-2) by Barry Bergdoll and Leah Dickerman, The Museum of Modern Art
Autobiography & Memoir
The Last of His Mind (978-0-8040-1122-8) by John Thorndike, Swallow Press
Called Back (978-1-59350-150-1) by Mary Cappello, Alyson Books
Ghostbread (978-0-8203-3398-4) by Sonja Livingston, University of Georgia Press
Still Point of the Turning World (978-1-60237-296-2) by Carol Ann Wilson, Amber Lotus Publishing
The Passion and Death of Rahman the Kurd (978-1-4401-7816-0) by Carol Prunhuber, iUniverse
The Jewish odyssey of George Eliot (978-1-59403-251-6) by Gertrude Himmelfarb, Encounter Books
A Passion for the Land (978-1-60635-036-2) by Daniel Nelson, The Kent State University Press
Body, Mind & Spirit
Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat (978-1-60832-003-5) by Michelle May, Greenleaf Book Group
Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is (978-1-4392-6266-5) by Sue Stevens, BookSurge
The New Path (978-1-56589-242-2) by Swami Kriyananda, Crystal Clarity Publishers
Business & Economics
The Invisible Hook (978-0-691-13747-6) by Peter T. Leeson, Princeton University Press
World Famous (978-0-8144-0934-3) by David Tyreman, AMACOM
Business Decisions! (978-1-935112-15-0) by Michael E. McGrath, Motivation Publishing
The Trouble With Markets (978-1-85788-537-8) by Roger Bootle, Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Nail Your Law Job Interview (978-1-60163-053-7) by Natalie Prescott, Oleg Cross, Career Press
Love What You Do (978-1-4401-5670-0) by Dorothy Can Hamilton, iUniverse
Windmill Networking: Understanding, Leveraging and Maximizing LinkedIn (978-1-4392-4705-1) by Neal Schaffer, BookSurge
FARMfood (978-0-253-22103-2) by Daniel Orr, Indiana University Press
Notes on Cooking (978-0-9724255-1-3) by Lauren Braun Costello, Russell Reich, and Eric Kittelberger (illustrator), RCR Creative Press
You Made That Dessert? (978-0-7627-5008-5) by Beth Lipton, Globe Pequot Press
Crafts & Hobbies
Handmade in India (978-0-7892-1047-0) by Aditi Ranjan and M.P. Ranjan, Abbeville Press
Hop To It! (978-0-9818040-1-9) by Edyta Sitar, Landauer
Paint Saves the Day (978-1-58011-457-8) by Lucianna Samu, Creative Homeowner
One-Yard Wonders (978-1-60342-449-3) by Rebecca Yaker & Patricia Hoskins and Photography by John Gruen (illustrator), Storey Publishing
Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard (978-1-4129-6689-4) by Sameer Hinduja, Justin W. Patchin, Corwin Press
Teaching What You Don't Know (978-0-674-03580-5) by Therese Huston, Harvard University Press
Building a Professional Learning Community at Work (978-1-934009-59-8) by Parry Graham and William Ferriter, Solution Tree Press
Dreaming the Biosphere (978-0-8263-4673-5) by Rebecca Reider, University of New Mexico Press
Pandora's Locks (978-0-87013-857-7) by Jeff Alexander, Michigan State University Press
The Climate Challenge (978-0-86571-589-9) by Guy Dauncey, New Society
Color: Essays on Race, Family and History (978-0-268-03515-0) by Kenneth A. McClane, University of Notre Dame Press
What the Furies Bring (978-0-88984-318-9) by Kenneth Sherman, The Porcupine's Quill
Blessing of the Animals (978-1-59766-048-8) by Brenda Miller, Eastern Washington University Press
Family & Relationships
Attached at the Heart (978-0-595-46352-7) by Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker, iUniverse
DownTown USA (978-0-9792366-2-4) by Susan Madden Lankford, Human Exposures Publishing
To Raise Happy Kids, Put Your Marriage First (978-0-8245-2538-5) by David Code, Crossroad/Crossroad Publishing
Graphic Novels & Comics
The Storm in the Barn (978-0-7636-3618-0) by Matt Phelan, Candlewick Press
Marvel (978-0-7893-9964-9) by Michael Mallory, Universe
Mouse Guard (978-1-932386-74-5) by David Petersen (author, illustrator), Archaia
Red (978-1-55365-353-0) by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, Douglas 7 McIntyre
The Multiple Sclerosis Manifesto (978-1-932603-44-6) by Julie Stachowiak, Demos Health / Demos Medical Publishing
An Apple A Day (978-1-59051-311-8) by Joe Schwarcz, Other Press
Doctor's Orders (978-1-934727-22-5) by Kent Sasse, 360 Publishing
The Templars (978-1-58617-302-9) by Regine Pernoud, Ignatius Press
The Hanging of Thomas Jeremiah (978-0-300-15214-2) by William J. Harris, Yale University Press
Wherever There's a Fight (978-1-59714-114-7) by Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi, Heyday Books
When Art Worked (978-0-8478-3089-3) by Roger G. Kennedy, Rizzoli
Home & Garden
The Backyard Homestead (978-1-60342-138-6) by Edited by Carleen Madigan and Michael Austin, Bethany Caskey, Beverly Duncan, Douglas Paisley, and Elayne Sears (illustrator), Storey Publishing
David Hicks (978-0-8478-3330-6) by Ashley Hicks, Rizzoli
Decorating To Go (978-1-58011-458-5) by Adrienne Nappi & Robin Bernard, Creative Homeowner
Roastbeef's Promise (978-0-9815459-1-2) by David Jerome, Smackbooks
The Forty-Year-Old Version (978-1-932279-98-6) by Joel Schwartzberg, Wyatt-MacKenzie
L.A. Nuts (978-0-9820345-6-9) by Joe Dungan, Trinco Publishing
Music in German Immigrant Theater (978-1-58046-215-0) by John Koegel, University of Rochester Press
The Velvet Underground (978-0-8478-3084-8) by Johan Kugelberg, Rizzoli
Elvis 1956 (978-1-59962-073-2) by Al Wertheimer and Alfred Wertheimer, Welcome Books
People of the Sturgeon (978-0-87020-431-9) by Fred Binkowski, Kathleen Schmitt Kline, Ron Bruch, and Bob Rashid (photographer), Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Great Plains (978-0-226-25725-9) by Michael Forsberg, University of Chicago Press
Trauma Farm (978-1-55365-474-2) by Brian Brett, Greystone Books
The Bird Watching Answer Book (978-1-60342-452-3) by Laura Erickson and Pedro Fernandes (illustrator), Storey Publishing
Get Out! (978-1-57542-335-7) by Judy Molland, Free Spirit Publishing
Parenting Without Stress (978-0-9700606-6-2) by Dr. Marvin Marshall, Piper Press
The Highly Intuitive Child (978-0-89793-509-8) by Catherine Crawford, Hunter House
Performing Arts
Joan Crawford (978-0-8478-3066-4) by Peter Cowie, Rizzoli
It Lives Again (978-1-84583-020-5) by Axelle Carolyn, Telos Publishing
Fine on Acting (978-0-9822853-2-9) by Howard Fine with Chris Freeman, Havenhurst Books
Tails of Recovery (978-0-9799869-6-3) by Nancy Schenck with Mike Donahue, Central Recovery Press
Faith in Fay: Adventures of a Rescue Dog (978-1-934812-49-5) by Sherri Watson and Paula Abney and Claire Howard (illustrator), Brown Books Publishing Group
Without A Home (978-0-9800867-0-6) by Elaine Marlier, DNJ Books
Fragments of Parmenides (978-1-930972-67-4) by A. H. Coxon, Parmenides Publishing
Paradoxical Life (978-0-300-14923-4) by Andreas Wagner, Yale University Press
Heidegger (978-0-300-12086-8) by Emmanuel Faye, Yale University Press
Lamu (978-0-8478-3276-7) by Carol Beckwith, Angela Fisher, David Coulson and Nigel Pavitt, Rizzoli
Into the Sunset (978-0-87070-749-0) by Eva Respini, The Museum of Modern Art
Image Collection (978-1-4262-0503-3) by National Geographic, National Geographic
Uncovered (978-0-7893-1866-4) by Reed Massengill, Universe
I Wish I Had a Heart Like Yours, Walt Whitman (978-0-268-03663-8) by Jude Nutter, University of Notre Dame Press
Then, Something (978-1-932195-79-8) by Patricia Fargnoli, Tupelo Press
Underlife (978-1-933880-16-7) by January Gill O'Neil, CavanKerry Press
Political Science
Power and Responsibility (978-0-8157-4706-2) by Bruce Jones, Carlos Pascual, and Stephen John Stedman, Brookings Institution Press
After Patrick Henry (978-1-55164-320-5) by Neal Q. Herrick, Black Rose Books
The Art of Not Being Governed (978-0-300-15228-9) by James C. Scott, Yale University Press
Riding a Donkey Backwards through Afghanistan (978-1-934937-92-1) by Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Mick Simonelli, Mill City Press
Popular Culture
Race Results (978-1-935270-00-3) by Eileen C. Moore, Cool Titles
The Year's Work in Lebowski Studies (978-0-253-22136-0) by Edited by Edward P. Comentale and Aaron Jaffe, Indiana University Press
All Man! (978-1-60635-004-1) by David M. Earle, The Kent State University Press
Elephants on the Edge (978-0-300-12731-7) by G.A. Bradshaw, Yale University Press
Insatiable Wives (978-1-4422-0030-2) by David Ley, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
The Imprinted Brain (978-1-84905-023-4) by Christopher Badcock, Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Sending Your Child to College (978-0-933165-16-8) by Marie Pinak Carr and her daughters: Katharine Carr, Ann Carr and Elizabeth Carr, Dicmar Publishing, distributed by Midpoint Trade Books
Shakespeare's Watch (978-0-8108-6391-0) by Buzz Podewell, The Scarecrow Press, Inc.
Out of the Northwoods (978-0-87020-437-1) by Michael Edmonds, Wisconsin Historical Society Press
New York: The Big City and Its Little Neighborhoods (978-0-7893-1898-5) by Naomi Fertitta, Universe
Encore! (978-0-87020-430-2) by Brain Leahy Doyle and photographs by: Mark Fay (illustrator), Wisconsin Historical Society Press
People of the Lakes (978-0-88864-505-0) by Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation and Shirleen Smith, University of Alberta Press
The Education of Mr. Mayfield (978-0-89587-366-8) by David Magee, John F. Blair, Publisher
Secret Faith in the Public Square (978-1-58743-226-2) by Jonathan Malesic, Brazos Press (A division of Baker Publishing Group)
The Theology of Tariq Ramadan (978-0-268-02214-3) by Gergory Baum, University of Notre Dame Press
Sacred Spaces (978-0-87365-859-1) by Samina Quraeshi, Peabody Museum Press
Onward Christian Athletes (978-0-7425-6247-9) by Tom Krattenmaker, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
When Everything Changes, Change Everything (978-1-57174-606-1) by Neale Donald Walsch, Hampton Roads
Creating A Life You'll Love (978-1-4162-0536-4) by Edited by Mark Chimsky-Lustig and NA (illustrator), Sellers Publishing
Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat (978-1-60832-003-5) by Michelle May, Greenleaf Book Group
Social Sciences
The Making of an Elder Culture (978-0-86571-661-2) by Theodore Roszak, New Society
Waiting on a Train (978-1-60358-064-9) by James McCommons, Chelsea Green Publishers
The Birth (and Death) of the Cool (978-1-933108-31-5) by Ted Gioia, Fulcum Publishing
Chasing Moonlight (978-0-89587-369-9) by Brett Friedlander and R.W. Reising, John F. Blair, Publisher
Cycle for Life (978-0-7892-1043-2) by Nicole Cooke, Abbeville Press
Milwaukee Braves (978-0-87020-423-4) by William Povletich, Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Travel Essays
Letters to Zerky (978-0-9821384-1-0) by Bill Raney, Nickelodeon Press
India Exposed (978-0-7892-0994-8) by Clive Limpkin (author, photographer), Abbeville Press
Remembering the Twentieth Century Limited (978-0-9709133-6-4) by Matthew Stevenson, Odysseus Books
Travel Guides
Watkins Glen Tour Guide (978-0-9725571-2-2) by Gordon D. Cooper, Preston Woods Publishing
The Complete Walt Disney World 2010 (978-0-9709596-7-6) by Julie and Mike Neal, Coconut Press
The Beatles' London (978-1-56656-747-3) by Piet Schreuders, Mark Lewisohn, and Adam Smith, Interlink Books/Interlink Publishing Group
Paris Movie Walks (978-1-887140-83-6) by Michael Schuermann, The Intrepid Traveler
True Crime
Deaths on Pleasant Street (978-1-931112-91-8) by Giles Fowler, Truman State University Press
Gangsters of Miami (978-1-56980-368-4) by Ron Chepesiuk, Barricade Books
Fort Apache (978-1-935278-39-9) by Tom Walker, iUniverse
Women's Issues
Women Lead the Way (978-1-60509-135-8) by Linda Tarr-Whelan, Berrett-Koehler Publishers
The Price of Ovulation (978-0-9802190-0-5) by Terence Mix, Tendril Press
The Smart Woman's Guide to Heart Health (978-1-934812-13-6) by Sarah Samaan, MD, FACC, Brown Books Publishing Group
Write History Right (978-0-9818346-4-1) by M.H. Collins, CHS Publishing
The Well-Fed Writer (978-0-9670598-7-7) by Peter Bowerman, Fanove Publishing
The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction (978-0-9789848-6-1) by Tara L. Masih, Rose Metal Press, Inc.
Fearless Confessions (978-0-8203-3166-9) by Sue William Silverman, The University of Georgia Press


Juvenile Fiction
The Contest (978-0-9779183-5-5) by Caroline Stellings, 7th Generation/Book Publishing Co
The Kalevala Tales of Magic and Adventure (978-1-897476-00-0) by Kirsti Makinen, Simply Read Books
Artsy-Fartsy (978-1-934649-04-6) by Karla Oceanak and Kendra Spanjer (illustrator), Bailiwick Press
By Freedom's Light (978-0-87195-273-8) by Elizabeth O'Maley, Indiana Historical Society
Juvenile Nonfiction
A Thousand Years of Pirates (978-0-88776-924-5) by William Gilkerson, Tundra Books
Bad News for Outlaws (978-0-8225-6764-6) by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and R. Gregory Christie (illustrator), Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group
The Oprah Winfrey Story (978-1-60115-241-1) by Lisa Maria & Sindy McKay and Marc Scott (illustrator), Treasure Bay
Picture Books
Me and You (978-1-55453-446-3) by Genevieve Cote, Kids Can Press
There's A Babirusa in My Bathtub! (978-1-58469-117-4) by Maxine Rose Schur and Michael S. Maydak (illustrator), Dawn Publications
Nico and Lola (978-0-615-23040-5) by Meggan Hill and Susan M. Graunke (illustrator), Genuine Prints
The Dunderheads (978-0-7636-2498-9) by Paul Fleischman, Candlewick Press
Young Adult Fiction
The Hourglass Door (978-1-60641-093-6) by Lisa Mangum, Shadow Mountain
Calling Out Your Name (978-1-4421-3242-9) by Ned White, CreateSpace
Hellie Jondoe (978-0-89672-663-5) by Randall Platt, Texas Tech University
Choices (978-1-935359-12-8) by Kate Buckley, Book Publishers Network
Young Adult Nonfiction
The Guide to Dating for Teenagers with Asperger Snydrome (978-1-934575-53-6) by Jeannie Uhlenkamp, Autism Asperger Publishing Company
Ophelia's Oracle (978-1-61539-958-1) by Donna DeNomme and Tina Proctor and Sue Lion (illustrator), Inlightened Source Publishing
Written in Bone (978-0-8225-7135-3) by Sally M. Walker, Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group