Foreword Reviews

Full List of 2018 Foreword INDIES Winners

Editor's Choice

The Very Marrow of Our Bones (978-1-77041-416-7) by Christine Higdon, ECW Press
Call Them by Their True Names (978-1-60846-946-8) by Rebecca Solnit, Haymarket Books

Adult Fiction

Nation of the Beasts (978-0-9992809-4-2) by Mariana Palova and M.L. Anderson (translator), The Mage's Lantern
Mistress of Legend (978-0-9967632-8-8) by Nicole Evelina, Lawson Gartner Publishing
The Alehouse at the End of the World (978-1-942436-37-9) by Stevan Allred and Reid Psaltis (illustrator), Forest Avenue Press
The Patron Saint of Lost Girls (978-0-9979262-7-9) by Maureen Aitken, Southeast Missouri State University Press
Small Moving Parts (978-1-68336-782-6) by D. B. Jackson, Turner Publishing
White (978-1-57131-125-2) by Deni Ellis Béchard, Milkweed Editions
The Story of Bones (978-1-5320-3544-9) by Donna Cousins, iUniverse
My Real Name Is Hanna (978-1-942134-51-0) by Tara Lynn Masih, Mandel Vilar Press
The Mercy Seat (978-0-8021-2818-8) by Elizabeth H. Winthrop, Grove Atlantic
In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills (978-1-77168-133-9) by Jennifer Haupt, Central Avenue Publishing
Chuckerman Makes a Movie (978-1-63152-485-1) by Francie Arenson Dickman, She Writes Press
Mr. & Mrs. American Pie (978-1-942645-86-3) by Juliet McDaniel, Inkshares
The Last Thunk (978-0-9906194-7-5) by Gerard Farrell, Greenpoint Press
Cinderella Boy (978-1-62649-799-3) by Kristina Meister, Riptide
Paper Is White (978-1-61294-113-4) by Hilary Zaid, Bywater Books
transVersing (978-1-55081-762-1) by Violet Drake (contributor), Daze Jefferies (contributor), Fionn Shea (contributor), Perin Squires (contributor), Taylor Stocks (contributor), Dane Woodland (contributor), Berni Stapleton (contributor), Sharon King-Campbell (contributor), and Gemma Hickey (contributor), Breakwater Books
The Quelling (978-1-941360-18-7) by Barbara Barrow, Lanternfish Press
The Fifth Woman (978-1-946448-17-0) by Nona Caspers, Sarabande Books
Locked Gray / Linked Blue (978-1-942083-97-9) by Kem Joy Ukwu, Kindred Books
My Old Faithful (978-1-62534-336-9) by Yang Huang, University of Massachusetts Press
Baek Seok: Poems of the North (978-1-936342-09-9) by Baek Seok, Choi Joongwon (illustrator), and Peter Liptak (translator), Exile Press
Tales of the Astonishing Black Spark (978-1-941360-16-3) by Charlie J. Eskew, Lanternfish Press
One for the Rock (978-1-55081-687-7) by Kevin Major, Breakwater Books
A Gentleman's Murder (978-1-942645-95-5) by Christopher Huang, Inkshares
Burning Ridge (978-1-68331-778-4) by Margaret Mizushima, Crooked Lane Books
Uncivil Liberties (978-1-57869-006-0) by Bernie Lambek, Rootstock Publishing
Flame in the Night (978-0-8254-4554-5) by Heather Munn, Kregel Publications
Island of Promise (978-1-73222-420-9) by Amy Schisler, Chesapeake Sunrise Publishing
In the Midst of Innocence (978-1-61153-244-9) by Deborah Hining, Light Messages Publishing
Merciful Blessings (978-1-62390-075-5) by N.L. Quatrano and D.K. Ludas, Two Stone Lions Press
Her Viking Heart (978-1-947233-92-8) by Heidi Herman, Hekla Publishing
Ashes on the Moor (978-1-62972-402-7) by Sarah M. Eden, Shadow Mountain Publishing
Hidden (978-1-943006-52-6) by Kelli Clare, SparkPress
The Gem Thief (978-1-5244-0773-5) by Sian Ann Bessey, Covenant Communications
Science Fiction
Time and Time Again (978-1-941110-72-0) by Robert Silverberg, Three Rooms Press
The Seclusion (978-1-947848-51-1) by Jacqui Castle, Inkshares
Missing Signal (978-1-946154-11-8) by Seb Doubinsky, Meerkat Press
Detonation (978-0-692-06119-0) by Erik A. Otto, Sagis Press
Short Stories
Perfect Conditions (978-1-945883-15-6) by Vanessa Blakeslee, Curbside Splendor Publishing
The Official Report on Human Activity (978-0-8143-4520-7) by kim d. hunter, Wayne State University Press
My Old Faithful (978-1-62534-336-9) by Yang Huang, University of Massachusetts Press
Thriller & Suspense
The Eighteenth Green (978-0-8253-0885-7) by Webb Hubbell, Beaufort Books
Speed the Dawn (978-1-60809-230-7) by Philip Donlay, Oceanview Publishing
The Astronaut's Son (978-0-9975437-8-0) by Tom Seigel, Woodhall Press
War & Military
French Letters Children of a Good War (978-0-9906121-8-6) by Jack Woodville London, Vire Press
Veterans Crisis Hotline (978-1-62534-368-0) by Jon Chopan, University of Massachusetts Press
Shadowed by Death (978-1-73200-970-7) by Mary Adler, Dancing Dog Books

Adult Nonfiction

Adventure, Sports & Recreation
The Story of Baseball (978-1-5478-0001-8) by Editors of Sports Illustrated, Liberty Street
America's Great River Journeys: 50 Canoe, Kayak, and Raft Adventures (978-0-8478-6173-6) by Tim Palmer, Rizzoli
Paddling North (978-1-938340-75-8) by Audrey Sutherland and Yoshiko Yamamoto (illustrator), Patagonia
The Art of Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Steampunk (978-4-75624975-3) by Hiroshi Unno, PIE International
I Thought about It in My Head and I Felt It in My Heart but I Made It with My Hands (978-0-8478-6171-2) by Rob Ryan and Jeb Loy Nichols (contributor), Rizzoli
Art of Native America (978-1-58839-662-4) by Gaylord Torrence, Ned Blackhawk (contributor), and Sylvia Yount (contributor), The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Autobiography & Memoir
Breaking Vases: Shattering Limitations & Daring to Thrive (978-0-9978093-5-0) by Dima Ghawi, Dima Ghawi
Retablos (978-0-87286-786-4) by Octavio Solis, City Lights Publishers
The Right to Be Cold (978-1-5179-0497-5) by Sheila Watt-Cloutier and Bill McKibben (contributor), University of Minnesota Press
Eric Stanton & the History of the Bizarre Underground (978-0-7643-5542-4) Schiffer Publishing
Ethel Percy Andrus (978-0-9971287-2-7) by Craig Walker, Disney Hyperion
Building the Modern World (978-0-8143-4035-6) by Michael H. Hodges, Wayne State University Press
Body, Mind & Spirit
The Illustrated Herbiary (978-1-61212-968-6) by Maia Toll and Kate O'Hara (illustrator), Storey Publishing
What's Your Season? (978-0-9993114-2-4) by Brielle Kelly, Cherisse Godwin, and Kristy Hsiao, Kelsin Press
Sacred & Delicious (978-1-63152-347-2) by Lisa Joy Mitchell, Margaret Bendet (editor), Roger Winstead (photographer), and Tabitha Lahr (designer), She Writes Press
Business & Economics
How To Wash A Chicken (978-1-989025-03-1) by Tim Calkins, Page Two Books
Hire Your Dream Team (978-0-9915908-0-3) by Kurt Weyerhauser, Kensington Stone
A Finer Future (978-0-86571-898-2) by L. Hunter Lovins, Stewart Wallis, Anders Wijkman, and John Fullerton, New Society Publishers
Be More Strategic in Business (978-1-63353-784-2) by Diana Thomas and Stacey Boyle, Mango Publishing
The Art & Craft of PR (978-0-9991871-0-4) by Sandra Stahl, LID Publishing
How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech (978-1-885331-67-0) by Judith Briles, Mile High Press
Soul (978-0-8487-5441-9) by Todd Richards, Oxmoor House
Breakfast (978-0-8487-5769-4) by Editors of Extra Crispy, Oxmoor House
Game (978-1-59962-145-6) by Editors of Covey Rise Magazine and Chris Hastings (contributor), Welcome Books
Ecology & Environment
Climate-Wise Landscaping (978-0-86571-888-3) by Susan Reed and Ginny Stibolt, New Society Publishers
Caribou Rainforest (978-1-68051-128-4) by David Moskowitz, Mountaineers Books
Path of the Puma (978-1-938340-72-7) by Jim Williams, Patagonia
It’s Not About Grit (978-0-8077-5898-4) by Steven Goodman, Teachers College Press
Best of the Best (978-1-78583-247-5) by Isabella Wallace and Leah Kirkman, Crown House Publishing
The Decisive Element (978-1-78583-312-0) by Gary Toward, Mick Malton, and Chris Henley, Crown House Publishing
Freedom Fighters and Hell Raisers (978-0-932112-78-1) by Hal Crowther, Blair
Mine (978-0-8263-5954-4) by Sarah Viren, University of New Mexico Press
To Build a Trail (978-1-60226-020-7) by Paul J. Willis, WordFarm
Family & Relationships
Raising White Kids (978-1-5018-5642-6) by Jennifer Harvey, Abingdon Press
Without a Map (978-1-61852-122-4) by Lisa Steele-Maley, Turning Stone Press
The Emotionally Healthy Child (978-1-60868-562-2) by Maureen Healy, New World Library
You Are Not Alone (978-1-73202-330-7) by Debbie Augenthaler, Everystep Publishing
Dying Well (978-0-9997498-1-4) by Susan Ducharme Hoben, Canton Press
To Lose the Madness (978-1-947003-90-3) by L. M. Browning, Homebound Publications
Teaching Trauma Sensitive Yoga (978-1-62317-224-4) by Brendon Abram, North Atlantic Books
True Wellness (978-1-59439-630-4) by Catherine Kurosu and Aihan Kuhn, YMAA Publication Center
Journey Back to Health (978-1-948604-21-5) by Sharissa Bradley, Kat Biggie Press
Physician (978-1-63299-145-4) by Rajeev Kurapati, River Grove Books
I Too Sing America (978-0-8478-6312-9) by Wil Haygood, Carole Genshaft (contributor), Nannette V. Maciejunes (contributor), Anastasia Kinigopoulou (contributor), and Drew Sawyer (contributor), Rizzoli Electa
The Stephen Decatur House (978-1-931917-70-4) by James Tertius de Kay, Michael Fazio, Osborne Phinizy Mackie, Katherine Malone-France, and Bruce M. White (photographer), White House Historical Association
The Coming of the Celts, AD 1860 (978-0-268-10337-8) by Caoimhín De Barra, University of Notre Dame Press
Hobbies & Home
The Suburban Micro-Farm (978-0-9975208-3-5) by Amy Stross and Becky Bayne (illustrator), Twisted Creek Press
20 Projects for Alcohol Inks (978-0-7643-5646-9) by Karen Walker, Schiffer Publishing
The Real Simple Method to Organizing Every Room (978-0-8487-5677-2) by Editors of Real Simple and Julie Vadnal, Oxmoor House
How to Complain When There's Nothing to Complain About (978-1-947708-23-5) by Susan Goldfein and Kristine Lucco (illustrator), Citrine Publishing
This Little Piggy Went to the Liquor Store (978-1-61254-277-5) by AK Turner, Brown Books Publishing Group
Strange Crime (978-1-68412-277-6) by Editors of Portable Press and Sophie Hogarth (illustrator), Portable Press
Queer Magic (978-0-7387-5318-8) by Tomás Prower, Llewellyn Publications
Love's Not Color Blind (978-1-944934-46-0) by Kevin A. Patterson, Thorntree Press
Quarry (978-1-55238-981-2) by Tanis Franco, University of Calgary Press
LGBTQ (978-1-63198-302-3) by Kelly Huegel Madrone, Free Spirit Publishing
Farming While Black (978-1-60358-761-7) by Leah Penniman, Chelsea Green Publishing
Abandoned Tracks (978-0-268-10357-6) by W. Thomas Mainwaring, University of Notre Dame Press
Brooklyn on My Mind (978-0-7643-5652-0) by Myrah Brown Green, Schiffer Publishing
Path of the Puma (978-1-938340-72-7) by Jim Williams, Patagonia
Endangered and Disappearing Birds of the Midwest (978-0-253-03527-1) by Matt Williams, Indiana University Press
The Art of Natural History (978-0-8478-6308-2) by Pascale Heurtel and Michelle Lenoir, Rizzoli
Performing Arts & Music
Sound Pictures (978-0-912777-74-0) by Kenneth Womack, Chicago Review Press
Jazz in Available Light (978-0-7643-5483-0) by Veryl Oakland, Schiffer Publishing
Cowboys, Creatures, and Classics (978-1-4930-3128-3) by Chris Enss and Howard Kazanjian, Lyons Press
African Twilight (978-0-8478-6017-3) by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher, Rizzoli
Anne Brigman (978-0-8478-6287-0) by Ann M. Wolfe, Alexander Nemerov, Susan Ehrens, Kathleen Pyne, and Heather Waldroup, Rizzoli Electa
Cultures in Transition (978-1-943013-13-5) by Geir Jordahl (editor), Oliver Klink (photographer), and Kate Jordahl (designer), True North Editions
The Carrying (978-1-57131-512-0) by Ada Limón, Milkweed Editions
Box (978-1-948767-02-6) by Sue D. Burton, Two Sylvias Press
Cenzontle (978-1-942683-53-7) by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, BOA Editions
Date & Time (978-1-943735-36-5) by Phil Kaye, Button Poetry
Political and Social Sciences
Greed on Trial (978-1-61254-969-9) by Theresa Barta, Brown Books Publishing Group
Believe Me (978-0-8028-7641-6) by John Fea, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Protest Kitchen (978-1-57324-743-6) by Carol J. Adams and Virginia Messina, Conari Press
Popular Culture
Power Rangers: Ultimate Visual History (978-1-68383-022-1) by Ramin Zahed and Jody Revenson, Insight Editions
Everything Is Connected (978-1-58839-659-4) by Douglas Eklund, Ian Alteveer, and Jonathan Lethem, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Tales from the Strip (978-1-62640-039-9) by Van Gordon Sauter, Robert Landau (photographer), and Frans Evenhuis (designer), Angel City Press
The Age of Overwhelm (978-1-5230-9473-8) by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Bipolar Wellness (978-0-9991112-0-8) by Michael Rose, Being Well Press
Psychedelic Revolutionaries (978-0-88977-420-9) by P.W. Barber, University of Regina Press
Disruptive Play (978-1-73229-484-4) by Shepherd Siegel, Wakdjunkaga Press
Deciphering Shakespeare's Plays (978-0-9988978-0-6) by Cynthia Greenwood, Calpurnia Press
43 Wine Regions (978-1-68401-759-1) by Michael Biddick, Mascot Books
Handbook of Denominations in the United States, 14th edition (978-1-5018-2251-3) by Roger E. Olson, Frank S. Mead, Samuel S. Hill, and Craig D. Atwood, Abingdon Press
Wisconsin State Parks (978-0-87020-849-2) by Scott Spoolman, Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Finding True North (978-1-4384-7052-8) by Fran Yardley, Excelsior Editions
Ponce City Market (978-0-7643-5523-3) by Blake Burton, Schiffer Publishing
The Ashokan Way (978-1-947003-69-9) by Gail Straub, Homebound Publications
Resist and Persist (978-0-664-26390-4) by Erin Wathen, Westminster John Knox Press
Black Elk, Lakota Visionary (978-1-936597-60-4) by Harry Oldmeadow, World Wisdom
To the Moon and Back (978-1-942762-44-7) by Lisa Kohn, Heliotrope Books
Trust Women (978-0-8070-6998-1) by Rebecca Todd Peters, Beacon Press
When The Uncertainty Principle Goes To 11 (978-1-944648-52-7) by Philip Moriarty, BenBella Books
Laika's Window (978-1-59534-862-3) by Kurt Caswell, Trinity University Press
Mike & Me (978-0-692-04678-4) by Rosalys Peel, Dan Zadra (editor), and Toby Cowan (designer), Zadra Publishing
Braided (978-1-63152-441-7) by Beth Ricanati, She Writes Press
The Aging of Aquarius (978-0-86571-894-4) by Helen Wilkes, New Society Publishers
Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan (978-1-61172-043-3) by Amy Chavez and Jun Hazuki (illustrator), Stone Bridge Press
All the Oceans (978-1-77509-680-1) by Ron Holland, Ron Holland Design
RoadTrip America Arizona and New Mexico (978-1-945501-05-0) by Rick Quinn and RoadTrip America, Imbrifex Books
War & Military
Forgotten Soldiers of World War I (978-0-7643-5547-9) by Alexander F. Barnes and Peter L. Belmonte, Schiffer Publishing
Women of the Blue and Gray (978-1-62972-415-7) by Marianne Monson, Shadow Mountain Publishing
WWI Crusaders (978-0-9906893-8-6) by Jeffrey B. Miller, Milbrown Press
Women's Studies
Sexism Ed (978-1-947834-22-4) by Kelly J. Baker, Snowraven Books
Trust Women (978-0-8070-6998-1) by Rebecca Todd Peters, Beacon Press
50 Contemporary Women Artists (978-0-7643-5653-7) by John Gosslee (editor) and Heather Zises (editor), Schiffer Publishing


The Burden (978-0-8143-4514-6) by Rochelle Riley, Wayne State University Press
Writing in Witness (978-1-4384-7032-0) by Eric J. Sundquist (editor), SUNY Press
Aftermath (978-0-9997137-0-9) by Sarah Lopez (editor), Lantz Arroyo (editor), and Nicholas Hurd (editor), Radix Media

Graphic Novels & Comics

Graphic Novels & Comics
Norroway (978-1-5343-0855-8) by Cat Seaton and Kit Seaton (illustrator), Image Comics
Cecil & Jordan in New York (978-1-941250-26-6) by Gabrielle Bell, Uncivilized Books
Small Things (978-1-77278-042-0) by Mel Tregonning, Pajama Press
Photographic (978-1-947440-00-5) by Isabel Quintero and Zeke Peña, Getty Publications


Juvenile Fiction
Squint (978-1-62972-485-0) by Chad Morris and Shelly Brown, Shadow Mountain Publishing
Like Vanessa (978-1-58089-777-8) by Tami Charles, Charlesbridge Publishing
Posthumous (978-1-940137-99-5) by Paul Aertker, Flying Solo Press
Louisiana's Way Home (978-0-7636-9463-0) by Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick Press
Juvenile Nonfiction
Howl Like a Wolf! (978-1-61212-905-1) by Kathleen Yale and Kaley McKean (illustrator), Storey Publishing
Rosie, a Detroit Herstory (978-0-8143-4544-3) by Bailey Sisoy Isgro and Nicole Lapointe (illustrator), Wayne State University Press
Let’s Talk about Body Boundaries, Consent and Respect (978-1-925089-18-9) by Jayneen Sanders and Sarah Jennings (illustrator), Educate2Empower Publishing
Picture Books
Tiny, Perfect Things (978-1-946873-06-4) by M. H. Clark and Madeline Kloepper (illustrator), Compendium
Outside My Window (978-0-8028-5465-0) by Linda Ashman and Jamey Christoph (illustrator), Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
The Truly Brave Princesses (978-841712338-3) by Dolores Brown and Sonja Wimmer (illustrator), NubeOcho
Colin the Chameleon (978-1-76036-047-4) by Rachel Quarry, Starfish Bay Publishing
Picture Books, Early Reader
The Big Book Adventure (978-1-68412-378-0) by Emily Ford and Tim Warnes (illustrator), Silver Dolphin Books
Nita's First Signs (978-1-945547-67-6) by Kathy MacMillan and Sara Brezzi (illustrator), Familius
I Am the Rain (978-1-58469-616-2) by John Paterson, Dawn Publications
Young Adult Fiction
The House of One Thousand Eyes (978-1-77321-071-1) by Michelle Barker, Annick Press
Hearts Unbroken (978-0-7636-8114-2) by Cynthia Leitich Smith, Candlewick Press
The Bond (978-1-947834-31-6) by Robin Kirk, Goldenjay Books