Foreword Reviews

Full List of 2020 Foreword INDIES Winners

Editor's Choice

Above Us the Milky Way (978-1-64605-002-4) by Fowzia Karimi, Deep Vellum
Behind the Bears Ears (978-1-948814-30-0) by R. E. Burrillo, Torrey House Press

Adult Fiction

Asperfell (978-1-949671-06-3) by Jamie Thomas, Uproar Books
Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit (978-1-5255-6533-5) by Valerie Dunsmore, FriesenPress
The Guardians of Erum and the Calamitous Child of Socotra (978-9948-34454-4) by A. Ali Hasan Ali, Self Publisher
Road Seven (978-1-946154-29-3) by Keith Rosson, Meerkat Press
Things Worth Burying (978-1-77186-204-2) by Matt Mayr, Baraka Books
An Oddity of Some Consequence (978-1-73440-150-9) Pairings
The Likely World (978-1-59709-808-3) Red Hen Press
Treasure of the Blue Whale (978-1-64603-004-0) by Steven Mayfield, Regal House Publishing
The Secret Music at Tordesillas (978-0-9994915-3-9) Hidden River Press
L'Origine (237-0-00-079914-2) by Lilianne Milgrom, Little French Girl Press
Mortal Music (978-1-4926-9947-7) by Ann Parker, Poisoned Pen Press
Child Bride (978-1-68463-038-7) SparkPress
The Road to Delano (978-1-64428-031-7) by John DeSimone, Rare Bird
Arnold Falls (978-1-79233-215-9) by Charlie Suisman, KDP
Dirty Birds (978-1-55081-807-9) Breakwater Books
The Big Tow (978-1-61294-183-7) by Ann McMan, Bywater Books
As If Death Summoned (978-1-61294-185-1) by Alan Rose, Amble Press
Nottingham (978-1-61294-165-3) by Anna Burke, Bywater Books
The Venetian and the Rum Runner (978-1-64230-093-2) by L.A. Witt and Michael Ferraiuolo (narrator)
Things We'll Need for the Coming Difficulties (978-0-9990050-7-1) Willow Springs Books
The Beforeland (978-1-946724-38-0) Acre Books
Where You're All Going (978-1-946448-50-7) by Joan Frank, Sarabande Books
Mannequin and Wife (978-0-8071-7391-6) LSU Press
Popol Vuh (978-1-63206-240-6) Restless Books
Inconvenient Daughter (978-1-61775-709-9) by Lauren J. Sharkey, Kaylie Jones Books/Akashic Books
The Royal Abduls (978-1-942436-41-6) by Ramiza Shamoun Koya, Forest Avenue Press
A Child Lost (978-1-63152-836-1) She Writes Press
The Burn Patient (978-1-942856-45-0) Literary Wanderlust
Glass Eels, Shattered Sea (978-1-63381-216-1) by Charlene D'Avanzo, Maine Authors Publishing
Red Canvas (978-1-948051-52-1) Red Adept
Burying Daisy Doe (978-0-8254-4652-8) by Ramona Richards, Kregel Publications
Of Green Stuff Woven (978-1-61153-336-1) by Cathleen Bascom, Light Messages Publishing
Afraid of the Light (978-0-8254-4657-3) by Cynthia Ruchti, Kregel Publications
Forget Me Not (978-1-5244-1335-4) by Sarah M. Eden, Covenant Communications
Cuttle (978-1-951796-00-6) by Chelsea Britain, Bleau Press
Straight Uphill (978-1-61179-394-9) Cortero/Fireship Press
The Feasting Virgin (978-1-61294-173-8) by Georgia Kolias, Bywater Books
Science Fiction
Gates of Mars (978-1-73451-970-9) by Kathleen McFall and Clark Hays, Pumpjack Press
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 36 (978-1-61986-659-1) Galaxy Press
A Diary in the Age of Water (978-1-77133-737-3) by Nina Munteanu, Inanna Publications
Short Stories
Mannequin and Wife (978-0-8071-7391-6) LSU Press
Each of Us Killers (978-1-73336-726-4) 7.13 Books
Peripheral Visions and Other Stories (978-1-950730-40-7) by Nancy Christie, Unsolicited Press
Thriller & Suspense
The Leonardo Gulag (978-1-60809-381-6) by Kevin Doherty, Oceanview Publishing
Tokyo Traffic (978-1-942410-19-5) Raked Gravel Press
Dead Air (978-0-7443-0001-7) by Michael Bradley, CamCat Books
The Spiderling (978-1-937054-58-8) by Marcia Preston, The RoadRunner Press
War & Military
Flower of Iowa (978-0-578-64934-4) Distant Mirror Press
A Bend in the River (978-1-938733-67-3) The Red Herrings Press
Finnegan Found (978-0-578-68639-4) by John N. Powers
A Ritchie Boy (978-1-63152-739-5) She Writes Press

Adult Nonfiction

Adventure, Sports & Recreation
Still Sideways (978-1-938340-89-5) by Devon Raney, Patagonia
When Lions Were Kings (978-0-8143-3427-0) Wayne State University Press
Stand Up and Shout Out (978-1-5381-2597-7) by Joan Steidinger, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Get Up & Fight (978-1-73608-900-2) All She Wrote Productions
Alex Katz (978-0-8478-6618-2) Rizzoli Electa
Relicarios (978-1-934491-74-4) Fresco Books
Writing the Future (978-0-87846-871-3) MFA Publications
Dreams Unreal (978-0-8263-6150-9) by Titus O’Brien and Scott B. Montgomery (contributor), University of New Mexico Press
Autobiography & Memoir
How to Survive Death and Other Inconveniences (978-1-4962-1409-6) by Sue William Silverman, Unversity of Nebraska Press
Unglued (978-1-63337-376-1) Boyle & Dalton
More Alike Than Different (978-1-63388-628-5) Prometheus
The Journalist (978-1-68463-065-3) by Jerry Rose and Lucy Rose Fischer, SparkPress
The Taste of Longing (978-1-77113-489-7) by Suzanne Evans, Between the Lines
Cyrus the Great (978-1-68442-437-5) by Stephen Dando-Collins, Turner Publishing
Fearless (978-1-4384-7963-7) by Neil Thomas Proto, Excelsior Editions
Body, Mind & Spirit
Weekly Soul (978-1-950328-47-5) by Frederic C. Craigie, Jr., MSI Press
The Chronicles of Bizah (978-1-897238-89-9) Namaste Publishing
Firefighter Zen (978-1-60868-688-9) New World Library
Exit the Maze (978-0-578-59545-0) by Donna Marks, Westward Publishing
Business & Economics
Lunch with Lucy (978-1-73347-810-6) An Inc. Original
Elevated Economics (978-1-73432-484-6) Fast Company Press
Invisible Solutions (978-1-64543-186-2) by Stephen Shapiro, Amplify Publishing
Bridging Differences for Better Mentoring (978-1-5230-8589-7) Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Develop (978-1-950665-35-8) by Ted Fleming, BenBella Books
Bigger, Better, Braver (978-1-970107-12-8) by Nancy Pickard, Top Reads Publishing
Whatever Works (978-1-950665-09-9) by Thalma Lobel, BenBella Books
Quiet Is a Superpower (978-1-5230-8845-4) by Jill Chang 張瀞仁, Sarah Modlin (editor), Timothy Smith (translator), and Natalie Hoyt (narrator), Berrett-Koehler Publishers
The World Eats Here (978-1-61519-663-0) by John Wang and Storm Garner, The Experiment
CO Specs (978-1-916215-50-4) Cazerac
Women's Heritage Sourcebook (978-1-59962-155-5) Welcome Books
The Official Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea Cookbook (978-1-68188-503-2) Weldon Owen
Ecology & Environment
Tree Story (978-1-4214-3777-4) by Valerie Trouet, Johns Hopkins University Press
Salmon (978-1-938340-86-4) by Mark Kurlansky, Patagonia
The Story of Co2 (978-1-4875-0636-0) by Geoffrey A. Ozin and Mireille F. Ghoussoub, University of Toronto Press
The Good Ancestor (978-1-61519-730-9) The Experiment
The School Choice Roadmap (978-0-8253-0932-8) by Andrew Campanella, Beaufort Books
Academia Next (978-1-4214-3642-5) by Bryan Alexander, Johns Hopkins University Press
Collaboration for Career and Technical Education (978-1-949539-67-7) by Wendy Custable and Paul C. Farmer, Solution Tree Press
When Are We Going to Teach Health? (978-1-5445-0761-3) Lioncrest Publishing
Terroir (978-1-59534-932-3) by Natasha Sajé, Trinity University Press
Hear Me Ohio (978-1-62922-178-6) by Jen Hirt, University of Akron Press
Beyond Repair (978-1-59709-436-8) Red Hen Press
The Best of Brevity (978-1-941628-23-2) by Zoë Bossiere (editor) and Dinty W. Moore (editor), Rose Metal Press
Family & Relationships
Here to Make Friends (978-1-64604-004-9) Ulysses Press
What They Don't Teach Teens (978-1-61035-358-8) Quill Driver Books
The ABCs of Diversity (978-0-8272-0093-7) by Carolyn B. Helsel and Y. Joy Harris-Smith, Chalice Press
Learning in Lockdown (978-0-578-81541-1) by Dylan Meikle and Kate Meikle, Macquarie Publishing Pty Ltd
A Chronicle of Grief (978-0-8308-3760-1) InterVarsity Press
The Evening of Life (978-0-268-10802-1) by Joseph E. Davis (editor) and Paul Scherz (editor), University of Notre Dame Press
Giving Grief Meaning (978-1-64250-313-5) Mango Publishing
Restored (978-1-949813-07-4) by Marilyn Willis and Rachelle Walker (editor), Marilyn C F Willis
The Opioid Fix (978-1-4214-3765-1) by Barbara Andraka-Christou, Johns Hopkins University Press
Rebel Cell (978-1-950665-30-3) by Kat Arney, BenBella Books
The Future of Nutrition (978-1-950665-70-9) by T. Colin Campbell, BenBella Books
Why We Get Sick (978-1-948836-98-2) by Benjamin Bikman, BenBella Books
America's National Historic Trails (978-0-8478-6885-8) Rizzoli New York
The Ku Klux Klan in the Heartland (978-0-253-05218-6) by James H. Madison, Indiana University Press
Lincoln’s First Crisis (978-0-8117-3940-5) Stackpole Books
Hobbies & Home
Painting the Elements (978-0-7643-5953-8) Schiffer Publishing
Simply Wood (978-0-8117-3858-3) Stackpole Books
Repair Revolution (978-1-60868-660-5) New World Library
Designing History (978-0-8478-6479-9) Rizzoli New York
The Meat and Potatoes of Life (978-1-934617-54-0) by Lisa Smith Molinari, Elva Resa Publishing
I Forced a Bot to Write This Book (978-1-5248-5834-6) Andrews McMeel Publishing
Embrace Your Southern, Sugar! (978-1-4236-5399-8) Gibbs Smith Publisher
Birth and Other Surprises (978-1-73455-230-0) IngramSpark
Radical Belonging (978-1-950665-34-1) by Lindo Bacon, BenBella Books
Olivia on the Record (978-1-951874-01-8) Aunt Lute Books
Coming Out, Moving Forward (978-0-87020-927-7) by R. Richard Wagner, Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Finding Home (978-1-942155-34-8) Peter E. Randall Publisher
Me in America (978-1-73557-180-5) Kelvin B. Parker, Jr.
Healing Racial Trauma (978-0-8308-4588-0) by Sheila Wise Rowe, InterVarsity Press
Diversity at College (978-1-64687-035-6) Ideapress Publishing
Walks of a Lifetime in America's National Parks (978-1-4930-3925-8) Falcon Guides
Wolf Island (978-1-5179-0825-6) by L. David Mech and Greg Breining, University of Minnesota Press
Casting into Mystery (978-0-88984-428-5) by Robert Reid and Wesley W. Bates (illustrator), The Porcupine's Quill
Garden Design Master Class (978-0-8478-6666-3) Rizzoli New York
Performing Arts & Music
The Decade That Rocked (978-1-60887-144-5) Insight Editions
Rolling Stone: The Illustrated Portraits (978-0-8478-6879-7) Rizzoli New York
Fairytale (978-1-948018-39-5) by Anita Pointer and Fritz Pointer, Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing
The Music of the Statler Brothers (978-0-88146-751-2) by Don Reid, Mercer University Press
Maya Ruins Revisited (978-0-578-63921-5) by William Frej, Stephan Merk (contributor), Jeremy A. Sabloff (contributor), Khristaan D. Villela (contributor), Tomás Gallareta Negrón (contributor), and Alma Durán-Merk (contributor), Peyton Wright Gallery Press
Refuge (978-1-64722-144-7) Earth Aware Editions
Georgia O'Keeffe (978-0-8263-6200-1) by Malcolm Varon (photographer), Barbara Buhler Lynes (contributor), and Cody Hartley (contributor), University of New Mexico Press
Regarding Paul R. Williams (978-1-62640-081-8) Angel City Press
Political and Social Sciences
The Battle to Stay in America (978-1-948908-50-4) University of Nevada Press
Smoke but No Fire (978-0-520-30064-4) University of California Press
Demagogue for President (978-1-62349-906-8) Texas A&M University Press
Anthropocene Geopolitics (978-0-7766-2889-9) by Simon Dalby, University of Ottawa Press
Popular Culture
Catland (978-1-68268-473-3) Countryman Press
Batman: The Animated Series (978-1-68383-964-4) Insight Editions
Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection (978-1-68383-978-1) Insight Editions
Wine and the White House (978-1-950273-07-2) The White House Historical Association
The Non-Obvious Guide to Working Remotely (978-1-64687-023-3) Ideapress Publishing
Inkslinger (978-0-9964349-4-2) by Kimberly Cooper Griffin, Marlo Garnsworthy (editor), and Shelle Pourmanafzadehardabili (designer), Night River Press
Baseball and Bubble Gum (978-1-942155-31-7) Peter E. Randall Publisher
Wild Horses of the West (978-1-4236-5530-5) Gibbs Smith Publisher
Bunker Hill Los Angeles (978-1-62640-067-2) Angel City Press
Amsterdam’s Canal District (978-1-4875-0034-4) by Jan Nijman (editor), University of Toronto Press
Theological Territories (978-0-268-10718-5) by David Bentley Hart, University of Notre Dame Press
Native (978-1-58743-431-0) Brazos Press
Becoming Brave (978-1-58743-447-1) Brazos Press
Science & Technology
Cyber Privacy (978-1-948836-92-0) by April Falcon Doss, BenBella Books
Electric Brain (978-1-946885-45-6) by R. Douglas Fields, BenBella Books
The Alchemy of Us (978-0-262-04380-9) The MIT Press
T-Minus AI (978-1-948836-94-4) by Michael Kanaan, BenBella Books
We Are the Luckiest (978-1-60868-654-4) by Laura McKowen, New World Library
Radical Belonging (978-1-950665-34-1) by Lindo Bacon, BenBella Books
Searching for Family and Traditions at the French Table: Book Two (978-1-63152-896-5) by Carole Bumpus, She Writes Press
Stories in Light (978-0-268-10742-0) by Nancy Cavadini and Cecilia Davis Cunningham, University of Notre Dame Press
Bad Tourist (978-1-4962-2284-8) by Suzanne Roberts, University of Nebraska Press
Exploring Wine Regions – Bordeaux France (978-0-9969660-2-3) by Michael C. Higgins (author, photographer), International Exploration Society
War & Military
Rain in Our Hearts (978-1-68283-067-3) by James Allen Logue and Gary D. Ford, Texas Tech University Press
Fragments (978-0-9855048-1-6) WordWorthyPress
Head of the Mossad (978-0-268-10833-5) by Shabtai Shavit, University of Notre Dame Press
Hogs in the Sand (978-1-64663-160-5) Koehler Books
Women's Studies
Deeds Not Words (978-0-7643-5917-0) Schiffer Publishing
Anonymous Is a Woman (978-0-9864064-4-7) by Nina Ansary, Revela Press
The Untold Story of Women of Color in the League of Women Voters (978-1-4408-7449-9) Praeger
No Place For a Woman: The Struggle for Suffrage in the Wild West (978-1-4930-4891-5) TwoDot Books


Juvenile Fiction
The Sisters of Straygarden Place (978-1-5362-1227-3) by Hayley Chewins, Candlewick Press
A Little Noble (978-1-977228-35-2) by Janet R. Macreery, Outskirts Press
The Lost Wonderland Diaries (978-1-62972-786-8) by J. Scott Savage, Shadow Mountain Publishing
Paris on Repeat (978-1-63163-437-6) Jolly Fish Press
Juvenile Nonfiction
A Curious Collection of Peculiar Creatures (978-1-61519-693-7) The Experiment
Glow in the Dark: Nature's Light Spectacular (978-0-7112-5197-7) by Katy Flint and Cornelia Li (illustrator), Wide Eyed Editions
Rise Up (978-1-5248-5529-1) by Amanda Li and Amy Blackwell (illustrator), Andrews McMeel Publishing
Picture Books
Rain Before Rainbows (978-1-5362-1283-9) Candlewick Press
A Gift for Amma (978-1-64686-061-6) by Meera Sriram and Mariona Cabassa (illustrator), Barefoot Books
Trying (978-1-970147-28-5) by Kobi Yamada and Elise Hurst (illustrator), Compendium
Day of the Dead (978-1-4236-5426-1) Gibbs Smith Publisher
The Tiny Baker (978-1-64686-070-8) by Hayley Barrett and Alison Jay (illustrator), Barefoot Books
Picture Books, Early Reader
Kitty and Dragon (978-1-5248-6100-1) by Meika Hashimoto and Gillian Reid, Andrews McMeel Publishing
Salma the Syrian Chef (978-1-77321-375-0) by Danny Ramadan and Anna Bron (illustrator), Annick Press
Such a Library! (978-1-951365-02-8) by Jill Ross Nadler and Esther van den Berg (illustrator), Intergalactic Afikoman
Lulu and the Hunger Monster (978-1-63198-546-1) by Erik Talkin and Sheryl Murray (illustrator), Free Spirit Publishing
Young Adult Fiction
Far Less (978-1-947112-33-9) Humboldt State University Press
From Darkness (978-1-945053-98-6) by Kate Hazel Hall, Duet
Surrender Your Sons (978-1-63583-061-3) Flux
Laurel Everywhere (978-1-947845-19-0) by Erin Moynihan, Ooligan Press


Medusa's Daughters (978-1-941360-36-1) Lanternfish Press
How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish (978-1-63206-262-8) by Ilan Stavans (editor) and Josh Lambert (editor), Restless Books
The Best of Brevity (978-1-941628-23-2) by Zoë Bossiere (editor) and Dinty W. Moore (editor), Rose Metal Press
Gracious (978-1-68283-064-2) by John Poch (editor) and Bryan Giemza (contributor), Texas Tech University Press
Coffee Table Books
The National Parks (978-0-87565-763-9) by Karla K. Morton and Alan Birkelbach, TCU Press
CO Specs (978-1-916215-50-4) Cazerac
Judson (978-1-62640-045-0) Angel City Press
Maya Ruins Revisited (978-0-578-63921-5) by William Frej, Stephan Merk (contributor), Jeremy A. Sabloff (contributor), Khristaan D. Villela (contributor), Tomás Gallareta Negrón (contributor), and Alma Durán-Merk (contributor), Peyton Wright Gallery Press
Graphic Novels & Comics
Quince (978-0-9987979-6-0) by Sebastian Kadlecik, Kit Steinkellner, and Emma Steinkellner (illustrator), Fanbase Press
Desperate Pleasures (978-1-941250-42-6) Uncivilized Books
The Stringbags (978-1-68247-503-4) by Garth Ennis and P. J. Holden (illustrator), Dead Reckoning
The Willies (978-1-943735-66-2) by Adam Falkner, Button Poetry
My Husband Would (978-1-59732-182-2) by Benjamin S. Grossberg, University of Tampa Press
What the Chickadee Knows (978-0-8143-4750-8) Wayne State University Press