ForeWord Reviews’ 15th annual Book of the Year Awards, judged by a select group of librarians and booksellers from around the country, were announced at the American Libraries Association Annual conference.
Damming the Osage: The Conflicted Story of Lake of the Ozarks and Truman Reservoir received two awards: silver in Regional Non-Fiction and bronze in the Ecology and the Environment category.
With 1,300 entries from more than 600 publishers, 248 winners were selected in 62 categories.
Damming the Osage also won a silver medal in the Independent Publishers Books Awards (IPPY), Best Regional Non Fiction category. Lens & Pen’s Crystal Payton received the award in New York City. The title continues to pull in positive reviews and comments on blogs and Web sites.
ForeWord Reviews, a quarterly print journal dedicated to reviewing independently published books, was established in 1998 to provide booksellers, librarians, agents, and publishing professionals with reviews of the best titles from small, alternative, and academic presses.
DAMMING THE OSAGE wins in two categories of ForeWord Reviews’ 15th annual Book of the Year Awards
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This weekend the St. Louis Post Dispatch published a review of Damming the Osage. Written by Steve Weigenstein, author of Slant of Light, a historical novel set in the Civil War, “Tangled History of Osage River” (find it here) is a concise, but encompassing, description. When the reviewer really ‘gets’ what we are trying to do and the way we did it – it is rewarding! I especially liked his final paragraph:
Like the Osage itself, this book meanders. Those desiring a more compact, straightforward narrative — a channelized book, so to speak — will be disappointed. But those willing to follow its twists and turns will find, like a river floater, surprises and pleasures around every bend.
After the review was published orders came in to amazon.com and they sold out of stock. We’re hoping they reorder soon. Of course, it’s still available through our Web site!
Review of Damming the Osage in St. Louis Post Dispatch