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Massachusetts Book Awards 2005
Honoring books published in 2004

The Massachusetts Book Awards are presents each year by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. To be eligible, books must have been written by authors who currently live and work in Massachusetts or must present topics of particular and specific importance to the Commonwealth regardless of their author's residency.

Archive of Past Lists

Fiction Award

Project X: A Novel
by Jim Shepard

Fiction Honors

Love in the Asylum: A Novel
by Lisa Carey

by Lan Samantha Chang

Non-Fiction Award

Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books
by Aaron Lansky
Z987.L25 2004

Non-Fiction Honors

Spirit and Flesh: Life in a Fundamentalist Baptist Church
by James M. Ault, Jr.
BX6480.W9A95 2004

Washington's Crossing
by David Hackett Fischer
E263.P4F575 2004

Poetry Award

Trouble in Mind
by Lucie Brock-Broido

Poetry Honors

Goodbye to the Orchard
by Steven Cramer

The Unsubscriber
by Bill Knott
PS3561.N65U57 2004

Children's / Teen Literature Award

My Light
by Molly Bang
TJ810.3.B36 2004x

Children's / Teen Honors

Blow Out the Moon
by Libby Koponen

Fine Feathered Friends: Poems for Young People
by Jane Yolen
PS3575.O43F56 2004

Archive of Past Lists