IRDA Winners

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SPACE FANDANGO: BACKSTABBER’S BLUES

The Rock is exactly what it sounds like: a hunk of dirt and dust inhabited by only the universe’s most disreputable: thieves, pirates, and assassins inhabit the Rock, evading the law’s grasp on other planets.
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HOCKEY KARMA

The final installment in Howard Shapiro’s Forever Friends trilogy, HOCKEY KARMA, follows the dual protagonists Jeremiah “Jake” Jacobson, an athlete well known for his prowess on the ice, and his friend/agent, Tom Leonard.
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MAKE A WISH FOR ME

Moving and delicately written, this stark memoir of life after her son was diagnosed with autism is emotionally vulnerable, darkly personal and intensely raw.
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ELECTION 2064: BOOK ONE

Scott McDermott skillfully takes features of our era--pleas by both sides to come together in unity, quickly followed by a resumption of partisan warfare--and applies them to a not too distant America in the smoking aftermath of a Second Civil War.
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THE VITAMIN SOLUTION

The authors, co-founders of a vitamin company, give advice on the proper use of vitamins, both for specific conditions and general health.
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THE BOOK OF MOON

George Crowder merges the Book of Job, J. D. Salinger, and Woody Allen into an effective tale about an adolescent trying to make sense of life and death amidst the setting of a crumbling world and the scary rite of passage that is puberty.
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THE BEST OF FAMILIES

Author Harry Groome soars in this tale of the privileged clinging to their social positions long past their shelf life, and how one of them seeks to escape his wealthy upbringing via combat.
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Zombies meet high-school romance in the darkly humorous CHEMISTRY

Often mocked for her size, sixteen-year-old Stella Blunt learned to fiercely defend herself from bullying. But she definitely isn't ready for the designated high school weirdo Howard Mullins to fall in love with her.
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Plunge into a deep and bracing tale with BLACK WATER

Joseph Caspar is a disappointed writer, living with his wife Noelle in a city with air so dirty it can kill. Then an old college friend offers him a project he can’t turn down.
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MY NEW FRIEND, GRIEF

As author Anna Hodges Oginsky goes through the Kubler–Ross steps of grieving after the sudden death of her beloved father, she writes about her personal approaches to finding meaning and relief.
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RICE & ROCKS

A young boy goes on a journey with his aunt and magic pet parrot to see how people enjoy rice and beans all over the world.
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Sharing the beliefs and perspectives in: THE EVANGELICAL EXPERIENCE

A former Evangelical Christian gives his experiences with the movement, and explains the beliefs and perspectives of those within it.
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EXPECTING SUNSHINE

The author, mourning for a baby son who died in her arms at birth, must confront the depths of her loss and find healing when she becomes pregnant with her third child.
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FEDERAL PRISON HANDBOOK

Christopher Zoukis, a prison inmate turned writer, advocate, and law student, offers a comprehensive guide to how to survive, avoid conflict, and seek out opportunities to better oneself while incarcerated.
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RADAR ROAD: THE BEST OF ON IMPULSE

RADAR ROAD: THE BEST OF ON IMPULSE is a collection of twenty-five exquisite short stories artfully strung together by Best New American Voices nominee Nath Jones.
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MISTS OF THE SERENGETI

"Everything is one...we are all connected." That profound Maasai saying is the theme brilliantly explored through the characters and plot of this new romantic literary fiction.
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Whisker and the Pie Rats compete against other animal pirate crews for a coveted prize in: THE TROPHY OF CHAMPIONS

The Pie Rat crew of the Apple Pie, Whisker, Ruby Rat, Fish Eye Fred, Pencil Leg Pete, Hook Hand Horace, and Captain Black Rat compete in a grueling tournament for the 25th Pirate Cup in this fun adventure for middle grade readers.