The Library Students and alumni make their mark on the literary world. Browse a sampling of publications by current CWP students and graduates below. Elizabeth Andrew Writing the Sacred Journey: The Art and Practice of Spiritual Memoir (nonfiction), Skinner House Books, 2005. On the Threshold: Home, Hardwood, and Holiness (essays), Basic Books, 2005, nominated for a Minnesota Book Award. Swinging on the Garden Gate: A Spiritual Memoir, Skinner House Books, 2000. David Athey Hunting and Gathering Heaven (poetry), Bellowing Ark Press, 2000. Danny Gospel (novel), Bethany House 2008. Cheryl Bardoe The Ugly Duckling Dinosaur (picture book), Abrams Books for Young Readers, spring 2011. Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age (picture book), Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2010, a Junior Library Guild selection. Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas (picture book), Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2006, named an Orbis Pictus Honor Book, finalist for the 2008 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books, named an ALA Notable Book in 2007, named an IRA Notable Book in 2007. Pat Bauer B is for Battle Cry: A Civil War Alphabet (picture book), Sleeping Bear Press, 2009. Jane Bedell Hildur, Queen of the Elves (novel), Interlink Publishing, 2006. Finding Courage: History’s Young Heroes and Their Amazing Deeds (nonfiction), Beyond Words Press, 2004. Eileen Beha Tango: The Tale of an Island Dog (middle grade novel), hardcover Bloomsbury USA Children's, 2009, paperback Bloomsbury USA Children's, 2010, audio Listening Library/Random House, 2009. John Bessler Writing for Life: The Craft of Writing for Everyday Living (nonfiction), Bottlecap Books, 2007. Legacy of Violence: Lynch Mobs and Executions in Minnesota (nonfiction), University of Minnesota Press, 2004, nominated for a Minnesota Book Award. Kiss of Death: America’s Love Affair with the Death Penalty (nonfiction), Northeastern University Press, 2003, nominated for a Minnesota Book Award. Death in the Dark: Midnight Executions in America (nonfiction), Northeastern, 1998. Kirsten Dierking Northern Oracle (poetry), Spout Press, 2007. One Red Eye (poetry), Holy Cow! Press, 2001. Ann Dybvik Images of America: Menomonie (nonfiction), Arcadia Press, 2007. Loretta Ellsworth Unforgettable (novel), Walker Books for Young Readers, 2011. In a Heartbeat (novel), Walker & Company/Macmillan, 2010. In Search of Mockingbird (novel), Henry Holt, 2007, winner of the 2007 Midwest Bookseller's Choice Award Honor Book for Children's Literature, named to the 2008 New York Library List of Teenage Books, finalist for the 2010 New York State Reading Association Charlotte Award. The Shrouding Woman (novel), Henry Holt, 2002. Patti Frazee Cirkus (novel), Alyson Publications, 2006. Brian Farrey The Vengekeep Prophecies (novel series forthcoming from HarperCollins). Dianne Gray Tomorrow, the River (novel), Houghton Mifflin, 2006, winner of a Minnesota Book Award and a Nebraska Book Award, nominated for a Nebraska Golden Sower Award. Together Apart (novel), Houghton Mifflin, 2003, winner of a Nebraska Book Award, finalist for PEN USA Award and a Willa Award, recommended Feminist Book for Youth. Holding Up the Earth (novel), Houghton Mifflin, 2001, winner of the Willa Award, Best Books for Young Adults selection, Sequoyah “Best of the Best” selection, nominated for Golden Sower Award. Molly Beth Griffin Garnet for Courage (young adult novel forthcoming from Milkweed Editions)Loon Baby (picture book), Houghton Mifflin, 2011. David Haight Overdrive (novel), Beaver’s Pond Press, 2005. Angela Hallstrom Bound On Earth (novel-in-stories), Parables Press, 2008. Dispensation: Latter-Day Fiction, editor, Zarahemla Books, 2010. Geoff Herbach Stupid Fast, (young adult novel), Sourcebooks, 2011 The Miracle Letters of T. Rimberg (novel), Crown/Three Rivers Press, 2008. Donna Isaac Tommy (poetry), Red Dragonfly Press, 2009. Ann Iverson Definite Space (poetry), Holy Cow! Press, 2007. Come Now to the Window (poetry), Laurel Poetry Collective, 2005. Pamela Carter Joern The Plain Sense of Things (collected stories), University of Nebraska Press, 2008, a Midwestern Booksellers Association Connections Pick. The Floor of the Sky (novel), University of Nebraska Press, 2006, selected for Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers series and One Book, One Columbus community reading program of Columbus, Nebraska; winner of an Alex Award from the Young Adult Library Services Association and a Nebraska Book Award for Fiction.Winner of a 2008 Tamarack Award from Minnesota Monthly Magazine for her short story, “The Fireman,” and in 2001 for “Confessions.” Nicole Kelby A Travel Guide for Reckless Hearts: Stories, Borealis Books, 2009. The Constant Art of Being a Writer (nonfiction), Writer's Digest Books, 2009. Murder at the Bad Girls’ Bar & Grill (novel), Thorndike Press, 2008. Whale Season (novel), Random House, 2006. Theater of the Stars, A Novel of Physics and Memory (novel), Hyperion, 2003. In the Company of Angels (novel), Hyperion, 2001. Naomi Kinsman Shadows (novel), Zondervan, 2012. Kathleen Lindsay Somewhere Between the Wind and Water (poetry), IGI Publishing, 2006. Tracy Nelson Maurer Storm Codes (picture book), Windward, 2007. Nathan Miller Teaching in Circles: My Journeys in Teaching High School (nonfiction), Kaplan, 2008. Susan Montag Finding the Way: A Tao for Down-to-Earth People (nonfiction), Nicolas-Hays Press, 2006. Stephen Mueske A Mnemonic for Desire (poetry), Ghost Road Press, 2006. Nora Murphy and Julia Klatt Singer, co-authors Twelve Branches, Stories from St. Paul (nonfiction), Coffee House Press, 2003. Nora Murphy Knitting the Threads of Time: Casting Back to the Heart of Our Craft (nonfiction), New World Library, 2009. David Oppegaard Wormwood, Nevada (novel), St. Martin’s Press, 2009. The Suicide Collectors (novel), St. Martin's Press, 2008. Bonnie Palmquist Time Frame (poetry), Galde Press, 2003. Voices of Minnesota History (poetry), Galde Press. Michelle Pollock Regarding Memory (chapbook/poetry), Cross Keys Press, 2004. Erica Rivera Insatiable: A Young Mother’s Struggle with Anorexia (memoir), Berkley Books, 2009. Thomas Ruud Unable for the World to Sleep (poetry), Laurel Poetry Collective, 2005. George Richard Slade Banking in the Great Northern Territory (nonfiction), Afton Historical Society Press, 2005. Maureen Millea Smith When Charlotte Comes Home (novel), Alyson Publications, 2006, winner of a Minnesota Book Award. Su Smallen Weight of Light (poetry), Laurel Poetry Collective, 2005. Susanna Styve Miscellaneous Tender (poetry), Laurel Poetry Collective, 2004. Marc Thompson Oklahoma Heat (poetry chapbook), Red Moon Press, forthcoming. Lois Welshons Where the Moon Is (poetry), Laurel Poetry Collective, 2005. Lois West Duffy Zillah’s Gift (chapter book for young readers), Beaver’s Pond Press, 2009. Joan Wolf Someone Named Eva (novel), Clarion, 2007, Maud Hart Lovelace Children’s Choice Award, finalist for Society of Midland Authors Award, VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers List, Junior Library Guild Premier Selection Award. Margaret Wurtele Touching the Edge: A Mother’s Spiritual Path from Loss to Life (memoir), John Wiley & Sons, 2004. Taking Root: A Spiritual Memoir, St. Mary’s Press, 1998.