Congratulations to Garn Press Authors who have Received 2016 Best Books Awards

In the past three years Garn Press has gained international recognition for publishing groundbreaking novels, memoirs, and nonfiction books by writers of conscience on the most pressing issues of our day. Many of the books published by Garn Press have received national and international awards. Most recently the books of five Garn authors have been recognized by the Best Book Awards.

Mainstream & Independent Titles Score Top Honors in the 13th Annual Best Book Awards

Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, Wiley, McGraw Hill, Rowman and Littlefield, Forge Books, National Geographic, American Cancer Society and hundreds of Independent Houses contributed to this year’s outstanding competition! View the full results and award winners.

Here are the fabulous five from Garn Press!

513-memoir-of-love-loss-survival-nancy-shelton-garn-press5-13: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Survival by Nancy Rankie Shelton

2016 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS: Honored as a “Winner” in the “Health: Death & Dying” category. Nominated for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize.

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“Nancy Rankie Shelton has shared her personal and heart-felt perspective of being a caregiver. While every caregiver’s journey is certainly unique to them, this story can be an opportunity for readers to explore this challenging topic and hopefully inspire them to have those important, end-of-life conversations with family and friends.” – Patricia Krogh, Manager of Public Relations and Communications, Haven Hospice



rick-meyer-flush-garn-press-book-cover-2Flush: The Exaggerated Memoir of a Fourth Grade Scaredy-Cat Super-Hero by Rick Meyer

2016 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS: Honored as a “Finalist” in the “Children’s Fiction” category.

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“Simultaneously heartwarming, heartbreaking and humorous, Rick Meyer takes you along on the summer adventures of a young boy as he faces all the complex challenges of growing up.” – Amazon Customer, Amazon




bloody-lane-smallBloody Lane by Martin Lee and Matthew Fleury

2016 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS: Honored as a “Finalist” in the “Fiction: Mystery/Suspense” category.

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“Loved it! If you’re a Civil War buff, you won’t be able to put this book down. But even if you know nothing at all about that history, you’ll quickly be hooked by an ingenious plot and a fascinating cast of characters. Martin Lee and Matthew Fleury are natural-born story-tellers” – Krin Gabbard, Professor Emeritus, Stony Brook University




015-youre-not-dead-midnight-books-volume-1-geoff-ward-garn-pressYou’re Not Dead: The Midnight Books Volume One by Geoff Ward

2016 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS: Honored as a “Finalist” in the “Fiction: Fantasy” category.

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“Geoff Ward’s glitteringly funny and scary novel sends his hero Miles on a wild pursuit, through this world and the next … Like the object of his obsessive quest,You’re Not Dead is both supreme fiction and grail, a one-off exemplar of a lost original.” John Ashbery, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award



Ruth-finnegan-black-inked-pearl-garn-pressBlack Inked Pearl: A Girl’s Quest by Ruth Finnegan

2016 USA Best Book Awards: finalist in the “Fiction: Visionary” category. 2016 National Indie Excellence Awards (NIEA): finalist in the in the “Visionary Fiction” category.

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“A delightfully dreamlike, mystical tale of epic scope, spiritually and erotically charged, and rich in cultural and linguistic play, with hints of Gerard Manley Hopkins, Dante, James Joyce and poetry from the oral traditions of both Ireland and Africa. A fascinating volume.”-Mike Hanne, Founder of the Comparative Literature programme at the University of Auckland, Author of The Power of the Story: Fiction and Political Change (Providence and Oxford: Berghahn 1995)



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