A Committee of NEIBA member booksellers chose five finalists in each category.
Cambridge by Susanna Kaysen
Dog Songs by Mary Oliver
Euphoria by Lily King
The Kept by James Scott
Remember Me Like This by Bret Anthony Johnston
A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren
Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast
Love & Fury by Richard Hoffman
Mud Season by Ellen Stimson
Pigs Can't Swim by Helen Peppe
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