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The da Vinci Eye Finalists
Hoffer Finalist
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As the annual judging draws to a close, the da Vinci Eye finalists are announced prior to the Eric Hoffer Award for Books. This small list of finalists is an honored distinction of its own and is announced publicly during the spring of each award year. Below are the current and previous finalists in alphabetical order by book:

 

2014
* A Happy Passover Haggadah, Monicka Clio Rafaeli, Blue & White Press
* A Slant of Light, Laurence Carr and Jan Zlotnik Schmidt (editors), Codhill Press
* A Star in the Face of the Sky, David Haynes, New Rivers Press
* Art & Inspiration, Souther, SG Publishing
* Badlands, Thomas Biel, Three Towers Press
* Bagatelles for a Masochist, Chris O'Grady, Xlibris
* Beautiful Evil Winter, Kelly K. Lavendar, First Edition Design
* Body Geographic, Barrie Jean Borich, University of Nebraska Press
* Bring Out the BEST in Your Child and Your Self, Ilene Val-Essen, Ph.D., Quality Parenting
* Corn Exchange, Helen Vitoria, Wild Chestnut Press
* Dark Elderberry Branch: Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva, Llya Kaminsky and Jean Vaslentine (readers), Alice James Books
* Dark Talisman, Steven M. Booth, Azimuth Books
* Distance of Touch, Kristina Freeman, Booklocker
* Eat Smart in Germany, Mary Bergin, Ginko Press
* Eating Expectantly, Bridget Swinney, Healthy Food Zone Media
* Everyone's Universe, Noreen Grice, You Can Do Astronomy
* Faces of Tradition, Nilda Callanaupa, Thrums
* From the Heart, Henry O. Urquhart, Trafford Publishing
* Innocent War, Susan Violante, Outskirts Press
* Me & Nina, Monica A. Hand, Alice James Books
* Megan's Guitar and Other Poems from Acadie, Darrell Bourque, University of Louisiana of Lafayette Press
* Molly Waldo!, Priscilla L. Moulton and Bethe Lee Moulton, The Glide Press
* Nyx, D.M.Livingston, Some Peril Publications
* Odd Men Out, Matt Betts, Dog Star Books
* Paddling to Winter, Julie Buckles, Raven Productions
* Price of Justice, Alan Brenham, Black Opal Books
* ROAN, E.R. Barr, Telemachus Press
* Saving Texas, Nancy Stancill, Black Rose Writing
* Seeking Christmas, Renee Robinson, CrossLink Publishing
* So Long Polyester, Deborah Rise McMenamy, Labello Press
* Someplace Like This, Renee Ashley, The Permanent Press
* The Autobiography of Peter Pan, R.P.Brockman, CreateSpace
* The Biology of Luck, Jacob M. Appel, Elephant Rock
* The Curse of The Golden City, L.D. Nascimento, Trafford Publishing
* The Dream and Its Amplification, Erel Shalit and Nancy Swift Furlotti (editors), Fisher King Press
* The Expedition, Jason Lewis, Billy Fish Books
* The Gondola Maker, Laura Morelli, self
* The Grace of Crows, Tracy Shawn, Cherokee McGhee
* The Hidden Words of the Living Jesus, George Breed, Anamchara Books
* The Map, Boni Lunnsburry, Inner Art
* The Package, Patrick Power, Trafford Publishing
* The Rattling Window, Catherine Staples, Ashland Poetry Press
* The Rose of Sharon, B S Poh, Good News Enterprise
* This is Between Us, Kevin Sampsell, Tin House Books
* Twin River, Michael Fields, iUniverse
* Warming Up, Mary Hurthings Reed, She Writes Press
* Weathered Wisdom, William R. Jackson, Ph.D., Jackson Research Center
* Wheel Fever, Jesse Gant & Nick Hoffman, Wisconsin Historical Society Press
* Wil of God, Carrie Wilson Link, CreateSpace

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2013
* 3 Off the Tee, Lorii Myers, Leda Publishing Corp.
* A Palette of Leaves
, Edythe Haendel Schwartz, Mayapple Press
* A Slither of Air
, Alison Lock, Indigo Dreams Publishing
* A Spirituality of Service
, Jerry Aaker, Pfeifer-Hamilton
* Answering the Call
, Janean Zwiefel Bierstedt, Schulhaus Publishing
* Border Crossings, Charles Novacek, 1021 Press
* But By Chance War, Richard C. Lyons, Lylea Creative Resources
* Code of the Forest, Jon Buchan, Joggling Board Press
* Congress of Strange People, Stephanie Lenox, Airlie Press
* Do You See Him Now?, Elizabeth L. Young, self
* Equity of Evil, Rudy A. Mazzocchi, Paladin Timeless Books
* Essentially Yours, Aaron P. Lazar, Twilight Times Books
* Greening Vermont, Elizabeth Courtney and Eric Zencey, Vermont Natural Resource Council and Thistle Hill Publications
* Internal Conflicts, Flint Whitlock, Cable Publishing
* Lily A Gray Whale's Odyssey, Capt. Dave Anderson, Lucid Dreamer Productions
* Long Division, Alan Michael Parker, Tupelo Press
* Love Letter to the Milky Way, Drew Dellinger, White Cloud Press
* Mail-Order Kid, Marilyn Coffey, "out West" Press
* Marginalia on Casanova, Miklos Szentkuthy, Contra Mundum Press
* Matt Monroe and The Secret Society, Edward Torba, All Points Press
* Measuring the Distance, Robert Scotellaro, Blue Light Press
* Murder on Everest, Charles G. Irion, Irion Books
* No One Else to Kill, Bob Doerr, TotalRecall Publications
* One Last Dance, Mardo Williams, Calliope Press
* Raggedy Man, Clyde Curley, Cedar Forge Press
* Robinson Alone, Kathleen Rooney, Gold Wake Press
* Same Same, Doug Smith, Xlibris
* Severed Threads, Kaylin McFarren, Creative Edge Publishing
* The Burlesque of Graceless Acting, Mark Van Aken Williams, Tyler's Field
* The Girl Who Gave Her Wish Away, Sharon Babineau, Bettie Youngs Book Publishers
* The Humanist Approach to Happiness, Jennifer Hancock, CreateSpace
* The Lhasa Trilogy, Gary D. Conrad, Rainbow Books
* The Light Behind Blue Circles, Robert Louis DeMayo, Wayward Publishing
* The Middle of Nowhere, Paula Duncan McDonaold, Booklocker
* The Secret Life of Objects, Dawn Raffel, Jaded Ibis
* The Turning Point, Balasa Prasad & Preethaun Grandhi, Cedar Fort
* Through Stained Glass, Teri Bays, self
* To Inhabit the Felt World, Susan Gardner, Red Mountain Press
* Tucumcari, Geoff Peterson & Megan Collins, AuthorHouse
* Unbroken Horses, D.B.Jackson, Goldminds Publishing

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2012
* Black Mamba, Jac Simensen, Black Rose Writing
* Bonyo Bonyo, Vanita Oelschalger, Vanta Books
* Breaking the Blue Wall, Justin Hopson, Westbow Press
* Chapter & Verse, Susan Terris et al, Conflux Press
* Detroitland, Richard Bak, Wayne State University Press
* God's House, John D. Trudel, Createspace
* Opening the Gates of the Heart, Carolyn CJ Jones, Gate Lady Publishing
* Primacy, J.E.Fishman, Verbitrage
* Quiver, Nathalie Anderson, Pennstroke Press
* Thank You, God for Robin's Egg Blue, Karlene Kay Ryan, St. Agnes Communicating Center
* The 9 Steps to Keep the Doctor Away, Dr. Rashid A. Buttar, GMEC Publishing
* The Accidental Anarchist, Bryna Kranzier, Crosswalk Press
* The Bonus, Georgia Lowe, Lucky Dime Press
* The Butterfly Dialogues, Steven Carter, Hamilton Books
* The Dragon, the Blade and the Thread, Donald Samson, AWSNA Publications
* The Foursome, Terry Dodd, Selah Publishing Group
* The Last Moon, DeAnn Lubell, Xlibris
* The Local World, Mira Rosenthal, The Kent State University Press
* The Lump, Alan Johns, M.D., Live Oak Book Co.
* The Secret Child, Marti Healy, The Design Group Press
* The Tale of Zen Master Bho Li, Barbara Verkuilen, Firethroat Press
* The Tenth Door, Michele Hébert, Emerald Book Company
* The Wildflower and the Honey Bee, Maria Psanis, AuthorHouse
* Thirsty Planet, Robert Tell, Createspace
* Visible Horizons, Gene McSweeney, Yawn's Publishing
* Water from an Ancient Well, Kenneth McIntosh, Anamchara Books
* Yusuf and the Lotus Flower, Doyali Farah Islam, BuschekBooks

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2011
* All Man!, David M. Earie, The Kent State University Press
* An Illustrated Introduction to Taoism, Jean C. Cooper, World Wisdom
* Appetite for the Divine, Christine Gelineau, Ashland Poetry Press
* Brain Drain, Charles F. Glassman, MD, RTS Publishing
* By Fire, By Water, Mitchell James Kaplan, Other Press
* Captains Contentious, Louis Arthur Norton, The University of Carolina Press
* Cosmic Dancer, Lianne Downey, Cosmic Visionary Music & Books
* Crossing with the Virgin, Kathryn Ferguson, Norma Price, & Red Parks, The University of Arizona Press
* Eden Springs, Laura Kasischke, Wayne State University Press
* Haberdasher's Daughter, Suzanne Levine, Antrim House
* Life in a Jar, Jack Mayer, Long Trail Press
* Lucky Fish, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Tupelo Press
* Moonlight Memoirs, Maggie Mei Lewis, Good Times Press
* My Grandpa's Coaching Third, Janet Mary Sinke, My Grandma and Me Publishers
* One Summer in the Old Town, Randy Cribbs, OCRS
* Power's Garden, Dianne Ebertt Beeaff, Five Star Publications
* Reticence of Ravens, mmgornell, Aberdeen Bay Publishing
* Rough Honey, Melissa Stein, American Poetry Review
* Seeking the God of Ecstasy, Melina Costello, O Books
* Sweet Nothings, Frank Warlick, Publish America
* The God's Glass, Stephen F. Lawless, iUniverse
* The Hesitant Hour, R.P.Weissner, AuthorHouse
* The Raven Affair, Steven Nedelton, Asylett Press
* The Third Choice, Mark Durie, Deror Books
* The Triskaidek, Basil Spring, LuLu
* The University of Gravel Road, Rene Cormier, Renedian Adventures
* Unclean Jobs for Women, Alissa Nutting, Starcherone
* What is Life?, James C. Lin, M.D., CreateSpace
* When the Soul Awakens, Nancy Seifer & Martin Viewers, Gathering Wave Press

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2010
* A Temporary Sort of Peace, Jim McGarrah, Indiana Historical Society
* Baby Owl's Rescue, Jennifer Keats Curtis, Sylvan Dell Publishing
* Beyond UFOs, Jeffrey Bennett, Princeton University Press
* Brain Drain, Charles Glassman, RTS Publishing
* Count Down to Fall, Frank Hawk, Sylvan Dell Publishing
* Encampment, Carl Eeman, Melange Press
* Flyer Beware, Adrianne Aron, iUniverse
* Gift of the Jaguar, John Franklin with Sharon Franklin, Flyfranklin
* Habry, Helen Degen Cohen, The Puddin'head Press
* Kipling's Cat, Anne Cabot Wyman, Protean Press
* Lingering... Soulful Reflections, Brian Wolf & Judith Dancing, Dancing Wolf Publishing
* Orpheus on the Red Line, Theodore Deppe, Tupelo Press
* Precious Memories, Phyllis Myers Miller, AuthorHouse
* Rapture Practice, Sam Howie, Main Street Rag Publishing
* Sam English, Ann Dallman, Sam English Art
* Searching for Soul: A Survivor's Guide, Bobbe Tyler, Swallow Press
* Strays, Jeanne Webster, Dupuis North
* The Art of Hojo Undo, Michael Clarke, YMAA Publication Center
* The Culture of Excess, J.R.Slosar, Ph.D., ABC CLIO/Praeger
* The Eddy Fence, Donna Henderson, Airlie Press
* The Hole in the Sky, Barbara A. Mahler, Sea Turtle Publishing
* Then, Something, Patricia Fargnoli, Tupelo Press
* Voyeur, Rich Murphy, Gival Press
* Who Stole My Soul, Vishua Prakash, Synergy Books

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2009
* A Beachcomber's Odyssey, S. Deacon Ritterbush, Ritz Dotter Publishers
* A Glove of Their Own, Lisa Funari-Willever, Keri Conkling, & Debbie Moldovan, Franklin Mason Press
* A Road More or Less Traveled: Madcap Adventures Along the Appalachian Trail, Stephen Otis & Colin Roberts, Sunnygold Books
* Blues and Bliss: The Poetry of George Elliot Clarke, Jon Paul Fiorentino (editor), Wilfrid Laurier Press
* Buffaloed, Fairlee Winfield, Booksurge
* Cloisters, Kristin Bock,Tupelo Press
* Corinna A-Maying the Apocalypse, Darcie Dennigan, Fordham University Press
* Dillo: A Baby Armadillos Adventure on Sanibel Island, Kyle L. Miller, Jungle House Publications
* Faces of the Earth, Elizabeth Searls Almy, Wishflower Press
* Forging Paradise, E.A. Rappaport, Owl King Publishing
* Leaving My Found Eden, Ron L. Zheng, literaryroad
* Mindlings: Encounters within Inner Space, Normand R. Bernier, Hats Off Books
* Pursuit of Light, An Extraordinary Journey, Sandy Brewer, Peach Tree House
* Rise of the Fallen, D. Michael Olive, Infinity Publishing
* Rock Me on the Water, Renny Russell, Animist Press
* Semele: A Novel, Philip B. Peringer, iUniverse
* Tai Chi Dynamics, Robert Chuckrow, Ph.D,YMAA Publication Center
* The Art of Everyday Joe Michael K. Corbin, AuthorHouse
* The Baseball Field at Night, Patricia Goedicke, Lost Horse Press
* The Enduring Journey of the USS Chesapeake, Chris Dickon, The History Press
* The Fire and the Light, Glen Craney, Brigid's Fire Press
* The Happy Soul Industry, Steffan Postaer, Inkwater Press
* The Littlest Camel, Judy Lee Aguiar, Turnapaige & Reed Moore
* The Misadventures of Oliver Booth, David Desmond, Greenleaf Book Group
* The Radium Watch Dial Painters, D.S.Butterworth, Lost Horse Press
* The Rose of York: Crown of Destiny, Sandra Worth, End Table Books
* Tough Boy Sonatas, Curtis L. Crisler, Boyds Mills Press
* Tracking the Soul with an Astrology of Consciousness, Joel Landwehr, Ancient Tower Press

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