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The Montaigne Medal Finalists
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As the annual judging draws to a close, the Montaigne Medal 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 Song of Praise for Shifu, Susan J. Byrd, The Legacy Press
* Ashes Rain Down, William Luvaas, Spuyten Duyvil Press
* Bagatelles for a Masochist, Chris O'Grady, Xlibris
* Believing the Line, Mark Silverberg, Breton Books
* Biblical Beauty, Rachelle Weisberger, Anbern Press
* Body Geographic, Barrie Jean Borich, University of Nebraska Press
* Cold Blue Steel, Sarah Cortez, Texas Review Press
* Corn Exchange, Helen Vitoria, Wild Chestnut Press
* Dark Elderberry Branch, Llya Kaminsky and Jean Vaslentine (readers), Alice James Books
* Darwinian Happiness, Bjorn Grinde, The Darwin Press
* Delectable Lie, Salim Mansur, Mantua Books
* Don't Stop Dreaming, Dr. Russell Tomar, MavenMark Books
* Eternal Harvest, Karen Coates, Jerry Redfern (photos), ThingsAsian Press
* Finding My Way, Holly G Yu, CreateSpace
* Flames in the Ruins, Gerald Holt, Trafford Publishing
* For You, Madam Lenin, Kat Meads, Livingston Press at the University of West Alabama
* Friends for Life, Patti Donahue, Jennifer Mackinday, Sandy Island Press
* Gabriela and the Widow, Jack Remick, Coffeetown Press
* Gandy Dancing, Jean Sands, Antrim House
* I Am Another You, Priya Kumar, Embassy Books
* Lit from Inside, Anne Marie Macarai & Carey Salerno (editors), Alice James Books
* Loving Andrew, Romy Wyllie, CreateSpace
* Making Advances, Marnie C. Ferree (editor), Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health
* My Life With Wings, Hal Marcovitz, self
* Remember the Truth, Hongwei Lou with Kathryn Lovett, Radiant Heart Books
* Sophia Rising, Monette Chilson, Bright Sky Press
* The Biology of Luck, Jacob M. Appel, Elephant Rock
* The Forgotten First, Alex Albright, R.A.Fountain
* The Fundamental Force, Len Kurzawa, Trafford Publishing
* The Rose of Sharon, B S Poh, Good News Enterprise
* The Second Catastrophe, Howard Rotberg, Mantua Books
* The Starlight Club, Joe Corso, Black Horse Publishing
* The Tragedy of Fidel Castro, João Cerqueira, River Grove Books
* Warpworld, Kristene Perron, Joshua Simpson, Mint Publishers
* Weathered Wisdom, William R. Jackson, Ph.D., Jackson Research Center
* Where You Become True is the Place of Truth, Woo Myung, Cham Books
* Why Normandy Was Won, Kenneth C. Weiler, Ostfront Publications

* Wil of God, Carrie Wilson Link, CreateSpace

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2013
* A Breast of the Times, Hester Tingey, Trafford Publishing
* A Spirituality of Service, Jerry Aaker, Pfeifer-Hamilton
* Beyond the Shadow of a Doubt, Gerald Neufeld, Novel Voices Press
* Border Crossings, Charles Novacek, 1021 Press
* But By Chance War, Richard C. Lyons, Lylea Creative Resources
* Dear Friend Amelia, Mary Jordan and Joyce Hatch, Six Mile Creek
* December 1941, Craig Shirley, Thomas Nelson
* Destructive Interference, Martin Skogsbeck, Xlibris
* Emir Abd el-Kader, Ahmed Bouyerdene, World Wisdom
* From the Block to the Boardroom, Tracey D. Syphax, From the Block 2 the Boardroom
* Gender and Religion, Barbara Crandall M.D., Continuum
* Hattie, Anna Bozena Bowen, Small Batch Books
* Hiding Places, Diane Wyshogrod, SUNY Press
* It Was Only a Moment Ago, William E. Hablitzel, Sunshine Ridge Publishing
* Man Overboard, Ric Klass, Seven Locks Press
* Murmur & Crush, Maya Janson, Hedgerow Books - Levellers Press
* One Foot on the Ground, John D. Trudel, self
* Parables of a Granddad, Jed J. Ramsey, Trafford Publishing
* Privacy Wars, John D. Trudel, self
* Psychoconduction, Chester Litvin, PhD, Trafford Publishing
* Regrets, They've Had A Few, Dan Hare, Trafford Publishing
* Same Same, Doug Smith, Xlibris
* September's Big Assignment, Dr. Bena R. Hartman, Nelson Publishing
* Silverton Burning, Robert B. Boeder, CreateSpace
* Slum, Dan Carroll, Vanity Press Books
* Stop Living in this Land, Woo Myung, Cham Books
* Stopping the Shark Finners, D.R.Schneider, Bwana Doc Adventures
* The Beasts of Buchenwald, Flint Whitlock, Cable Publishing
* The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction, Rebecca E. Williams, PhD and Julie S. Kraft, MA, New Harbinger Publications
* The Restaurant at the End of the World, Kenneth Womack, Main Street Rag
* The Silla Project, John C. Brewer, PlotForge
* Third Time Lucky, Pasha Hogan, Emerald Flame Publishing
* Unmasked, Paul J. Kachoris, MD, LuLu
* Winds of the South, Ben Walker, Jamin Press
* X And Other Poems, Worth Bateman, Trafford Publishing

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2012
* 52 People, Jayson Krause, Driven By Passion Press
* A New Prospect, Wayne Zurl, Black Rose Writing
* Battling Goliath, Kip Petroff with Suzi Zimmerman Petroff, Frame House Press
* Beyond Animal, Ego and Time, Jerry Parrick, HB Publishing
* Blood Clay, Valerie Nieman, Press 53
* Breaking the Blue Wall, Justin Hopson, Westbow Press
* Did You See the Monkeys?, Eddy Arnold, Trafford Publishing
* Down Right Good, Karen Kelly Boyce, KFR Communications
* Insider Histories of the Vietnam Era Underground Press, Ken Wachsberger, Michigan State University
* Letters in Cardboard Boxes, Abby Slovin, Abby Slovin
* Logodaedaly, Erzsebet Gilbert, Woverine Farm Publishing
* Mission Possible, Dawn V. Obrecht, Dawn V. Obrecht
* On the Origin of Beauty, John Griffin, World Wisdom
* Open Winter, Rae Gouirand, Bellday Books
* Primacy, J.E.Fishman, Verbitrage
* She Returns to the Floating World, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Kitsune Books
* The Dragon, the Blade and the Thread, Donald Samson, AWSNA Publications
* The New Speaking of Sex, Meg Hickling, Northstone
* The Scholar of Moab, Steven L. Peck, Torrey House Press
* The Survival Papers, Jennifer Cunningham, Ph.D., Leo D. Figgs, D.O., Gabe Figgs, Virtuosity Productions
* Thirsty Planet, Robert Tell, Createspace

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2011
* An Illustrated Introduction to Taoism, Jean C. Cooper, World Wisdom
* Belle Boy, Anne Fuller, Fuller Minds
* Coppola, Chris Coppola, NTI Updtream
* Escape from Marianna, Bobbi Boland White, WingSpan Press
* Face to Face, Karen Ande, Hope Publishing House
* Fate's Janitors, Keith R Wilson, Wilson
* Memory in Our Bones, H. Elizabeth Burke, EarthSong Foundation Press
* Moon is Cotton and She Laugh All Night, Tracy DeBrincat, Subito Press
* Passages Beyond the Gate, George Harold Jennings, University Press of America
* Principles of Abundance for the Comic Citizen, Dorothy I Riddle, AuthorHouse
* Proving God, Edward F. Sylvia, MTS, Staircase Press
* Quintspinner, Dianne Greenlay, iUniverse
* Reticence of Ravens, mmgornell, Aberdeen Bay Publishing
* Soul Shift, Judith Horky, Crystal Mountain Press
* Terror, Religion, and Liberal Thought, Richard B. Miller, Columbia University Press
* The Emancipation of Giles Correy, Michael Sortomme, Singing Lake Press
* The Heavens Weep for Us and Other Stories, Thelmas T. Reyna, Outskirts Press
* The Jamais Vu Papers, Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin, Plays on Ideas
* The Side Door, Jan Donley, Spinsters Ink
* Unclean Jobs for Women, Alissa Nutting, Starcherone
* We, Us and Others, Ike Morah, Publish America
* Wednesday is Indigo Blue, Richard E. Cytowic and David Eagleman, The Mit Press

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2010
* A Temporary Sort of Peace, Jim McGarrah, Indiana Historical Society
* Bipolar Bare, Carlton Davis, BookSurge
* Cuentos del Centro, Latin Writer's Collective, Scapegoat Press
* Devotions to the Text, Steven Carter, University Press of America
* Encampment, Carl Eeman, Melange Press
* How to Manage Your Dick, Sean J. O'Reilly, Auriga Publishing Group
* It's All Part of the Dance, Alan Gettis, Goodman Beck Publishing
* Man on the Move, Peter Rowlands, iUniverse
* Misfits and Other Heroes, Suzanne Burns, Dzanc Books
* Mother California, Kenneth E. Hartman, Atlas & Co.
* Searching for Soul: A Survivor's Guide, Bobbe Tyler, Swallow Press
* The Love Ceiling, Jean Davies Okimoto, Endicott and Hugh Books
* The New Akashic Records, Cheryl Trine, Essential Knowing Press
* The New Holy Wars, Robert H. Nelson, The Independent Institute
* The Prostitutes of Post Office Street, Frank F, Sol Boosk
* The Sylvan Horn, Robert Redinger, iUniverse
* U.N.I.Q.U.E. Kids, Debra J. Slover, Leader Garden Press
* Who Stole My Soul, Vishwa Prakash, Synergy Books

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2009
* After the Glass Slipper, Jon & Beverly Meyerson, TwoVus Press
* All Things Must Pass, Phyllis Zimmerman, Publish America
* Blind Savior, False Prophet, Joseph DeMarco, AuthorHouse
* Disputed Truth: Memoirs, Vol. 2, Hans Kung, Continuum International
* Generation We, Eric Greenberg with Karl Weber, Pachatusan
* Hide Your Life Away, Carol Little, Meanwhile Studios
* Kafka Comes to America, Steven T. Wax, Other Press
* Love Letters From A Fat Man, Naomi Benaron, BkMk Press
* Musings at the End of Modernity, Conor O'Brian Barnes, Counterbalance Books
* Red Zone: Five Bloody Years in Baghdad, Oliver Poole, Reportage Press
* Swimming Naked with Jellyfish, Shelley Gilbert, Booksurge
* The Deep Uncertainty of Existence, Fred Leavitt, SynergEbooks
* The Demise of Luleta Jones, Mark Allen Boone, Blacksmith Books
* The Little Man in the Map, E. Andrew Martonyi, Schoolside Press
* The Pale Surface of Things, Janey Bennett, Hopeace Press
* The Throwaway Piece, JoAnn Yolanda Hernandez, Arte Publico Press
* Transcendent Dreaming: Stepping into Out Human Potential, Chritina Donnell, Ph.D., Winds of Change Books
* Transformation From Tragedy: Stories of Hope Faith & Community, Thomas R. Winkel, WordPoint Publishing Group
* White Coat Wisdom, Stephen J. Busalacchi, Apollo's Voice, LLC
* Working Like Dogs: The Service Dog Guidebook, Marcie Davis & Melissa Bunnell, Alpine Publications

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2008
* Long Shadows, David Giffey (editor), Atwood Publishing
* Marwan, Aram Schefrin, AuthorHouse
* The Aesthetics of Equity, Craig L. Wilkins, University of Minnesota
* The Emotional Plague, Dr. Charles Konia, A.C.O. Press
* The Thread of Ariadne, George Sopasakis, Llumina Press
* Their Other Sides, Helen Barolini, Fordham University Press
* To Be Self-Evident, R.L.Hogan, Libertas Press
* You Will Die, Robert R. Arthur, Suburra Publishing

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