Congratulations to all the finalists of the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association book awards, and especially our very own Little Flower cookbook by Christine Moore and Strawberry Yellow, a Mas Arai mystery by Naomi Hirahara. We are thrilled!

Previous Prospect Park Books nominations include Helen of Pasadena for Best Fiction in 2011, Celebrating with Julienne and Eat: Los Angeles for Best Nonfiction in 2009, and Hometown Santa Monica in 2010.

See all the finalists below:

Adult Fiction
1. Mary Coin, Marisa Silver
2. Panorama City, Antoine Wilson
3. The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories Vol. 2, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
4. The Edge of the Earth, Christina Schwarz
Adult Non-Fiction
1. Little Flower: Recipes from the Café, Christine Moore
2. Sleepless in Hollywood: Tales from the New Abnormal in the Movie Business, Lynda Obst
3. Songs in the Key of Los Angeles: Sheet Music from the Collection of the Los Angeles Public Library

T. Jefferson Parker Mystery Award
1. Strawberry Yellow, Naomi Hirahara
2. Suspect, Robert Crais
3. What The Heart Remembers, Debra Ginsberg

Glenn Goldman Art, Architecture and Photography
1. Dancers Among Us, Jordan Matter
2. Milk & Honey: Contemporary Art in California, Justin Van Hoy
3. Rock ‘n’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip, Robert Landau

Young Adult
1. Far Far Away, Tom McNeal
2. Unwholly, Neil Shusterman
3. Winger,
Andrew Smith

Middle Grade
1. Apprentices, Maile Malloy
2. Spy Camp, Stuart Gibbs
3. Write This Book, Pseudonymous Bosch,

Picture Book
1. Jangles: A Big Fish Story, David Shannon
2. Miss Maple’s Seeds, Eliza Wheeler
3. The Dark, Jon Klassen and Lemony Snickett

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