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In 1998, a group of women in Spokane, Washington eager for ethnicity and diversity, came together to discuss culturally relevant books written by
women authors.  Although the types of books have changed to include male authors and many cultural themes and membership has changed
overtime, the group is still comprised of a consistent, loyal, and amazingly awesome group of women with a myriad of backgrounds.
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10th Annual Book Academy Awards

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2017 Award Nominees


"Hidden Figures"
by Margot Lee Shetterly

"The Three-Year Swim Club"
by Julie Checkoway

"The Nightingale"
by Kristin Hannah

"A Man Called Ove"
by Fredrik Backman

"The Girl Who Wrote in Silk"
by Kelli Estes

"The Handmaidís Tale"
by Margaret Atwood

"The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto"
by Mitch Albom

"The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane"
by Lisa See

"You Donít Have to Say You Love Me"
by Sherman Alexie

"Love and Other Consolation Prizes"
by Jamie Ford

 
†Past Results
2016 2011
2015 2010

 

  The 2ndtues.com Book Group proudly presents the 10th Annual Book Academy Award
WINNERS
 
 

Best Book
"The Girl Who Wrote in Silk"
by Kelli Estes

Best Writing
"Love and Other Consolation Prizes"
by Jamie Ford

Best Story Line
"The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane"
by Lisa See


Best First Line
"The Nightingale"
by Kristin Hannah


Best Last Line
"You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" by Sherman Alexie

Book that should be made into a Movie
"The Girl who Wrote in Silk" &
"The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto"


Best Male Character
Ove in "The Man Called Ove"
by Fredrik Backman


Best Female Character
Dorothy Vaughan, Katherine Johnson, and Mary Jackson; All three NASA computers in Hidden Figures
by Margot Lee Shetterly

Best Love (formerly Sex) Scene
Sherman shares his scars with his wife in "You Don't have to Say You Love Me" by Sherman Alexie

Best Twist
"The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto" by Mitch Albom

Best Villain
Ci-Teh in "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" by Lisa See

Best Hero
Diane in "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" by Sherman Alexie

Best Quirky Character
Music as Narrator in "The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto" by Mitch Albom