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2017 Living Now Bookstore

Congratulations to the 2017 Living Now Medalists!

 

1. Cookbooks - General

GOLD

Cooking with the Muse: A Sumptuous Gathering of Seasonal Recipes, Culinary Poetry and Literary Fare

By Myra Kornfeld and Stephen Massimilla (Tupelo Press)

Purchase from:  Tupelo Press   /  Amazon

 

SILVER

Tonja’s Table: Menus and Recipes for Every Occasion

By Tonja Engen (W.I. Creative Publishing)

Purchase from:  Seattle Book Company   /   Amazon

 

BRONZE

Seasoned with Gratitude: 250 Recipes and Blessings Celebrating the Greater Nourishment of Real Food

By Kathryn Lafond (Greater Nourishment Publishing)

Purchase from:  IndieBound   /   Amazon


2. Cookbooks - Natural, Nutrition, Organic, Vegetarian

GOLD

PNW Veg: 100 Vegetable Recipes Inspired by the Local Bounty of the Pacific Northwest

By Kim O’Donnel (Sasquatch Books)

Purchase from:  Sasquatch Books   /   Amazon

 

SILVER

Gluten-Free Cooking for Two: 125 Favorites

By Carol Fenster (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co)

Purchase from:  IndieBound   /   Amazon

 

BRONZE

Mila’s Meals: The Beginning & The Basics

By Catherine Barnhoorn (Self Published)

Purchase from:  Mila's Meals   /   Amazon


3. Cookbooks - Ethnic, Holiday, Specialty

GOLD

Bubbe and Me in the Kitchen: A Kosher Cookbook of Beloved Recipes and Modern Twists

By Miri Rotkovitz (Sonoma Press)

Purchase from:  IndieBound   /   Amazon

 

SILVER

French Brunch at Home

By Leah Johnson (Le Petit Croissant)

Purchase from:  Rock's Mill Press   /   Amazon

 

BRONZE

The Art of Cooking with Lavender

By Nancy Baggett (Kitchenlane Productions)

Purchase from:  Nancy's Lavendar Place   /   Amazon


4. Crafts / Hobbies / Collecting / Coloring Books

GOLD (tie)

F*ck This I’m Coloring

By Jacqueline Monique (BoredRoom Books)

Purchase from:  IndieBound   /   Amazon

 

Sweeter Than Honey: A Coloring Book to Nourish Your Soul

By Lindsay Sherbondy (HarperOne)

Purchase from:  HarperCollins   /   Amazon

 

SILVER

Bricks, Cobblestones and Pebbles: A Path to Modern Quilts

(FPI Publishing)

Purchase from:  Colourful Stitches

 

BRONZE

Zentangle Art to Go

By Bonnie K. Browning (American Quilter’s Society)

Purchase from: American Quilter's Society   /   Amazon


5. GIFT / SPECIALTY

GOLD

The Positivity Kit: Instant Happiness on Every Page

By Lisa Currie (TarcherPerigee)

Purchase from:  PenguinRandom House   /   Amazon

 

SILVER

Wildly Into the Dark: Typewriter Poems and the Rattlings of a Curious Mind

By Tyler Knott Gregson (TarcherPerigee)

Purchase from:  PenguinRandom House   /   Amazon

 

BRONZE

Give Thanks: A Journal for Sharing Gratitude

By Josie Robinson (Wise Ink Creative Publishing)

Purchase from:  IndieBound   /   Amazon


6. JOURNAL / PLANNER / CALENDAR

GOLD

Conquer Your Year: The Ultimate Planner to Get More Done, Grow Your Business, and Achieve Your Dreams

By Natalie MacNeil (TarcherPerigee)

Purchase from:  PenguinRandom House   /   Amazon

 

SILVER

Pick Me Up: A Pep Talk for Now and Later

By Adam J. Kurtz (TarcherPerigee)

Purchase from:  PenguinRandom House   /   Amazon

 

BRONZE

Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal: Questions, Prompts, and Coloring Pages for a Brighter, Happier Life

By Lori Deschene (HarperOne)

Purchase from:  HarperCollins   /   Amazon


7. ANIMALS / PETS

GOLD

Dog as My Doctor, Cat as My Nurse: An Animal Lover’s Guide to a Healthy, Happy, and Extraordinary

By Carlyn Montes De Oca (She Writes Press)

Purchase from:  IndieBound   /   Amazon

 

SILVER

A Squirm of Worms

By Dr. Sherry L. Meinberg (Authorhouse)

Purchase from:  AuthorHouse   /   Amazon

 

BRONZE

Behind the Barn Door (Book 2 in the Farming is Fun series)

By Jane Sheffer; illustrated by Duff Lueder (Growing Senses Publications)

Purchase from:  IndieBound   /   Amazon


8. GREEN LIVING - ALTERNATIVE ENERGY, CONSERVATION, GARDENING, ETC.

GOLD

The Reducetarian Solution: How the Surprisingly Simple Act of Reducing the Amount of Meat in Your Diet Can Transform Your Health and the Planet

Edited by Brian Kateman (TarcherPerigee)

Purchase from:  PenguinRandom House   /   Amazon

 

SILVER

Living the Locavore Lifestyle

By Bruce and Elaine Ingram (Secant Publishing)

Purchase from:  IndieBound   /   Amazon

 

BRONZE

The Cool Block: An On-Ramp to the Future of Our Cities and Planet

By David Gershon (High Point)

Purchase from: The Cool Block


9. FAMILY / PARENTING

GOLD (tie)

The Disconnected Kids Nutrition Plan: Proven Strategies to Enhance Learning and Focus for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Neurological Disorders

By Dr. Robert Melillo (TarcherPerigee)

Purchase from:  PenguinRandom House   /   Amazon

 

Knights in Training: Ten Principles for Raising Honorable, Courageous, and Compassionate Boys

By Heather Haupt (TarcherPerigee)

Purchase from:  PenguinRandom House   /   Amazon

 

SILVER (tie)

What Great Parents Do: 75 Simple Strategies for Raising Kids Who Thrive

By Erica Reischer, PhD (TarcherPerigee)

Purchase from:  PenguinRandom House   /   Amazon

 

Finding Calm for the Expectant Mom: Tools for Reducing Stress, Anxiety, and Mood Swings During Your Pregnancy

By Alice D. Domar, Ph.D. and Sheila Curry Oakes (TarcherPerigee)

Purchase from:  PenguinRandom House   /   Amazon

 

BRONZE (tie)

Get the Most Out of Motherhood: A Hot Mess to Mindful Mom Parenting Guide

By Ali Katz (Skyhorse Publishing)

Purchase from:  Skyhorse Publishing   /   Amazon

 

Downsizing the Family Home: What to Save, What to Let Go

By Marni Jameson (AARP/Sterling)

Purchase from:  Sterling Publishing   /   Amazon


10. SOCIAL ACTIVISM / CHARITY

GOLD

Becoming a Citizen Activist: Stories, Strategies & Advice for Changing Our World

By Nick Licata (Sasquatch Books)

Purchase from:  Sasquatch   /   Amazon

 

SILVER

Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity

By James Martin SJ (HarperOne)

Purchase from:  HarperOne   /   Amazon

 

BRONZE 

Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age

By Jo Ann Jenkins (PublicAffairs)

Purchase from:  PublicAffairs   /   Amazon


11. PERSONAL GROWTH - SELF-HELP

GOLD

The Bravest You: 5 Steps to Fight Your Biggest Fears, Find Your Passion, and Unlock Your Extraordinary Life

By Adam Kirk Smith (TarcherPerigree)

Purchase from:  PenguinRandom House   /   Amazon

 

SILVER

Life, Incorporated: A Practical Guide to Wholehearted Living

By Halley Bock (Greenleaf Book Group Press)

Purchase from:  Greenleaf   /   Amazon

 

BRONZE (tie)

A Story That Matters: A Gratifying Approach to Writing About Your Life

By Gina L. Carroll (Spark Press)

Purchase from:  IndieBound   /   Amazon

 

Drop In: Lead with Deeper Presence and Courage

By Sara Harvey Yao (She Writes Press)

Purchase from: IndieBound   /   Amazon


12. MOTIVATION - PRACTICAL SELF-IMPROVEMENT

GOLD (tie)

Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential

By Barbara Oakley (TarcherPerigee)

Purchase from:  PenguinRandom House   /   Amazon

 

Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping by and Get Your Financial Life Together

By Erin Lowry (TarcherPerigee)

Purchase from:  PenguinRandom House   /   Amazon

 

SILVER

Fulfilled!: Critical Choices: Work, Home, Life

By William A. Schiemann (Secant Publishing)

Purchase from:  IndieBound   /   Amazon

 

BRONZE

Dancing With Elephants: Mindfulness Training for Those Living with Dementia, Chronic Illness or an Aging Brain

By Jarem Sawatsky (Red Canoe Press)

Purchase from: IndieBound   /   Amazon


13. SEXUALITY / FEMININITY

GOLD

Smiling on the Outside: Secrets, Sex, Shame and the Search for Self-Love

By Ann Peck (Curvy World Media)

Purchase from:  IndieBound   /   Amazon

 

SILVER

Straight Expectations: The Story of a Family in Transition

By Peggy Cryden with Janet E. Goldstein-Ball (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

Purchase from:  Jessica Kingsley Publishers   /   Amazon

 

BRONZE

BOY: A Woman Listening to Men and Boys

By Hathaway Barry (Self Published)

Purchase from: Amazon


14. RELATIONSHIPS / MARRIAGE

GOLD

Sacred Spaces: My Journey to the Heart of Military Marriage

By Corie Weathers (Elva Resa Publishing)

Purchase from:  Elva Resa   /   Amazon

 

SILVER

Loving Promises: The Master Class for Creating Magnificent Relationship

By Richard Matzkin (First Edition Design Publishing)

Purchase from:  IndieBound   /   Amazon

 

BRONZE

You’ll Do Anything for Him: A New Relationship Perspective

By Maureen E. Hosier and Berta Hosier Conger (Inkwater Press)

Purchase from:  IndieBound   /   Amazon


15. INSPIRATIONAL MEMOIR - MALE

GOLD

Eyes Wide Open: Overcoming Obstacles and Recognizing Opportunities in a World That Can’t See Clearly

By Isaac Lidsky (TarcherPerigee)

Purchase from:  PenguinRandom House   /   Amazon

 

SILVER

Walking to Japan

By Derek Youngs and Carolyn Affleck Youngs (Tellwell)

Purchase from:  IndieBound   /   Amazon

 

BRONZE

Even the Trees Were Crying

By Ernie Carwile (Verbena Pond Publishing)

Purchase from:  IndieBound   /   Amazon


16. INSPIRATIONAL MEMOIR - FEMALE

GOLD

Healing Spiritual Wounds: Reconnecting with a Loving God After Experiencing a Hurtful Church

By Carol Howard Merritt (HarperOne)

Purchase from:  HarperCollins   /   Amazon

 

SILVER

I Know It in My Heart: Walking Through Grief with a Child

By Mary E. Plouffe, Ph.D. (She Writes Press)

Purchase from:  IndieBound   /   Amazon

 

BRONZE

You Carried Me: A Daughter’s Memoir

By Melissa Ohden (Plough)

Purchase from:  Plough   /   Amazon


 

17. ENLIGHTENMENT / SPIRITUALITY

GOLD

What Is the Bible?: How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything

By Rob Bell (HarperOne)

Purchase from:  HarperCollins   /   Amazon

 

SILVER

The Infinite View: A Guidebook for Life on Earth

By Ellen Tadd (TarcherPerigee)

Purchase from:  PenguinRandom House   /   Amazon

 

BRONZE

Living a Spiritual Life in a Material World: Four Keys to Fulfillment and Balance

By Anna Gatmon, PhD (She Writes Press)

Purchase from:  IndieBound   /   Amazon


18. METAPHYSICAL - ASTROLOGY, TAROT, PSYCHIC DEVELOPMENT

GOLD

The Five Elements: Understand Yourself and Enhance Your Relationships with the Wisdom of the World's Oldest Personality Type System

By Dondi Dahlin (TarcherPerigee)

Purchase from:  PenguinRandom House   /   Amazon

 

SILVER

Heal Your Soul History: Activate the True Power of Your Shadow

By Tracee Dunblazier (GoTracee Publishing)

Purchase from:  IndieBound   /   Amazon

 

BRONZE

Angels Looking Through: Stories of Contact with Remarkable Spirits

By Paul Lambillion (Top Reads Publishing)

Purchase from:  IndieBound   /   Amazon


19. EXERCISE / FITNESS / YOGA

GOLD

Bodies On Raw

By Marisa Ignacio Hormel and Melinda Lerner (Yello Ink)

 

SILVER

The ABCs of Yoga for Kids Around the World

By Teresa Anne Power (Stafford House Books, Inc)

Purchase from: ABC Yoga For Kids   /   Amazon

 

BRONZE

Make Fitness A Priority: How to Win the Fight Against Your Excuses

By Chad Austin (Self Published)

Purchase from: Amazon


20. HEALTH / WELLNESS

GOLD

The Wise Woman’s Almanac: A Seasonal Guide with Recipes for New Beginnings that Never Go Out of Season

By Connie Pshigoda (LenaClare Publishing)

Purchase from: IndieBound   /   Amazon

 

SILVER (tie)

Healing Our ADHD Children: An 8-Week Program for Moms by a Mom

By Linda Artis (SPARK Publications)

Purchase from: Linda Artis

 

Not As Prescribed: Recognizing and Facing Alcohol and Drug Misuse in Older Adults

By Harry Haroutunian, MD (AARP/Hazelden Publishing)

Purchase from: Hazelden   /   Amazon

 

BRONZE

Thirty Days to Natural Blood Pressure Control: The “No Pressure” Solution

By David DeRose,MD, MPH, Greg Steinke, MD, MPH, and Trudi Li, MSN, FNP (CompassHealth Consulting Inc.)

Purchase from:  IndieBound   /   Amazon


21. MEDITATION / RELAXATION

GOLD

Practical Zen: Meditation and Beyond

By Julian Daizan Skinner (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

Purchase from: Jessica Kingsley Publishers   /   Amazon

 

SILVER

Running on Empty: The Irreverent Guru’s Guide to Filling Up with Mindfulness

By Shelley Pernot (True North Development Press)

Purchase from: IndieBound   /   Amazon

 

BRONZE

The Book of Relief: Passages and Exercises to Relieve Negative Emotion and Create More Ease in The Body

By Emily Maroutian (Maroutian Entertainment)

Purchase from: IndieBound   /   Amazon


22. HEALING ARTS / BODYWORK / ENERGY TECHNIQUES

GOLD

The Essential Oils Complete Reference Guide: Over 250 Recipes for Natural Wholesome Aromatherapy

By K G Stiles (Page Street Publishing Co.)

Purchase from: IndieBound   /   Amazon

 

SILVER

How to Create Positive Energy in Your Space

By Kasi Kaye Iliopoulos (Balboa Press)

Purchase from: Balboa Press   /   Amazon

 

BRONZE

The Yellow Monkey Emperor’s Classic of Chinese Medicine

By Damo Mitchell and Spencer Hill; artwork by Spencer Hill (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

Purchase from:  Jessica Kingsley Publishers   /   Amazon


23. CAREGIVING

GOLD

Elder Care Journey: A View From the Front Lines

By Laura Katz Olson (SUNY Press)

Purchase from:  SUNY Press   /   Amazon

 

SILVER

Role Reversal: How to Take Care of Yourself and Your Aging Parents

By Iris Waichler, MSW, LCSW (She Writes Press)

Purchase from:  IndieBound   /   Amazon

 

BRONZE

Meditations for Caregivers: Practical, Emotional, and Spiritual Support for You and Your Family

By Barry J. Jacobs, PsyD and Julia L. Mayer, PsyD (AARP/Da Capo Press)

Purchase from: Da Capo   /   Amazon


24. MATURE LIVING / AGING

GOLD

Love, Loss, and Awakening: (Mis)adventures on the Way Back to Joy

By Dennis P. Freed (Tolawaken Press)

Purchase from: IndieBound   /   Amazon

 

SILVER

Remembering What Matters: Stories From an Amazing Place Reveal the Unexpected Lessons of Dementia

By Suzy LaForge (Bright Sky Press)

Purchase from: Bright Sky Press   /   Amazon

 

BRONZE

A Chance to Say Goodbye: Reflections on Losing a Parent

By Lisa J. Shultz (High Country Publications)

Purchase from:  IndieBound   /   Amazon


25. GRIEVING / DEATH & DYING

GOLD

Lori: The Disintegration of My Ordinary Reality

By Lori Morrison (Spirit Concierge)

Purchase from: Amazon

 

SILVER

Stepparenting the Grieving Child: Cultivating Past and Present Connections with Children Who Have Lost a Parent

By Diane Ingram Fromme (Merry Dissonance Press)

Purchase from:  IndieBound   /   Amazon

 

BRONZE

When Their World Stops: The Essential Guide to TRULY Helping Anyone in Grief

By Anne-Marie Lockmyer (Comfort for the Hurting)

Purchase from: IndieBound   /   Amazon


26. INSPIRATIONAL FICTION

GOLD

The Last Up: A Curious Tale About the Future of Sales

By Jimmy Vee & Travis Miller with Dan Clements (Atlas Press)

Purchase from: Amazon

 

SILVER

Colorblind

By Leah Harper Bowron (Spark Press)

Purchase from: IndieBound   /   Amazon

 

BRONZE

Unliving the Dream

By Sandra Vischer (Trill Publishing)

Purchase from: IndieBound   /   Amazon


27. ADVENTURE FICTION

GOLD

Ocean’s Fire (Book One of The Equal Night Trilogy)

By Stacey Tucker (Spark Press)

Purchase from: IndieBound   /   Amazon

 

SILVER

How Fast Can You Run

By Harriet Levin Millan (Harvard Square Editions)

Purchase from: Harvard Square Editions   /   Amazon

 

BRONZE

The Great Sugar War (Book 2 from The Land Without Color)

By Benjamin Ellefson; illustrated by Kevin Cannon (Beaver’s Pond Press)

Purchase from:  Benjamin Ellefson   /   Amazon


28. CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK

GOLD

Words: Understand Their Power, Learn to Use Their Strength

By Linda Ragsdale; illustrated by Imodraj (Flowerpot Press)

 

SILVER (tie)

Wonderful Nature, Wonderful You

By Karin Ireland; illustrated by Christopher Canyon (Dawn Publications)

Purchase from: Dawn Publications   /   Amazon

 

All Birds Have Anxiety

By Kathy Hoopmann (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

Purchase from: IndieBound   /   Amazon

 

BRONZE

The Twins Mia & Mateo: Daddy’s Little Helpers

By Anne-Marie Martens and Marjorie Joys; illustrated by Vanessa Alexandre (Avenue Petit Lou)

Purchase from: Avenue Petit Lou   /   Amazon


29. CHILDREN’S NON-FICTION

GOLD

What I Can Learn from the Fantastic and Incredible Life of Oprah Winfrey

By Fredrik Colting and Melissa Medina; illustrated by Eszter Chen (Moppet Books)

Purchase from: Moppet Books   /   Amazon

 

SILVER (tie)

The Tween Book: A Growing Up Guide for the Changing You

By Wendy L. Moss, PhD. and Donald A. Moses, MD (Magination Press)

Purchase from: APA  /   Amazon

 

The Survival Guide for Kids in Special Education (And Their Parents): Understanding What Special Ed. Is & How It Can Help You

By Wendy L. Moss, PhD. & Denise M. Campbell, M.S. (Free Spirit Publishing)

Purchase from:  Free Spirit Publishing   /   Amazon

 

BRONZE

Who Are You?: The Kid’s Guide to Gender Identity

By Brook Pessin-Whedbee (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

Purchase from: Jessica Kingsley Publishers   /   Amazon

 

 


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