We are thrilled that Megan Kruse has been selected as one of the six winners of this year's award from the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association, for her debut novel Call Me Home, published by Hawthorne Books. Please join us for the award ceremony on Tuesday, March 8th from 6 pm to 7 pm at the store. We'll have cake and a toast to Megan, as we celebrate this terrific honor.
Call Me Home has an epic scope and braids the stories of a family in three distinct voices. At its heart, this is a novel about family, our choices and how we come to live with them, what it means to be queer in the rural West, and the changing idea of home. Megan was also honored as one of this year’s “5 under 35” by the National Book Foundation. The 5 Under 35 program honors five young fiction writers selected by past National Book Award Winners and Finalists, or previous 5 Under 35 Honorees.
The annual PNBA book award is presented to authors who reside in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, or British Columbia. The award winners are selected by owners and staff of independent bookstore members of PNBA through the Pacific Northwest. Joining Megan as winners this year are Martha Brockenbrough (Seattle) for The Game of Love and Death, Patrick deWitt (Portland) for Undermajordomo Minor, Brian Doyle (Portland) for Children & Other Wild Animals, Thor Hanson (San Juan Island) for The Triumph of Seeds, and Dana Simpson (Auburn) for Unicorn On a Roll.