2011 Book of the Year Award Finalists Announced

The History of My Body is a finalist for the 2011 Book of the Year Awards in the literary fiction category.

ForeWord Reviews is pleased to announce the 2011 Book of the Year Awards list of finalists. Representing more than 700 publishers, the finalists were selected from 1200 entries in 60 genre categories. These books are examples of independent publishing at its finest.

A twist on the traditional coming-of-age novel, Sharon Heath’s The History of My Body is the story of Fleur Robins, daughter of an alcoholic mother and an anti-abortion crusading father, whose preoccupation with God and the void ends up thrusting her into the center of a culture war over the reach and limits of the human imagination.     

Sharon Heath is a Jungian Analyst who writes fiction and non-fiction exploring the interplay of science and spirit, politics and pop culture, contemplation and community. The History of My Body is published by Genoa House, an imprint of Fisher King Press.

ForeWord Reviews’ Book of the Year Awards program was established to help publishers shine an additional spotlight on their best titles and bring increased attention to librarians and booksellers of the literary and graphic achievements of independent publishers and their authors. Award winners are chosen by librarians and booksellers who are on the front lines, working everyday with patrons and customers. 

ForeWord is the only review trade journal devoted exclusively to books from independent houses.