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March 1, 2016- After an exciting month of soliciting nominations for the Best Books of 2015 our Judges have narrowed down to selections to a few Finalists in each of the categories listed below. All of the submissions were very impressive.
Now is the opportunity for the Marc’s Book Shelf readers to vote for their favorites in each of the major Book categories. Here are the rules:
- Voting is open from March 1st until Midnight of March 15, 2016;
- Voters may vote for one or all categories;
- Voters may vote every day, if desired;
- Winners will be announced on March 16, 2016.
Good Luck to all of the NOMINEES!
BEST INDEPENDENT FICTION of 2015
BEST INDEPENDENT NON-FICTION of 2015
BEST INDEPENDENT BOOK COVER of 2015
Title: Sky: Child, Interrupted
Author: William Dale West
Format: Hardcover, Paperwork, & Kindle
Publisher: Revival Waves of Glory Books and Publishing
Publication Date: July 2, 2015
Synopsis: Early in the decade of 2000, the Department of Human Services of Ellsworth, Maine, Child Protective Division, along with other municipalities, came under scrutiny for their questionable policies and immoderate tactics. Discover how a toothache led to a two-year nightmare for this quiet and law-abiding family. (Well… kinda quiet and law-abiding) SKY is a multi-emotion provoking love story about a mismatched couple and their struggle to save their marriage amidst their valiant battle for custody of their child against this powerful but once highly criticized state agency. An essential read for any parent who has picked up a drink or a drug. Interspersed with actual documents from the case, including brief news clippings, highly-personal letters and court decisions, Mr. West offers in chronological exposé, a passionate exploration and stark contrast to the realities of substance abuse and parenting, with mental illness and morals and with his occasional awareness of a presence of God. Written with wry humor, seemingly at times to mask his own heartbreak, West lays out his perspective with blunt, piercing honesty while allowing the reader to be the ultimate judge.