These books found favor in the Pacific Northwest. The local booksellers association that covers Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska awarded these books their PNBA Book Award.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie.
Returning to Earth by Jim Harrison.
Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson.
Dancing With Rose: Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimer's by Lauren Kessler.
The God of Animals by Aryn Kyle.
Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff.