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THE COMMONWEALTH CLUB PRESENTS

HISTORY On the evening of June 11, 1931, then Club President James A. Johnston announced the creation of an award whose goal was to foster literature within the Golden State. “It is hoped and expected,” he said, “that the recognition afforded by these annual California Commonwealth Club Literature Medals will be a spur and an encouragement to many a California author in this and future years.” The awards soon gained the recognition for which Johnston had hoped. To date, many prominent writers have received a California Book Award. In fact, literary historians credit The Commonwealth Club Book Awards as among the first to recognize the talent of John Steinbeck, who received three Gold Medals between 1935 and 1939. The Club became embroiled in controversy after awarding Steinbeck his third Gold

Medal for The Grapes of Wrath, which triggered a series of protests throughout the state. Although the Club was criticized for acknowledging a book which portrayed California in a poor light, eventually, The Grapes of Wrath silenced critics and became an American classic.

the years, several more categories have been added along with the inclusion of silver medals. Currently our categories consist of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Juvenile Literature, Young Adult Literature, First Work of Fiction, Californiana, and Notable Contribution to Publishing.

Today, the California Book Awards are one of the oldest literary awards in the United States. The Commonwealth Club has recognized over 600 California authors and publishers for outstanding contributions to the art of the written word.

THE SELECTION PROCESS

CATEGORIES AND AWARDS The California Book Awards strive to annually recognize the state’s best writers and illuminate the wealth and diversity of California-based literature. The California Book Awards began in 1931 with two gold medals – one for a work of fiction and one for nonfiction. Through

Each year, The Commonwealth Club receives hundreds of books from California’s rich literary community for award consideration. The California Book Awards Jury continues to uphold the same strict standards as the original 1931 jury and is comprised of 12-15 California professionals with a diverse range of views, backgrounds and literary experience The jury spends several months assessing entries, narrowing down the submitted works to a group of finalists, and lastly, selecting the medalists. The wealth of submissions reflects the ever impressive talent of writers in the Golden State.


The California Book Award Winners 1931 - 2015 (In Progress) YEAR (Event) 1931 (1)

AUTHOR (Surname) Bolton McAdoo

AUTHOR (Forename) Herbert E. William

CATEGORY Scholarship-History Nonfiction-Memoir

Lincoln

TITLE Outpost of Empire Crowded Year: The Reminiscenes of William G. McAdoo The Autobiography of Lincoln Steffens

1931 (1) 1931 (1)

Steffens

1932 (2) 1932 (2) 1932 (2)

Nonfiction-Memoir

Gold Silver

Field Anderson Lamb

Sara Bard Gertrude Harold

Barabbas The Adventures of a Novelist Nur Mahal

General Literature Nonfiction-Memoir General Literature

Silver Gold Silver

1933 (3) 1933 (3) 1933 (3)

Kurtz Dobie Mitchell

B. P. Charles Ernest Pryce

The Pursuit of Death: A Study of Shelley's Poetry San Francisco A Pageant Deep Water: The Autobiography of a Sea Captain

Scholarship-Study Nonfiction Nonfiction-Memoir

Silver Gold Silver

1934 (4) 1934 (4)

McKee Lyman Doyle

Ruth Dr. George Dr. Helen

General Literature Scholarship Nonfiction-Memoir

Silver Gold Gold

Padover

Saul

Lord's Anointed The Saga of the Comstock Lode A Child Went Forth: the autobiography of Dr. Helen Doyle The Revolutionary Emperor: Joseph II of Austria

Scholarship-History

Silver

Steinbeck Guerard Dobie Lampson Patterson

John Albert Charles Robin Vernon

Tortilla Flat Literature and Society San Francisco Tales Laughter Out of the Ground All Giants Wear Yellow Breeches: a chronicle of boyhood

General Literature Scholarship Nonfiction General Literature Nonfiction-Memoir

Silver Gold Gold Silver Silver

Steinbeck Bolton

John Herbert E.

General Literature Scholarship

Silver Gold

Alexander

Hartley

Scholarship

Gold

Scholarship

Silver

Scholarship

Silver

1934 (4) 1934 (4) 1935 (5) 1935 (5) 1935 (5) 1935 (5) 1935 (5) 1936 (6)

MEDAL Gold

Altrocchi

Julia

1936 (6) 1936 (6)

Stewart

George

In Dubious Battle Rim of Christendom: a biograph of Eusbio Francisco Kin Pacific coast pioneer God and Man's Destiny: Inquiries into the metaphysical foundations of faith Snow Covered Wagons: A Pioneer Epic: The donner Party 1846-1847 Ordeal by Hunger: The Story of the Donner Party

1937 (7) 1937 (7) 1937 (7) 1937 (7) 1937 (7)

Storm Bell Corle Davies Rosten

Hans Dr. E.T. Edwin Godfrey Leo

Pity the Tyrant Men of Mathematics People on the Earth The Early Stuarts: 1603 to 1660 The Education of Hyman Kaplan

General Literature Scholarship Scholarship Scholarship General Literature

Silver Gold Gold Silver Silver

1938 (8) 1938 (8) 1938 (8) 1938 (8) 1938 (8)

Stewart Priestley Lamb Lewis Powell

George Herbert Dana Oscar Alexander

East of the Giants France Overseas: a Study of Modern Imperialism Enchanted Vagabonds The Big Four Gone are the Days

General Literature Scholarship Nonfiction-Memoir Scholarship Nonfiction

Silver Gold Gold Silver Silver

1939 (9) 1939 (9) 1939 (9)

Steinbeck Walker Keith

John Franklin Agnes

The Grapes of Wrath San Francisco's Literary Frontier Land Below the Wind

General Literature Scholarship Nonfiction-Memoir

Silver Gold Gold

1936 (6) 1936 (6)


1939 (9) 1939 (9) 1939 (9)

Peattie Provines Saroyan Lampson

Donald Mary William Robin

Flowering Earth Bright Heritage The Time of Your Life (play) Death Loses a Pair of Wings: the Epic of William Gorgas and the Conquest of Yellow Fever

Scholarship General Literature General Literature General Literature

Silver Silver Silver Silver

White Thurston Bailey Lamb Saroyan Gates Rexroth

Stewart E. Carl Thomas Harold Willian Doris Kenneth

Wild Geese Calling The Structure of Art A Diplomatic History of the American People The March of the Barbarians My Name is Aram Blue Willow In What Hour

General Literature Scholarship Scholarship Scholarship Nonficiton-Memoir Juvenile Poetry

Silver Gold Gold Silver Silver Silver Silver

General Literature

Silver

Scholarship Nonfiction Nonfiction - Biography Nonfiction Fiction

Gold Gold Silver Silver Silver

1939 (9) 1940 (10) 1940 (10) 1940 (10) 1940 (10) 1940 (10) 1940 (10) 1940 (10)

Jackson

Joseph Henry

1941 (11) 1941 (11) 1941 (11) 1941 (11) 1941 (11) 1941 (11)

Simpson Chevigny Dobbs Klingberg LaPiere

Lesley B. Hector John Frank Richard

Anybody's Gold: The Story of California Mining Towns Many Mexicos Lord of Alaska: Baranov and the Russian Adventure Thackeray The Morning of America When the Living Strive

1942 (12) 1942 (12) 1942 (12) 1942 (12) 1942 (12) 1942 (12)

Lewis Thompson Davis Ross Waters Hawthorne

Oscar James Westfall H. L. Lillian Bos Frank Hildegard

I Remember Christine History of Historical Writing Proud Riders The Stranger in Big Sur The Man Who Killed the Deer Long Adventure

General Literature Scholarship Poetry Fiction Fiction Juvenile

Silver Gold Gold Silver Silver Silver

1943 (13) 1943 (13) 1943 (13) 1943 (13) 1943 (13) 1943 (13)

Baker Munk McWilliams Radin Sinclair Eyre

Dorothy Frank Carey Max Upton Katherine

Trio Legacy of Nazism Brothers Under the Skin The Day of Reckoning Wide is the Gate Spurs for Antonia

General Literature Scholarship Nonfiction Nonfiction Fiction Juvenile

Silver Gold Gold Silver Silver Silver

1944 (14) 1944 (14)

Carrighar Bailey Durant

Sally Thomas Will

One Day at Beetle Rock Woodrow Wilson and the Lost Peace Caesar and Christ: A History of Roman Civilization and of Christianity from Their Beginnings to A.D. 325

General Literature Scholarship Nonfiction

Silver Gold Gold

Hough Westrate Pease Rexroth

Donald Edwin Howard Kenneth

Captain Retread Forward Observer Mystery at Thunderbolt House The Phoenix and the Tortoise

Fiction Nonfiction Juvenile Poetry

Silver Silver Silver Silver

Locke Crow Hinkley Espey

Adria John A. Laura John

General Literature Scholarship Scholarship Nonfiction

Silver Gold Gold Gold

Jones von Hagen

Idwal Victor

Fiction Nonfiction

Silver Silver

Leighton

Margaret

A Lion in the Streets The Epic of Latin America The Brontes: Charlotte and Emily Minor Heresies, Major Departures: A China Mission Boyhood High Bonnet South America Called Them: Explorations of the Great Naturalists The Singing Cave

Juvenile

Silver

1944 (14) 1944 (14) 1944 (14) 1944 (14) 1944 (14) 1945 (15) 1945 (15) 1945 (15) 1945 (15) 1945 (15) 1945 (15) 1945 (15)


1946 (16) 1946 (16) 1946 (16) 1946 (16) 1946 (16) 1946 (16) 1947 (17) 1947 (17) 1947 (17) 1947 (17) 1947 (17) 1947 (17) 1947 (17)

Brier

Royce

Buff Hedley Mowry

Mary and Conrad George George

Western World: A Study of the Forces Shaping our Time The Big Tree The Christian Heritage in America Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Movement

General Literature

Silver

Fiction Nonfiction Nonfiction

Gold Silver Silver

Staffelbach Weismiller

E. H. Edward

Towards Oregon The Faultless Shore

Juvenile Poetry

Silver Silver

Lewis Wright

Janet Louis

The Trial of Soren Qvist The Atlantic Frontier: Colonial American Civilization, 1607-1763 Blood Brother The Great Forest A Yanqui in Patagonia Sancho of the Long, Long Horns Journey to Victory

General Literature Scholarship

Silver Gold

Arnold Lillard Willis Bosworth Zimmerman

Elliot Richard Bailey Allan Hazel Louise

Fiction Nonfiction Nonfiction Juvenile Poetry

Gold Silver Silver Silver Silver

General Literature

Silver

Scholarship Fiction Nonfiction Nonfiction Fiction Juvenile

Gold Gold Silver Silver Silver Silver

Noble

Hollister

1948 (18) 1948 (18) 1948 (18) 1948 (18) 1948 (18) 1948 (18) 1948 (18)

Wecter Forestor Lavender Sward Wilson Holling

Dixon C. S. David Keith Neill C. Holling C.

Woman with a Sword: A Novel based on the Life of Ana Ella Carroll The Age of the Great Depression: 1929-1941 Sky and Forest The Big Divide The Legend of Henry Ford The Nine Brides and Granny Hite Seabird

1949 (19) 1949 (19) 1949 (19) 1949 (19) 1949 (19) 1949 (19) 1949 (19)

North Irvine Maltz Murphy Radin Parrish Brown

Robert C. William Albert Audie Max Helen Harry

The Revolt in San Marcos The Universe of GBS The Journey of Simon McKeever To Hell and Back Epicurus, My Master At the Palace Gates The Beast in His Hunger

Fiction Nonfiction Fiction Nonfiction Fiction Juvenile Poetry

Silver Gold Gold Silver Silver Silver Silver

1950 (20)

Delmar Hart

Vina Henry H.

Fiction Nonfiction

Silver Gold

Van Every White

Dale Lynn

Fiction Nonfiction

Gold Silver

Wong Garthwaite Kloss

Jade Snow Marion Phillips

About Mrs. Leslie Sea Road to the Indies : An Account of the Voyages and Exploits of the Portuguese Navigators, Together with the Life and Times of Dom Vasco da Gama, Capitao-Mor, Viceroy of India and Count of Vidigueira Indies Bridal Journey Educating our Daughters: A Challenge to the Colleges Fifth Chinese Daughter Tomas and the Red Headed Angel Dominant Seventh

Nonfiction Juvenile Poetry

Silver Silver Silver

Saroyan Hoffer

William Eric

Fiction Nonfiction

Silver Gold

Anderson Jones Record

Mildred Napier Idwal Wilson

Tracy's Tiger The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements Sandra and the Right Prince Ark of Empire: San Francisco's Montgomery Block The Negro and the Communist Party

Fiction Nonfiction Nonfiction

Gold Silver Silver

1950 (20) 1950 (20) 1950 (20) 1950 (20) 1950 (20) 1950 (20) 1951 (21) 1951 (21) 1951 (21) 1951 (21) 1951 (21)


1951 (21) 1951 (21)

Rolfs Richardson

Mary Jane Leon

No Vacancy Old Cronies

Fiction Poetry

Silver Silver

1952 (22)

Davis Bean

H. L. Walton

Winds of Morning Boss Ruef's San Francisco: The story of the Union Labor Party, big business, and the graft prosecution Cottrell: Samaritan of Science Time's Traveler Please Excuse Johnny Wapiti the Elk

Fiction Nonfiction

Silver Gold

Cameron Coblentz McGehee Wilson

Frank Stanton Florence Neill C.

Nonfiction Fiction Nonfiction Fiction

Gold Silver Silver Silver

Bradbury Goodwin Gann Wolfe

Ray Ruby Ernest Reese

Fahrenheit 451 It's Good to be Black The High and the Mighty Yankee Ships : An Informal History of the American Merchant Marine Roaring River

Fiction Nonfiction Fiction Nonfiction

Silver Gold Gold Silver

Brown

Bill

Juvenile

Silver

Stinetorf Carter Forester Stegner

Louise Everett C. S. Wallace

Fiction Nonfiction Fiction Nonfiction

Silver Gold Gold Silver

Paul Leonard

Beyond the Hungry Country Howells and the Age of Realism The Nightmare Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West Glory, God, and Gold Epics of Everest

1954 (24) 1954 (24) 1954 (24)

Wellman Wibberley

Nonfiction Fiction

Silver Silver

1955 (25) 1955 (25) 1955 (25) 1955 (25) 1955 (25) 1955 (25) 1955 (25) 1955 (25)

Forester Temko Bridenbaugh Dickson Huxley Paden Lane Margot-Parle

C. S. Alan Carl Samuel Aldous Irene Frederick Delina

The Good Shepherd Notre-Dame of Paris Cities in Revolt: Urban Life in America 1773-1776 Streets of San Francisco The Genius and the Goddess The Big Oak Flat Road Westward the Eagle Symphony

Fiction Nonfiction Nonfiction Nonfiction Fiction Californiana Juvenile Poetry

Silver Gold Gold Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver

1956 (26) 1956 (26) 1956 (26) 1956 (26) 1956 (26)

Linington Hulme Nathan Smith Thompson Van Every

Elizabeth Kathryn Beatrice S. Charles Page Harlan Dale

The Long Watch The Nun's Story Tales of a Teacher James Wilson, Founding Father: 1742-1798 Spook the Mustang Men of the Western Waters: A Second Look at the First Americans

Fiction Nonfiction Nonfiction Nonfiction Fiction Californiana

Silver Gold Gold Silver Silver Silver

Lee Pearson Demarest Weeks Wyckoff

C. Y. Lu Emily Phyllis William Nicholas

Fiction Nonfiction Fiction Fiction Fiction

Silver Gold Gold Silver Silver

1957 (27) 1957 (27) 1957 (27)

Gilliam Ormondroyd

Harold Edward

The Flower Drum Song Elizabethans at Home The Wilderness Brigade Knock and Wait a While The Braintree Mission: A Fictional Narrative of London and boston San francisco Bay David and the Phoenix

Californiana Juvenile

Silver Silver

1958 (28) 1958 (28) 1958 (28)

Murphy Herold Hall

Dennis R. J. Christopher Oakley

The Sergeant Mistress to an Age: A Life of Madame de Stael Warlock

Fiction Nonfiction Fiction

Silver Gold Gold

1952 (22) 1952 (22) 1952 (22) 1952 (22) 1952 (22) 1953 (23) 1953 (23) 1953 (23) 1953 (23) 1953 (23) 1954 (24) 1954 (24) 1954 (24)

1956 (26) 1957 (27) 1957 (27) 1957 (27) 1957 (27)


Lavender

David

Mowry Rogers Herron Stanford

George Fred B. Edward A. Ann

Vale Miller Arnold Brodie May Bronson

Eugene John C. Elliot Fawn Henry F. William

Ault

Phillip

Nevins Dangerfield

Allan George

Gartner Stegner Bauer

Chloe Wallace Helen

Stone Schorer Uris Van Every Kroeber

Irving Mark Leon Dale Theodora

Shirreffs Barker

Gordon Eric

Lauritzen Smith Politzer Schwarzkopf

Jon Reed Page Heinz Chet

Stewart Terrell

Robert & Mary John Upton

Noble

Iris

Lee MacGregor

Virginia Geddes

1963 (33) 1963 (33) 1963 (33) 1963 (33) 1963 (33) 1963 (33)

Riasanovsky Schwab Wibberley Stanger Woolsey

Nicholas Arnold Leonard Frank Maryhale

The House That Tai Ming Built The Hemlock and the Cross: Humanism, Socrates, and Christ A History of Russia James Gibbons Huneker: Critic of the Seven Arts Ah, Julian! A memoir of Julian Brodetsky South From San Francisco - San Mateo County, CA The Keys and the Candle

1964 (34) 1964 (34)

Uris O'Malley

Leon C. D.

Armageddon Andreas Vesalius of Brussels

1958 (28) 1958 (28) 1958 (28) 1958 (28) 1958 (28) 1959 (29) 1959 (29) 1959 (29) 1959 (29) 1959 (29) 1959 (29) 1959 (29) 1960 (30) 1960 (30) 1960 (30) 1960 (30) 1960 (30) 1961 (31) 1961 (31) 1961 (31) 1961 (31) 1961 (31) 1961 (31) 1961 (31) 1962 (32) 1962 (32) 1962 (32) 1962 (32) 1962 (32) 1962 (32) 1962 (32) 1963 (33)

Land of Giants: Drive to the Pacific Northwest, 17501950 Era of Theodore Roosevelt: 1900-1912 Montgomery and the Portsmouth First Scientist of Alaska: William Healey Dall Magellan The Thirteenth Apostle Alexander Hamilton: A Portrait in Paradox Flight from Ashiya Thaddeus Stevens: Scourge of the South End of American Innocence The Earth Shook, The Sky Burned : A Photographic Record of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire This is the Desert: The Story of America's Arid Region The War For The Union War Becomes Revolution 1862-1863 Chancellor Robert R. Livingston of New York: 17461813 The Infidels A Shooting Star Hawaii the Aloha State The Agony and the Ecstasy Sinclair Lewis: An American Life Mila 18 Forth to the Wilderness Ishi in Two Worlds : A Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America The Gray Sea Raiders A Ring of Willows The Everlasting Fire John Adams Franz Kafka: Parable and Paradox Heart of the Wild: Animal Stories of the California Redwood Coast Adolph Sutro: A biography Journey into Darkness: Cabeza de Vaca's Expedition Across North America, 1528-36 First Woman Ambulance Surgeon: Emily Barringer

Nonfiction

Silver

Nonfiction Californiana Juvenile Poetry

Silver Silver Silver Silver

Fiction Nonfiction Fiction Nonfiction Nonfiction Californiana

Silver Gold Gold Silver Silver Silver

Juvenile

Silver

Nonfiction Nonfiction

Silver Gold

Fiction Fiction Juvenile

Silver Silver Silver

Fiction Nonfiction Fiction Nonfiction Californiana

Silver Gold Gold Silver Silver

Juvenile Poetry

Silver Silver

Fiction Nonfiction Nonfiction Fiction

Silver Gold Gold Silver

Nonfiction Californiana

Silver Silver

Juvenile

Silver

Fiction Nonfiction

Silver Gold

Nonfiction Nonfiction Nonfiction Californiana Juvenile

Gold Silver Silver Silver Silver

Fiction Nonfiction

Silver Gold


1964 (34) 1964 (34) 1964 (34) 1964 (34) 1964 (34)

Stegner Wallace Kroninger Cameron Altrocchi

Wallace Irving Robert Eleanor Julia

Gathering of Zion The Man Sarah and the Senator A Spell is Cast Girl with Ocelot

1965 (35)

Van Every Dillon

Dale Richard

Guthrie Hutchinson

A. B. W. H.

Merliss Piatigorsky Beatty Simpson

Reuben Gregor John Louis

Wilner Stone Bennett

Herbert Winfred Melba

Kisling Pitt

Jack Leonard

Rutland Flesischmen

Robert Sid

Stegner Sanborn Arnold Gold Smith

Wallace Margaret Elliott Herbert Edward Ellis

Dillon

Richard

White Antoninus

Robb Brother

All the Little Live Things Robert Lee. A Complete Man: A Portrait A Night of Watching Fathers The Young Stalin: The Early Years of an Elusive Revolutionary Fool's Gold: The decline and Fall of Captain John Sutter of California Silent Ship, Silent Sea The Rose of Solitude

Hailey Johnson Joncich

Arthur William Weber Geraldine

Airport Heroic Mexico: Violent Emergence . . . The Sane Positivist: Biography of Edward Thorndike

Rolle Roske Rink

Andrew Ralph Paul

The Immigrant Upraised Everyman's Eden Quest for Freedom

Landauer Fisher Michelman

Carl MFK Irving

Girdner Cameron Taylor Stoutenburg

Audrie Eleanor Theodore Andrian

german: illusions and dilemmas With Bold Knife and Fork Business at Bay: Critics and Heretics of American Business the great betrayal the green and burning tree the cay short history of the fur trade

1965 (35) 1965 (35) 1965 (35) 1965 (35) 1965 (35) 1965 (35) 1965 (35) 1966 (36) 1966 (36) 1966 (36) 1966 (36) 1966 (36) 1966 (36) 1966 (36) 1967 (37) 1967 (37) 1967 (37) 1967 (37) 1967 (37) 1967 (37) 1967 (37) 1967 (37) 1968 (38) 1968 (38) 1968 (38) 1968 (38) 1968 (38) 1968 (38) 1969 (39) 1969 (39) 1969 (39) 1969 (39) 1969 (39) 1969 (39) 1969 (39)

Fiction Fiction Californiana Juvenile Poetry

Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver

Final Challenge: The American Frontier 1804-1845 The Search for Meriwether Lewis: from Tillamook to Grinder's Stand Blue Hen's Chick: A Life in Context Oil, Land, and Politics: The California Career of Thomas Robert Bard The Year of the Death Cellist Campion Towers The Selected Poems

Nonfiction Nonfiction

Silver Gold

Nonfiction

Gold Silver

Fiction Nonfiction Juvenile Poetry

Silver Silver Silver Silver

All the Little Heroes The Cave and the Mountain: A Study of EM Forster The Stone Mason of Tor House: The life and Works of Robinson Jeffers The Crow Flies Crooked Leonard Pitt Decline of the Californios A Social History of the Spanish-Speaking Californians, 18461890 The Ordeal of the Constitution Chancy and te Grand Rascal

Fiction Nonfiction Nonfiction

Silver Gold Gold

Fiction Nonfiction

Silver Silver

Nonfiction Californiana

Silver Silver

Fiction Nonfiction Fiction Nonfiction Nonfiction

Silver Gold Gold Silver Silver

Californiana

Silver

Juvenile Poetry

Silver Silver

Fiction Nonfiction Nonfiction

Silver Gold Gold

Nonfiction Californiana Juvenile

Silver Silver Silver

Nonfiction Contribution Publishing Nonfiction

Silver Gold Silver

Californiana Juvenile Juvenile Poetry

Silver Silver Silver Silver


1970 (40) 1970 (40) 1970 (40) 1970 (40) 1970 (40) 1970 (40) 1970 (40)

Durant Hay Hsu West Egan Bulla Boyle

Will Stephen N. Immanuel Jessamyn Ferol Clyde Kay

Interpretations of Life Asian ideas of the east and west The Rise of Modern China Crimson Ramblers of the World, Farewell The El Dorado Trail Jonah and the Great Fish Testament for My Students

Nonfiction Nonfiction Nonfiction Fiction Californiana Juvenile Poetry

Silver Gold Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver

1971 (41) 1971 (41) 1971 (41) 1971 (41) 1971 (41) 1971 (41) 1971 (41)

Gaines Blatty Ireland Kahn Saxaton Miles Dickey

Ernest William Peter Marion Harold L. Alexander Miska William

Autobiography of miss jane pittman The Exorcist textile art in the church monarchy in the emperor's eyes the indispensable enemy annie and old one more under saturn

Nonfiction Fiction Contribution to Publishing Nonfiction Californiana Juvenile Poetry

Silver Gold Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver

1972 (42) 1972 (42) 1972 (42) 1972 (42) 1972 (42) 1972 (42)

Rice Bogard Egan Kenner Fink Uchida

Edward E. Travis Ferol Hugh Augusta Yoshiko

Mao's Way contour in time sand in a whirlwind the pound era monterey: the presence of the past samurai of gold hill

Nonfiction Nonfiction Nonfiction Nonfiction Californiana Juvenile

Silver Gold Silver Silver Silver Silver

1973 (43) 1973 (43) 1973 (43) 1973 (43) 1973 (43) 1973 (43)

Huffaker Starr Crouch Niven Rascoe Wright Monaghan

Clair Kevin Steve John Judith Celeste T. Jay

the cowboy and the crossack americans and the california dream steinbeck country gideon welles Yours and Mine a sense of place chile, peru & the california gold rush of 1849

Fiction Nonfiction Nonfiction Nonfiction Fiction Poetry Californiana

Silver Gold Gold Silver Silver Silver Silver

Bowers

Edgar

living together

Poetry

Silver

1974 (44) 1974 (44) 1974 (44) 1974 (44) 1974 (44) 1974 (44) 1974 (44)

Leffland Bronowski Raphael Connell, Jr. Delmar Levy Freemand

Ella Jacob Ray Evan Vina Leonard Don

love out of season ascent of man an everyday history of somewhere the connoisseur a time for titans against the law the paper party

Fiction Nonfiction Californiana Fiction Fiction Fiction Juvenile

Silver Gold Gold Silver Silver Silver Silver

1975 (45) 1975 (45) 1975 (45) 1975 (45) 1975 (45) 1975 (45) 1975 (45) 1975 (45)

Crichton Fagan Lavender Thomas Nathan Durant Fay Rosenstone

Michael Brian David Harold E. Leonard Will and Ariel Peter Ward Robert

the great train robbery rape of the nile nothing seemed impossible coyotes--last animals on earth returning your call age of napoleon the opium war Romantic Revolutionary

Fiction Nonfiction Californiana Juvenile Poetry Nonfiction Nonfiction Nonfiction

Silver Gold Gold Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver

1976 (46) 1976 (46) 1976 (46) 1976 (46)

Stegner Smith Gunn Shapiro

Wallace Page Thom Karl

the spectator bird a new age now begins jack straw's castle adult bookstore

Fiction Nonfiction Poetry Poetry

Silver Gold Gold Silver

1973 (43) 1973 (43)


1976 (46) 1976 (46)

Packer Weber

Nancy H. Eugen

small moments Peasants into frenchmen: . . .Rural france

Fiction Nonfiction

Silver Silver

1977 (47) 1977 (47) 1977 (47) 1977 (47) 1977 (47) 1977 (47)

Egan Rimland Irigaray Stanford Evans Hayward

Ferol Ingrid Louis Ann Henry Brooke

fremont: explorer for a restless nation the wanderers shepherd watches, shepherd sings in mediterranean air botanical prints haywire

Nonfiction First Novel Juvenile Poetry Nonfiction Fiction

Silver Gold Silver Silver Silver Silver

1978 (48) 1978 (48) 1978 (48) 1978 (48) 1978 (48) 1978 (48) 1978 (48)

Craig Berg Wallace Halley Fife Moon Jones

Gordon A. Scott David R. Elizabeth F. Dale Sheila Charles W.

Germany 1866-1945 max perkins: editor of genius the dark range a woman of independent means north of danger songs for wanderers st. nicholas of myra, bari, manhattan

Nonfiction Nonfiction Californiana First Novel Juvenile Poetry Nonfiction

Silver Gold Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver

1979 (49) 1979 (49) 1979 (49) 1979 (49) 1979 (49) 1979 (49)

Litwack Flanagan Stearns Nathan Rexroth Nash Sullivan

Leon Thomas Pamela Leonard Kenneth Gary B. Michael

Nonfiction First Novel Juvenile Poetry Poetry Nonfiction Nonfiction

Silver Gold Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver

1979 (49) 1979 (49)

Yep

Laurence

been in the storm so long years of the french fool and the dancing bear dear blood the morning star Urban Crucible: social change . . . symbols of eternity: art of landscape painting in china Sea Glass

Fiction

Silver

1980 (50) 1980 (50) 1980 (50) 1980 (50) 1980 (50) 1980 (50)

Fetler Felstiner Cunningham Fleischman Stampp Royster

James John Julia Paul Kenneth Charles

Impossible Appetites: nine stories Translating Neruda: Way to Macchu Picchu Flight of the Sparrow The Half-A-Moon Inn Imperiled Union: essays on the Civil War Revolutionary People at War...

Fiction Nonfiction Juvenile Juvenile Nonfiction Nonfiction

Silver Gold Gold Silver Silver Silver

1981 (51) 1981 (51) 1981 (51) 1981 (51) 1981 (51) 1981 (51) 1981 (51)

Gold Rodriquez Holliday Uchida Lewis Hermann Morris

Herbert Richard J. S. Yoshiko Janet Janet S. Wright

Family: novel in form of a memoir Hunger of Memory: education of . . . World Rushed In: The California Gold Rush A Jar of Dreams Poems Old and New, 1918-1978 Pursuit of a Dream Will's Boy

Fiction Nonfiction Californiana Juvenile Poetry Nonfiction Nonfiction

Silver Gold Gold Silver Silver Silver Silver

1982 (52) 1982 (52) 1982 (52) 1982 (52) 1982 (52)

Berriault Middlekauff Teiser Bess Spacks

Gina Robert Ruth Clayton Barry

Infinite Passion of Expectation: 25 stories Glorious Cause: American Revolution Winemaking in California Story for a Black Night Spacks Street: new and selected poems

Fiction Nonfiction Californiana First Novel Poetry

Silver Gold Gold Silver Silver

1983 (53) 1983 (53) 1983 (53) 1983 (53) 1983 (53) 1983 (53)

Gaines Bony Erickson Wallace Cleary Owens

Ernest Jean Carolly David R. Beverly Delia

Gathering of Old Men French Gothic Architecture 12th-13th century The First Elizabeth Klamath Knot Dear Mr. Henshaw Cry of Kalahari

Fiction Nonfiction Nonfiction Californiana Juvenile Juvenile

Silver Gold Gold Silver Silver Silver


1983 (53) 1983 (53) 1983 (53)

Walker Miles Rowell

Walter Josephine Galen

A Dime to Dance By collected poems, 1930-83 mountains of the middle kingdom...

First Fiction Poetry Contribution Publishing

Silver Silver Silver

1984 (54)

Doerr Muscatine

Harriet Doris

1984 (54) 1984 (54) 1984 (54) 1984 (54) 1984 (54) 1984 (54) 1984 (54)

Livingston Nunn Ferlinghetti Cameron Field Field

Myra C. Kem Lawrence Robert Carol Carol

Stones for Ibarra The University of California Southeby Book of California Monkey Puzzle and other poems Tapping the Source Over All the Obscene Boundaries Above Paris The Hill Towns of Italy Celebrating Italy

Fiction Californiana

Silver Gold

Juvenile First Fiction Poetry Nonfiction Contribution Publishing Contribution Publishing

Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver

1985 (55) 1985 (55) 1985 (55) 1985 (55) 1985 (55) 1985 (55) 1985 (55) 1985 (55) 1985 (55)

Pineda Kostof Albright Boyle Hemple Collins Nelson-Rees Di Piero Stanford

Cecile Spiro Thomas T. Coraghessan Amy Meghan Walter W. S. Ann

face a history of architecture settings art in san francisco bay area . . . greasy lake & other stories reasons to live the willow maiden John o'shea, 1876-1956 early light the countess of forli

Fiction Nonfiction Californiana Fiction Fiction Juvenile Notable Poetry Poetry

Silver Gold Gold Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver

1986 (56) 1986 (56) 1986 (56) 1986 (56) 1986 (56) 1986 (56) 1986 (56) 1986 (56) 1986 (56)

Finney Weber Seth Parker Linfield Brucker Rowell Snyder Steele

Ernest Eugen Vikram Tom Esther Gene Galen Gary Timothy

birds landing france: fin de siecle the golden gate: A novel in verse small business: a novel the secret of the mountain giovanni and lusanna . . . mountain light: in search of... left out in the rain sapphics against anger and...

Fiction Nonfiction Californiana First Novel Juvenile Nonfiction Notable Poetry Poetry

Silver Gold Gold Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver

1987 (57) 1987 (57) 1987 (57) 1987 (57) 1987 (57) 1987 (57) 1987 (57) 1987 (57) 1987 (57)

Boyle Howard Gillenkirk Terris Shilts Withey Hyde Griffin Thornton

T. Coraghessan Donald Jeff Susan Randy Lynne Phillip Susan Lawrence

world's end: a novel chaucer: His life, his work . . . bitter melon: stories . . . rural chinese nell's quilt and the band played on... voyage of discovery: captain cook . . . dryland: desert of north america unremembered country poems imagining argentina

Fiction Nonfiction Californiana Juvenile Nonfiction Nonfiction Notable First Novel First Novel

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A Far Rockaway of the Heart Glen Gould: The Ecstasy and Tragedy of Genius The Dream Endures: CA. Enters the 1940s The Hired Hand: An African-American Folktale

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2002 (72)

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The Amazing Adventures of Kavaliar and Clay Our Vietnam Selected Poems California Calls You Rope Burns At the Sign of the Star The Ice Harvest The Royal Family The Literature of California Vol 1: Native American Beginnings to 1945 Jubal’s Wish

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2003 (73)

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Pollan Reed Greer Boyle Lee Sturtevant Nazario Children's Book Press

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The Confessions of Max Tivoli Sorrow of Empire School Among the Ruins Every Night is Ladies’ Night GraceLand Happy Baby Worth Beasts of Field: California Migrant Farm-workers 1865-1913 Walt Whitman: Words for America Europe Central Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves Niagara River A Thousand Years of Good Prayer Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Nice Big American Baby Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed Cloud Chamber Terrific The Great Earthquake and Firestorms of 1906: How San Francisco Nearly Destroyed Itself

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Chinese Apples Ralph Ellison: A Biography What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America The Yiddish Policeman's Union A Thousand Splendid Suns Sons & Other Flammable Objects Reinventing Los Angeles Thirteen Reasons Why Revolution is Not a Dinner Party Impressions of the East The Book of Psalms Translated

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