2010 Beach Book Festival Winners List
NEW YORK (June 1, 2010) _ Claire Cook’s novel “Seven Year Switch” has been chosen as the grand prize winner of the 2010 Beach Book Festival, which honors the top reads of the summer season.
Cook’s new novel, issued via the Voice imprint of Hyperion Books, is a breezy examination of the life of Jill Murray, whose life includes managing a ten-year-old daughter and a culturally-enriching job. Until her ex-husband shows up, complicating things in her personal life and the direction things are heading with a new consultancy under bike-riding Billy.
Although every seven years you become a new person, Jilly has to make a choice between the woman she is and the woman she wants to be. Beach readers can sit back and enjoy the ride.
Cook will be honored at a reception June 11 at the Algonquin Hotel in Manhattan.
Other winners in the competition:NON-FICTIONWINNER:
The Ice Cream Theory – Steff DeschenesHONORABLE MENTION:
Recess is Over! Dr. Sherry L MeinbergHEALTH:WINNER:
Autism ABC – Dr. Sherry L. Meinberg, illustrated by Rachael MahaffeyTEENAGE:WINNER:
FreeK Camp – Steve BurtFICTION:WINNER:
Seven Year Switch – Claire CookHONORABLE MENTION:
- Manifest Destiny – Rick Robinson
- Jakob Out of the Village – William Driedger
- The Burning Gavel – Norman Shabel
- From Where The Rivers Come – Terin Tashi Miller
- That Demon Life – Lowell Mick White
- Social Disease – Lisa Cavalear
- Inside A Haunted Mind – K. Patrick Malone
- The Rendering – Leann Marshall
- The Vengeance Trap – Axel & Linda Hansen
Second Grace – Candace Leigh CoulombeHONORABLE MENTION:
Touching The Dead – Carlotta G. HoltonSPIRITUALWINNER:
God, The Universe and Where I Fit In – Laurie Ann Levin, Psy.DHONORABLE MENTION:
- It’s All Thought – Terry L. Neal
- Who Stole My Soul? - Vishwa Prakash
Behind the Badge – Harry D. Penny, Jr. HONORABLE MENTION:
- Tea Pie, Love and Reality – Sally Petersen
- Rosie’s Daughters – Matilda Butler & Kendra Bonnett
A Loop of String – Ruth Stotter, illustrations by Kevin CoffeyCHILDREN’SWINNER:
Curio A Shetland Sheepdog Meets The Cat – Jeanette Griver, illustrated by Phyllis L. MilwayROMANCE:WINNER:
Road Atlas to Love – Mina A.A.