Appledore Books Newsletter
June 2007
This Desired Place Wins Gold Award
For Best Northeast Regional Fiction

Julia Older's novel THIS DESIRED PLACE; The Isles of Shoals is gold medal finalist for Best Regional Fiction in the six New England states and New York.

Older was presented the medal for her saga of New World settlers, pirates and Puritans at the June 1st ceremony in New York. "Independent authors and publishers are the conscience of our culture," said Director Jim Barnes.

The 2007 Independent Publisher Book Award spotlights regional books judged on "quality and regional significance." Overall, 688 fiction and nonfiction regional books were submitted from across the U.S. and Canada.

A total 1,510 independent and university publishers in the U.S., Canada and 18 countries overseas submitted 3,378 book entries in a range of categories to the Michigan-based Independent Publisher group.

THIS DESIRED PLACE is available at bookstores, through Baker & Taylor Book Distributor and directly from

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