2011 RITA Winner for Best First Book

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Winner: Pieces of Sky by Kaki Warner (Berkley Sensation; Wendy McCurdy, editor)

Finalists:

▪ Enemy Within by Marcella Burnard (Berkley; Leis Pederson, editor)
▪ Firestorm by Kelly Ann Riley (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense; Tina James, editor)
▪ I Now Pronounce You Someone Else by Erin McCahan (Scholastic; Cheryl Klein, editor)
▪ The Iron King by Julie Kagawa (Harlequin Teen; Natashya Wilson, editor)
▪ Pieces of Sky by Kaki Warner (Berkley Sensation; Wendy McCurdy, editor)
▪ The Summer of Skinny Dipping by Amanda Howells (Sourcebooks Fire; Deb Werksman, editor)
▪ A Tailor-Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer (Bethany House Publishers; Karen Schurrer, editor)
▪ Wanna Get Lucky? by Deborah Coonts (Tor/Forge; Bob Gleason, editor)
▪ When Harry Met Molly by Kieran Kramer (St. Martin’s Press; Jennifer Enderlin, editor)

Comments are Closed

  1. 1
    kkw says:

    Wow.  I did not see that coming.  I haven’t actually read any of the books in this category except When Harry Met Molly, and it’s not like I thought that was going to win, so I’m not sure why I’m so surprised.  But her second book was sufficiently lacking that I didn’t think her first could win any prizes.

  2. 2
    cleo says:

    I’m surprised too.  Haven’t read any of these, but based on the reviews, didn’t expect the book with the crazy armadillo metaphor to win.

  3. 3
    Heike M. says:

    I’m also surprised. I read it and did’t like it, didn’t read the sequels.  AnimeJune’s review covers most points that bothered me about Pieces of Sky, only I would have given it a lower grade: http://gossamerobsessions.blogspot.com/2010/02/pieces-of-sky-by-kaki-warner.html

  4. 4
    Bed Bugs Pictures says:

    I love Pieces of Sky …really…good one..

    Bed Bugs pictures

  5. 5
    fairytale says:

    so good .and i like it very much.

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