BHC Press Announces 2021 Pushcart Prize Nominees

This prestigious award honors the best books published by small and independent presses.
Trailer Baby by Kathryn Sanoden Pearson
Trailer Baby by Kathryn Sanoden Pearson
LIVONIA, Mich. - Jan. 13, 2021 - PRLog -- BHC Press is pleased to announce their six contenders for the 2021 Pushcart Prize. The awards have been in existence since 1976 and are awarded each fall. The upcoming 2021 awards are for works published in 2020.

Whiteland by Rosie Cranie-Higgs
In a lonely Swiss mountain village, a young woman's winter holiday erupts when something in the woods imbeds its claws into her sister. She'll have to hunt for answers in the otherworldly forest known as Whiteland, where nothing is as it seems, and the price for answers may be death.

Hardcover: 978-1-948540-72-8, $26.95, 328 pages
Softcover:   978-1-948540-73-5, $15.95, 328 pages
Ebook:         978-1-948540-74-2, $7.99

"takes readers down a terror-filled rabbit hole in the Swiss Alps. This powerful series launch will haunt readers well after they're done reading." — Publishers Weekly

Trailer Baby by Kathryn Sanoden Pearson
When a psychologist discovers her teen daughter is pregnant, her shaky life becomes more so. But, when she learns the father is one of her patient's sons, things take an even stranger turn. A refreshingly honest, uplifting story of hope and healing.

"so good I read it in a day…a marvelous debut…" — Shelley's Book Nook

Hardcover: 978-1-64397-073-8, $25.95, 316 pages
Softcover:   978-1-64397-145-2, $15.95, 316 pages
Ebook:         978-1-64397-146-9, $7.99

Range of Light by Scott Neuffer
Three strangers meet at Yosemite's famed Mist Trail: a disillusioned investment banker, a Chinese dissident artist escaping persecution, and a middle-aged woman trying to rebuild her life after divorce. By day's end, two of them will be dead.

"a beautifully written book…Neuffer has great chops…" — LibraryThing Early Reviewers

Hardcover: 978-1-948540-92-6, $26.95, 180 pages
Softcover:   978-1-948540-93-3, $15.95, 180 pages
Ebook:         978-1-948540-94-0, $7.99

Stel Parad by Lisa Menzel
Chicago 1845: A jaded I&M Canal gravedigger and an encamping Native American tribe witness mysterious events and soon learn the whole town is cursed.

"incredibly evocative...brilliant." — Matthew Bird, Producer (Fortitude/The Musketeers)

Hardcover: 978-1-64397-020-2, $26.95, 278 pages
Softcover:  978-1-947727-44-1, $15.95, 316 pages
Ebook:        978-1-64397-021-9, $7.99

Shelter: Lost & Found by R.A. Conroy
After saving a stray dog from a street gang, a homeless teen finds a home at an animal shelter and meets an eccentric group of misfits.

"an important [book] that should be read by anyone who has the power to legislate against abusers. I'm glad I read it." —Judy Hartman, Librarian

Hardcover: 978-1-64397-076-9, $30.00, 508 pages
Softcover:   978-1-64397-089-9, $19.95, 508 pages
Ebook:         978-1-64397-090-5, $7.99

Alina: A Song for the Telling by Malve von Hassell
A young girl dreams of becoming a female troubadour. Refusing to accept an oppressive life, she embarks on a journey with her brother through the Byzantine Empire where she becomes embroiled in political intrigue in the noble courts.

"captivating… A middle grade historical novel I would recommend to all lovers of history, young and older." — Words and Peace blog

Hardcover:  978-1-64397-072-1, 232 pages, $23.95
Softcover:   978-1-64397-104-9, 232 pages, $12.95
Ebook:         978-1-64397-105-6, $7.99

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Booksellers, retailers, and librarians may order direct from Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Gardners, Overdrive, Perma-Bound, and the publisher's website

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