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Massachusetts Book Award for Nonfiction

The Massachusetts Book Award for Nonfiction is awarded to the year’s best nonfiction work written by a Massachusetts writer or about a Massachusetts theme.  Previous winners and finalists have included:

First family : Abigail and John / Joseph J. Ellis Salem witch judge : the life and repentance of Samuel Sewall / Eve LaPlante Mayflower : a story of courage, community, and war / Nathaniel Philbrick Fenway 1912 : the birth of a ballpark, a championship season, and Fenway's remarkable first year / Glenn Stout Dogtown : death and enchantment in a New England ghost town / Elyssa East The fence : a police cover-up along Boston's racial divide / Dick Lehr The finest hours : the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard's most daring sea rescue / Michael Tougias and Casey Sherman Fresh Pond : the history of a Cambridge landscape / Jill Sinclair The Gardner heist : a true story of the world's largest unsolved art theft / Ulrich Boser Louisa May Alcott : the woman behind Little women / Harriet Reisen The paradise of all these parts : a natural history of Boston / John Hanson Mitchell Eden's outcasts : the story of Louisa May Alcott and her father / John Matteson The Peabody sisters : three women who ignited American romanticism / Megan Marshall Revere Beach elegy : a memoir of home and beyond / Roland Merullo Fire & roses : the burning of the Charlestown convent, 1834 / Nancy Lusignan Schultz In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex / Nathaniel Philbrick

updated 1/14/2014