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The Connecticut Center for the Book, a Connecticut Humanities program, has announced the finalists for its 2018 Connecticut Book Awards. 


Between three and five finalists have been selected in each of five categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Young Readers - Young Adult, and Young Readers - Juvenile. 140 books were submitted this year, up 28% over last year. 


One poetry finalist, Charles Rafferty, of Sandy Hook, was selected for “The Smoke of Horses.”   Young Readers – Young Adult finalists included Karen Romano Young, of Bethel, for “Whale Quest” an Sarah Albee, of Watertown, for   “Poison.”  Among the finalists for fiction was  Jane Green, of Westport, for “The Sunshine Sisters.” Young Readers – Juvenile category finalists include Lauren Baratz-Logsted, of Danbury, for “I Love You, Michael Collins.”


Winners will be announced at the 2018 Connecticut Book Awards ceremony on October 14th at Staples High School.

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