2009 — Population 485 by Michael Perry

2010 — Haunted Ground by Erin Hart

2011 — Call of the Wild by Jack London

2012 — Waking by Matthew Sanford

2013 — Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

2014 — Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

2015 — Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario

2016 — Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League by Jonathan Odell

2017 — The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father by Kao Kalia Yang