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Local garden columnist wins gold in Chicago

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The Union's garden columnist has won a national award for her book, "The Seasoned Gardener."

ForeWord Reviews' 15th annual Book of the Year Awards, judged by a select group of librarians and booksellers from around the country, were announced June 28 at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago. The winners exemplify the best work coming from today's independent, university and small-press communities. With 1,300 entries from more than 600 publishers, 248 winners were selected in 62 categories.

"The Seasoned Gardener" by Carolyn Singer was honored with the gold in the category of home and garden. Singer has been a garden columnist for The Union since March 2006. Garden Wisdom Press in Grass Valley is the publisher of "The Seasoned Gardener."

The winners were selected by dozens of librarians and booksellers who are experts in the genres they judged and who make purchasing decisions daily for their collections or bookstores.

ForeWord Reviews, a quarterly print journal dedicated to reviewing independently published books, was established in 1998 to provide booksellers, librarians, agents and publishing professionals with reviews of the best titles from small, alternative and academic presses.

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