Foreword Reviews Honors Glen Craney as a Double Finalist for its Book-of-the-Year Awards.

The Spider and the Stone and The Yanks Are Starving have been named finalists by Foreword Reviews magazine for its Book-of-the-Year award. Spider, which tells the story of James Douglas and Isabelle MacDuff during the 14th-century Scottish Wars of Independence, was honored in the historical fiction category. Yanks, set during World War I and the Great Depression, was chosen in the military-war fiction category for its portrayal of the Bonus Army veterans and their march on the nation’s capitol in Washington.

Craney is a previous BOTYA Honorable Mention winner, having garnered the award for his 2008 historical novel, The Fire and the Light, set during the Albigensian Crusade in 13th-century France.