Okay, here are the shortlists.
Thanks to Lisa Patton, Kate Brundage, and Kim Klein who sat with me last Friday evening and hashed these out — and the Australian contingent who advised via email. Very useful! (And if you still have complaints about the national balance, just volunteer to be on the committee next year…..)
The lists are stored on our ISLN GoodReads shelves.
NB: Two books have two titles (in two different countries) — same text!