Awards

Eric Hoffer Award 2011
     Best Self-Published Book

Nautilus Book Awards 2010
     Gold Medal- Art/Specialty/Gift
     Gold Medal - Best of Small Press

Indie 2009 Next Generation Book Awards
     Grand Prize Winner - Best Cover Design
     Winner - Best Overall Design, Non-Fiction category
     Winner - Coffee Table Book category
     Finalist - Photography category

Pacific Northwest Booksellers’ Association
     2009 “Buzz Book”

National Best Books 2009 Awards, USA Book News
     Winner – Photography:  People category
     Finalist – Interior Design category

Writer’s Digest International Self-Published Books 2009
     Honorable Mention – Non-fiction category

Praise for Hands at Work

“This profound book is medicine for our hurting souls, celebrating as it does the gift of people expressing their love and passion through skilled work with their hands. It is a needed antidote to heal the alienation and separation of head from body and heart from hands.”

Matthew Fox, author
The Reinvention of Work and Creativity: Where the Divine and the Human Meet

“There is such honesty to the stories and images in this beautifully written and photographed book. The topic of “hands at work” is refreshing in this world of internet everything.”

Rosanne Olson, author and photographer,
This is Who I Am—Our Beauty in All Shapes and Sizes

"These stories and photographs quiet us, ennoble us. The powerful, close-up images of hands at work combined with heartfelt interviews remind us that we too can take a breath, slow down, and enjoy the deep pleasures of daily work."

Lorrie Harrison, author and Greg Ewert, photographer,
Kindred Spirits—Stories, Passions & Portraits from the Heart of Community

"These are photographs and stories of great spirit, heart, and beauty—linked together by hands. They can inspire us to look at our own hands—and lives—and discover new ways to connect with the world freshly and tap into our inner creative yearnings."

Steve Horn, author and photographer,
Pictures Without Borders—Bosnia Revisited

"This is a wise, generous and compassionate book that I will read again and recommend to others."

Cathy Whitmire, author,
Plain Living and Practicing Peace

"Hands reveal an accurate, detailed account of a person's life, and Iris Graville and Summer Moon Scriver have done a masterful job of capturing these stories through well-crafted text and stunning photography. We know from our own experience what a long, difficult task they undertook. Without a doubt, the results are well-worth their effort. We recommend this book highly!"

Sam Venable, author, and Paul Efird, photographer,
Mountain Hands: A Portrait of Southern Appalachia