THEN LIKE THE BLIND MAN: Orbie's Story was designated along with four other books a Finalist in the 2014 competition for Best Book Of The Year in the category of Literary Fiction.
The books selected as Finalists were
The Leaving of Things, by Jay Antani (the eventual winner)
Then Like the Blind Man, by Freddie Owens
Blessed Are the Wholly Broken, by Melinda Clayton
Desert Rice, by Angela Scott
The Clock of Life, by Nancy Klann-Moren
You can read about it here: https://www.thekindlebookreview.net/2014-kindle-book-awards-b/