The longlist for the Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly Baileys Prize) will be announced March 8. I always find a lot of great reads from this list, like last year’s winner, The Power. The Prize considers novels written by women in English, published in… Continue Reading “What will be on the Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist?”
For some reason I started this book several times; it didn’t quite grab me at first. I suppose a story about a theater director seemed like it might be pretentious. I should have realized that Margaret Atwood wouldn’t write a pretentious book. Once I… Continue Reading “Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood”
I don’t normally write catch-up reviews, for two reasons. First, I read these books in the middle of July so I don’t remember them so well, and I wasn’t exactly taking notes. And second, I’m not a big fan of the mini-review. You know… Continue Reading “Books I read on vacation: mini-reviews”
Thank you, Kate Atkinson, for this fantastic book. I’ve been a fan of Atkinson for years, but while I could appreciate Life After Life, the multiple-life plot device made it hard to really get into the story. A God in Ruins was exactly what… Continue Reading “A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson”
The Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction is an award given by the UK to the best novel each year written by a woman. Authors may come from any country. Each year the Bailey’s judges nominate a longlist of 20 books and a shortlist of… Continue Reading “Reading the Bailey’s Prize Nominees”
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