Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist 2018: the Debut Novelists

I'm still pretty amazed finding six of the longlisted novels for the Women's Prize for Fiction are debuts. Six of sixteen. That's a big chunk, nearly half. I can do math! These women are incredible, each one. I may normally quibble and grumble about first-time novelists snagging such a prestigious longlist nomination, but after reading …

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Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018: It’s Early Yet

  Welcome to the 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction longlist, formerly Baileys Prize, formerly Orange Prize. Quite the crop this year, including six debut novels. Six! I've had the Longlist date on my calendar for weeks. I just got very busy and had no time to post before now.     I've read a grand …

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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

IT book of the Summer: 2017 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman   I'm not normally one to read the IT books of the summer. When a book garners too much attention, I get suspicious. When I get suspicious, I reach for something else. The quality of popular books is too unreliable, too …

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