Month: April 2010

Orange Prize Shortlist

The shortlist for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2010 is: The White Woman on the Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel Black Water Rising by Attica Locke The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver The Very Thought of You by Rosie Alison         …

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May Meeting

For our book club meeting on May 12th we read The Vagrants by Yiyun Li. Jacket synopsis: In 1970s China, a young woman, Gu Shan, is executed for her loss of faith in communism. The citizens of her town unite in protest over her death. But the thing that brought them together can also tear …

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IMPAC Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2010 IMPAC award is as follows: The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery In Zodiac Light by Robert Edric Settlement by Christophe Hein The Believers by Zoe Heller Netherland by Joseph O’Neill God’s Own Country by Ross Raisin Home by Marilynne Robinson The winner will …

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April Meeting

For our book club meeting on April 14th we read The Housekeeper + The Professor by Yoko Ogawa, and Mary by Vladimir Nabokov. Jacket synopsis The Housekeeper + The Professor: He is a brilliant maths professor with only eighty minutes of short-term memory. She is a sensitive but astute young housekeeper who is entrusted to …

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