TBR Chronicles #02

The Hakawati by Rabih Alameddine has been on my TBR for a while but I had forgotten about it.  It wasn't until the NBCC Fiction Finalists were announced and Alameddine's novel An Unnecessary Woman drew my attention that I remembered he had written another book that I'd intended on reading.  I was quite taken by... Continue Reading →

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2014 NBCC Fiction Finalists

The NBCC finalists for the 2014 publishing year were announced in January and the winner will be announced on 12 March.  The list of finalists is an interesting one with all 5 novels looking very enticing.   For your perusal, here are the 5 fiction finalists for 2014: An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine Aaliya Sohbi... Continue Reading →

2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

The Pulitzer prizes have been awarded and the Pulitzer for fiction, which is awarded to an American author, went to: A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan The Guardian Review: "Egan has said that the novel was inspired by two sources: Proust's À la Recherche du Temps Perdu, and HBO's The Sopranos. That... Continue Reading →

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