2014 Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist

The 2014 Women's Prize for fiction shortlist: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie “A wonderful book from a writer who makes words do extraordinary things. On almost every page there’s a sentence that makes you want to stop, think and read it again.”  Mary Beard, Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2014 Judge As teenagers in a Lagos... Continue Reading →


2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winner

The 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction went to: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt Awarded to "The Goldfinch," by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown), a beautifully written coming-of-age novel with exquisitely drawn characters that follows a grieving boy’s entanglement with a small famous painting that has eluded destruction, a book that stimulates the mind and touches the... Continue Reading →

2013 NBCC Award Finalists

The NBCC Award Finalists for the 2013 publishing year have been announced.  Here are the finalists for the Fiction category: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie As teenagers in a Lagos secondary school, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are leaving the country if they can. Ifemelu—beautiful, self-assured—departs... Continue Reading →

Writer Spotlight: Donna Tartt

I decided to share with you information about Donna Tartt and her other novels - I recently finished The Goldfinch (2013) by Tartt and since I really enjoyed the novel I would like to read more by her.  As it turns out Tartt publishes a novel once every decade more or less so there are... Continue Reading →

Review: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The description below from GoodReads does not describe what this book is about very well. "A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother.  Alone and determined to avoid being taken in by the city as an orphan, Theo scrambles between nights in friends’ apartments... Continue Reading →

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