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Long List For Man Booker Prize 2016!

2015’s Man Booker Prize was won by Marlon James, the first Jamaican writer to win same for his third novel “A Brief History of Seven Killings”; an epic spanning the decades surrounding the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in Jamaica in 1976. 171 more words

The Man Booker Prize 2016 Longlist & My Initial Thoughts

So the Man Booker Prize 2016 longlist has been announced and once again I have been completely thwarted in my attempts to guess it. I managed to guess a whopping three books on the long list, one of which, … 451 more words

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My Name is Lucy Barton

Whenever I hear that Elizabeth Strout is publishing a new novel, it goes to the top of my TBR pile (sometimes only mentally).

Her latest offering, … 228 more words

Book Reviews

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

There cannot be a more complicated relationship than that between mother and daughter. Not even the most unconventional and peculiar of marriages can surpass the volatility and vitality of a woman and her filial offspring. 288 more words


Olive Kitteridge

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout; 2008

The book took A LOT out of me. Olive Kitteridge is a collection of short stories about the residents of Crosby, a small town in Maine. 322 more words


Book Review: My Name Is Lucy Barton

It interests me how we find ways to feel superior to another person, another group of people. It happens everywhere, and all the time. Whatever we call it, I think it’s the lowest part of who we are, this need to find someone else to put down. 439 more words