Tag: orange prize

Larry’s Party

Added on January 27, 2012

Larry’s Party Carol Shields Random House, Canada, 1997 This great novel came out three years after Shields’ incredibly successful The Stone Diaries, which won the Governor General’s Award for fiction in Canada and the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award in the U.S. The San Diego Tribune said, The Stone Diaries is [...]

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Small Island

Added on October 24, 2010

Small Island Andrea Levy Headline Book Publishing, London, 2004 Small Island is the story of Jamaican immigrants in post WWII England; immigrants who fought for England in the war and had inflated expectations about their reception in the mother country. Rather than a warm embrace, they dealt with near constant racism, both overt and covert. [...]

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Bel Canto

Added on July 12, 2010

Bel Canto Ann Patchett HarperCollins, U.S.A. 2001 Bel Canto won the 2002 Pen/Faulkner Award and the 2002 Orange Prize. It sold millions of copies and was included on many ‘best of’ lists. The story was inspired by the Lima Crisis of 1996. Patchett added in the opera theme, and thus had to teach herself enough [...]

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