This week I prowled the library shelves with the Women's Fiction Prize longlist in my hand and was lucky enough to find two more....and a few others from the little green notebook.
Honour by Elif Shafak - 'A powerful novel set in Turkey during the 1970's and the present day, Honour explores the trials of the immigrant and the clash of tradition and modernity.'
The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman - ' A mesmerizing novel of loyalty, love and unbearable choices.' I've looked at this several times before but it's received so much attention and normally I prefer to let the fuss die down before reading a book myself . I expect to like it!
Monsieur Linh and His Child by Philippe Claudel - 'Traumatized by memories of his war-ravaged country, Monsieur Linh travels to a foreign land to bring the child in his arms to safety.' Described as 'exquisite' this is a 130p novella so won't take long to read.
There Should Be More Dancing by Rosalie Ham - a random choice and an Australian author - ' a darkly humorous portrait of a family and the quiet grudges along a suburban street.'
Angelica by Arthur Phillips - Victorian London and a tale of 'mingled motives and psychological menace. ' I read a review of this somewhere and it really appeals.
And a few more from the library sale.....
Anna of the Five Towns by Arnold Bennett
Devil by the Sea by Nina Bawden
Maurice by E M Forster
Jean Santeuil by Marcel Proust
The Du Mauriers by Daphne Du Maurier
A Particular Place by Mary Hocking
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
What's in your loot this week?