Booklist

Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist 2024

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‘A gripping tale of homecoming and loss… ruthlessly honest and startlingly beautiful… profound and unforgettable’ Maaza Mengiste, author of The Shadow King‘Daring, intellectually rich, and unsettlingly…

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Are we more like a coffee bean, a carrot or an egg? What happens to us when we are boiled in the trials and tribulations of life?Jessica Miller is fascinated by the somewhat perplexing tendency of humans to end their own lives, but she…

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‘Mesmeric, intoxicatingly original’ Hannah Kent, bestselling author of Burial Rites‘Haunting and surreal… With its sharp wit and beautiful writing, this book had me flying through the pages.’ Ana…

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Carmel had been alone all her life. The baby knew this. They looked at each other, and all of time was there. The baby knew how vast her mother's loneliness had been.A contemporary novel of daughterhood and motherhood, from the Booker…

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Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2024'A masterpiece' – Janice Hallett, bestselling author of The Appeal'Exceptional — a tense, thrilling investigation, with a decidedly feminist slant' – Daily…

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'A heartbreaking exploration of a family fractured by civil war. This beautiful, nuanced novel follows a young doctor caught within conflicting ideologies as she tries to save lives. I couldn't put this book down' BRIT BENNETT, bestselling…

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Dolly Maunder is born at the end of the nineteenth century, when society's long-locked doors are just starting to creak ajar for determined women. Growing up in a poor farming family in rural New South Wales, Dolly spends her life doggedly…

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**LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2024**Reeling from a disastrous love affair, actress Sonia Nasir finds love and hope in Shakespeare and Palestine.'A vital storyteller'ALI SMITHAfter years away from her family's homeland, and…

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AS HEARD ON FRONT ROW, A SUNDAY TIMES, GUARDIAN AND FT 'SUMMER READ''My favourite book I've read this year' PANDORA SYKES'Intense, furious, moving and often extremely funny' DAVID NICHOLLS'Astonishing' Stephanie…

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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER‘Captivating’ New York Times‘Dazzling’ Financial Times‘A cracking good read’ Historical Novel SocietySLAVE. ESCAPE-ARTIST. MURDERER. TERRORIST. SPY. LOVER.…

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‘This complex, engaging novel takes an unusual approach to the classic trope of aliens in our midst, with a warmth and intelligence reminiscent of Ursula K Le Guin‘GUARDIANThe world is changing, and humanity…

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'A beautiful and evocative novel about grief, about growing up, about losing and winning. The people and places in this book will stay with me for a long time.' - Sally RooneyA 'Book of the Year' in The Economist, The…

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‘Remarkable’ Chika Unigwe, author of On Black Sisters’ Street The stunning second novel from the author of Reese’s Book Club pick His Only WifeGrowing up in the same Ghanaian town, Selasi and Akorfa…

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*LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2024**SHORTLISTED FOR FICTION – 2023 NERO BOOK AWARDS*After the death of a young girl, the finger of suspicion is pointing at one reclusive family…‘Ambitious and…

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A mesmerising reversal of the east–west immigrant narrative set against China’s economic boom, River East, River West is a deeply moving exploration of race, identity and family, of capitalism’s false…

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‘Don’t go Mammy please.’ Stuttered words filled her ears, sent frissons of guilt through her as she bent over him; held him to her thumping chest. Tears sliding from her face to his.'Raef is left behind in Grenada when his…

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