Category Archives: Orange

Books that have won or been shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction

On the banks of the Hudson, with Echoes of Wellesley

  I have leap-frogged over a couple of reviews to discuss this one, because I found myself composing this post in the time remaining in my commute after the novel stopped playing. Something in Leah Hager Cohen’s writing made me … Continue reading

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The Last Reads of 2013: Sierra Leone, Canada, Maine, Venezuela, Morocco (and Illinois and London)

I have decided to close out 2013 at this point, rather than read like a fiend to the end. For one thing it’s my anniversary, and holing up with books til midnight seems a little antisocial. Also, there isn’t a … Continue reading

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Quick update

No reviews for real right now because I’m trying to read like a crazy person til the end of the year. Since my last post, I’ve read Heart of the Matter, Insurgent, Journal of Best Practices, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, … Continue reading

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A Whirlwind Catchup Post

I’ve been finding time to read, or more accurately to listen to, a wide variety of books in the past month, but apparently I haven’t been finding the time to post. So let me catch you up with absurdly short … Continue reading

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Back in London Because I Couldn’t Help Myself

Hilary Mantel is amazing. Here is my evidence. I didn’t even really want to read Wolf Hall until I was reading it. Then I LOVED it. Then I downloaded Bring up the Bodies as soon as I sanely could, to … Continue reading

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In the viper-filled Court of Henry VIII’s London

This book advances not a single of my goals, but it is a Booker Winner and was on the 2010 Orange Prize Shortlist, and I have loved every minute of it during the car ride to and from work. Read … Continue reading

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In Ancient Greece in the Company of Heroes

It’s Orange July and I have read an Orange Prize (now the Women’s Prize for Fiction) winner. It’s by a Brown alum (EVER TRUE!) who was there after we were. She’s made a marvelous use of her Classics degree in … Continue reading

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