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Thursday, July 25, 2013

I feel like we just did this...  Here's the long list of Man Booker Prize finalists. Short list finalists will be announced in September. If you recall, Hillary Mantel won the 2012 prize for Bringing up the Bodies. Click on each of the title links below to see brief descriptions of each book.

Five Star Billionaire    by Tash Aw
We Need New Names   by NoViolet Bulawayo

The Luminaries    by Eleanor Catton

Harvest   by Jim Crace

The Marrying of Chani Kaufman   by Eve Harris

The Kills   by Richard House

The Lowland   by Jhumpa Lahiri

Unexploded   by Alison MacLeod

TransAtlantic   by Colum McCann

Almost English   by Charlotte Mendelson

A Tale for the Time Being   by Ruth Ozeki 

The Spinning Heart   by Donal Ryan

The Testament of Mary   by Colm Tóibín

- Click here to read the press release...

Now is the perfect time to pick up a few of these at the Merrick Library and weigh in with your selection for this distinguished prize.

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