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Started 07/06/2009 16:43:51 by Nickysel. Topic has 1 reply(s).

Nickysel

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Orange Prize
#1 Posted 07/06/2009 16:43:51

Our borough had an Orange Shortlist event, where each reading group was allocated a shortlisted title, then we met up (before the result) to critique them. The 'winner' from our vote was 'Scotsboro' - but I'm really glad Marilynne Robinson won the real thing with 'Home'. I'd never heard of her before - can't believe she'd passed me by. I'm now looking forward to reading 'Housekeeping.' I loved 'Scotsboro' & 'Burnt Shadows' was a revelation - I liked 'Salt & Saffron by Shamsie - but this was just so mature & ambitious - loved it!! What were other people's faves?

 

Lynnair

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Re:Orange Prize
#2 Posted 07/06/2009 23:02:28

I too am pleased that Marilynne Robinson won I have read Gilead and have Housekeeping on my shelf she doesn't seem to be that well known in this country.