womens-prize-logoIs your TBR pile in danger of toppling, like mine? Thank goodness we have the choice of creating our literary towers in the virtual world now. Book reviewer extraordinaire, Claire McAlpine, has just posted the long list for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2013. I’ve only managed to read a few of these titles so have already added others to my tower.

Which titles have you read or added? Are you prepared to predict a winner at this point?

And may I just say, I look forward to seeing names from our great community of indie authors gracing this list in the near future!

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Womens prize logoThere may not be a new sponsor yet, however 20 books appear on the long list for the international Women’s Prize for Fiction and although there are certain predictable inclusions, such as Hilary Mantel’sBring Up the Bodies, Barbara Kingsolver’sFlight Behaviour and Zadie Smith’sNW, it is great to see such a diverse range of excellent books.

life after lifeI have managed to read a few already, here are links to my reviews of Elif Shafak’s HonourM.L.Stedman’s The Light Between Oceans and Kate Atkinson’s Life after Life. I enjoyed all three books, but won’t be trying to guess the winner, it’s much too subjective to choose, read the reviews and see what appeals to you. I am sure there is something for everyone.

There is an interesting article in The Guardian today with links to a synopsis and reviews for all of the books…

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Patricia Sands lives in Toronto, Canada when she isn't somewhere else, particularly the south of France. With a happily blended family of seven adult children and, at last count, six grandchildren, life is full and time is short. Beginning with her first Kodak Brownie camera at the age of six, she has told stories all of her life through photography. Much to her surprise a few years ago, she began to write and has now published three novels, including two that are part of a six-book series set in the south of France. Love France? Love her work! Check out her website www.patriciasandsauthor.com She is particularly drawn to the rewarding friendships of women and the challenges many embrace once their families are grown. "It's never too late to begin something new," she enthuses. "As the saying goes, just do it!"

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  1. I just read a post from a friend who is reading Gone Girl. She loves its twists, but I haven’t read it yet. As far as indie authors go, it’s a great time to be one. It’s a very “at large & in charge” sort of feeling. 🙂

  2. Oh man, I feel so UN-read! I have a huge pile of books next to my bed and another long list on my Kindle, but not many of the selections on this list. I need an additional two hours a day just for writing.

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