Sep 29, 2019
Our Booker Shortlist double-header!
Anna has read Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann. The story of an Ohio housewife who bakes cherry pies and worries about the state of the world, this 1,000 page novel has been described as 'breathlessly brilliant' (Irish Times), 'a jaw-dropping miracle' (Library Journal) and 'a wise-cracking, melancholy Mrs Dalloway for the internet age' (Financial Times).
Amanda read An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma. Obioma was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2015 for The Fishermen and has been named one of Foreign Policy magazine's 100 Leading Global Thinkers. This novel is set in Nigeria and Cyprus and features myth, spirits and a chicken farmer on an Odyssey-style quest.
Next week, Anna and Annie are interviewing Tracy Chevalier to discuss her new novel A Single Thread.
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