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message 1: by Kelly (last edited Oct 18, 2017 08:57AM) (new)

Kelly | 45 comments The Man Booker Prize is awarded once a year to the best original novel published in the UK. This year there were some wonderful novels nominated including 4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster and Exit West by Mohsin Ahmed. This year the winner is Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. The book is about Abraham Lincoln after the death of his son and how he copes with his grief.

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Don’t forget to check out some of the nominees in both the shortlist and longlist. Has anyone read any of these?

Shortlist

4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster
4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster
History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund
History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Elmet by Fiona Mozley
Elmet by Fiona Mozley
Autumn by Ali Smith
Autumn by Ali Smith

Longlist

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
Solar Bones by Mike McCormack
Solar Bones by Mike McCormack
Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor
Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
Swing Time by Zadie Smith
Swing Time by Zadie Smith
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead


message 2: by Susan (new)

Susan | 11 comments Lincoln in the Bardo is definitely a “different” type of book. I struggled with it a bit but it is an interesting read.
Who do people like for NBA?


message 3: by Kelly (new)

Kelly | 45 comments It's so hard to choose. They're all so good, and I love the diversity in these authors and stories. Personally, I vote for The Leavers by Lisa Ko, but I think they're all great picks.

For those who want to get a head start, here is a link to the finalists for the National Book Award, which will be given out on November 15th.

http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2017.h...


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