Barkskins


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Barkskins is Annie Proulx’s fifth novel, which was released in January 2016.  Epic, powerful, and engaging from page one, Barkskins follows two Frenchmen René and Duquet who are indentured to a seigneur Trépagny in New France. There they are to become barkskins, wood cutters.  From these two men the reader follows their lineage and the […]

March 6, 2017

Festival America


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September 20, 2016

Beauty is a Wound


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August 4, 2016

My Book Club Shortlist 2016-2017


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June 26, 2016

To New Release or Not


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If you’re an avid reader like me, your worst nightmare is standing in front of your bookcase (insert picture of bookcase overflowing with different sized books with colorful enticing spines and a few stacks on the floor because there’s no more room on the shelves) and trying to find the next book to rock your […]

May 12, 2016

The Book of Harlan


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  My copy: The Book of Harlan – hardcover, 346 pages Rating: ***** I’m an affiliate for The Book Depository. It would be much appreciated to click the link below if you’re interested in picking up any of my recommendations. It will help fund my incessant book buying. http://www.bookdepository.com/?a_aid=browngirlreading

May 3, 2016

Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016 Shortlist


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The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction  2016 Shortlist was announced earlier today.  I have to say I’m a little disappointed. I expected  a stronger less predictable shortlist.  I’ve read only two titles from this shortlist and neither of them rocked my world – The Green Road by Anne Enright and Ruby by Cynthia Bond.  The […]

April 11, 2016

The Man Booker International Prize 2016


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The Man Booker International Prize 2016 longlist was announced earlier today.  The list is comprised of some very impressive and appealing titles.  It won’t be easy for the judges to choose the shortlist.  I’m thrilled to see a little bit of #ReadSoulLit on the list with Marie NDiyae and Fiston Mwanza Mujila.  Both of their books are […]

March 10, 2016

Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016


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It’s that time of year again!  The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2016 longlist was announced earlier today.  The list is surprising and vast in subject matter.  These 20 novels were chosen from a list of 150 books which the judges read and narrowed down between themselves.  There are some oldies and some debut novels […]

March 8, 2016