Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Ordinary People

  Publisher: Vintage Format: Paperback Pages: 326 Rating: 3/5 Book Depository: Paperback   Diana Evans explores themes of grief, love, friendship and parenthood through her two flailing couples. Michael and Melissa are struggling to remain intimate after having a new baby. Michael is still deeply in love with Melissa, but she sees him in a different light when day after… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Ordinary People

Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Remembered

  Publisher: Dialogue Books Format: Hardback Pages: 289 Rating: 5/5 Book Depository: Hardback   It is 1910 in Philadelphia and there is unrest on the streets. A black man has driven a street car into a shop window. Spring's beloved son Edward has been put into a coma by angry white onlookers as a result, but is he… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Remembered

Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Bottled Goods

  Publisher: Fairlight Books Format: Paperback Pages: 188 Rating: 4/5   Sophie van Llewyn's Bottled Goods explores themes of love, family, marriage and communism through a collection of flash fiction. These excerpts give us an insight into Alina's struggles after her brother-in-law defects to France from a troubled Romania. She begins to lose faith in her marriage and all… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Bottled Goods

Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Swan Song

  Publisher: Hutchinson Format: Hardback Pages: 467 Rating: 1/5   Swan Song is a fictional exploration or "non-fiction novel" surrounding the famous author Truman Capote and his "swans". His "swans" were a group of intensely rich and notorious women who made the mistake of confiding their deepest, darkest secrets to the man who wanted to sell them to… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Swan Song

Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Normal People

  Publisher: Faber and Faber Format: Hardback Pages: 266 Rating: 3/5   Normal People is a character study on teenagers Marianne and Connell as they struggle to get to grips with their social, academic and familial lives. Connell lives with his mother who got pregnant young and has raised him alone, whilst Marianne lives with her rich mother and… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Normal People

Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Ghost Wall

  Publisher: Granta Format: Hardback Pages: 149 Rating: 4/5   My first foray into the work of popular nature writer, Sarah Moss, sees teenager Silvie being forced to live in an Iron Age re-enactment camp by her fanatic father. It is summer and instead of working or hanging out with friends, Silvie is wearing an itchy tunic for clothing and… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Ghost Wall

Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – The Pisces

  Publisher: Bloomsbury Format: Hardback  Pages: 270 Rating: 2/5   The Pisces is about a thirty-eight year old woman named Lucy, who struggles with boundaries when it comes to love and sex, and finds solace in a mythical creature on the rocks of Venice beach outside her sister's house. Is this the love she has been desperately searching for,… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – The Pisces