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Man Booker 2011 longlist announced

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Man Booker 2011 longlist announced

Post by annis » Thu July 28th, 2011, 3:23 am

This year's Man Booker longlist is now out- see list here:
http://novelsuggestions.com/2011/07/26/ ... list-2011/

Again, historical novels are well represented

Jamrach's Menagerie (brilliant- just reading it) - Victorian era

Sisters Brothers - Old West

Derby Day - Victorian era

Far to Go - WWII

On Canaan's Side and Stranger's Child both move from the early 20th century to a later period.

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Post by Vanessa » Thu July 28th, 2011, 8:36 am

I have Jamrach's Menagerie on my TBR pile.
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Post by Ludmilla » Thu July 28th, 2011, 4:19 pm

I have the Carol Birch book, too, but haven't read yet. The western sounds interesting.

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Post by Margaret » Fri July 29th, 2011, 5:40 am

Esi Edugyan's Half Blood Blues looks like another historical, centering on three black jazz musicians in Berlin in 1939 when the Nazis ban jazz. Part of the novel is also set in 1989.

So that makes 7 of 13 - more half are historical novels!
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