Maximum Shelf: Man Alive!

Maximum Shelf: Man Alive!

Today's Maximum Shelf features Orange Prize (now Women's Prize for Fiction) nominee Mary Kay Zuravleff's MAN ALIVE!, an electrifying novel about a family dealing with a strange disaster. 

"It is rare enough to find a novel that combines a compelling story with beautiful writing, but even more unlikely to discover a novelist who can present these elements in as unique a way as Mary Kay Zuravleff has in MAN ALIVE! [...] The subtlety and intimacy with which Zuravleff portrays the Lerners would be enough to make MAN ALIVE! a compelling novel but her understanding of and ability to convey the slippery nature of reality and, by extension, what is 'normal' lifts it to another level. This is a wonderful and, in many ways, magical novel by a gifted author." —Shelf AwarenessVik Man Alive!

See their full summary and review and also an interview with author and Mary Kay Zuravleff on Shelf-Awareness.com

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"Mary Kay Zuravleff writes so well—with such wit and compassion and wry intelligence—that she can make the daily, domestic life that follows Owen Lerner’s encounter with the transcendent as electrifying as the lightning strike itself." —National Book Award-winner Alice McDermott

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Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist 2013

Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist 2013

The Women's Prize for Fiction (previously the Orange Prize) has announced this year's exceptionally talented longlist of female novelists.

We're honored to publish or distribute five of twenty titles featured on their excellent list:

Women's Prize logoBRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel

HOW SHOULD A PERSON BE? by Sheila Heti

THE MARLOWE PAPERS by Ros Barber

THE FORRESTS by Emily Perkins

IGNORANCE by Michèle Roberts

See the full Women's Prize for Fiction longlist here.

The shortlist will be posted on April 16th and the winner will be announced on June 5th. [...]

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