Women’s Prize for Fiction, Longlist

The longlist for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize), announced last week, includes several LibraryReads picks:

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Emily St. John Mandel,  Station Eleven (Picador; US, RH/Knopf) — a LibraryReads Top Ten Favorite for the year.

Emma Healey, Elizabeth is Missing (Viking; US, Harper, 6/10/14 ) — Number one LibraryReads pick for the month of June, 2014

Anne Tyler, A Spool of Blue Thread (Chatto & Windus; US, RH/Knopf) — Number one LibraryReads pick for the month of Feb, 2015

Laline Paull, The Bees (Fourth Estate; US, Harper, 4/14/14) — LibraryReads pick for the month of May 2014

Sandra Newman, The Country of Ice Cream Star (Chatto & Windus; US, HarperCollins/Ecco, 1/22/15)  — LibraryReads pick for the month of Nov. 2014

Sarah Waters, The Paying Guests (Virago; US, Penguin/Riverhead, 9/18/14); LibraryReads pick for the month of September 2014

The other 14 titles on the list, with U.S. publication information, after the jump.

Rachel Cusk, Outline (Faber and Faber; US, Macmillan/FSG, 1/13/15)

Lissa Evans,  Crooked Heart (Doubleday; US, Harper, 7/28/15)

Patricia Ferguson, Aren’t We Sisters? (Penguin Books; US publication not yet scheduled)

Xiaolu Guo,  I Am China (Chatto & Windus; US, RH/Nan Talese, 9/2/14)

Samantha Harvey, Dear Thief  (Jonathan Cape; US, Perseus/Atavist Books; trade pbk, Harper/Ecco, 4/7/15)

Grace McCleen,  The Offering (Sceptre; US publication not yet scheduled)

Heather O’Neill,  The Girl Who Was Saturday Night (Quercus; US, Macmillan/FSG, 6/3/14)

Marie Phillips, The Table of Less Valued Knights (Jonathan Cape; US publication not yet scheduled)

Rachel Seiffert,  The Walk Home (Virago; US, RH/Pantheon, 7/8/14)

Kamila Shamsie,  A God in Every Stone (Bloomsbury; US, Atavist Books, 7/14/14, O.P.)

Ali Smith, How to be Both (Hamish Hamilton; US, RH/Pantheon, 12/2/14)

Sara Taylor, The Shore (William Heinemann; US, RH/Hogarth, 5/26/15)

Jemma Wayne, After Before (Legend Press; US, IPG/Legend Times Group, 4/1/15)

PP Wong, The Life of a Banana (Legend Press; US, IPG/Legend Times Group, 5/1/15)

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