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David MitchellDavid Mitchell's newest mind-bending, time-skipping novel may be his most accomplished work yet. Written in six sections, one per decade, The Bone... Continue »
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    The Bone Clocks

    David Mitchell 9781400065677

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Women's Prize for Fiction

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The Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly known as the Orange Prize) was created in 1995 in response to a growing awareness that often the considerable achievements of women novelists were frequently being passed over by the major literary awards. The Women's Prize for Fiction is judged exclusively by women, who choose the year's best novel in English written by a woman.

  1. May We Be Forgiven Sale Trade Paper $9.98

Women's Prize for Fiction

Staff Pick: Harry Silver commits a sin that will forever change his life, and no amount of foresight could have prepared him for what follows. Harry's brother, George, is suddenly out of the picture, and Harry is left with George's house, his two children, his... (read more)

Awards for 2013

  1. Women's Prize for Fiction

    1. $11.50 Used Hardcover add to wish list

      May We Be Forgiven

      A. M. Homes 9780670025480
    Staff Pick: Harry Silver commits a sin that will forever change his life, and no amount of foresight could have prepared him for what follows. Harry's brother, George, is suddenly out of the picture, and Harry is left with George's house, his two children, his pets, and all of George's many problems. Harry soon finds himself sucked into Internet "dating," trouble at work, a medical crisis, and a looming divorce. Yet, on this slippery slope, Harry somehow manages to latch onto the one thing that will give his new life meaning: his niece and nephew. As much as you want to dislike Harry — and believe me, you do — he grows in such a way that it's impossible to do so. Homes showcases her brilliant ability to crawl inside a character and share every tiny nuance and quirk. Harry's long climb out of the morass he's created, into redemption, is lovely to watch. Homes throws in a hefty dose of heart and a ton of absurdist humor, along with her slightly skewed commentary on modern life, making May We Be Forgiven an odd mix of hilarity and poignant sweetness.
    Recommended by Dianah, Powells.com


Past Winners

  1. 2012

    The Song of Achilles
    Used Trade Paper $8.00
  2. 2011

    The Tiger's Wife
    Used Hardcover $5.95
  3. 2010

    The Lacuna
    Used Hardcover $7.50
  4. 2009

    Home
    Used Trade Paper $4.50
  5. 2008

    The Road Home
    Used Hardcover $10.95
  6. 2007

    Half of a Yellow Sun
    New Trade Paper $15.95
  7. 2006

    On Beauty: A Novel
    Used Hardcover $2.95
  8. 2005

    We Need to Talk about Kevin
    Used Trade Paper $6.50
  9. 2004

    Small Island
    Used Trade Paper $5.50
  10. 2003

    Property: A Novel
    Used Trade Paper $5.95
  11. 2001

    The Idea of Perfection Used Hardcover $7.50
  12. 2000

    When I Lived in Modern Times Used Trade Paper $8.95
  13. 1999

    A Crime in the Neighborhood Used Trade Paper $6.50
  14. 1998

    Larrys Party New Mass Market $13.00
  15. 1997

    Fugitive Pieces Used Hardcover $11.95
  16. 1996

    A Spell of Winter Used Trade Paper $4.95

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