Category Archives: Fiction – Important Award Winners

Final Thoughts on Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North (by Jill)

  So. The Narrow Road to the Deep North won the Man Booker Prize in 2014. After finishing it I understand why. It’s a big novel, but it is also a small one. It has a cast of thousands (not … Continue reading

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Progress Report on Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North (by Jill)

I’m getting a late start tonight, so I’m going to keep this short. Flanagan won the Man Booker Prize in 2014 for this novel, and I hadn’t heard of it till the Longlist came out. 2014 was the first year … Continue reading

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Why can’t every weekend be as reading productive as this weekend? Final thoughts on The Giver and The Road Home (by Jill)

              I finished two whole books this weekend! I never do that. I’m not sure if it was these books in particular that pushed me on, or my desire to have some stuff to … Continue reading

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Progress Report on Lois Lowry’s The Giver (by Jill)

  I’m reading this book for a few reasons: first, my friend Lauren recommended I read The Giver and its sequels; second, I got a new Kindle Paperwhite as an early birthday gift and I wanted to read a book … Continue reading

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Thoughts on José Saramago’s Death with Interruptions (by Jill)

First, off, Happy New Year, everyone!  I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays, and that you’re ready for a new year spent with us here on PfP. When my boss gave me this book, this is how she prefaced it: “I … Continue reading

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And I’m spent…. Final thoughts on Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch. (by Jill)

  Finally finished The Goldfinch yesterday afternoon and I’ve been resetting my brain by playing solitaire ever since. No, not the whole time. This book was a roller coaster—it made me feel almost every emotion I can think of at … Continue reading

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In which Jill decides she really dislikes Theo Decker: Progress report on Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch

Since last posting, I’ve read about three hundred more pages of The Goldfinch. Thanksgiving preparations slowed me down quite a bit, despite having two long weekends in the past two weeks. The past couple of days I’ve had more free … Continue reading

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