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Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2015 Announces Shortlist

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction – the UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by a woman—announces its shortlist. The winner of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2015 will receive a cheque for £30,000 and a limited edition bronze award known as a ‘Bessie’ – both are anonymously endowed.
The winner will be announced June 3, 2015.



The Bees by Laline Paull [Ecco]


Outline by Rachel Cusk [Faber & Faber]


How to Be Both by Ali Smith [Penguin]


A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie [Bloomsbury]


A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler [Knopf]


The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters [Riverhead]

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Choice Quote: literature

She had the swagger of a girl. She blushed like a boy. She had a girl’s toughness. She had a boy’s gentleness. She was a meaty as a girl. She was as graceful as a boy. Ash was as brave and handsome and rough as a girl. She was as pretty and delicate and dainty as a boy. She turned girls’ heads like a boy. She made love like a boy. She made love like a girl. She was so boyish it was girlish, so girlish it was boyish, she made me want to rove the world writing our names on every tree. I had simply never found anyone so right.
–girl meets boy by ali smith


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In the Realm: QUOTES

I will not allow the world I touch to be vanilla.

This conversation was one of the reasons that Eve had married Michael. He had seemed a man with whom the right kind of dialogue would be possible.
The Accidental by Ali Smith

People have called me a slut. But I’ve realized a slut is just a woman with the morals of a man.
The People I’ve Slept With

No matter how unhappy you think you are, a new wife won’t solve it. Because a new wife soon becomes an old wife.
The Social Climber’s Handbook by Molly Jong-Fast

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