What We’re Reading This Week

BETHANY Flaubert's Parrot by Julian Barnes "I love this book because its protagonist, Geoffrey Braithwaite, is a lot like me. There are some surface differences---I am not old, a man, a retired doctor, or (at least to my knowledge) fictional---but we are both obsessed with Gustave Flaubert, 19th-century French master of realism and author of such … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week

Man Booker Prize Short List Announced

The short list of nominees for the Man Booker Award was announced yesterday and while I am still bitter about the amazing debut novel, Netherland, being omitted there are still some incredible books on the list - a few of which have long been BookPeople staff favorites. The nominees are: The Northern Clemency by Philip … Continue reading Man Booker Prize Short List Announced