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The Women's Prize for fiction is an annual award, it celebrates the very best fiction written by women throughout the world.

The winner of the 2022 prize was Ruth Ozeki's book The book of form and emptiness.

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1472156994
Hardback:The sentence:2021 Hardback
Author: Erdrich, Louise
Year: 2021
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Corsair
Resource type: Physical
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Hardback:Sorrow and bliss:2021 Hardback
Author: Mason, Meg
Year: 2021
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Weidenfeld
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024198873X
eBook:The island of missing trees:2021. eBook
Author: Shafak, Elif.
Year: 2021.
Language: English
Media class: eBook
Publisher: Penguin
Resource type: Electronic material
Note: Downloadable eBook. Fiction. A REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK It is 1974 on the island of Cyprus. Two teenagers, from opposite sides of a divided land, meet at a tavern in the city they both call home. The tavern is the only place that Kostas, who is Greek and Christian, and Defne, who is Turkish and Muslim, can meet, in secret, hidden beneath the blackened beams from which hang garlands of garlic, chilli peppers and wild herbs. This is where one can find the best food in town, the best music, the best wine. But there is something else to the place: it makes one forget, even if for just a few hours, the world outside and its immoderate sorrows. In the centre of the tavern, growing through a cavity in the roof, is a fig tree. This tree will witness their hushed, happy meetings, their silent, surreptitious departures; and the tree will be there when the war breaks out, when the capital is reduced to rubble, when the teenagers vanish and break apart. Decades later in north London, sixteen-year-old Ada Kazantzakis Adult.
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1912408988
eBook:The Bread the Devil Knead:2021. eBook
Author: Allen-Agostini, Lisa.
Year: 2021.
Language: English
Media class: eBook
Publisher: Myriad Editions
Resource type: Electronic material
Note: Downloadable eBook. Fiction. 'An extraordinary and emotionally immersive novel - the music of Lisa Allen-Agostini?s writing voice is gloriously specific to Trinidad, yet this heart-wrenching story of a woman both liberated and in need of liberation has universal resonance.'-Margaret Busby. ?Strips you down to raw nerve to build you back up again. Allen-Agostini has an unswerving eye.?-Nalo Hopkinson ?You dip into the first page and don?t come up for breath until the last... thoroughly enjoyable.?-Kei Miller Alethea Lopez is about to turn 40. Fashionable, feisty and fiercely independent, she manages a boutique in Port of Spain, but behind closed doors she?s covering up bruises from her abusive partner and seeking solace in an affair with her boss. When she witnesses a woman murdered by a jealous lover, the reality of her own future comes a little too close to home. Bringing us her truth in an arresting, unsparing Trinidadian voice, Alethea unravels memories repressed since childhood and begins to understand the p Adult.
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1838855270
Paperback:The book of form & emptiness:2022 Paperback
Author: Ozeki, Ruth, 1956-
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Canongate
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2021 After the tragic death of his father, thirteen-year-old Benny Oh begins to hear voices. The voices belong to the things in his house and sound variously pleasant, angry or sad. Then his mother develops a hoarding problem, and the voices grow more clamorous. When ignoring them doesn't work, Benny seeks refuge in the silence of a large public library. There he meets a mesmerising street artist with a smug pet ferret; a homeless philosopher-poet who encourages him to find his own voice amongst the many; and his very own Book, who narrates Benny's life and teaches him to listen to the things that truly matter.
550 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Paperback:Great circle:2022 Paperback
Author: Shipstead, Maggie
Year: 2022
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: Doubleday, 2021 From the night she is rescued as a baby out of the flames of a sinking ship; to the day she joins a pair of daredevil pilots looping and diving over the rugged forests of her childhood, to the thrill of flying Spitfires during the war, the life of Marian Graves has always been marked by a lust for freedom and danger. In 1950, she embarks on her life's dream - to fly a Great Circle around the globe, pole to pole. But after a crash landing she finds herself stranded on the Antarctic ice without enough fuel. With one fearsome piece of water separating her from completion of the Circle, she writes one last entry in her logbook. She is ready for her final journey. Half a century later, Hadley Baxter, a brilliant, troubled Hollywood starlet is irresistibly drawn to play Marian Graves, a role that will lead her to probe the deepest mysteries of the vanished pilot's life.
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Old Peculier 2021 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of The Year 

Now in its 17th year, the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award was created to celebrate the very best in crime fiction and is open to UK and Irish crime authors whose novels were published in paperback from May 2020 to April 2021.

The winner of the 2021 prize was We Begin At The End by Chris Whitaker.

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1785769626
Hardback:We begin at the end:2020 Hardback
Author: Whitaker, Chris
Year: 2020
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Zaffre
Resource type: Physical
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 The Booker Prize promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year. The prize is the world's most important literary award and has the power to transform the fortunes of authors and publishers.

The winner of the 2020 prize was: Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

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1787631842
Hardback:The Memory Wood:2020 Hardback
Author: Lloyd, Sam
Year: 2020
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bantam
Resource type: Physical
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0571342353
Hardback:Rules for perfect murders:2020 Hardback
Author: Swanson, Peter
Year: 2020
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Faber
Resource type: Physical
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1444776185
Hardback:Haven't they grown:2020 Hardback
Author: Hannah, Sophie
Year: 2020
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Hodder
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0008386137
Hardback:Just my luck:2020 Hardback
Author: Parks, Adele
Year: 2020
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: MIRA
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1405946172
Hardback:The glass house:2020 Hardback
Author: Chase, Eve
Year: 2020
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Penguin
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Between the covers

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1038608708
eAudio:People person:2022.:Unabridged ed. eAudio
Author: Carty-Williams, Candice.
Author: Vitalis, Danielle.
Year: 2022.
Language: English
Media class: eAudio
Edition: Unabridged ed.
Publisher: Bolinda audio
Resource type: Electronic material
Note: Downloadable eAudiobook. Fiction. Duration: 10:05:09. Adult.
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074751254X
Book:The English patient.:1992 Book
Author: Ondaatje, Michael
Year: 1992
Media class: Book
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: Booker Prize for Fiction winner 1992
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Awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book for children. The winner for 2022 was: October, October by Katya Balen 

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1526601931
Paperback:October, October:2021 Paperback
Author: Balen, Katya
Year: 2021
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's
Resource type: Physical
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Established in 1955 this prize is awarded annually for distinguished illustration in a book for children.  The winner for 2022 was: Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds.

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0571335136
eBook:Long way down:2018. eBook
Author: Reynolds, Jason.
Year: 2018.
Language: English
Media class: eBook
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Resource type: Electronic material
Note: Downloadable eBook. Fiction. AND THEN THERE WERE SHOTS Everybody ran, ducked, hid, tucked themselves tight. Pressed our lips to the pavement and prayed the boom, followed by the buzz of a bullet, didn't meet us. After Will's brother is shot in a gang crime, he knows the next steps. Don't cry. Don't snitch. Get revenge. So he gets in the lift with Shawn's gun, determined to follow The Rules. Only when the lift door opens, Buck walks in, Will's friend who died years ago. And Dani, who was shot years before that. As more people from his past arrive, Will has to ask himself if he really knows what he's doing. This haunting, lyrical, powerful verse novel will blow you away. Young adult.
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