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Sweet Reading with TheBookJeanie


If only I could be magically miniaturized and live in this delicious reading room. Gumdrop lamps, a library ladder made of cinnamon sticks, each book a tiny cake - a librarian's fantasy . . .


Man Booker Prize 2014
The Man Booker Prizeis awarded annually to the author of the best original novel written in the English language and published in the U.K.  Previously limited to U.K. authors, this year the short list included novelists from around the English-speaking world including the American writer Karen Joy Fowler.We Are All Completely Beside Ourselveswas reviewed in these pages last November and was described as "an exploration of a family, before and after a devastating loss: a time when decisions were made, rationalizations created, and relationships shattered." Congratulations to Karen Joy Fowler for being the first American writer to be nominated for the most prestigeous British literary prize. This year the finalist for the Man Book Pri…