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I would like novels, written by women, published in 2014. We need diverse books; I want the boat of my taste to be pushed out a little. Something by a woman of any nationality who's not one of the mainstream suspects (although I only read English unfortunately). Please don't bore me. I tend to read more literary fiction but I am very happy to explore genre.

Don't get this!

I am not interested in self-published or POD books but instead ones published in the traditional way. Small presses or university ones are great. I already have the work by the following female authors published this year: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Kate Atkinson, Shani Boianjiu, Leah Hager Cohen, Jennifer Clement, Emily Gould, Tessa Hadley, Cristina Henriquez, Cara Hoffman, Kerry Hudson, Karen Fielding, Karen Joy Fowler, Janina Matthewson, Claire McGowan, Hannah Michell, TaraShea Nesbit, Jayne Anne Phillips, Ivy Pochoda, Yasmina Reza, Samantha Shannon, Emma Straub, Kate Zambreno and Sharon Zink.

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Thank you and I hope Santa brings you what you're looking for

Country

United Kingdom


Santa: Select books from Book Depository

Store: Book Depository (http://www.bookdepository.com)

Amount to spend: $50.00 USD

Joy65's picks so far.

ISBN/ASINLinkTitlePrice
0857051075 Three Strong Women 
0349004366 The Paying Guest 
1848403364 The Closet of Savage Mementoes 
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Comments/suggestions

Rosa_Saks: I think The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt would be a good choice. (Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:54:31 -0500)

olegalCA: The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:00:59 -0500)

dearkarla: The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters was released this year, and is quite a good read.

Foreign Soil by Maxine Beneba Clarke - 2013 release though I doubt this reader has it.

From the Melbourne Writers Festival website-

Maxine Beneba Clarke is an Australian writer of Afro Caribbean heritage. She is the author of the poetry collections Gil Scott Heron is on Parole (2009) and Nothing Here Needs Fixing (2013), the title poem of which won the 2013 Ada Cambridge Poetry Prize. Foreign Soil, Maxine’s first collection of short fiction, won the 2013 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. She is the 2014 recipient of the Hazel Rowley Fellowship for biography for her forthcoming memoir, The Hate Race. (Sun, 23 Nov 2014 21:52:45 -0500)

Joy65: THANK YOU for your suggestions. Helped A LOT! (Tue, 02 Dec 2014 18:45:27 -0500)

holly_golightly: If it's not too late, I believe Three Strong Women by Marie NDiaye may be what banriona is looking for. Though I think it was published in late 2012, it was definitely under the radar.

The Closet of Savage Mementos by Nuala Ní Chonchúir, an accomplished Irish poet and short story writer, was published this year and definitely hasn't too much attention outside the country. It's a beautifully written book. (Tue, 02 Dec 2014 19:50:06 -0500)

holly_golightly: If it's not too late, I believe Three Strong Women by Marie NDiaye may be what banriona is looking for. Though I think it was published in late 2012, it was definitely under the radar.

The Closet of Savage Mementos by Nuala Ní Chonchúir, an accomplished Irish poet and short story writer, was published this year and definitely hasn't too much attention outside the country. It's a beautifully written book. (Tue, 02 Dec 2014 19:50:43 -0500)

lucienspringer: Nell Zink's THE WALLCREEPER, maybe? (Sat, 06 Dec 2014 15:33:33 -0500)

Joy65: PLEASE let me know if my picks for my Santee went through. (Sun, 07 Dec 2014 16:33:02 -0500)

lorannen: Done. (Tue, 09 Dec 2014 21:07:51 -0500)

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