The ones I've already read:
- Room by Emma Donoghue (6 stars) - my favorite read of 2010
- A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (5 stars) - a top-five read of 2010
- Great House by Nicole Krauss (4.25 stars)
- The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer (4.5 stars)
- Swamplandia! by Karen Russell (4 stars)
The ones available in the U.S. now:
- Lyrics Alley by Leila Aboulela (also available on the Kindle)
- The Pleasure Seekers by Tishani Doshi (also available on the Kindle)
- The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna (also available on the Kindle)
- The Seas by Samantha Hunt (only $2.99 on the Kindle!)
The ones coming soon to the U.S.:
- Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch (also available on the Kindle) -- coming June 14, 2011
- Whatever You Love by Louise Doughty -- coming in April 2011
- London Train by Tessa Hadley (also available on the Kindle) -- coming May 24, 2011
- The Road to Wanting by Wendy Law-Yone -- coming in April 2011
- Repeat It Today With Tears by Anne Peile -- coming August 1, 2011
The ones we hope will find their way to the U.S.:
The 20 Under 40 ladies are well represented! Nicole Krauss, Tea Obreht and Karen Russell all made the list. I'm planning to re-read Great House for the longlist.
Debut novels galore: Nine of the twenty novels are debuts, which is wonderful. I'm looking forward to discovering so many new authors.
Want to know more? The Guardian has a wonderful gallery with summaries and reviews.The official Orange Prize announcement is here.
Now tell me: which book should I read first? Which book are you most excited to see included?
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