Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction Releases Its 2017 Longlist

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The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction is the UK’s most prestigious annual literary award for fiction written by a woman. Founded in 1996, the Prize was set up to celebrate excellence, originality and accessibility in writing by women, publishing in English, throughout the world. This year’s list includes three previous winners, four second novels and [….]

LitStack Review: Evening Stars by Susan Mallery

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Evening Stars Susan Mallery Harlequin/Mira ISBN: 978-0-7738-1613-8 Nina Wentworth lives on Blackberry Island, a small community off the coast of Washington. She’s a thirty-year-old nurse in a pediatrician’s office, but her dream is to be a doctor. That’s only the beginning of the sacrifices she has made as primary caretaker of her family. Nina’s mother [….]

LitStack Review: ‘Lydia’s Party’ by Margaret Hawkins

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Lydia’s Party Margaret Hawkins Penguin Group/Viking ISBN 978-0-670-01576-4 Lydia teaches art at a small local college. She lives in a house in a suburb of Chicago with her ex-husband. And she hosts a party for her closest girlfriends every January. The party has evolved over the years and has become a highlight of the year, [….]