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Shortlist 2015

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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

by Karen Joy Fowler
Serpent's Tail

From the author of The Jane Austen Book Club, a best-selling tale of an American family, middle class in middle America, ordinary in every way but one.

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Skyfaring

by Mark Vanhoenacker
Chatto & Windus

Airline pilot and flight romantic Mark Vanhoenacker shares his irrepressible love of flying, on a journey from day to night, from new ways of mapmaking and the poetry of physics to the names of winds and the nature of clouds.

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Lila

by Marilynne Robinson
Virago

An American classic from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gilead and Housekeeping Marilynne Robinson, one of the greatest novelists of our time, returns to the town of Gilead in an unforgettable story of a girlhood lived on the fringes of society in fear, awe, and wonder.

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Her Birth

by Rebecca Goss
Carcanet

In 2007 Rebecca Goss's newborn daughter Ella was diagnosed with Severe Ebstein's Anomaly, a rare and incurable heart condition. She lived for sixteen months. Her Birth is a book-length sequence of poems beginning with Ella's birth, her short life and her death, and ending with the joys and complexities that come with the birth of another child.

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A Man in Love

by Karl Ove Knausgaard
Translator - Don Bartlett
Harvill Secker

An electrifying honest and autobiographical love story from the international sensation and bestseller, Karl Ove Knausgaard. Karl leaves his wife and everything he knows in Oslo for a fresh start in Stockholm. There he strikes up a deep and competitive friendship with Geir and pursues Linda, a beautiful poet who captivated him years ago.

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Redeployment

by Phil Klay
Canongate

An unprecedented book about the human cost of war by former marine captain and Iraq veteran, Phil Klay. Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned.

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