Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve. Carol Shields Republic of Love

Orange Prize Nominees, M-Z

✔Ann-Marie Macdonald, Fall on Your Knees (97)
Shena Mackay, Heligoland (SL03)
Dierdre Madden, One by One in the Darkness (SL97)
Dierdre Madden, Molly Fox’s Birthday (SL09)
Audrey Magee The Undertaking (SL14)
Hilary Mantel, The Giant O’Brien (99)
Hilary Mantel, Beyond Black (SL06)
Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall (SL10)
Hilary Mantel, Bring up the Bodies (SL13)
✔Valerie Martin, Property (W03)
Sarah May, The Internationals (04)
Eimear McBride A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing (SL14)
Maria McCann, The Wilding (10)
Elizabeth McCracken, Niagara Falls All Over Again (02)
Alice McDermott, Charming Billy (00)
✔Maile Meloy, Liars and Saints (SL05)
Pauline Melville, The Ventriloquist’s Tale (SL98)
✔Charlotte Mendelson, When We Were Bad (SL08)
Charlotte Mendelson Almost English (14)
Jane Mendelsohn, I Was Amelia Earhart (SL97)
✔Anne Michaels, Fugitive Pieces (W97)
Madeline Miller The Song of Achilles (W12)
Sue Miller, Lost in the Forest (06)
Jacquelyn Mitchard, The Most Wanted (99)
Drusilla Modjeska, The Orchard (98)
✔Deborah Moggach, In the Dark (08)
Nadifa Mohamed, Black Mamba Boy (10)
✔Lisa Moore, Alligator (07)
✔Lorrie Moore, The Gate at the Stairs (SL10)
Erin Morgenstern The Night Circus (12)
Toni Morrison, Paradise (99)
Toni Morrison, Love (04)
Toni Morrison, A Mercy (09)
Mary Morrissey, Mother of Pearl (96)

Bonnie Nadzam, Lamb (13)
✔Gina B. Nahai, Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith (00)
Anita Nair, Mistress (08)
✔Sena Jeter Naslund, Ahab’s Wife (01)
Barbara Neil, A History of Silence (99)
✔Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveller’s Wife (04)

✔Téa Obreht, The Tiger’s Wife (W11)
Edna O’Brien, In the Forest (03)
Joyce Carol Oates, Middle Age (02)
Joyce Carol Oates, The Falls (05)
✔Joyce Carol Oates, Rape: A Love Story (06)
Gina Ochsner, The Russian Dream Book of Colour and Flight (09)
✔Catherine O’Flynn, What Was Lost (07)
✔Heather O’Neill, Lullabies for Little Criminals (SL08)

Julie Orringer, The Invisible Bridge (11)
Julie Otsuka, When the Emperor was Divine (03)
Cynthia Ozick Foreign Bodies (SL12)

Kathy Page, The Story of my Face (02)
Ann Patchett, The Magician’s Assistant (SL98)
✔Ann Patchett, Bel Canto (W02)
Ann Patchett, State of Wonder (SL12)
✔Anna Peile, Repeat it Today with Tears (11)
✔Stef Penney, The Tenderness of Wolves (07)
Emily Perkins, The Forrests (13)
✔Christine Pountney, Last Chance Texaco (00)
Nani Power, Crawling at Night (02)
Lily Prior, La Cucina (02)
E. Annie Proulx, Accordian Crimes (SL97)
Deirdre Purcell, Love like Hate (SL98)

✔Anna Quindlen, Black and Blue (98)
Anna Quindlen Still Life with Bread Crumbs (14)

Emma Richler, Sister Crazy (02)
Michelle Roberts, Impossible Saints (98)
Michèle Roberts, Ignorance (13)
Deborah Robertson, Careless (07)
Marilynne Robinson, Gilead (06)
Marilynne Robinson, Home (W09)
Monique Roffey, The White Woman on the Green Bicycle (SL10)
Jane Rogers, Promised Lands (96)
Jane Rogers, Island (00)
Leone Ross, All the Blood is Red (97)
Karen Russell, Swamplandia! (11)

Amy Sackville The Still Point (10)
Preeta Samarasan, Evening is the Whole Day (09)
Elspeth Sandys, River Lines (96)
Catherine Schine, The Love Letter (96)
Manda Scott, Hen’s Teeth (SL97)
Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones (03)
Francesca Segal, The Innocents (13)
Rachel Seiffert, The Dark Room (02)
Rachel Seiffert, Afterwards (07)
Maria Semple, Where’d You Go, Bernadette? (SL13)
Danzy Senna, From Caucasia, with Love (01)
✔Elif Shafak, The Bastard of Istanbul (08)
Elif Shafak, Honour (13)
Kamila Shamsie, Burnt Shadows (SL09)
✔Carol Shields, Larry’s Party (W98)
✔Carol Shields, Unless (SL03)
Lola Shoneyin’s The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives (11)
Anita Shreve, The Weight of Water (SL98)
✔Lionel Shriver, We Need to Talk about Kevin (W05)
Paulina Simons, Red Leaves (97)
✔Curtis Sittenfeld, Prep (06)
✔Curtis Sittenfeld, American Wife (09)
Gillian Slovo, Ice Road (SL04)
✔Jane Smiley,Horse Heaven (SL01)
Jane Smiley, Ten Days in the Hills (07)
✔Ali Smith, Hotel World (SL01)
Ali Smith, The Accidental (SL06)
Ali Smith, There but for the (12)
✔Zadie Smith, White Teeth (SL00)
Zadie Smith,  The Autograph Man (SL03)
Zadie Smith, On Beauty (W06)
Zadie Smith, NW (SL13)
✔Dalia Sofer, The Septembers of Shiraz (08)
M.L. Stedman, The Light between Oceans (13)
✔Kathryn Stockett, The Help (10)
Anna Stothard, The Pink Hotel (12)
✔Elizabeth Strout, Amy and Isabelle (SL00)
Elizabeth Strout The Burgess Boys (14)
Marly Swick, Evening News (99)
Meera Syal, Anita and Me (97)

Amy Tan, The Hundred Secret Senses (SL96)
✔Amy Tan, The Bonesetter’s Daughter (01)
Donna Tartt, The Little Friend (SL03)
✔Donna Tartt The Goldfinch (SL14) Event, Book
Roma Tearne, The Swimmer (11)
✔Carrie Tiffany, Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living (SL06)
Carrie Tiffany, Mateship with Birds (13)
✔Scarlet Thomas, The End of Mr. Y(08)
Stella Tillyard, Tides of War (12)
Miriam Toews, The Flying Troutmans (09)
Carol Topolski, Monster Love (08)
Rose Tremain,  The Colour (SL04)
✔Rose Tremain, The Road Home (W08)
Anne Tyler, Ladder of Years (SL96)
Anne Tyler, The Amateur Marriage (04)
✔Anne Tyler, Digging to America (SL07)

Jane Urquhart, The Underpainter (98)

Celestine Hitiura Vaite, Frangipani (06)

Amy Waldman, The Submission (12)
Melanie Wallace, The Housekeeper (07)
Tricia Wastvedt, The River (05)
✔Sarah Waters, Fingersmith (SL02)
✔Sarah Waters, The Night Watch (SL06)
✔Sarah Waters The Little Stranger (10)
Ann Weisgarber, The Personal History of Rachel DuPree (09)
✔Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-ya Sisterhood (SL00)
Louise Welsh, The Cutting Room (03)
Marianne Wiggins, Eveless Eden (SL96)
Crystal Wilkinson, Water Street (03)
G Willow Wilson’s Alif the Unseen (13)
Kathleen Winter, Annabel (SL11)
✔Jeanette Winterson, Gut Symmetries (97)
✔Jeanette Winterson, The Powerbook (01)
Meg Wolitzer, The Position (06)
✔Patricia Wood, The Lottery (SL08)

Louisa Young, Baby Love (98)

Mary Kay Zuravleff, The Frequency of Souls (97)

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