The NH Dublin Committee has selected its nominees for the 2017 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. These are fictional works of high literary merit published in English during 2015. After reading and discussing many excellent books, the committee selected these titles for nomination:
Sweet Caress: The Many Lives of Amory Clay by William Boyd
Brilliant. We loved the insertion of photographs, the juxtaposition of 1977 and the past, and the voice of Amory Clay.
Fates and Furies by Lauren Goff
It peels back the layers of a marriage from the perspective of each spouse, revealing that the glue holding their relationship together was made from their secrets as much as their truths.
A Reunion of Ghosts by Judith Claire Mitchell
A darkly humorous multi-generational story about a 'cursed' family legacy that began in World War I.