There were people on the banks of the river.Among the tangled waterways and giant anacondas of the Brazilian Rio Negro, an enigmatic scientist is developing a drug that could alter the lives of women for ever. Dr Annick Swenson's work is shrouded in mystery; she refuses to report on her progress, es.... Read more about State of Wonder
Beth Lowe has been sent a parcel.
Inside is a letter informing her that her long-estranged mother has died, and a scrapbook Beth has never seen before. Entitled The Book of Summers, it's stuffed with photographs and mementos complied by her mother to record the seven glorious childhood summer.... Read more about The Book of Summers
The books that have made it onto the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize 2014 are:
See the full longlist and shortlist here: Man Booker Prize 2014.
How many have you read?
- The BBC Big Read 200 Best Books
- Man Booker Prize 2013
- Man Booker Prize Winners
- Richard and Judy Book Club
- Women's (Orange) Prize for Fiction Winners