I have managed to whittle the Purple Prose book list down to a final 5.
I’ve tried to be fair, so lots of apologies if your favourite book didn’t make the final list. I used a points system to choose - well it’s a wet day and I’ve time on my hands.
3 points 1st choice
2 points 2nd choice
1 point No preference mentioned and/or the book was on the original list.
Please make your final choice in the comment box:
English Passenger by Matthew Kneale ( A wryly humorous seafaring yarn set around an 1857 voyage to Tasmania.)
Diary of an Ordinary Woman by Margaret Forster ( A series of fictional journals recording a woman’s inner life and 20c events.)
Time travellers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (She meets the love of her life when she is 6 and he’s 36, but he’s only really 8 years older than her. It’s not really science fiction, it’s more about two people coping with a situation beyond their control
Redemption Falls by Joseph O’Connor (This explores the enigma of life through a love story and tale of war in 1860s America.)
Unless by Carol Shields (This is about a woman who’s comfortable life is in turmoil when she finds her daughter is sitting on a Toronto street corner with a begging bowl in her lap.)
I feel I want to read them all but that isn’t possible. Please vote and the one with the most votes can be the current Purple prose book of the month.