Congratulations to Bharti Kirchner on making the shortlist for the Nancy Pearl Book Award 2016 with Goddess of Fire.
A remarkable novel of a young widow following her dreams
Moorti – widowed at just 17 and about to be burned on her husband’s funeral pyre – is saved from the fire by the mysterious Englishman, Job Charnock, Moorti, renamed Maria, must embrace her new life amongst the English traders. But the intelligent and talented Maria is not content to be a servant for the rest of her life.
- The Girl Who Wrote in Silk, by Kelli Estes
- Goddess of Fire, by Bharti Kirchner
- The Announcers, by J.G. Perkins
- Waiting for the Cool Kind of Crazy, by Michael Moore
- Uncle Kenny’s Other Secret Agenda, by Lawson Reinsch
We have everything crossed for the end of July when the winner will be announced.