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SHIRLEY HAZZARD

The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard
98 reviews (2003) (288p) (NBA)
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 A Great Writer's Sweeping Story of Men and Women Struggling to Reclaim Their Lives in The Aftermath of World Conflict

The Great Fire is Shirley Hazzard's first novel since The Transit of Venus, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1981. The conflagration of her title is the Second World War. In war-torn Asia and stricken Europe, men and women, still young...
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The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard
34 reviews (1980) (352p) (NBCCA) (NBA) (PF)
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 The Transit of Venus is considered Shirley Hazzard's most brilliant novel. It tells the story of two orphan sisters, Caroline and Grace Bell, as they leave Australia to start a new life in post-war England. What happens to these young women--seduction and abandonment, marriage and widowhood, love and betrayal--becomes as moving and wonderful and yet as predestined as the transits of the pla...
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Shirley Hazzard Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 4  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 2  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 0  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 1 The Transit of Venus ·  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 1 The Transit of Venus ·  
National Book Award Wins 1 The Great Fire ·  
National Book Award Nominations 2 The Great Fire · The Transit of Venus ·  
Man Booker Prize Wins 0  
Man Booker Prize Nominations 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Wins 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Nominations 1 The Transit of Venus ·  

*Major Prize = Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, and PEN/Faulkner Award

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