Awards and honors

  • New York Times bestseller (Fiction, 2010)
  • Booker Prize, (2010)
  • Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize (2010)
  • Indigo Books Heather's Pick (2010)
  • New York Times Best Books of the Year (2010)
  • New York Times Notable Book of the Year (Fiction & Poetry, 2010)
  • Salon Book Award (Fiction, 2010)
  • Governor General's Awards, (2010)
  • Alex Award (2011)
  • Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award (Audio Book of the Year, 2010)
  • ALA Notable Book (2011)
  • Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year, Irish Book Awards (2010)
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize (Canada and the Caribbean, 2011)
  • Indies Choice Book Award (Adult Fiction, 2011)
  • Orange Prize, shortlist (2011)
  • WH Smith Paperback of the Year, Galaxy National Book Awards (2011)
  • International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award nomination (2012)[6]

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