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A good book does more than simply entertain - it leaves you mentally richer than when you started it. BookBrowse seeks out these gems from both established writers and first time authors - novels that whisk you to unfamiliar times and places, thrillers that are more than just 'page-turners', and thought-provoking non-fiction that entertains as it informs.
BookBrowse Review: Melanie Benjamin's The Aviator's Wife is a top choice among BookBrowse readers. 17 out of 20 reviewers gave it 4 or 5 stars! Here is what they say about this highly regarded book:
This beautiful, compelling novel is the unfolding of a love story, a slice of aviation history. It reveals what happens when a couple is thrust into the limelight, having to endure unrelenting...
BookBrowse Review: Winner of the BookBrowse 2013 Best Non-Fiction Award There are nonfiction authors who spend years researching a subject and want all their research to be known, and so they dump it all in. Consequently, you, the reader, feel the weight of that, both on your head and on your time. Then there are nonfiction authors who have spent years researching a subject but have the rare gift of...
BookBrowse Review: Winner of the BookBrowse 2013 Best Fiction Award How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny is an enormous hit with BookBrowse readers. Out of the over 400 First Impressions books BookBrowse has offered to date only one other has ever gotten a 4.9 rating! Here is a glimpse of why readers have fallen in love with the latest Inspector Gamache mystery:
BookBrowse Review: Winner of the BookBrowse 2013 Best Debut Novel Award
Anthony Marra's debut novel A Constellation of Vital Phenomena is set in 2004 in war-torn Chechnya. As the story opens, village physician Akhmed is trying to get his eight-year-old neighbor Havaa to safety after her father has been "disappeared" by Russian soldiers, who have also burned her home to the ground and...
Number of independent bookstores in USA grew 6.4% in 2013.(Dec 16 2013) The Washington Post reports on the growth of independent bookstores:
"In an e-tailing world, their resurgence is driven by e-book growth that has leveled off, dyed-in-the-wool print lovers who won't (or can't) abandon page flipping, a...
Research shows that 90% of Americans value public libraries(Dec 11 2013) According to a survey by the Pew Research Center, about 90% of Americans aged 16 and older said that the closing of their local public library would have an impact on their community, with 63% saying it would have a "major" impact. Asked about the...
Author Bob Shacochis speaks about writing his first book in 10 years, The Woman Who Lost Her Soul, a portrait of America, set in four countries, over fifty years, and the use of war as an instrument of gain.