November 20, 2013
Feed your literary palate with the diverse finds in this issue of The BookBrowse Review. Whet your appetite with the moving Someone, Alice McDermott's latest novel. Set in Ireland many centuries ago, the debut Red Sky in Morning will keep you satiated. If lighter fare is what you crave, check out Sebastian Faulks's homage to P.G. Wodehouse, Jeeves and the Wedding Bells. Newly released in paperback are Jim Crace's Harvest and A Possible Life by Sebastian Faulks. Both make for delicious bites. So this Thanksgiving season, pile your plate high and dig in!
November 06, 2013
If you're looking for a hefty tome to take you through the holiday season, this issue of The BookBrowse Review has quite a few to offer. The Luminaries, this year's Booker Prize-winning tale set during New Zealand's gold rush is a whopping 838 pages long. Also impressively sprawling are Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch and Amy Tan's first novel in eight years, The Valley of Amazement. Lovers of non-fiction will be happy to note that Mark Binelli's account of his native city, Detroit City is the Place To Be, is now out in paperback. And those looking for a light and breezy tale about four generations of women in one family, will find Roddy Doyle's A Greyhound of a Girl, to their taste. There's a variety of books to choose from for every mood and taste, so dig right in!
October 16, 2013
This issue of The BookBrowse Review covers a broad spectrum of genres and topics. We explore different facets of medicine with One Doctor and Knocking on Heaven's Door, while Pulitzer-Prize winner Paul Harding returns with a moving novel, Enon. New in paperback is Ayana Mathis's dazzling exploration of the 20th century black experience, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie. Finally, fans of Jane Austen might want to check out Longbourn, which is a fantastic look at the Pride and Prejudice story from the point of view of the servants. Here's to happy reading!
October 02, 2013
There's something about autumn that just resonates with themes of melancholy; as such it is perhaps appropriate that this whopper issue of The BookBrowse Review includes intense meditations on loss and grief including Julian Barnes' Levels of Life and Jhumpa Lahiri's The Lowland. But it's not all sad, if you're looking for a fun romp, you can't go wrong with Then We Take Berlin, an historical thriller; or Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. In addition to the reviews, there is much to explore in our Beyond The Book features including China's one-child policy, the Naxalite political movement in India and the world of fanfiction.
September 18, 2013
We've got a great mix of terrific novels from established authors and arresting debuts in this issue of The BookBrowse Review. Jonathan Lethem revisits Brooklyn in Dissident Gardens, and the legendary Spanish writer Javier Marías's novel, The Infatuations, has been garnering many accolades as well. Five years after the Lehman collapse, the world of finance remains a mystery to many - it is also the setting for Michael Sears's entertaining story, Black Fridays, which is now out in paperback. Also out in paperback, is another sprawling epic, Telegraph Avenue, a heady mix of pop-cultural references told in a tightly knit story. As always, happy reading!
September 04, 2013
If you love a well-crafted whodunit (and really, who doesn't!), Judith Flander's The Invention of Murder points out that you have the Victorians to thank for popularizing the craft. Other compulsively readable books in this issue of The BookBrowse Review include The Explanation for Everything, Lauren Grodstein's novel about the power of religion; and Robert Boswell's new book, Tumbledown. Speaking of whodunits, don't miss How the Light Gets In, a Chief Inspector Gamache novel by Louise Penny, and Michael Koryta's well-paced thriller, The Prophet, which is now out in paperback. Jump right in and happy reading!
August 21, 2013
A Fort of Nine Towers, a memoir about coming of age among the violent upheavals in present-day Afghanistan, and Visitation Street, a mystery set in Brooklyn are two of the many gripping reads in this issue of The BookBrowse Review. Save Yourself is an insightful look at the dark underbelly of small-town America while the backdrop of the Indian independence movement serves a perfect setting for a beautiful story, A Moment Comes. All in all you'll find 14 featured books in this issue, previews of 70 books publishing soon, and a whole lot more besides!