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April 09, 2014

Love second acts? We do too! Check out The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, and Mimi Malloy, At Last!, novels that are replete with rediscoveries. History enthusiasts will love The Pope and Mussolini while those looking to stock up on paperbacks or cheaper edition ebooks can't go wrong with a rich harvest that includes Burial Rites, The Other Typist and The House on Hope Street. Happy reading!

March 19, 2014

What better way to celebrate spring than with new books for your reading pile! We have Siri Hustvedt's powerful new novel, The Blazing World, as well as an account of a true visionary - one of the founders of Braille Without Borders. YA enthusiasts will love Threatened and Zane and the Hurricane. Also, don't miss the award-winning Americanah, just out in paperback.

March 05, 2014

Choose from an assortment of books to keep you company as you spring forward into a new season. You can travel to outer space with The Martian, or to Somalia with The Orchard of Lost Souls, or even closer to home, with Matthew Quick's The Good Luck of Right Now. Don't forget to check out the new paperback releases, which include Salt, Sugar, Fat, a 2013 BookBrowse favorite. It's almost spring, so usher in the new season with a fresh crop of great reads. Happy reading!

February 19, 2014

There's much to love in this issue of The BookBrowse Review. Jenny Offill visits the foundations of a marriage in her memorable novel, Dept. of Speculation; while an English translation of a Croatian author's take on the Holocaust, Trieste, will move you to tears. Then there's The Race Underground which suspensefully chronicles the race to build a subway in two of America's most dynamic cities. We have terrific paperbacks worth checking out as well -- including Claire Messud's The Woman Upstairs. So share the love and happy reading!

February 05, 2014

Just in time for mid-winter, this issue of The BookBrowse Review has plenty of heartwarming reads for you to curl up with. Gary Shteyngart's memoir Little Failure is full of soul and humor. Then there's In The Memorial Room, a posthumously published novel written by acclaimed New Zealand author, Janet Frame. A number of fantastic reads are now out in paperback. These include Philipp Meyer's story set in the wild West, The Son; and Above All Things, a fictional account of George Mallory's Everest expedition. Hope you find just the right book to keep you company on these long winter nights. Happy reading!

January 22, 2014

Chart new paths for exploration with the books in this issue of The BookBrowse Review. See how a Japanese legend lends its touch to Patrick Ness's The Crane Wife and read about one woman's navigation of the uneven paths in her life, in Out of the Woods. Watch the slow unraveling of a boyhood in David Almond's brilliant The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean. Travel to 1930s Kentucky with Julie Kibler and her novel Calling Me Home, which is now released in paperback. You can travel far and wide with these book finds. Full speed ahead!

January 08, 2014

Let this issue of The BookBrowse Review take you on fresh adventures in the new year. Glorious Misadventures will give you a taste for Russian exploration while On Paper is a fascinating look at the world of well, paper. You can also check out the many facets of desire and greed in Want Not; and younger readers will love to travel to the fantastical world full of Petlings in The Twistrose Key. Wishing you a very happy new year!

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