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    Jul 23, 2014

    Jul 23, 2014:
    We know you can sniff out a good read and this issue is filled with delectable ones. The heroism of man's best friend is on full display in The Dog Who Could Fly, while The Bees is worth all the ...
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    Jul 09, 2014

    Jul 09, 2014:
    Get ready to be whisked away — to seventeenth-century London in Dark Aemilia, a brilliant reimagining of Shakespeare's loves; 1930s New Guinea in Euphoria, a love story featuring three ...
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    Jun 18, 2014

    Jun 18, 2014:
    Hot summers, cool books. It's an irresistible combination. Travel to Australia, with Eyrie, a story about a disillusioned environmentalist whose life slowly spirals out of control. Pick up The Truth ...
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    Jun 04, 2014

    Jun 04, 2014:
    This issue has a variety of books to whet your reading appetite. Choose from The Watcher or I am Pilgrim if you like thrillers and action. Historical fiction aficionados will delight in Love and ...
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    May 21, 2014

    May 21, 2014:
    Celebrate history this Memorial Day weekend with the many finds in this issue. There's world history to explore in All That Is Solid Melts Into Air and more personal ones in We Were Liars. Rich ...
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    May 07, 2014

    May 07, 2014:
    Whether you love history, family sagas, young adult literature, or nonfiction finds, this issue is packed with many nuggets of treasure. Ten years in the making, All the Light We Cannot See is a ...
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    Apr 23, 2014

    Apr 23, 2014:
    We serve up a diverse selection of timeless reads in this issue - including The Ten Thousand Things and Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening. History enthusiasts, buckle up for Astoria, a riveting tale ...
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    Apr 09, 2014

    Apr 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...
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    Mar 19, 2014

    Mar 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 ...
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    Mar 05, 2014

    Mar 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 ...
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    Feb 19, 2014

    Feb 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 ...
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    Feb 05, 2014

    Feb 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...
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    Jan 22, 2014

    Jan 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 ...
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    Jan 08, 2014

    Jan 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 ...
  • 2013

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    Dec 11, 2013

    Dec 11, 2013:
    In this issue you'll find our 2013 Favorite Books, including the four top-ranked books which are BookBrowse's 2013 Award Winners. We also roundup our top dozen favorite author interviews, and ...
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    Nov 20, 2013

    Nov 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, ...
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    Nov 06, 2013

    Nov 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...
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    Oct 16, 2013

    Oct 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 ...
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    Oct 02, 2013

    Oct 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 ...
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    Sep 18, 2013

    Sep 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...
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    Sep 04, 2013

    Sep 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...
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    Aug 21, 2013

    Aug 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 ...
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    Jul 24, 2013

    Jul 24, 2013:
    Love quirk? Then you'll love Amy Falls Down, a delightful novel about life's unexpected occurrences and the paperback original I'll Be Seeing You, a tale about the friendship, through letters, between...
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    Jul 10, 2013

    Jul 10, 2013:
    Love a nail-biting thriller? You won't want to miss Linda Castillo's latest in the Kate Burkholder series, or Flight to Berlin - a nerve-racking romp set during the 1936 Berlin Olympics. If you're...
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    Jun 19, 2013

    Jun 19, 2013:
    This bumper issue of The BookBrowse Review has everything you need to get the summer reading season kicked into high gear. From historical fiction in The Blood of Heaven to contemporary storytelling ...
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    Jun 05, 2013

    Jun 05, 2013:
    In a world without borders, three books in this issue explore the concept of home and how it ties to the concept of self: Transatlantic by Colum McCann, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and The...
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    May 22, 2013

    May 22, 2013:
    Whether you're looking for something magical as in The House at the End of Hope Street or fun nonfiction as in Gulp, we've got it covered in this issue of The BookBrowse Review. If travel is your ...
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    May 08, 2013

    May 08, 2013:
    Some remarkable true stories - including the diary of a Holocaust survivor - make up some of the many features in this issue of The BookBrowse Review. You'll learn about one man's real-life mission to...
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    Apr 17, 2013

    Apr 17, 2013:
    What was it like during the Hollywood of yesteryear? How do you confront bullies? What explains chimpanzees' incredible memories? What did it take to make it during China's Cultural Revolution or the ...
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    Apr 03, 2013

    Apr 03, 2013:
    Timeless tales of survival, stories about cultural trauma and a memoir by a micro-financier form a vibrant mix of the many features included in this issue of The BookBrowse Review. New in paperback ...
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    Mar 20, 2013

    Mar 20, 2013:
    A tale of environmental malpractice coverup and a dsytopian novel featuring a teen dyslexic protagonist, are two of many exciting books covered in this issue of The BookBrowse Review. Jeanette ...
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    Mar 06, 2013

    Mar 06, 2013:
    Author Cathy Marie Buchanan's novel, The Painted Girls, set during the Belle Epoque era in Paris, is one of many engaging reads in this issue of The BookBrowse Review. We have a mystery set in 17th ...
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    Feb 20, 2013

    Feb 20, 2013:
    The Chinese Nobel Laureate for Literature, Mo Yan, has a new book out and it is one of many featured in this issue of The BookBrowse Review. Closer to American shores, Calling Me Home is a compelling ...
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    Feb 06, 2013

    Feb 06, 2013:
    This issue of The BookBrowse Review includes a beautifully crafted tale of a kidnapping by the child's own father; an unusual story about the Holocaust experience, and the latest in a series of ...
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    Jan 23, 2013

    Jan 23, 2013:
    A vividly imagined portrait of a complicated marriage. A peek behind the Iron Curtain in East Germany, and at the rise and fall of ancient Egypt. Two fun books set in Japan. And non-fiction books that...
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    Jan 09, 2013

    Jan 09, 2013:
    An African-American woman's epic tale of growth comes alive in a spectacular debut. A National Book Award-nominated book takes a peek at the spread of communism shortly after the end of the ...
  • 2012

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    Dec 12, 2012

    Dec 12, 2012:
    This annual Best of Year issue brings you the best of 2012 including our 2012 Favorite Books and BookBrowse Award Winners. In addition we recommend ten not to miss author interviews and a dozen book ...
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    Nov 28, 2012

    Nov 28, 2012:
    A touch of intrigue in Ian McEwan's Sweet Tooth. A dash of history with The Bathing Women by Tie Ning. And a fun peek at kitchens of yesteryear in Consider the Fork-all these and more are part of...
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    Nov 14, 2012

    Nov 14, 2012:
    Whet your appetite this Thanksgiving with a sampling of our diverse reads including an illumination of Dissociative Identity Disorder in All of Me by Kim Noble and a tale of Wall Street shenanigans in...
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    Oct 31, 2012

    Oct 31, 2012:
    The twelve books featured in this issue of BookBrowse cover a wide range of genres and interests. Lovers of art will appreciate The Art Forger while mystery fans will delight in Peter May's The ...
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    Oct 17, 2012

    Oct 17, 2012:
    Biographies form two of this issue's features: Timothy Egan profiles the photographer Edward Curtis in Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher while Darwin is a look at the life of the scientist in verse ...
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    Oct 03, 2012

    Oct 03, 2012:
    Native American themes are writ large in two of this week's ten featured reads: Sherman Alexie's Blasphemy, and The Round House by Louise Erdrich. We also feature author Salman Rushdie's much-...
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    Sep 19, 2012

    Sep 19, 2012:
    This week's recommendations will transport you from 1960s Saigon (The Headmaster's Wager) to World War II Berlin (City of Women), from 13th Century England (Something Red) to 19th Century Russia (...
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    Sep 12, 2012

    Sep 12, 2012:
    This issue includes featured reviews of nine books including This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz; Michael Koryta's gripping new thriller; and debut author Claire Vaye Watkins' collection, ...
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    Sep 05, 2012

    Sep 05, 2012:
    This week's features include The Sandcastle Girls, Chris Bohjalian's latest, and In the Shadow of the Banyan, a mesmerizing tale of survival set against the Cambodian genocide. Author Jonathan Evison ...
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    Aug 22, 2012

    Aug 22, 2012:
    This week's features include: Rachel Joyce's The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, about a middle-aged man's path to self-discovery; Native American poet Joy Harjo's memoir Crazy Brave; and Jonnie ...
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    Aug 08, 2012

    Aug 08, 2012:
    This week's features include: Don Lee's The Collective, which looks at Asian identity and art; Deni Y. Béchard's Vandal Love, about the Québec diaspora; and Beth Kephart's Small Damages, a ...
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    Jul 25, 2012

    Jul 25, 2012:
    This week's hardcovers include a debut about a Sri Lankan family's immigrant life; short stories set in Washington State; an elegiac novel in Kenya; and the story of two Olympic athletes pushed to ...
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    Jul 11, 2012

    Jul 11, 2012:
    This week's hardcovers include a mystery set in 1970s Chile; a YA novel set in Nazi-occupied France; an uplifting novel about AIDS in 1980s NY; and a thriller about a Hollywood star-turned-spy. In ...
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    Jun 28, 2012

    Jun 28, 2012:
    In hardcover this week: four generations of a 19th century British family; a girl who struggles for independence in 1871 Manhattan; a look at how and why cities have evolved; and a history of ...
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    Jun 14, 2012

    Jun 14, 2012:
    This week's ezine includes: a retelling of Antigone set in Afghanistan; the unlikely pairing of a 1920s starlet and her chaperone; a tale of marriage in Saudi Arabia; a story about Edwardian class ...
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    May 30, 2012

    May 30, 2012:
    This week's ezine features: a historical thriller set in pro-Nazi Spain, a funny memoir celebrating the aging process, and a haunting novel about a son struggling to rebuild his life in Canada. In ...
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    May 16, 2012

    May 16, 2012:
    This week's ezine features a novel about human trafficking in North Korea; a WWII espionage thriller; a YA "mash-up" fairy tale; a novel about the heart-wrenching realities of the "war on terror"; and...
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    May 09, 2012

    May 09, 2012:
    This issue features: a family who plans an illegal burial during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, castaways on the Atlantic struggling to survive, a disgraced newspaper reporter in Florida, and a ...
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    May 02, 2012

    May 02, 2012:
    This issue features a thriller set in Appalachia, an economist's response to America's "foodie" craze, an Irish YA adventure, an honest look at marriage through the eyes of a Bangladeshi mail-order ...
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    Apr 18, 2012

    Apr 18, 2012:
    This issue features a Japanese thriller, a non-fiction book on dying and palliative care, a debut historical mystery set in Maine in 1892, and a novel about human isolation set in the Appalachian ...
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    Apr 11, 2012

    Apr 11, 2012:
    In this issue, you'll find a memoir by a great existentialist thinker; an historical mystery about New York's Great Fire of 1845; an icy post-apocalyptic thriller; and a zany adventure about an ex-...
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    Apr 04, 2012

    Apr 04, 2012:
    In this ezine you'll find an assortment of fascinating topics - from Putin's ascendency to the Russian presidency, to soldiers surviving sub-zero temperatures in North Korea; from a father's guilt ...
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    Mar 21, 2012

    Mar 21, 2012:
    Among the books to discover in this issue are three debut hardcovers, all of which present fascinating protagonists: from Patroclus - the companion of the mighty Achilles during the Trojan War; to ...
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    Mar 14, 2012

    Mar 14, 2012:
    In this issue you'll discover the inspiring, real-life story of an unexpected African King, read about hopeful Soviet citizens in a post-Stalin USSR, and you'll witness the emotional singing of ...
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    Mar 07, 2012

    Mar 07, 2012:
    In this issue you'll find some wonderful books about the animalistic nature of humanity, the mythic powers of the Mojave Desert, and the drive to overcome the odds. You'll be steeped in the world of ...
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    Feb 23, 2012

    Feb 23, 2012:
    Transport yourself to new and fascinating places: Travel to Russia to meet Catherine the Great; feel the heartbreak (and hope) that comes out of a slum in Mumbai; meet an unforgettable slave healer in...
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    Feb 16, 2012

    Feb 16, 2012:
    Explore the immigrant experience in America in three different books, from the point of view of a Korean American, a Filipino American and a German American.
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    Feb 09, 2012

    Feb 09, 2012:
    Search for medicinal vines and observe gorillas in the forests of Rwanda, explore the harrowing world of Kim Jong Il's North Korea, get lost in the retelling of an ancient Norse myth, and meet the ...
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    Feb 02, 2012

    Feb 02, 2012:
    Join a Gaza doctor on his road to peace and human dignity; get your fill of contemporary courtroom drama; and travel to 18th century England. If that's all too much action and noise, enjoy a moment of...
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    Jan 26, 2012

    Jan 26, 2012:
    In this issue you'll find some fabulous books about dedication and perseverance - from a novel about a young Rwandan Olympic hopeful, to a memoir by a British housemaid who yearns to leave work as a ...
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    Jan 12, 2012

    Jan 12, 2012:
    In this issue you can discover things you never knew about the human brain and decision making; question the mind's reliability in telling one's own life story, explore chilling tales of life in the ...

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