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Books to Discuss in BookBrowse's Book Club

  • The Things They Carried Jacket
    The Things They Carried
    by Tim O'Brien

    Mariner Books
    Published: 06/01/1990
    Genre: Short Stories/Essays
    233 pages

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    About this Book
    A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene 30 years ago, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling.

    This discussion will open on March 8 and will stay open for at least six weeks.

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Books to Read & Review for First Impressions

  • Miss Austen Jacket
    Miss Austen
    by Gill Hornby

    Flatiron Books
    Publishes: 04/07/2020
    Genre: Historical Fiction
    288 pages

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    About this Book
    For fans of Jo Baker's Longbourn, a witty, poignant novel about Cassandra Austen and her famous sister, Jane.

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  • He Started It Jacket
    He Started It
    by Samantha Downing

    Berkley Books
    Publishes: 04/28/2020
    Genre: Thrillers
    400 pages

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    About this Book
    From the twisted mind behind mega hit My Lovely Wife comes the story of a family—not unlike your own—just with a few more violent tendencies thrown in....

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  • The Paris Hours Jacket
    The Paris Hours:
    A Novel
    by Alex George

    Flatiron Books
    Publishes: 05/05/2020
    Genre: Historical Fiction
    272 pages

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    About this Book
    Told over the course of a single day in 1927, The Paris Hours takes four ordinary people whose stories, told together, are as extraordinary as the glorious city they inhabit.

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  • The Prisoner's Wife Jacket
    The Prisoner's Wife
    by Maggie Brookes

    Berkley Books
    Publishes: 05/26/2020
    Genre: Historical Fiction
    400 pages

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    About this Book
    Inspired by the true story of a daring deception that plunges a courageous young woman deep into the horrors of a Nazi POW camp to be with the man she loves.

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  • Afterlife Jacket
    Afterlife
    by Julia Alvarez

    Algonquin Books
    Publishes: 04/07/2020
    Genre: Novels
    272 pages

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    The first adult novel in almost fifteen years by the internationally bestselling author of In the Time of the Butterflies and How the García Girls Lost Their Accents

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