Announcing Our Best Books of 2021

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Members resident in the U.S. have the opportunity to request free books through our First Impressions and Book Club programs. Members who take part regularly tend to get assigned a book about every 3-4 months, sometimes more frequently, occasionally less so. For licensing and logistical reasons, publishers can only provide books to U.S. residents. Full FAQ.

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Books to Discuss in BookBrowse's Book Club

  • The Kindest Lie Jacket
    The Kindest Lie
    by Nancy Johnson
    William Morrow
    Publishes: 02/01/2022
    Genre: Novels
    336 pages

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    About this Book
    A masterful, eye-opening novel about the profound racial injustices and class inequalities roiling society in America, as seen through the eyes of a young Black professional woman and a white lower class boy.

    The discussion forum for this book will open on Jan 29 and will stay open for about six weeks.

    Those assigned this book will receive a print copy by mail.

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  • Her Hidden Genius Jacket
    Her Hidden Genius:
    A Novel
    by Marie Benedict
    Sourcebooks
    Publishes: 01/25/2022
    Genre: Historical Fiction
    304 pages

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    About this Book
    Marie Benedict's powerful new novel shines a light on a woman who sacrificed her life to discover the nature of our very DNA, a woman whose world-changing contributions were hidden by the men around her but whose relentless drive advanced our understanding of humankind.

    The discussion forum for this book will open on Feb 5 and will stay open for about six weeks.

    Those assigned this book will receive a print copy by mail.

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Books to Read & Review for First Impressions

  • Activities of Daily Living Jacket
    Activities of Daily Living:
    A Novel
    by Lisa Hsiao Chen
    W.W. Norton & Company
    Publishes: 04/12/2022
    Genre: Novels
    288 pages

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    About this Book
    A lucid and moving debut novel on the interconnection between work and life, loneliness and kinship, and the projects that occupy our time.

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