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Books to Discuss in BookBrowse's Book Club

  • The Survivors Jacket
    The Survivors:
    A Novel
    by Jane Harper

    Flatiron Books
    Publishes: 02/02/2021
    Genre: Mysteries
    384 pages

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    About this Book
    Coming home dredges up deeply buried secrets in The Survivors, a thrilling mystery by New York Times bestselling author Jane Harper.

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    This discussion will open on Feb 2 and will stay open for about six weeks. Discussions are open to all, so if you have already read this book, you do not need to request a copy to take part. Sign up for a one time notification when it opens.

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  • The Narrowboat Summer Jacket
    The Narrowboat Summer
    by Anne Youngson

    Flatiron Books
    Publishes: 01/26/2021
    Genre: Novels
    336 pages

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    About this Book
    From the author of Meet Me at the Museum, a charming novel of second chances, about three women, one dog, and the narrowboat that brings them together.

    This book is only available in e-book format. Please only request if you're willing and able to read ebooks.

    This discussion will open on Feb 16 and will stay open for about six weeks. Discussions are open to all, so if you have already read this book, you do not need to request a copy to take part. Sign up for a one time notification when it opens.

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Books to Read & Review for First Impressions

  • Of Women and Salt Jacket
    Of Women and Salt
    by Gabriela Garcia

    Flatiron Books
    Publishes: 04/06/2021
    Genre: Novels
    224 pages

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    About this Book
    A sweeping, masterful debut about a daughter's fateful choice, a mother motivated by her own past, and a family legacy that begins in Cuba before either of them were born.

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  • Black Widows Jacket
    Black Widows:
    A Novel
    by Cate Quinn

    Sourcebooks
    Publishes: 02/09/2021
    Genre: Thrillers
    432 pages

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    About this Book
    "Black Widows is a bombshell of a suspense novel! The story unfolds through three sister-wives married to the same man, and each woman is unique, fascinating, and full of surprises. This tantalizing and troubling story will keep you guessing right up to the end."―Samantha Downing, bestselling author of My Lovely Wife and He Started It

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  • The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World Jacket
    The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World:
    A Novel
    by Laura Imai Messina

    The Overlook Press
    Publishes: 03/09/2021
    Genre: Novels
    416 pages

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    About this Book
    The international bestselling novel sold in 21 countries, about grief, mourning, and the joy of survival, inspired by a real phone booth in Japan with its disconnected "wind" phone, a place of pilgrimage and solace since the 2011 tsunami.

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  • The Last Tiara Jacket
    The Last Tiara
    by M.J. Rose

    Blue Box Press
    Publishes: 02/02/2021
    Genre: Historical Fiction
    437 pages

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    About this Book
    From New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller M.J. Rose comes a provocative and moving story of a young female architect in post-World War II Manhattan, who stumbles upon a hidden treasure and begins a journey to discovering her mother's life during the fall of the Romanovs.

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