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Books to Discuss in BookBrowse's Book Club

  • All the Little Hopes Jacket
    All the Little Hopes:
    A Novel
    by Leah Weiss
    Sourcebooks
    Publishes: 07/27/2021
    Genre: Novels
    368 pages

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    About this Book
    From the author of If the Creek Don't Rise, a Southern story of friendship forged by books and bees, when the timeless troubles of growing up meet the murky shadows of World War II.

    The discussion forum for this book will open on July 24, and will stay open for about six weeks.

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Books to Read & Review for First Impressions

  • At the Chinese Table Jacket
    At the Chinese Table:
    A Memoir with Recipes
    by Carolyn Phillips
    W.W. Norton & Company
    Publishes: 06/15/2021
    Genre: Biography/Memoir
    304 pages

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    About this Book
    Part memoir of life in Taiwan, part love story―a beautifully told account of China's brilliant cuisines…with recipes, by Carolyn Phillips: food writer, scholar, artist and fluent Mandarin speaker.

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  • All the Water I've Seen Is Running Jacket
    All the Water I've Seen Is Running:
    A Novel
    by Elias Rodriques
    W.W. Norton & Company
    Publishes: 06/22/2021
    Genre: Novels
    272 pages

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    About this Book
    All the Water I've Seen Is Running is a novel of uncommon tenderness, grief, and joy. All the while, it evokes the beauty and threat of the place Daniel calls home―where the river meets the ocean.

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  • Never Saw Me Coming Jacket
    Never Saw Me Coming:
    A Novel
    by Vera Kurian
    Prospect Park Books
    Publishes: 09/07/2021
    Genre: Thrillers
    352 pages

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    About this Book
    Never Saw Me Coming is a compulsive, voice-driven thriller by an exciting new talent in fiction that will keep you pinned to the page and rooting for a would-be killer.

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  • The Lost Notebook of Édouard Manet Jacket
    The Lost Notebook of Édouard Manet:
    A Novel
    by Maureen Gibbon
    W.W. Norton & Company
    Publishes: 09/07/2021
    Genre: Historical Fiction
    240 pages

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    About this Book
    A sensual portrait of Manet's last years, and a vibrant testament to the endurance of the artistic spirit.

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