April brings a wealth of great new books. Below are half a dozen debuts that look particularly intriguing selected from the more than sixty notable books that members can view on our preview page.


Davina, BookBrowse editor

A Land More Kind Than HomeA Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash

Thriller, 320 pages
Publishes: April 17
William Morrow

A stunning debut reminiscent of the beloved novels of John Hart and Tom Franklin, A Land More Kind Than Home is a mesmerizing literary thriller about the bond between two brothers and the evil they face in a small western North Carolina town. Full description & reviews

Carly's Voice: Breaking Through AutismCarly's Voice : Breaking Through Autism by Arthur Fleischmann

Memoir, 400 pages
Published March 27
St Martin's

"For anyone who's ever fallen in love with their child, misjudged a person, had their heart broken and then restored, Carly's Voice is for you. Wise beyond her years, Carly takes us inside her world - a young girl with severe autism who cannot speak, but has more to say than anyone I've ever met. This book is exquisitely written with courage, honesty, and, most of all, love. I've never read anything like it." - Monica Holloway, author of Cowboy & Wills and Driving with Dead People. Full description & reviews

AboveAbove by Leah Bobet

Young Adult, 240 pages
Publishes: April 1
Reagan Arthur

"Bobet effortlessly blends reality and fantasy, her characters are both gifted and broken - hers is a world that is simultaneously fantastic and painfully real. Heartbreaking, romantic, complex, and magical, this fantasy lingers on the senses." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review. Full description & reviews

The Great Divergence: America's Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do about ItThe Great Divergence: America's Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do about It by Timothy Noah

Current Affairs, 272 pages
Publishes: April 24

The Great Divergence is poised to be one of the most talked-about books of 2012, a jump-start to the national conversation about what kind of society we aspire to be in the 21st century: a land of equality, or a city on a hill - with a slum at the bottom. Full description & reviews

I Am The Executioner: Love StoriesI Am The Executioner: Love Stories by Rajesh Parameswaran
Stories, 272 pages
Publishes: April 10

An explosive, funny, original fiction debut: nine stories about the power of love and the love of power, two urgent human desires that inevitably, and sometimes calamitously, intertwine. Full description & reviews

The Land of DecorationThe Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen

Novel 320 pages
Publishes: March 27
Henry Holt

"This extraordinary tale of one little girl's End Times grabbed me by the throat. The Land of Decoration is part social observation and part crazy mysticism, held together by a brutally real story of parent-child love." - Emma Donoghue, author of Room. Full description & reviews

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