Historical fiction doesn't get any better than this. Written in the 1940s and '50s, the Poldark series continues to resonate in contemporary times with its tales of a returning war hero reinventing his life and rallying his country in the wake of devastation and loss. Ross Poldark makes a dashing hero and his world an inviting escape; and the windswept, sea-hugging Cornish countryside adds a splash of romance to the stories, which are peppered with dramatic clashes about morality, class and ego.
PBS's Masterpiece series follows the story-line of the books closely and truly captures the spirit of Winston Graham's characters and the stunning countryside. You will find much more about the Poldark series at PBS, including podcasts and information for book clubs.
In addition to the 12-book series, Winston Graham wrote a gorgeous illustrated companion volume, Poldark's Cornwall. This coffee table book is back in print with an introduction by Graham's son. It would make a great gift!
If your appetite is whetted for more stories that whisk you away to a different era, BookBrowse--in response to a request from PBS's MASTERPIECE--suggests these titles that fit the bill.
Early Fall is a great time for those of us who love quality fiction because this is when publishers, with an eye on the holiday season and best of year lists, release many of their strongest titles.
Here are ten of the most anticipated. You'll find more of this season's best books in our recently published/coming soon section. Enjoy!
Summer used to feel like a slow time in the publishing calendar, at least for those of us who look for substance in our reading. But not any more. This summer is awash with excellent books, among the most notable of which are our Ten BookBrowse Buzz Novels for Summer 2016, half of them debuts. Read about them below!
2015 has been great for books and as we come to the end of the year, we round off our reading with our stamp of approval for a select few books with our annual BookBrowse Awards.
With the holiday season kicking into high gear, we continue our rollout of the most noteworthy books of 2015.
Here, we present the top ten novels, as voted by BookBrowse subscribers like yourself. This, together with the two previously announced lists for non-fiction and young adult books, complete our 2015 BookBrowse Favorites.
Recently we asked BookBrowse's subscribers to rate their favorite books of the year. Many thousands of votes were cast. Here, in alphabetical order, are our top 3 young adult books for 2015.
Unlike other popular awards where the most publicized books usually pocket the prizes, BookBrowse's process evens the playing field so that quality can shine through. You can read how we do this here.
Last week we announced the Top 5 Nonfiction books. In early December we'll announce our Top 10 Fiction Books; and finally, on December 10, the 2015 Award Winners.