Reviews of the best new books, and previews of dozens of books publishing soon

New This Week

First Impressions: Member Recommendations

  • French Exit
    Patrick deWitt
    Published 8/28/18

    From bestselling author Patrick deWitt, a brilliant and darkly comic novel about a wealthy widow and her adult son who flee New York for Paris in the wake of scandal and financial disintegration.
  • Sold on a Monday
    Kristina McMorris
    Published 8/28/18

    From New York Times bestselling author Kristina McMorris comes another unforgettable novel inspired by a stunning piece of history.
  • Gone So Long
    Andre Dubus III
    Published 10/2/18

    Andre Dubus III's first novel in a decade is a masterpiece of thrilling tension and heartrending empathy.

Publishing Soon

  • Dry
    Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman
    Published 10/2/18

    When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, one teen is forced to make life and death decisions for her family.
  • The Apprentice
    Greg Miller
    Published 10/2/18

    It has been called the political crime of the century: a foreign government, led by a brutal authoritarian leader, secretly interfering with the American presidential election to help elect the candidate of its choice.
  • Listen to the Marriage
    John Jay Osborn
    Published 10/2/18

    A riveting drama of marital therapy.

Featured This Week

  • American Prison
    Shane Bauer
    Published 9/18/18

    A ground-breaking and brave inside reckoning with the nexus of prison and profit in America: in one Louisiana prison and over the course of our country's history.
  • Heartland
    Sarah Smarsh
    Published 9/18/18

    A perfect companion to Evicted and Nickel and Dimed, Heartland reveals one woman's experience of working class poverty with a startlingly observed, eye-opening, and topical personal story.
  • The Dinosaur Artist
    Paige Williams
    Published 9/11/18

    New Yorker magazine staff writer Paige Williams explores the riveting and perilous world of fossil collectors in this true tale of one Florida man's attempt to sell a dinosaur skeleton from Mongolia.

Reviews, previews, excerpts, interviews,and much more - all to explore at BookBrowse!

New in Hardcover

  • Transcription
    Kate Atkinson
    Published 9/25/18

    A dramatic story of WWII espionage, betrayal, and loyalty, by the #1 bestselling author of Life After Life.
  • Your Duck Is My Duck
    Deborah Eisenberg
    Published 9/25/18

    A much-anticipated collection of brilliantly observant short stories from one of the great American masters of the form.
  • Washington Black
    Esi Edugyan
    Published 9/18/18

    A dazzling new novel about a boy who rises from the ashes of slavery to become a free man of the world.

New in Paperback

  • Five-Carat Soul
    James McBride
    Published 9/25/18

    Exciting new fiction from James McBride, the first since his National Book Award–winning novel The Good Lord Bird.
  • The End We Start From
    Megan Hunter
    Published 9/18/18

    A searing original, a modern-day parable of rebirth and renewal, of maternal bonds, and the instinct to survive and thrive in the absence of all that's familiar.
  • A Disappearance in Damascus
    Deborah Campbell
    Published 9/18/18

    In the midst of an unfolding international crisis, renowned journalist Deborah Campbell finds herself swept up in the mysterious disappearance of Ahlam, her guide and friend. Campbell's frank, personal account of a journey through fear and the ...

Top Recommendations for Book Clubs

  • The Golden House
    Salman Rushdie
    Published 6/5/18

    A modern American epic set against the panorama of contemporary politics and culture—a hurtling, page-turning mystery that is equal parts The Great Gatsby and The Bonfire of the Vanities
  • Do Not Become Alarmed
    Maile Meloy
    Published 6/5/18

    From a beloved, award-winning writer, the much-anticipated novel about what happens when two families go on a tropical vacation - and the children go missing.
  • Salt Houses
    Hala Alyan
    Published 6/5/18

    From a dazzling new literary voice, a debut novel about a Palestinian family caught between present and past, between displacement and home.

Your guide toexceptional          books

BookBrowse seeks out and recommends books that we believe to be best in class. Books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, that will expand your mind and challenge you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.