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January 24, 2024

This issue of The BookBrowse Review contains reviews and "beyond the book" articles for 16 titles, including The End of the World Is a Cul de Sac by Louise Kennedy, Martyr! by Kaveh Akbar and Dazzling by Chikodili Emelumadu. We also bring you previews of upcoming releases, book club recommendations and more.

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Crossing the Pyrenees

In The Postcard, Jeanine Picabia, the author's grand-aunt, is a leader in the French Resistance movement. When she is betrayed, she becomes "one of the most wanted female fugitives in France." In December 1942, she flees to England by way of Spain, which she enters by crossing over the Pyrenees mountains. She takes a particularly challenging route, via Mont Valier, because "German soldiers won't go that way…it's too dangerous."

The Pyrenees mountain range is Europe's second major range, after the Alps. It runs over 265 miles (430 km) between Spain ...
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