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January 03, 2018

Ring in the new year with a whole stash of wonderful new books including The Immortalists based on an unusual premise, and three novels from small presses: Wolf Season, The Mannequin Makers and The Kites. We also feature a roaring BookBrowse favorite, Ginny Moon, recently released in paperback; and The Dry which won our 2017 Best Debut Award and is our first Book Club read of the year. Happy New Year and wishing you plenty of great reading!

December 06, 2017

'Tis the season for the annual BookBrowse Awards. To add to your reading and shopping list, we present the 2017 winners and finalists so you'll have plenty of good reading to dive into during the holiday season and beyond. If you're making a list and checking it twice, this would be a great place to start. We wish you and yours plenty of merry. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

November 15, 2017

Plenty of sumptuous feasting on books is on tap with this issue. You can't go wrong with a tour of the South in Wiley Cash's The Last Ballad or Daniel Alarcon's haunting new The King Is Always Above the People. Veteran author Louise Erdrich is also back with the dystopian Future Home of the Living God so there's plenty to pick from over Thanksgiving break. Pile your plate high with paperbacks including the Man Booker shortlisted History of Wolves. Happy Thanksgiving and happy reading!

November 01, 2017

Tragic histories and secrets get aired in some of the engaging novels in this issue including in Isabel Allende's new book, In the Midst of Winter. Never Coming Back explores family secrets while Solar Bones is the summation of a life, mysteries and all. Our paperback section includes more opportunities to dig around with suspense novels such as Coffin Road by Peter May and Clare Mackintosh's I See You.

October 18, 2017

Everyday heroes get their time in the sun with A Moonless, Starless Sky, a nonfiction account of African men and women fighting the rise of extremism on the subcontinent; and the paperback original, Go, Went, Gone, in which a retired professor finds new meaning in his life when he meets some African refugees. Don't miss City of Dreams by Tyler Anbinder, now released in paperback, which chronicles the growth of the Big Apple, and popular literary fiction author Ha Jin's latest, The Boat Rocker, also new to paperback. Happy reading!

October 04, 2017

Two eloquent chroniclers of the African American experience, both National Book Award winners, return with brilliant works of fiction. Jesmyn Ward's Sing, Unburied, Sing, is set in her native Mississippi and explores how drugs are ravaging a state that is already haunted by racism. James McBride's Five-Carat Soul touches on themes of slavery and segregation in a collection of short stories. If you love memoirs, don't miss You Will Not Have My Hate and Love Warrior, both newly released in paperback. Thank you for reading!

September 20, 2017

What does humanity deem as worth preserving — and at what cost? These are a few of many questions expertly discussed in this issue. Savage Country visits a time in U.S. history when the buffalo population was at risk, while the YA novel Landscape With Invisible Hand dives into a speculative future and assesses our collective decisions about the universe. The paperback releases are studded with favorites including Sebastian Barry's Days Without End and The Signal Flame by Andrew Krivak. Happy reading!

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  • Book Jacket: The Immortalists
    The Immortalists
    by Chloe Benjamin
    On a summer day in 1969 in New York City, the Gold children agree to seek out a mysterious ...
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    by Romain Gary, Miranda Richmond Mouillot
    Published by New Directions for the first time in English, Romain Gary's The Kites tells a story of ...
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    The Kites
    by Romain Gary, Miranda Richmond Mouillot
    Published by New Directions for the first time in English, Romain Gary's The Kites tells a story of ...
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    Set mostly in the woodlands of north Wisconsin, Nikolas Butler spins a familial saga that explores ...

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