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July 11, 2018

Looking for a bit of armchair travel? You've come to the right place. The books in this issue will take you far and wide. Feel like trekking 3,000 miles all the way to Alaska? Then Tip of the Iceberg is just what you're looking for. Looking for a thriller set in North Korea? Star of the North is your getaway ticket. Or make Ireland your destination with the new paperback, Grace. If staycation is your game plan, you can still go places with books. Dive in!

June 20, 2018

Summer's calling and we're ready with a bumper issue to start things off on the right foot. David Sedaris returns with what might be his best book ever in Calypso, while Michael Ondaatje delivers one of our reviewer's all-time favorites with Warlight. The spotlight moves to the Native American experience with There There. Pick a paperback or two. Choose from Jennifer Egan's Manhattan Beach or Salman Rushdie's The Golden House among others. Happy reading!

May 30, 2018

Soak in the spirit of Americana with the books in this issue, which highlight both the positive and dark sides of American history. Call Me American is a memoir that showcases the broad cultural spirit of the United States, while the Jim Crow South takes center stage in The Mercy Seat. Don't miss paperback releases of the Pulitzer prize-winning Less and the National Book Award-winning Sing, Unburied, Sing, just in time to kickstart your summer. Happy reading!

May 16, 2018

Travel the world and even long for the stars with the many books in this issue. Set your sights on the sky with Miguel Torres in Gateway to the Moon or discover a new world of music in Aja Gabel's debut, The Ensemble. Get an early start on summer reading with our many paperbacks including the terrific memoir, Priestdaddy and Arundhati Roy's latest, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. As always, happy reading!

May 02, 2018

This issue celebrates young adult literature with three books featuring compelling protagonists: Grace King living with mental illness in The Place Between Breaths; senior Danny Cheng grappling with family secrets in Picture Us In the Light and Justina Ireland's historical fantasy Dread Nation. These are just three of the fourteen titles to explore in this issue.

April 18, 2018

Celebrate Earth Day with books that work nature into their themes, as in the majestic Overstory or through Circe, a compelling retelling of the Greek myths. Nature and friends are powerful sources of healing as Ruth Fitzmaurice tells us in her memoir, I Found My Tribe. Get a taste of more spring indulgence with outstanding selections from newly released paperbacks, including Vaddey Ratner's Music of the Ghosts and BookBrowse 2017 nonfiction award winner, Killers of the Flower Moon. Happy reading!

April 04, 2018

Spring is officially here, and while it might still be a bit chilly to open all the windows to let the fresh air in, it's always a good time of year to open the pages of a new book and let in fresh perspectives such as Luis Alberto Urrea's The House of Broken Angels and Children of Blood and Bone, the first in a new young adult fantasy series rooted in the traditions of West Africa. These are just a taste of the fourteen reviews and beyond the book articles to read in this issue, plus much more besides. Enjoy!

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