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    2016

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    Dec 07, 2016

    Dec 07, 2016:
    It's time, once again, for the annual BookBrowse Awards. In this issue we feature the winners in fiction, non-fiction, young adult and debut categories, and our full Top 20 Favorites of the year. We ...
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    Nov 16, 2016

    Nov 16, 2016:
    Immigrants form the essential tapestry of the American experience and the great melting pot is impressively captured in City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York. Antoine Leiris ...
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    Nov 02, 2016

    Nov 02, 2016:
    Ups and downs are a part of life and yes, provide great material for stories. The Great Recession forms the backbone of the funny and impressive debut The Wangs vs. the World; while in The People of ...
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    Oct 19, 2016

    Oct 19, 2016:
    Let your imagination soar with Crossing the Horizon, historical fiction about three daredevil aviatrixes, or travel across the globe from England to Australia with The Other Side of the World, where ...
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    Oct 05, 2016

    Oct 05, 2016:
    Relationships between adults and children can take on a variety of unpredictable paths as shown by some of the features in this issue. News of the World explores the heartwarming story of an old Civil...
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    Sep 21, 2016

    Sep 21, 2016:
    A great story offers fresh new insights and sometimes an unexpected perspective. Amor Towles' A Gentleman in Moscow does just that, as does a new book about the Chinese American experience, The ...
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    Sep 07, 2016

    Sep 07, 2016:
    Looking for books that speak to humanity's strong resilience? Mischling, a story about twins who survived the depravity of the Holocaust, is one of our many features that qualify, as is Colson ...
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    Aug 24, 2016

    Aug 24, 2016:
    The human ability to transcend limitations, both physical and mental, is ably showcased by many books in this issue, including The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko, where the aftereffects of Chernobyl ...
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    Aug 03, 2016

    Aug 03, 2016:
    Life's experiences are often mirrored in literature as the many compelling books in this issue demonstrate. Popular author Arturo Perez-Reverte is back with What We Become, while a young woman returns...
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    Jul 13, 2016

    Jul 13, 2016:
    Spice up your reading routine with the diverse treats in this issue. We offer narrative nonfiction with The Dragon Behind the Glass, historical fiction with A Certain Age, and an alternate history of ...
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    Jun 22, 2016

    Jun 22, 2016:
    As readers we delight both in the joy of reacquainting ourselves with our favorite authors, veterans who churn out one great book after the other, and in discovering new writers who show great promise...
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    Jun 01, 2016

    Jun 01, 2016:
    Large presses and small. We look high and low for the books to feature in BookBrowse. This issue's selection, including Flannery, The Seed Collectors and Quiet Neighbors, is a perfect sampling of ...
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    May 18, 2016

    May 18, 2016:
    Diversity. We embrace it in the books we review and feature, the many Beyond the Books sections we explore and the voices of our reviewers. Some of the varied books in this issue include veteran ...
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    May 04, 2016

    May 04, 2016:
    Historical fiction is always a great transport to a time and place different from ours and popular author Chris Cleave's Everyone Brave Is Forgiven, brings us right in the middle of World War II ...
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    Apr 20, 2016

    Apr 20, 2016:
    A rich palette of reading possibilities is yours for the taking with the many impressive books in this issue. The Vanishing Velazquez uses an ancient painting as the starting point for an engaging non...
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    Apr 06, 2016

    Apr 06, 2016:
    Let your imagination roam far and wide. First stop: An Unrestored Woman, with this terrific debut, you can travel to India in the aftermath of the country's violent partition from Pakistan; then on to...
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    Mar 16, 2016

    Mar 16, 2016:
    Poetry seeps into prose in some of books in this issue. Forty Rooms' protagonist dreams of becoming an accomplished poet, while established poet Charles Smith sets his languorous novel Ginny Gall in ...
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    Mar 02, 2016

    Mar 02, 2016:
    March into...March with a whole new slate of stellar recommendations including non-fiction books such as The Hundred-Year Walk, one young woman's exploration of her family's horrific past ...
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    Feb 17, 2016

    Feb 17, 2016:
    Chase the winter blues away with a hearty selection of heartwarming and enlightening books, from Tender, an engaging exploration of obsession; to Light, a nonfiction narrative that explores the ...
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    Feb 03, 2016

    Feb 03, 2016:
    Books are a convenient medium through which to explore second acts, and the fine selections in this issue are proof of this including The Forgetting Time which shines a light on reincarnation and the ...
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    Jan 20, 2016

    Jan 20, 2016:
    This issue is packed with great reading selections including two special novels for young adults, We Are the Ants, about a gay and nerdy teenager and My Name is Not Friday about a black kid's ...
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    Jan 06, 2016

    Jan 06, 2016:
    Have you made your new year's resolutions yet? If you're having trouble sticking to them, perhaps Soichi Sakamoto's story of perseverance against daunting odds, The Three-Year Swim Club, will give you...
  • 2015

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    Dec 09, 2015

    Dec 09, 2015:
    It's the most wonderful time of the year which, for us, means it's time to rollout the BookBrowse Awards. We feature the winners and the finalists in fiction, non-fiction, young adult and debut ...
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    Nov 18, 2015

    Nov 18, 2015:
    In this pre-Thanksgiving issue we turn to a delicious blend of comfort books, and ones that take you beyond to explore humanity's nuances. Happy Thanksgiving and happy reading!
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    Nov 04, 2015

    Nov 04, 2015:
    With searing images and lingering wounds, the landscape of war is perhaps ideally suited to literature as the short story collection, The Tsar of Love and Techno proves. Author Colum McCann also uses ...
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    Oct 21, 2015

    Oct 21, 2015:
    We get a new historical perspective with many of the books in this issue including the novel Mrs. Engels, a look at the behind-the-scenes players during one of history's pivotal moments; and the ...
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    Oct 07, 2015

    Oct 07, 2015:
    We celebrate families of all shapes and sizes with some fabulous books in this issue. When the Moon is Low chronicles one family's escape from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Also check out the newly ...
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    Sep 16, 2015

    Sep 16, 2015:
    If it's time to mix up your reading with some readable takes on philosophy and the self, we have some wonderful recommendations in this issue. For example, the novel Speak addresses the issue of human...
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    Sep 02, 2015

    Sep 02, 2015:
    Work and its many manifestations make up part of a few of the many features in this issue. In The Incarnations, a Beijing taxi driver is visited with revelations about his many past lives, while a ...
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    Aug 12, 2015

    Aug 12, 2015:
    The complexities of relationships make for rich writing as the many features in this issue prove. Whether it's love's steep toll on a marriage in The Last Pilot or the intersection between love and ...
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    Jul 22, 2015

    Jul 22, 2015:
    Looking for summer fun? The many books in this issue are full of warmth and sunshine. Pick up The Fly Trap if you're in the mood for quirky, Death in Brittany if you like your vacations served with a...
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    Jul 08, 2015

    Jul 08, 2015:
    Play some serious mind games this summer with the many winning books in this issue. You can pick from The Convictions of John Delahunt, a fascinating peek into the circumstances of a serial killer; ...
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    Jun 17, 2015

    Jun 17, 2015:
    Get ready to blast off on your next reading adventure with the many selections in this issue, including Leaving Orbit and The Ingenious Mr. Pyke from our healthy serving of nonfiction titles. Fiction ...
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    Jun 03, 2015

    Jun 03, 2015:
    Whatever your fancy this time of year, we have you covered. The Storm Murders is an engaging murder mystery sure to have you while away the hours in suspense, while This Is How It Really Sounds is a ...
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    May 13, 2015

    May 13, 2015:
    A diverse mix of books awaits you, some of which share a setting - the British Isles. Travel to late eighteenth-century London in The Fair Fight and to WWII England in Kate Atkinson's A God In Ruins. ...
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    Apr 29, 2015

    Apr 29, 2015:
    Get ready for transportive May reading with a shower of insightful books including the non-fiction narrative Rain: A Natural and Cultural History. Per Petterson's soulful new novel, I Refuse, brings ...
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    Apr 15, 2015

    Apr 15, 2015:
    We decisively usher in the season of renewal with a slate of impressive debuts — including a young American-Armenian man's coming to terms with his family's past and an insightful exploration of ...
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    Apr 01, 2015

    Apr 01, 2015:
    Books are adventures waiting to be opened, some played out on a grand canvas such as The Strangler Vine set in nineteenth-century India, and others on a more personal scale as the past comes back to ...
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    Mar 18, 2015

    Mar 18, 2015:
    The many books in this issue capture the beauty in the everyday whether it's the nonfiction Ten Million Aliens that looks at the stunning variety of creatures around us or Hausfrau, which mines a ...
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    Mar 04, 2015

    Mar 04, 2015:
    Go on a pulse-pounding adventure from the comfort of your own home. Whether you want to read about a major historical disaster in Lusitania: Triumph, Tragedy and the End of the Edwardian Age or a more...
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    Feb 18, 2015

    Feb 18, 2015:
    Root for the underdog with the heart-warming tales in this issue, including the biography of a Somali refugee in A Man Of Good Hope and the story of a family trying to come together across the ...
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    Feb 04, 2015

    Feb 04, 2015:
    Feeling a little peckish? Feed your appetite for books with a history of our favorite fowl in Why Did the Chicken Cross the World? or a sweeping tale of WWII in Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale. Come ...
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    Jan 21, 2015

    Jan 21, 2015:
    There's nothing like reading to give you wings! This issue is filled with books that will take you on exciting adventures to faraway locales and times. Forty Days Without Shadow explores the far ...
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    Jan 07, 2015

    Jan 07, 2015:
    A new year is a time for fresh beginnings and new books - and we have plenty to get you started. Ruth Rendell delivers another gripping thriller in her new novel, The Girl Next Door while Vanessa And ...
  • 2014

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    Dec 10, 2014

    Dec 10, 2014:
    'Tis the season. Yes, it's time for our annual Best of the Year awards. Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See is one of the books that were our favorites for 2014. We feature the ...
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    Nov 19, 2014

    Nov 19, 2014:
    Make room for a special tradition this Thanksgiving - reading! Gobble up the many treats in this issue. We've got outstanding debuts such as Audrey Magee's The Undertaking and informative non-fiction ...
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    Nov 05, 2014

    Nov 05, 2014:
    Mix it up with the pithy and playful books. We feature the Booker Prize-winning The Narrow Road To the Deep North and Marilynne Robinson's Lila, set in small-town Iowa. A. S. King is back with her new...
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    Oct 15, 2014

    Oct 15, 2014:
    Indulge your sense of discovery with the many books in this issue. We feature a healthy compilation of non-fiction finds such as The Birth Of the Pill and novels from veteran authors such as Jane ...
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    Oct 01, 2014

    Oct 01, 2014:
    Explore the meaning of home with Vanessa Manko's moving debut, The Invention of Exile or get to know a funny yet acerbic aging feminist in Brian Morton's new novel, Florence Gordon. Check out new ...
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    Sep 17, 2014

    Sep 17, 2014:
    With Fall just around the corner, now is the perfect time to curl up with fabulous books. Dive into a chilly espionage thriller with The Colder War or travel back in time to the Civil War with The ...
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    Sep 03, 2014

    Sep 03, 2014:
    It's hard not to gush. As summer ends and you celebrate new milestones, we have one of our own to be proud of: This issue marks the 400th edition of The BookBrowse Review! It's difficult to believe we...
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    Aug 13, 2014

    Aug 13, 2014:
    Like fine wine, complex stories call out to be savored slowly. There are plenty such satisfying books in this issue — from debut novels such as Land of Love and Drowning and Your Face in Mine to ...
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    Jul 23, 2014

    Jul 23, 2014:
    We know you can sniff out a good read and this issue is filled with delectable ones. The heroism of man's best friend is on full display in The Dog Who Could Fly, while The Bees is worth all the ...
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    Jul 09, 2014

    Jul 09, 2014:
    Get ready to be whisked away — to seventeenth-century London in Dark Aemilia, a brilliant reimagining of Shakespeare's loves; 1930s New Guinea in Euphoria, a love story featuring three ...
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    Jun 18, 2014

    Jun 18, 2014:
    Hot summers, cool books. It's an irresistible combination. Travel to Australia, with Eyrie, a story about a disillusioned environmentalist whose life slowly spirals out of control. Pick up The Truth ...
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    Jun 04, 2014

    Jun 04, 2014:
    This issue has a variety of books to whet your reading appetite. Choose from The Watcher or I am Pilgrim if you like thrillers and action. Historical fiction aficionados will delight in Love and ...
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    May 21, 2014

    May 21, 2014:
    Celebrate history this Memorial Day weekend with the many finds in this issue. There's world history to explore in All That Is Solid Melts Into Air and more personal ones in We Were Liars. Rich ...
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    May 07, 2014

    May 07, 2014:
    Whether you love history, family sagas, young adult literature, or nonfiction finds, this issue is packed with many nuggets of treasure. Ten years in the making, All the Light We Cannot See is a ...
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    Apr 23, 2014

    Apr 23, 2014:
    We serve up a diverse selection of timeless reads in this issue - including The Ten Thousand Things and Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening. History enthusiasts, buckle up for Astoria, a riveting tale ...
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    Apr 09, 2014

    Apr 09, 2014:
    Love second acts? We do too! Check out The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, and Mimi Malloy, At Last!, novels that are replete with rediscoveries. History enthusiasts will love The Pope and Mussolini while...
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    Mar 19, 2014

    Mar 19, 2014:
    What better way to celebrate spring than with new books for your reading pile! We have Siri Hustvedt's powerful new novel, The Blazing World, as well as an account of a true visionary - one of the ...
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    Mar 05, 2014

    Mar 05, 2014:
    Choose from an assortment of books to keep you company as you spring forward into a new season. You can travel to outer space with The Martian, or to Somalia with The Orchard of Lost Souls, or even ...
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    Feb 19, 2014

    Feb 19, 2014:
    There's much to love in this issue of The BookBrowse Review. Jenny Offill visits the foundations of a marriage in her memorable novel, Dept. of Speculation; while an English translation of a ...
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    Feb 05, 2014

    Feb 05, 2014:
    Just in time for mid-winter, this issue of The BookBrowse Review has plenty of heartwarming reads for you to curl up with. Gary Shteyngart's memoir Little Failure is full of soul and humor. Then there...
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    Jan 22, 2014

    Jan 22, 2014:
    Chart new paths for exploration with the books in this issue of The BookBrowse Review. See how a Japanese legend lends its touch to Patrick Ness's The Crane Wife and read about one woman's navigation ...
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    Jan 08, 2014

    Jan 08, 2014:
    Let this issue of The BookBrowse Review take you on fresh adventures in the new year. Glorious Misadventures will give you a taste for Russian exploration while On Paper is a fascinating look at the ...
  • 2013

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    Dec 11, 2013

    Dec 11, 2013:
    In this issue you'll find our 2013 Favorite Books, including the four top-ranked books which are BookBrowse's 2013 Award Winners. We also roundup our top dozen favorite author interviews, and ...
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    Nov 20, 2013

    Nov 20, 2013:
    Feed your literary palate with the diverse finds in this issue of The BookBrowse Review. Whet your appetite with the moving Someone, Alice McDermott's latest novel. Set in Ireland many centuries ago, ...
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    Nov 06, 2013

    Nov 06, 2013:
    If you're looking for a hefty tome to take you through the holiday season, this issue of The BookBrowse Review has quite a few to offer. The Luminaries, this year's Booker Prize-winning tale...
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    Oct 16, 2013

    Oct 16, 2013:
    This issue of The BookBrowse Review covers a broad spectrum of genres and topics. We explore different facets of medicine with One Doctor and Knocking on Heaven's Door, while Pulitzer-Prize winner ...
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    Oct 02, 2013

    Oct 02, 2013:
    There's something about autumn that just resonates with themes of melancholy; as such it is perhaps appropriate that this whopper issue of The BookBrowse Review includes intense meditations on loss ...
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    Sep 18, 2013

    Sep 18, 2013:
    We've got a great mix of terrific novels from established authors and arresting debuts in this issue of The BookBrowse Review. Jonathan Lethem revisits Brooklyn in Dissident Gardens, and the legendary...
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    Sep 04, 2013

    Sep 04, 2013:
    If you love a well-crafted whodunit (and really, who doesn't!), Judith Flander's The Invention of Murder points out that you have the Victorians to thank for popularizing the craft. Other compulsively...
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    Aug 21, 2013

    Aug 21, 2013:
    A Fort of Nine Towers, a memoir about coming of age among the violent upheavals in present-day Afghanistan, and Visitation Street, a mystery set in Brooklyn are two of the many gripping reads in this ...
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    Jul 24, 2013

    Jul 24, 2013:
    Love quirk? Then you'll love Amy Falls Down, a delightful novel about life's unexpected occurrences and the paperback original I'll Be Seeing You, a tale about the friendship, through letters, between...
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    Jul 10, 2013

    Jul 10, 2013:
    Love a nail-biting thriller? You won't want to miss Linda Castillo's latest in the Kate Burkholder series, or Flight to Berlin - a nerve-racking romp set during the 1936 Berlin Olympics. If you're...
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    Jun 19, 2013

    Jun 19, 2013:
    This bumper issue of The BookBrowse Review has everything you need to get the summer reading season kicked into high gear. From historical fiction in The Blood of Heaven to contemporary storytelling ...
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    Jun 05, 2013

    Jun 05, 2013:
    In a world without borders, three books in this issue explore the concept of home and how it ties to the concept of self: Transatlantic by Colum McCann, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and The...
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    May 22, 2013

    May 22, 2013:
    Whether you're looking for something magical as in The House at the End of Hope Street or fun nonfiction as in Gulp, we've got it covered in this issue of The BookBrowse Review. If travel is your ...
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    May 08, 2013

    May 08, 2013:
    Some remarkable true stories - including the diary of a Holocaust survivor - make up some of the many features in this issue of The BookBrowse Review. You'll learn about one man's real-life mission to...
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    Apr 17, 2013

    Apr 17, 2013:
    What was it like during the Hollywood of yesteryear? How do you confront bullies? What explains chimpanzees' incredible memories? What did it take to make it during China's Cultural Revolution or the ...
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    Apr 03, 2013

    Apr 03, 2013:
    Timeless tales of survival, stories about cultural trauma and a memoir by a micro-financier form a vibrant mix of the many features included in this issue of The BookBrowse Review. New in paperback ...
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    Mar 20, 2013

    Mar 20, 2013:
    A tale of environmental malpractice coverup and a dsytopian novel featuring a teen dyslexic protagonist, are two of many exciting books covered in this issue of The BookBrowse Review. Jeanette ...
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    Mar 06, 2013

    Mar 06, 2013:
    Author Cathy Marie Buchanan's novel, The Painted Girls, set during the Belle Epoque era in Paris, is one of many engaging reads in this issue of The BookBrowse Review. We have a mystery set in 17th ...
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    Feb 20, 2013

    Feb 20, 2013:
    The Chinese Nobel Laureate for Literature, Mo Yan, has a new book out and it is one of many featured in this issue of The BookBrowse Review. Closer to American shores, Calling Me Home is a compelling ...
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    Feb 06, 2013

    Feb 06, 2013:
    This issue of The BookBrowse Review includes a beautifully crafted tale of a kidnapping by the child's own father; an unusual story about the Holocaust experience, and the latest in a series of ...
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    Jan 23, 2013

    Jan 23, 2013:
    A vividly imagined portrait of a complicated marriage. A peek behind the Iron Curtain in East Germany, and at the rise and fall of ancient Egypt. Two fun books set in Japan. And non-fiction books that...
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    Jan 09, 2013

    Jan 09, 2013:
    An African-American woman's epic tale of growth comes alive in a spectacular debut. A National Book Award-nominated book takes a peek at the spread of communism shortly after the end of the ...
  • 2012

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    Dec 12, 2012

    Dec 12, 2012:
    This annual Best of Year issue brings you the best of 2012 including our 2012 Favorite Books and BookBrowse Award Winners. In addition we recommend ten not to miss author interviews and a dozen book ...
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    Nov 28, 2012

    Nov 28, 2012:
    A touch of intrigue in Ian McEwan's Sweet Tooth. A dash of history with The Bathing Women by Tie Ning. And a fun peek at kitchens of yesteryear in Consider the Fork-all these and more are part of...
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    Nov 14, 2012

    Nov 14, 2012:
    Whet your appetite this Thanksgiving with a sampling of our diverse reads including an illumination of Dissociative Identity Disorder in All of Me by Kim Noble and a tale of Wall Street shenanigans in...
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    Oct 31, 2012

    Oct 31, 2012:
    The twelve books featured in this issue of BookBrowse cover a wide range of genres and interests. Lovers of art will appreciate The Art Forger while mystery fans will delight in Peter May's The ...
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    Oct 17, 2012

    Oct 17, 2012:
    Biographies form two of this issue's features: Timothy Egan profiles the photographer Edward Curtis in Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher while Darwin is a look at the life of the scientist in verse ...
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    Oct 03, 2012

    Oct 03, 2012:
    Native American themes are writ large in two of this week's ten featured reads: Sherman Alexie's Blasphemy, and The Round House by Louise Erdrich. We also feature author Salman Rushdie's much-...
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    Sep 19, 2012

    Sep 19, 2012:
    This week's recommendations will transport you from 1960s Saigon (The Headmaster's Wager) to World War II Berlin (City of Women), from 13th Century England (Something Red) to 19th Century Russia (...
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    Sep 12, 2012

    Sep 12, 2012:
    This issue includes featured reviews of nine books including This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz; Michael Koryta's gripping new thriller; and debut author Claire Vaye Watkins' collection, ...
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    Sep 05, 2012

    Sep 05, 2012:
    This week's features include The Sandcastle Girls, Chris Bohjalian's latest, and In the Shadow of the Banyan, a mesmerizing tale of survival set against the Cambodian genocide. Author Jonathan Evison ...
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    Aug 22, 2012

    Aug 22, 2012:
    This week's features include: Rachel Joyce's The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, about a middle-aged man's path to self-discovery; Native American poet Joy Harjo's memoir Crazy Brave; and Jonnie ...
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    Aug 08, 2012

    Aug 08, 2012:
    This week's features include: Don Lee's The Collective, which looks at Asian identity and art; Deni Y. Béchard's Vandal Love, about the Québec diaspora; and Beth Kephart's Small Damages, a ...
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    Jul 25, 2012

    Jul 25, 2012:
    This week's hardcovers include a debut about a Sri Lankan family's immigrant life; short stories set in Washington State; an elegiac novel in Kenya; and the story of two Olympic athletes pushed to ...
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    Jul 11, 2012

    Jul 11, 2012:
    This week's hardcovers include a mystery set in 1970s Chile; a YA novel set in Nazi-occupied France; an uplifting novel about AIDS in 1980s NY; and a thriller about a Hollywood star-turned-spy. In ...
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    Jun 28, 2012

    Jun 28, 2012:
    In hardcover this week: four generations of a 19th century British family; a girl who struggles for independence in 1871 Manhattan; a look at how and why cities have evolved; and a history of ...
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    Jun 14, 2012

    Jun 14, 2012:
    This week's ezine includes: a retelling of Antigone set in Afghanistan; the unlikely pairing of a 1920s starlet and her chaperone; a tale of marriage in Saudi Arabia; a story about Edwardian class ...
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    May 30, 2012

    May 30, 2012:
    This week's ezine features: a historical thriller set in pro-Nazi Spain, a funny memoir celebrating the aging process, and a haunting novel about a son struggling to rebuild his life in Canada. In ...
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    May 16, 2012

    May 16, 2012:
    This week's ezine features a novel about human trafficking in North Korea; a WWII espionage thriller; a YA "mash-up" fairy tale; a novel about the heart-wrenching realities of the "war on terror"; and...
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    May 09, 2012

    May 09, 2012:
    This issue features: a family who plans an illegal burial during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, castaways on the Atlantic struggling to survive, a disgraced newspaper reporter in Florida, and a ...
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    May 02, 2012

    May 02, 2012:
    This issue features a thriller set in Appalachia, an economist's response to America's "foodie" craze, an Irish YA adventure, an honest look at marriage through the eyes of a Bangladeshi mail-order ...
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    Apr 18, 2012

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