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The BookBrowse Review

Published September 20, 2017

ISSN: 1930-0018

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  • Blog:
    6 Books That Help You Talk About Death and End-of-Life Care
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    Recycle Book Club
  • Wordplay:
    Y Can't M A S P O O A S E
  • Book Giveaway:
    If the Creek Don't Rise
  • Quote:
    The only completely consistent people are the dead
Dear BookBrowsers,

The mark of a great book is the questions it forces us to ask ourselves — arguably, the more uncomfortable, the better. This issue is packed with great literature that does precisely that, including two books that address humanity's place in the larger scheme of things and what we deem as worth preserving.

In Savage Country, legendary author Robert Olmstead takes us back to a time in U.S. history when the buffalo population on the great prairies was eyed as riches to exploit. Matters of conservation and discussions about what should be preserved at all costs rear up again in the brilliant young adult novel, Landscape With Invisible Hand by National Book award winner, M. T. Anderson. Another writing legend, Alice McDermott, brings us a compelling look at a side of humanity we rarely ever see in her latest novel, The Ninth Hour; while BookBrowse favorite, Celeste Ng, is out with her sequel to the popular Everything I Never Told You, with another novel that is also bound to be a book club, favorite, Little Fires Everywhere.

Speaking of history worth preserving, you can learn more about the looting of the National Museum in Iraq in our sumptuous Beyond the Book section. Here you can also read about food insecurity and education; intriguing facts about moonshine and the court battle that dogged the author Franz Kafka much beyond his death — it was finally settled in 2016.

Don't miss the paperback original, If the Creek Don't Rise, and a slew of newly released paperbacks including Sebastian Barry's Days Without End or the elegiac The Signal Flame by Andrew Krivak.

Thank you for reading!

Your editor,

Davina Morgan-Witts

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