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The BookBrowse Review

Published March 21, 2018

ISSN: 1930-0018

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In This Edition of
The BookBrowse Review

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Editor's Introduction
Hardcovers Paperbacks
First Impressions
Latest Author Interviews
Recommended for Book Clubs
Book Discussions

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Historical Fiction

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Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Alternate History


History, Science & Current Affairs

Young Adults



Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Alternate History

  • Blog:
    Six Spectacular Books Set in East Africa for Book Clubs
  • Notable:
    The Cross/Over Book Club
  • Wordplay:
    One N U G
  • Book Giveaway:
    The Balcony
    by Jane Delury
  • Quote:
    Poetry is like fish: if it's fresh, it's good; if it's stale, it's bad; and if you're not certain, try it on the cat.
Dear BookBrowsers,

BookBrowse has a particular weakness for strong women, we love their grit despite overwhelming odds, their courage to stay the course no matter what. In this issue, we celebrate fierce girls: Poornima and Savitha in Girls Burn Brighter, an illuminating novel for adults that shows how nothing can smother fiery determination; and Zarin, in the YA debut, A Girl Like That who is coming of age in Saudi Arabia and must grapple with teenage angst and alienation heaped on top of other isolations. The broader theme continues with The Woman's Hour which chronicles the passage of the 19th Amendment that granted women the right to vote.

Vote for your favorite among the many colorful articles in our Beyond the Book section. Here you can learn more about the loves of a former White House first couple, find out how comas are measured, explore the Jinn of Senegal and female villains in Greek tragedies.

Our sumptuous paperback selection includes a variety of house favorites including Kate Moore's The Radium Girls and a compelling historical novel inspired by a real-life woman detective, Girl in Disguise.

Lastly, don't miss our previews of notable books, book club Q&A and blog posts to help you gear up for a new season of reading. As always, thanks for being a part of BookBrowse!

Your editor,

Davina Morgan-Witts

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