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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!

March 21, 2018

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, including 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 set in Saudi Arabia. Then we learn about women in American history in The Radium Girls and The Women's Hour. All this, and so much more to explore in this week's packed issue!

March 07, 2018

Powerful women frame the conversation in many of the brilliant books in this issue. Start with Educated by Tara Westover, which showcases her struggles through an isolating childhood to a doctoral scholar. The non-fiction Women & Power shows how women's voices have been suppressed in public discourse and how that might be changing. Travel around the world through our paperback selection to Havana and the U.S. territories with The Not-Quite States of America.

February 21, 2018

Celebrate Black History Month with the spectacular An American Marriage by Tayari Jones which spotlights the problem of Black incarceration. Stay up late in the night reading a great suspense novel such as Sunburn by Laura Lippman or The Wife Between Us. Curl up with a paperback. Choose Golden Hill or History is All You Left Me, among others. Happy reading!

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    by Adrienne Sharp
    Esme Wells was not made to sit back and wait for her destiny. She was made to be magnificent. With ...
  • Book Jacket: Gateway to the Moon
    Gateway to the Moon
    by Mary Morris
    Miguel Torres is a teenager living in Entrada de la Luna, a poverty-stricken dot on the New Mexico ...
  • Book Jacket: New World, Inc.
    New World, Inc.
    by Simon Targett, John Butman
    When we think about the founding of America, we typically envision Pilgrims in black garb and boxy ...
  • Book Jacket: New World, Inc.
    New World, Inc.
    by Simon Targett, John Butman
    When we think about the founding of America, we typically envision Pilgrims in black garb and boxy ...

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