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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!

February 07, 2018

Well, we've got another six weeks of winter left. And there's no better way to get through it than curled up with a good book! We love the intimacy of The Friend and the energy of Brass, If you're looking for a non-fiction escape, Timekeepers will keep you busy exploring our obsession with time! The air may be cold outside but these books - and many more - are sure to warm you up!

January 24, 2018

Because variety is the spice of life, we make sure that you'll always find it at BookBrowse--and in our ezines. Looking for mysteries and thrillers? Check out the gripping Grist Mill Road and the psychological suspense debut, The Chalk Man. In the mood for nonfiction? We recommend I Contain Multitudes and Immune, which both other engaging dives into the human body. These are just a handful of the many titles to explore in this issue. Enjoy!

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    by Anjali Sachdeva
    Pre-publication press has already compared Anjali Sachdeva to Kelly Link and other genre-blending ...
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    Look Alive Out There
    by Sloane Crosley
    After a brief (and thoroughly enjoyable) foray into fiction (with her 2015 novel The Clasp), Sloane ...
  • Book Jacket: Winter Sisters
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    by Robin Oliveira
    Winter Sisters begins with an epic blizzard (see Beyond the Book) hitting the entire Northeast of ...

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Music of the Ghosts by Vaddey Ratner

A love story for things lost and restored, a lyrical hymn to the power of forgiveness.

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    A hilarious and poignant novel about four families and the affair that changes everything.
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