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February 15, 2017

Explore the glories of life and its larger questions with the fine books in this issue. In Lincoln in the Bardo, author George Saunders encourages us to savor every moment by taking us beyond our existence into the afterlife, while Irish folktales of mermaids color the pages of Merrow, a YA novel that takes a fresh look at life. A hefty slate of paperbacks includes the brilliant nonfiction book While the City Slept and a finely crafted tale of obsession in Tender by Belinda McKeon. Happy reading!

February 01, 2017

We cater to practically every reading whim and taste with the many books in this issue. Feel like a crackling and sharp debut might be your cup of tea? Pick up The Animators. Maternal love without melodrama, animating you right now? Then Lucky Boy has you covered. Explore red America with Strangers In Their Own Land and learn more about mental illness in the touching History Is All You Left Me. We've got plenty in here for whatever reading journey you're ready for. Dive in!

January 18, 2017

Our lineup of books has plenty to offer in the empathy department beginning with Books for Living which shows how literature can open windows to worlds we have never seen before. YA readers and many adults will love A List of Cages and The Sun Is Also a Star; and you can stroll around 1984 New York City in Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk. Paperback releases include The Kindness of Enemies and The Confidence Game among others. Plenty of fodder to feed your empathy quotient!

January 04, 2017

We have a welcome assortment of great new books to greet the new year. We begin with popular author T. C. Boyle's new novel, The Terranauts, which is set against the backdrop of a fascinating science experiment and we then throw in a thriller or two. An award-winning paperback original, The Gardens of Consolation, heads our paperback lineup which also includes A Certain Age, a throwback to the Jazz era. Happy reading!

December 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 hope you use this list as a springboard for your holiday shopping or to add to your own wish list. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

November 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 shows us that hate is not the answer in his eloquent memoir, You Shall Not Have My Hate. Pepper these reading selections with a range of paperbacks: The Never-Open Desert Diner set in the American Southwest and Fishbowl, a lively look at the residents of a big-city apartment complex. Dive in and happy reading!

November 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 the Broken Neck one young father must battle PTSD and the Feds as he takes his kids on a cross-country, pulse-pounding chase. Paperback originals include another thriller, The Perfect Girl and November Storm, which is a simultaneous paperback-hardcover publication. Buoy your spirits with the many book recommendations here. Happy reading!

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