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December 06, 2017

'Tis the season for the annual BookBrowse Awards. To add to your reading and shopping list, we present the 2017 winners and finalists so you'll have plenty of good reading to dive into during the holiday season and beyond. If you're making a list and checking it twice, this would be a great place to start. We wish you and yours plenty of merry. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

November 15, 2017

Plenty of sumptuous feasting on books is on tap with this issue. You can't go wrong with a tour of the South in Wiley Cash's The Last Ballad or Daniel Alarcon's haunting new The King Is Always Above the People. Veteran author Louise Erdrich is also back with the dystopian Future Home of the Living God so there's plenty to pick from over Thanksgiving break. Pile your plate high with paperbacks including the Man Booker shortlisted History of Wolves. Happy Thanksgiving and happy reading!

November 01, 2017

Tragic histories and secrets get aired in some of the engaging novels in this issue including in Isabel Allende's new book, In the Midst of Winter. Never Coming Back explores family secrets while Solar Bones is the summation of a life, mysteries and all. Our paperback section includes more opportunities to dig around with suspense novels such as Coffin Road by Peter May and Clare Mackintosh's I See You.

October 18, 2017

Everyday heroes get their time in the sun with A Moonless, Starless Sky, a nonfiction account of African men and women fighting the rise of extremism on the subcontinent; and the paperback original, Go, Went, Gone, in which a retired professor finds new meaning in his life when he meets some African refugees. Don't miss City of Dreams by Tyler Anbinder, now released in paperback, which chronicles the growth of the Big Apple, and popular literary fiction author Ha Jin's latest, The Boat Rocker, also new to paperback. Happy reading!

October 04, 2017

Two eloquent chroniclers of the African American experience, both National Book Award winners, return with brilliant works of fiction. Jesmyn Ward's Sing, Unburied, Sing, is set in her native Mississippi and explores how drugs are ravaging a state that is already haunted by racism. James McBride's Five-Carat Soul touches on themes of slavery and segregation in a collection of short stories. If you love memoirs, don't miss You Will Not Have My Hate and Love Warrior, both newly released in paperback. Thank you for reading!

September 20, 2017

What does humanity deem as worth preserving — and at what cost? These are a few of many questions expertly discussed in this issue. Savage Country visits a time in U.S. history when the buffalo population was at risk, while the YA novel Landscape With Invisible Hand dives into a speculative future and assesses our collective decisions about the universe. The paperback releases are studded with favorites including Sebastian Barry's Days Without End and The Signal Flame by Andrew Krivak. Happy reading!

September 06, 2017

Fall is in the air and it's time for reinvention. Arthur Less, the protagonist of the charming Less, is trying to reboot his life in the wake of his partner's marriage, while the Golden family attempts a version of the same in Salman Rushdie's The Golden House. The protagonist in Genuine Fraud, however, realizes there are limits to second acts. Our rich paperback selection includes Will Schwalbe's Books for Living and Emma Donoghue's The Wonder. Happy fall — and happy reading!

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  • Book Jacket: Little Fires Everywhere
    Little Fires Everywhere
    by Celeste Ng
    Voted 2017 Best Fiction by BookBrowse's Subscribers

    Small towns, big drama. Acclaimed author ...
  • Book Jacket: La Belle Sauvage
    La Belle Sauvage
    by Philip Pullman
    Voted 2017 Best Young Adult Novel by BookBrowse's Subscribers

    I wasn't quite sure what to expect ...
  • Book Jacket: Killers of the Flower Moon
    Killers of the Flower Moon
    by David Grann
    Voted 2017 Best Nonfiction by BookBrowse's Subscribers

    The long, sorrowful list of injustices done ...
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    The Dry
    by Jane Harper
    Voted 2017 Best Debut Novel by BookBrowse's Subscribers

    After receiving a letter from his childhood...

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