Announcing our Top 20 Books of 2022 and Award Winners

Books reviewed by Deborah Straw at BookBrowse.

Deborah Straw
BookBrowse Reviewer

Deborah Straw has been a writer, editor and college English instructor for more than 20 years. She is the author of two nonfiction books and has reviewed for publications including Curled Up With a Good Book, Publishers Weekly, Community College Weekly, Vermont Life and many others. For several years, she was on the admissions committee (fiction and nonfiction) for Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Straw also writes (and publishes) short fiction, essays and poetry. She loves to review good books and to help new writers achieve recognition.

Books reviewed by Deborah Straw

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Award Winners

  • Book Jacket: Horse
    by Geraldine Brooks
    Voted 2022 Best Fiction Award Winner by BookBrowse Subscribers. Geraldine Brooks creates a ...
  • Book Jacket: In Love
    In Love
    by Amy Bloom
    Voted 2022 Best Nonfiction Award Winner by BookBrowse Subscribers. In 2019, author Amy Bloom and her...
  • Book Jacket: Remarkably Bright Creatures
    Remarkably Bright Creatures
    by Shelby Van Pelt
    Voted 2022 Best Debut Award Winner by BookBrowse Subscribers. Shelby Van Pelt's debut novel, ...

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Cradles of the Reich
by Jennifer Coburn
Three women, a nation seduced by a madman, and the Nazi breeding program to create a so-called master race.
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