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BookBrowse's free twice-monthly newsletters - recent issues.

Published: Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:24:33 -0500

Last Build Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500


BookBrowse Highlights: Stories from the South

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

This week we travel back to early 20th century Gastonia, North Carolina and into the world of Wiley Cash's latest novel The Last Ballad, to tell the story of real-life union organizer Ella Mae Wiggins; then we go beyond the book to take a brief look at the American Communist Party

But before that we travel both further south and further back in time with our newly opened book club discussion of The Second Mrs Hockaday, set near Charleston during the Civil War. This is one of nine discussions that are either currently open or will open by the end of January. Please do join in with any that are of interest!

We also have a brief Q&A with Ali Land about her first novel, Good Me Bad Me, a compelling work of psychological suspense; an update on our mammoth books into movies blog which now covers more than 70 soon to release and in development films; and a round-up of book news.

Publishing This Week: Including Louise Erdrich and Joan Silber

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Despite this being a relatively quiet time of year there's still plenty of note publishing this week, including novels by Louise Erdrich and Joan Silber.

BookBrowse Highlights: American Healthcare - Infuriating Facts

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

This week we feature two novels reviewed by our members for First Impressions. The first is Wonder Valley by Ivy Pochoda who is currently best known for her novel Visitation Street set in Red Hook, NY, but will soon also be known for this gritty look at the seamy side of Los Angeles and the nearby Mojave Desert. Then we journey to post-Communist Hungary with Jessica Keener's debut novel Strangers in Budapest, which portrays "a city of secrets, a place where everything is opaque and nothing is at it seems."

Talking of First Impressions - we've just opened up this month's selection of free books for BookBrowse members to request, either to read and review or to read and discuss.

Next we take a look at the American healthcare system in American Sickness and go "beyond the book" to touch on some particularly infuriating aspects of the system highlighted in the book.

Lastly, we round things up with a new Wordplay and explore the source of the expression, "a good man is hard to find."

Book Club News: Best of the Year, Part 1

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Since last month's newsletter we've opened two new discussions: If The Creek Don't Rise, set in 1970s Appalachia; and To Capture What We Cannot Keep set in late 19th century Paris. We've also added some more books to our line-up of upcoming discussions. While we only have a limited number of copies of each book to share with members, discussions are open to all, so please do mark your calendars and join in if you wish.

It's always fun to hear what other book clubs get up to, and The Bookies certainly understand how to have fun. You can read all about them in this month's Q&A.

Lastly, as 2017 draws inexorably to a close, I've rounded up some of our most popular themed reading lists for the year.

Next month, we'll look back on all the books we've discussed, and book groups we've interviewed, during the year; and take a look forward to next year including a reprise of our top book club recommendations for 2018.

Publishing This Week: Including Ivy Pochoda, John Banville & A. J. Jacobs

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

From the hundreds of new books that will publish this week, here are the ones we think particularly worthy of your attention, including Wonder Valley by Ivy Pochoda, Mrs Osmond by John Banville and It's All Relative by A. J. Jacobs.