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

Published: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:19:42 -0400

Last Build Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400


BookBrowse Highlights: Kafka and the Court Case

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Our Editor's Choice selection this week is Nicole Krauss's Forest Dark, which narrates the parallel stories of two people waylaid on their way to Israel; our "beyond the book" article explores the real-life court case that forms the backdrop to the story - the almost 40-year fight over the ownership of Franz Kafka's papers, which finally ended in 2016.

Our latest Book Club discussion is about Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande. Like the book itself, the conversation on this difficult but profound subject, provides much food for thought on life's one immutable truth - that, sooner or later, we will all shuffle off this mortal coil. Further reading on the topic can be found in our most recent blog post.

We round things up with a fulsome selection of book related news stories, and the opportunity to win Leah Weiss's debut novel, If The Creek Don't Rise.

Publishing This Week

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400

From the plethora of books that will publish for the first time this week, here are some that are particularly noteworthy including new works from Patrick Ness, Hannah Kent, Alice McDermott and Nelson DeMille.

BookBrowse Highlights: Is it really darkest before the dawn?

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400

This week we have some excellent historical fiction choices, opening with two First Impressions books:

Set in Georgia during the Great Depression, The Twelve-Mile Straight by Eleanor Henderson received one of the highest ratings ever from our members, 4.8 out of 5. Jamie Ford's Love and Other Consolation Prizes, set against the backdrop of the two Seattle World's Fairs, also received an extremely strong score of 4.7. And while we are on the subject of First Impressions, this month's books are now open to select!

This week's Editor's Choice is The World of Tomorrow, which is also set during a World's Fair--New York 1938; so for our "Beyond the Book" article we take a closer look at that particular exposition held in what is now Flushing Meadow.

Finally, we explore the source of the expression "it's always darkest before the dawn" - and ask if that really is the case, while digressing into the differences between astronomical, nautical and civil dawn.

Book Club News: Health Matters

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Mortality and end of life decisions are weighty but important topics and there are few better ways to address them then with your friends and family as part of a broader life discussion through the accessible avenue of books. The six titles featured in our "Health Matters" article will give you and your book club plenty of food for thought.

In BookBrowse's book club we are currently discussing Little Nothing by Marisa Silver, with more discussions opening soon. Please join us!

Reading interviews with other book clubs can provide inspiration and ideas for our own. This month we interview Lloyd Russell, leader of the eclectic Recycle Book Club in Campbell, CA.

Publishing This Week

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400

More books publish in early September than any other time of the year. We have winnowed down the literally thousands of titles vying for your attention this week to 22 of particular note.

Among these are The Twelve-Mile Straight by Eleanor Henderson, and Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford, both of which received rave reviews from our members when they reviewed them some months ago for First Impressions. Other authors of note include Nicole Krauss, Celeste Ng and Ken Follett. More on how we choose these books at the bottom.