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WE ALL LOOKED UP by Tommy Wallach
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
Released: March 24, 2015
A thought-provoking story that will bring out readers' inner philosophers. (Fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >
WORDS WITHOUT MUSIC by Philip Glass
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 6, 2015
Writing with warmth and candor, Glass portrays himself as driven, self-confident and tenaciously determined to invent his own, radically new musical language. Read full book review >

A CURIOUS MIND by Brian Grazer
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: April 7, 2015
An appealing argument for maintaining open-minded receptivity, with special appeal for film buffs. Read full book review >
A FINE ROMANCE by Candice Bergen

VERDICT: SKIP IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015
A glamorously bittersweet showbiz memoir. Read full book review >
THE RESIDENCE by Kate Andersen Brower
HISTORY
Released: April 7, 2015
A work of great historical interest that is also quite entertaining. Read full book review >

THE LADY FROM ZAGREB by Philip Kerr

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015
For setting, character, plot—and the ability to navigate a moral swamp—le Carré has a rival in Kerr. Read full book review >
INSIDE THE O'BRIENS by Lisa Genova

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015
This journey to a place of mindfulness, while inevitably affecting, often reads like fictionalized campaign literature for a worthy cause. Read full book review >
BLOOD ON SNOW by Jo Nesbø
by Jo Nesbø, translated by Neil Smith

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015
A Nordic noir updating of James M. Cain's Love's Lovely Counterfeit (1942) with an equally sweet-natured killer at its improbably soft center.Read full book review >
FALLING IN LOVE by Donna Leon

VERDICT: BORROW IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 7, 2015
Come for the Venetian atmosphere and backstage tour of the opera house, and don't worry too much about the crime. Read full book review >
HOT PURSUIT by Stuart Woods

VERDICT: SKIP IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 7, 2015
Once again, tossing Stone (Paris Match, 2014, etc.) into international intrigue produces a kind of negative image of James Bond, with a lot less menace, action and suspense, and a lot more bling.Read full book review >
THE WICKED WILL RISE  by Danielle Paige
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 31, 2015
Readers who liked Volume 1 will be perfectly happy waiting with this sequel for the series climax. (Dystopian fantasy. 12 & up)Read full book review >
I WISH YOU MORE by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015
Although the love comes shining through, the text often confuses in straining for patterned simplicity. (Picture book. 5-8)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Luis Alberto Urrea
April 21, 2015

Examining the borders between one nation and another, between one person and another, Luis Alberto Urrea’s latest story collection, The Water Museum, reveals his mastery of the short form. This collection includes the Edgar-award winning "Amapola" and his now-classic "Bid Farewell to Her Many Horses," which had the honor of being chosen for NPR's "Selected Shorts" not once but twice. Urrea has also recently published a poetry collection, Tijuana Book of the Dead, mixing lyricism and colloquial voices, mysticism and the daily grind. We talk to Urrea about both of his new books this week on Kirkus TV. View video >