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All excerpts must be attributed to “Kirkus Reviews” in italics, and industry standard best practices for proper excerpting must be followed. These practices include, but are not limited to, the following guidelines:

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Examples of proper excerpts and attributions:

“An engrossing, haunting story about making up for lost time.” — Kirkus Reviews

“A wonderfully written, provocative novel that utilizes two distinct genres to promote progressive cultural messages.” — Kirkus Reviews

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Examples of proper attribution of a starred review:

“A powerful saga of love and survival.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Powered by relentless pacing and jaw-dropping plot twists throughout, Bannon's debut novel is a science-fiction thriller of the highest order . . . In a word: mind-blowing.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


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