Kirkus Reviews: Digital Edition

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July 15, 2018: Volume LXXXVI, No 14

Featuring 452 Industry-First Reviews of Fiction, Nonfiction, Children's and YA Books; also in this issue: Parker Posey’s book, 'You’re on an Airplane', is unlike any other celebrity memoir. “I’m not great at being a movie star,” she writes in the book. “It’s either too boring or too much work.” But her memoir is an unmitigated pleasure; and more.

July 01, 2018: Volume LXXXVI, No 13

Featuring 488 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, children's and YA books; also in this issue: Tomi Adeyemi's bestselling YA novel, 'Children of Blood and Bone', is powerful, captivating, and raw. The novel is a fantasy that has a thoroughly modern resonance: The novel is about "real people, real pain, and the real problems that we are facing today," she says. "I don't get to just live in a fantasy, and neither do the people who look like me."; and more

June 15, 2018: Volume LXXXVI, No 12

Featuring 322 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, children's, and YA books; also in this issue: Porochista Khakpour's courageously intimate memoir, 'Sick', reckons with her late-stage Lyme disease. A different kind of illness memoir might weave together theories on Lyme disease or Sontag's 'Illness as Metaphor'. Khakpour did not want to write that book; and more

June 01, 2018: Volume LXXXVI, No 11

Featuring 325 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, children's and YA books; also in this issue: The Fun Issue: special coverage of this summer's most fabulous page-turners; and more

May 15, 2018: Volume LXXXVI, No 10

Featuring 310 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, children's and YA books; also in this issue: noted food writer Michael Pollan makes the transition from feeding your body to feeding your head with 'How to Change Your Mind', a book at the forefront of research about how psychedelic drugs can treat mental illness; and more

May 01, 2018: Volume LXXXVI, No 9

Featuring 300 Industry-First Reviews of Fiction, Nonfiction, Children's and YA books; also in this issue: With his second novel, 'That Kind of Mother,' Rumaan Alam boldly dives into controversial topics and cements his status as that kind of writer: insightful, intrepid, and truly impressive; and more.

April 15, 2018: Volume LXXXVI, No 8

Featuring 307 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, children's and YA books; also in this issue: Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gregory Pardlo's nonfiction debut, 'Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America', is masterfully personal, with passages that come at you with the urgent force of his powerful convictions; and more

April 01, 2018: Volume LXXXVI, No 7

Featuring 315 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, children's and YA books; also in this issue: The Woman Issue: special coverage of books by and about powerful women; and more