Kirkus Reviews: Digital Edition

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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

March 15, 2018: Volume LXXXVI, No 6

Featuring 355 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, children's, and YA books; also in this issue: in Nafkote Tamirat's debut novel, ‘The Parking Lot Attendant’, an Ethiopian-American teenager falls under the spell of a mysterious man. What seems to be a story about a forbidden relationship becomes much more: a novel that's captivating for both its unusual detail and observant eye; and more

March 01, 2018: Volume LXXXVI, No 5

Featuring 360 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, children's, and YA books; also in this issue: Aminatta Forna's novel 'Happiness' reads like it appeared from thin air, fully formed. But to hear her tell it, the novel is simply a logical progression. "I try to answer one question, which leads me to another question, which leads me to another question," she says; and more

February 15, 2018: Volume LXXXVI, No 4

Featuring 423 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, children's and YA books; also in this issue: everything past Page 8 of Laura Lippman's latest mystery 'Sunburn' is a spoiler, but she says she trusts our reporter not to divulge anything too revealing. Which is interesting, because if there's one essential question 'Sunburn' poses, it's, Who can you trust?; and more

February 01, 2018: Volume LXXXVI, No 3

Featuring 415 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, children's and YA books; also in this issue: When writer Francisco Cantú told his mother he wanted to join the United States Border Patrol, she asked a simple question: “Are you crazy?” His debut book, 'The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border', proves that Cantú is a talented writer who knows where to find great material, even as he risks losing his soul in the process; and more