Kirkus Reviews: Digital Edition

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August 15, 2018: Volume LXXXVI, No 16

Featuring 421 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, children's and YA books; also in this issue: "I think it's both comforting and profoundly disconcerting to know that many times in history people have looked at the world confronting them and said 'We can't go forward,' " Barbara Kingsolver says. She's one of the writers we talk to in our Fall Preview issue, and she explains why her forthcoming novel, 'Unsheltered', depicts two families during two periods of crisis in America; and more

August 01, 2018: Volume LXXXVI, No 15

Featuring 484 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, children's and YA books; also in this issue: U.S. Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad's memoir, 'Proud', released simultaneously in two versions—one for young readers, another for adults—is thoughtful and candid. It's also a refreshingly diverse Cinderella story at a time when anti-black and anti-Muslim sentiments are high; and more

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.