Kirkus Reviews: Digital Edition

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June 15, 2017: Volume LXXXV, No 12

Featuring 419 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction and children's & teen; also in this issue: twenty years after 'The God of Small Things', Arundhati Roy returns with an assured novel, 'The Ministry of Happiness', that is epic in scope; and more

June 01, 2017: Volume LXXXV, No 11

Featuring 311 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction and children's & teen; also in this issue: Sherman Alexie's refusal to bend his story of grief into a tale of redemption makes his memoir 'You Don't Have to Say You Love Me' atypical, dark, and powerful; and more

May 15, 2017: Volume LXXXV, No 10

Featuring 324 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, and children's & teen; also: The Summer Reading Issue; and more

May 01, 2017: Volume LXXXV, No 9

Featuring 292 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction and children's & teen; also in this issue: Édouard Louis' autobiographical novel, 'The End of Eddy', about growing up gay in working-class France, was a bestseller in Europe and is now being released in America. "Nowhere in literature were there people like my parents or like me," Louis says. "I wanted to take revenge against literature by including these people"; and more

April 15, 2017: Volume LXXXV, No 8

Featuring 315 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction and children's & teen; also in this issue: Dani Shapiro is a noted novelist and memoirist who has "a certain comfort level" in revealing negative aspects about herself. But when it comes to writing about her marriage, the subject of her new memoir, 'Hourglass', "there's a reason why people say you never really know what goes on in somebody else's marriage," she tells us; and more

April 01, 2017: Volume LXXXV, No 7

Featuring 365 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, children's & teen; also in this issue: Stephanie Powell Watts' debut novel, ‘No One Is Coming to Save Us,’ spins a compelling tale of obsessive love and dashed dreams set in a struggling American town. It’s only superficially about money but more acutely about the urgent, inexplicable needs that shape a life; and more

March 15, 2017: Volume LXXXV, No 6

Featuring 388 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction and children's & teen; also in this issue: Ariel Levy is what some people like to call a lot. In her memoir 'The Rules Do Not Apply', this former golden girl eloquently acknowledges how the fact that “everybody doesn’t get everything” in life is “as natural and unavoidable as mortality."; and more

March 01, 2017: Volume LXXXV, No 5

Featuring 371 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction and children's & teen; also in this issue: Mohsin Hamid's novel 'Exit West' is a book to savor even while despairing of its truths. "One of my hopes in writing this book was to explore with the reader the possibility that maybe all of us are refugees," Hamid tells us; and more