Kirkus Reviews: Digital Edition

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October 15, 2018: Volume LXXXVI, No 20

Featuring 239 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, children's and YA books; also in this issue: Congratulations to the 2018 Kirkus Prize finalists; and more

October 01, 2018: Volume LXXXVI, No 19

Featuring 275 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, children's and YA books; also in this issue: Casey Gerald’s resume is stunning: Yale, Harvard MBA, Wall Street, a stint working in politics, a popular TED Talk. And yet his memoir, 'There Will Be No Miracles Here', stands the American Dream narrative on its head. “I wrote this book in a lot of ways to save my life, to try to figure out a way to stay alive,” he tells us; and more

September 15, 2018: Volume LXXXVI, No 18

Featuring 272 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, and children's & YA books; also in this issue: In 'Washington Black', novelist Esi Edugyan displays as much ingenuity and resourcefulness as her main characters in spinning this yarn, and the reader’s expectations are upended almost as often as her hero’s; and more

September 01, 2018: Volume LXXXVI, No 17

Featuring 400 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, children's and YA books; also in this issue: The Legends Issue: special coverage of the most notable writers publishing today; and more

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