Kirkus Reviews: Digital Edition

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December 15, 2013: Volume LXXXI, No 24

Featuring 341 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction and children’s & teen; also in this issue: Data wizards Erez Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel use science to unmask cultural mysteries in ‘Uncharted’; Senior Indie Editor Karen Schechner evaluates the year in self-publishing; and more

The Best Indie Books and Book Apps of 2013

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Special Issue: The Best Books of 2013; This Edition: Indie Books and Book Apps

December 01, 2013: Volume LXXXI, No 23

Featuring 267 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction and children's & teen; also in this issue: Wally Lamb once again probes the heart of a monster to craft his latest best-seller, 'We Are Water'; Indie expert David Vinjamuri assesses his own place in self-publishing; pop-up book roundup; and more

The Best Nonfiction and Teen Books of 2013

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Special Issue: The Best Books of 2013; This Edition: Nonfiction and Teen Books

November 15, 2013: Volume LXXXI, No 22

Featuring 248 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction and children's & teen; also in this issue: Doris Kearns Goodwin unearths a dramatic new angle to an old story; Jane Lotter makes readers laugh, even after her death; and more

The Best Fiction, Picture Books and Middle-Grade Books of 2013

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Special Issue: The Best Books of 2013; This Edition: Fiction, Picture Books and Middle-Grade Books

November 01, 2013: Volume LXXXI, No 21

Featuring 260 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction and children's & teen; also in this issue: Amy Tan loves to explore, but she wasn't expecting the stunning family secret she uncovered while researching her new novel; dinosaurs, a machine of death and No. 1 on Amazon—Ryan North's happy publishing career; and more

October 15, 2013: Volume LXXXI, No 20

Featuring 264 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction and children's & teen; also in this issue: Publishing has made James Patterson wealthy; he's not just giving back, but trying to save lives in the process; why Bob Mayer says "self"-publishing is anything but; and more

October 01, 2013: Volume LXXXI, No 19

Featuring 314 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction and children's & teen; also in this issue: With three books, a Pulitzer Prize and a Hollywood film behind her, in her new novel, Jhumpa Lahiri turns back to a story that had never stopped haunting her; 'The Murder, She Wrote' co-creator goes noir in his old Hollywood murder mysteries; and more

September 15, 2013: Volume LXXXI, No 18

Featuring 336 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction and children's & teen; Also in this issue: In celebration of 80 years, we remember the storied history of 'Kirkus Reviews' and the dynamic life of Virginia Kirkus; Sebastian Faulks brings back a classic; Indie best-seller Tracey Garvis Graves goes traditional; and more

September 01, 2013: Volume LXXXI, No 17

Featuring 387 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction and children's & teen; also in this issue: Beloved singer Linda Ronstadt turns writer in her gracious memoir; 'The Last First Day' by Carrie Brown; 'Darling' by Richard Rodriguez; 'Romeo and Juliet' by Gareth Hinds; veteran writer Susan Wittig Albert reconsiders the makings of a classic; and more