Kirkus Reviews: Digital Edition

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February 15, 2014: Volume LXXXII, No 4

Featuring 349 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction and children's & teen; also in this issue: Molly Antopol took her time with her debut collection, 'The UnAmericans', and that's not a bad thing; Like her protagonist, author Florence Ladd learns to go her own way; and more

February 01, 2014: Volume LXXXII, No 3

Featuring 336 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction and children's & teen; also in this issue: Debut writer Pierce Brown's novel 'Red Rising' is set on Mars but has political echoes back on Earth; the author of 'Pay it Forward' ventures into indie territory; baseball picture-book roundup; and more

January 15, 2014: Volume LXXXII, No 2

Featuring 319 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction and children's & teen; also in this issue: Can a genteel, white Southern woman of the 21st century truly comprehend the life of a young, black slave in the 19th century? Sue Monk Kidd reveals what it was like writing 'The Invention of Wings'; revered writer Lawrence Block discovers he's also a merchant; and more

January 01, 2014: Volume LXXXII, No 1

Featuring 302 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction and children's & teen; also in this issue: Timothy A. Pychyl moves from indie to interdependent; Kirkus' semiannual board-book roundup; You thought there'd been enough dystopian fiction, until lyrical novelist Chang-rae Lee entered the fray with his new novel 'On Such a Full Sea'; and more

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