Kirkus Reviews: Digital Edition

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September 15, 2012: Volume LXXX, No 18

Featuring 440 industry-first reviews in fiction, nonfiction and children's & teen; Also in this issue: Christopher Hitchens faces mortality; Phiilp Nel: A look into the lives of children's literature visionaries; and more

September 01, 2012: Volume LXXX, No 17

Featuring 433 Industry-First Reviews of Fiction, Nonfiction and Children's & Teen; Molly Ringwald Exclusive Q&A: The standout '80s star talks about her new book, When It Happens to You; and more

August 15, 2012: Volume LXXX, No 16

T. Geronimo Johnson delivers a rich, passionate novel set against the backdrop of war; Historian Jon Meacham returns with an outstanding biography of Thomas Jefferson; Linda Tarrant-Reid delves into the archives to find little-known stories of African-American history and compiles them in a gorgeous volume; and more

2012 Fall Preview

Featuring reviews of the most anticipated books of Fall 2012; and more

August 01, 2012: Volume LXXX, No 15

David R. Gillham delivers a vividly cinematic novel that's impossible to put down; Jonathan Kozol returns with another cleareyed, compassionate and hopeful book; One young man-to-be receives some spectacularly unorthodox preparation for his bar mitzvah in Michael Rubens' jubilant debut for kids; and more

July 15, 2012: Volume LXXX, No 14

M.L. Stedman presents a polished, clever debut novel with a cliffhanger ending; A posthumous collection from Harvey Pekar reflects the seminal graphic memoirist at his edgy best; Leda Schubert and Gérard DuBois paint a scintillating picture-book portrait of the world's foremost mime; and more

July 01, 2012: Volume LXXX, No 13

Two women investigators cross paths in Christopher Brookmyre's offbeat tale of ruthless mobsters in Glasgow; Bob Spitz presents an engrossing biography of the iconic Julia Child; Louise Erdrich turns her focus to Omakayas' children in the fourth volume of her Birchbark House series; and more

June 15, 2012: Volume LXXX, No 12

Nobel winner Elie Wiesel continues to remind us of the brilliant possibilities of the philosophical and political novel; Eric Jay Dolin returns with a rich, highly readable story of America's first voyages to the Middle Kingdom; Newbery Medal winner Laura Amy Schlitz delivers a gloriously intricate multi-voiced gothic fantasy; and more

June 01, 2012: Volume LXXX, No 11

Hollywood operators and creative washouts collide in Jess Walter's superb romp; Science writer Sam Kean impressively renders esoteric DNA concepts accessible to lay readers; Newbery Medalist Rebecca Stead explores the dimensions of friendship in an intimate Brooklyn setting; and more