February 1, 2020

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Featuring 404 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, children’s and YA Books; also in this issue: How good luck—and great talent—produced Douglas Stuart’s extraordinary debut, ‘Shuggie Bain’; Emily Nemens, Sam Wasson, Tonya Bolden, Fred Aceves; and more

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The Magazine: Kirkus Reviews

Jenn Shapland reclaims a queer icon in My Autobiography of Carson McCullers.

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