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I CRAWL THROUGH IT by A.S. King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Heavy stuff, as the title implies, and absolutely worthwhile. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A meditation on grief, guilt, and survival; King's most challenging work to date. Read full book review >

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GLORY O'BRIEN'S HISTORY OF THE FUTURE by A.S. King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"With any luck, Glory's notebook will inspire a new wave of activists. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
An indictment of our times with a soupçon of magical realism. Read full book review >

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EVERYBODY SEES THE ANTS by A.S. King
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 3, 2011

"Readers who look beyond these problems will find a resonant, uplifting story about not just getting through, but powering through, the tough times. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
An involving, if slightly uneven, follow-up to Printz Honor winner Please Ignore Vera Dietz (2010). Read full book review >

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PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ by A.S. King
FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"The author depicts the journey to overcome a legacy of poverty, violence, addiction and ignorance as an arduous one, but Vera's path glimmers with grace and hope. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A harrowing but ultimately redemptive tale of adolescent angst gone awry. Read full book review >

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STILL LIFE WITH TORNADO by A.S. King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"King understands and writes teen anxieties like no other, resulting in difficult, resonant, compelling characters and stories. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
King, master of troubled protagonists and surreal plots, is at it again. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"Quite possibly the best teen novel featuring a girl questioning her sexuality written in years. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Big-town girl stuck in a small-town world full of lies falls for another girl. Read full book review >

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THE DUST OF 100 DOGS  by A.S. King
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"This is not buried treasure, just fool's gold. (Fantasy. YA)"
Cursed by a strange man just after losing her one true love, Irish pirate Emer Morrissey must live 300 years in the bodies of various dogs before being reincarnated in 1972 as human Saffron Adams. Read full book review >

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KING GROSSMAN
by Poornima Apte

King Grossman had just returned from participating in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests when Kirkus caught up with him. His desire to become an active citizen informs the backbone of his debut indie venture, Letters to Alice. The novel has a feel for the zeitgeist of our times with Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring woven into its threads ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A WHISTLING WOMAN by A.S. Byatt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 17, 2002

"Not a perfect work, but an unarguably major one. Byatt's quartet is well worth the time and attention it demands."
The life of the mind and the confusions of the spirit confront one another to often telling effect in Byatt's lavishly orchestrated eighth novel. Read full book review >

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THE MATISSE STORIES by A.S. Byatt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1995

"Byatt at her accessible—if rather brief—best."
Inspired by Matisse paintings, these three splendid stories (two have appeared in the New Yorker) pay homage to the artist as they offer equally memorable verbal portraits of apparently ordinary lives driven by pain and disquiet. Read full book review >

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ANGELS AND INSECTS by A.S. Byatt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"Dull and forced."
Two postmodern novellas with Victorian themes that have all the leaden scholarly pretension of that era—and none of the leavening irony that made Byatt's bestselling Possession (1990) so successful a mix of erudition and wit. Read full book review >

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THE CHILDREN’S BOOK by A.S. Byatt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"Ambitious, accomplished and intelligent in the author's vintage manner."
Byatt (A Whistling Woman, 2002, etc.) encompasses the paradigm shift from Victorian to modern England in a sweeping tale of four families. Read full book review >