Kirkus Reviews: Digital Edition

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October 15, 2017: Volume LXXXV, No 20

Featuring 267 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, and children's & teen; also in this issue: Congratulations to the 2017 Kirkus Prize finalists; and more

October 01, 2017: Volume LXXXV, No 19

Featuring 282 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, and children's & teen; also in this issue: With 'Manhattan Beach', Jennifer Egan set out to write an "old-fashioned adventure story"; the novel does feature shipwrecks, murders, and gangsters. For all its propulsive plotting, though, the greatest surprise—to Egan more than anyone—is how deeply personal the book is; and more

September 15, 2017: Volume LXXXV, No 18

Featuring 276 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, and children's & teen; also in this issue: it's true that 'They Both Die at the End', the ending revealed in the title of YA novelist Adam Silvera's latest. But the career of this 27-year-old is taking off: although he hopes to write all kinds of books in the future (including middle-grade, adult fiction, and graphic novels), YA will always be his first priority; and more.

September 01, 2017: Volume LXXXV, No 17

Featuring 431 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction and children's & teen; also in this issue: Jesmyn Ward has stared down truth and rendered it on the page before. But for her third novel, Sing Unburied Sing, Ward forged a fresh set of writing tools—historical research, multiple first-person points of view, and a touch of the supernatural—to grapple with American racism; and more

August 15, 2017: Volume LXXXV, No 16

Featuring 446 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, and children's & teen; also in this issue: Marc Maron's "WTF" podcast becomes a book, "Waiting for the Punch: Words to Live By from the WTF Podcast," a funny and powerful collection of interviews about what it means to be human. It's just one of the most anticipated books of the fall under review in this Fall Preview issue.

August 01, 2017: Volume LXXXV, No 15

Featuring 401 Industry-First Reviews of Fiction, Nonfiction and Children's & Teen; also in this issue: Diversity in Children’s Literature: Industry leaders evaluate where we stand and offer solutions for where we need to go

July 15, 2017: Volume LXXXV, No 14

Featuring 473 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction and children's & teen; also in this issue: the protagonist of Andrew Sean Greer’s novel 'Less' was a middle-aged gay man contemplating his failures in life and love and beginning to face his own mortality. But “instead of wallowing with him,” Greer says, “I wanted to make fun of the things that he goes through…you’re the fool. It was very liberating for me, and I had so much fun doing it"; and more

July 01, 2017: Volume LXXXV, No 13

Featuring 422 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction and children's & teen; also in this issue: Zinzi Clemmons' debut novel, 'What We Lose', is both an act of resistance and a testament to capacious grace. “I think it’s an important experience and also kind of a fruitful one for readers to be able to read a book through the eyes of someone who doesn’t belong,” she says; and more