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Friday Reads: Starred Review Roundup

Save a spot on your shelves for these new and upcoming books that have received multiple starred reviews:

AMERICAN BLOOD by Ben Sanders
“Readers know from the first page of this amazing novel that they’re in for a hard-boiled feast. A stunning achievement and a likely breakout book from a talented New Zealand author whose Auckland series has not received the attention it deserves in the U.S. Prepare for a burst of interest in this outstanding novel when the Warner Brothers film starring Bradley Cooper hits the big screen.”
Booklist, starred review

“Great dialogue and a hero who won’t stay hidden make this a winner for crime fans.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THE POETRY OF YEHUDA AMICHAI
by Yehuda Amichai

“Mammoth and ably assembled… Amichai wrote prolifically, in love and sorrow, about the land and the struggles over it. His love poems will go on being read and studied, cherished and sent as billets-doux.” — Publishers Weekly, boxed & starred review

“Amichai is accessible in translation; indeed, the work of all 15 translators is uniformly high. His work also deserves to be called universal. As is always the case with great poets, Amichai describes his own environment in his own terms, yet we find in his perceptions our world. This is an indispensable collection, packed with unforgettable poems.” — Booklist, starred review

THE HEART by Maylis De Kerangal
“It’s clear de Kerangal has done extensive research, and the novel contains a wealth of medical knowledge. But her prose is more than just technical; the writing is uncommonly beautiful and never lacking humanity. This poetic interrogation of our contemporary medical reality affords a view only literature can provide.”
Publishers Weekly, boxed & starred review

“Kerangal, a prize-winning French novelist, rides a surging stream of consciousness in this ravishingly detailed, high-velocity, 24-hour, medical and metaphysical drama… Kerangal infuses each beautifully rendered element with multiple dimensions of meaning and emotion to create a sensuous and propulsive novel of tragedy and hope.” — Booklist, starred review

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