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Starred Reviews for Your #WeekendReads

For this week’s #WeekendReads, we present these forthcoming titles with multiple starred reviews!

THE DEATH AND LIFE OF AIDA HERNANDEZ by Aaron Bobrow-Strain
“In this caring and unforgettable borderland saga, Bobrow-Strain reveals the profound personal toll of the immigration crisis.”–Booklist, starred review


“This potent, important work, which ‘occupies a space between journalism and ethnography, with a dash of oral history and biography,’ adds much to the continuing immigration debate.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THE LAST LETTER by Rebecca Yarros
“Thanks to Yarros’s beautiful, immersive writing, readers will feel every deep heartbreak and each moment of uplifting love in this tearjerker romance.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review


“Yarros’ novel is a deeply felt and emotionally nuanced contemporary romance…” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THIS CHAIR ROCKS: A Manifesto Against Ageism by Ashton Applewhite
“Her humor, high-energy writing, and emphasis on positive ways to view and experience age contribute to making this a valuable resource, an agent for social change, and an enjoyable read.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review


“This enjoyable read provides a positive view of aging that is sorely missing in today’s popular culture. Appealing to a wide audience, it might even serve as a spark for positive social change.”–Library Journal, starred review

DEAF REPUBLIC: Poems by Ilya Kaminsky
“What results is a riveting and emotional story line with parallels to the author’s life, which relies on plain spoken diction, repetition, and small moments of romantic desire to anchor its larger political themes. Moments of brilliance shine through…” —Publishers Weekly, starred review


“The product of 15 years of meditation, this chilling work—an important warning about the forces of repression and a quiet salute to the courage of the few who resist—heralds the maturity of an important voice in world poetry.”–Library Journal, starred review

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