Articles tagged "starred reviews"

Three Stars for SICK KIDS IN LOVE

Hannah Moskowitz’s contemporary YA romance, SICK KIDS IN LOVE, has received THREE STARRED REVIEWS!

“As aspects of modern culture blend with timeless themes, Moskowitz’s latest boasts a staying power that should secure it a place in every teen collection.” —Booklist, starred review

“Moskowitz does a splendid job of showing what the world looks like to the chronically but invisibly ill . . . A highly recommended work that’s thoughtful, funny, wise, and tender.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Following the teens through relationship issues and health challenges makes for touching reading. Most refreshing is Moskowitz’s ability to take up real issues connected to chronic illness without insisting that the kids who have them be either heroes or martyrs.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Nonfiction Round-Up (11/06/19)

A graphic memoir + a female Navy pilot + an Ohio Senator’s previous desk occupants + historical cooperation between the US and Russia + Pope Francis + RBG’s life & career + elephants! + a chess grandmaster + a history of Thanksgiving + how to draw & write your own story = today’s nonfiction round-up!

THE ARAB OF THE FUTURE 4: A Graphic Memoir of a Childhood in the Middle East by Riad Sattouf

2 starred reviews!

“Sattouf depicts the disappointments and uncertainties of growing up in a unique multicultural world in a way that’s sometimes tense, sometimes humorous, and always brilliant.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A must for most collections, especially those with the previous books in the series.”–Library Journal, starred review

JET GIRL: My Life in War, Peace, and the Cockpit of the Navy’s Most Lethal Aircraft, the F/A-19 Super Hornet by Caroline Johnson

“A realistic look at a difficult, dangerous profession.”–Kirkus Reviews

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Author Spotlight: Carmen Maria Machado + IN THE DREAM HOUSE

IN THE DREAM HOUSE is Carmen Maria Machado’s engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing relationship with a charismatic but volatile woman, Machado struggles to make sense of how what happened to her shaped the person she was becoming.

A Carnegie Award longlister + #1 November Indie Next pick + a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019 + 3 starred reviews!

“A fiercely honest, imaginatively written, and necessary memoir from one our great young writers.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Highly recommended to fans of Machado’s fiction and to anyone interested in LGBTQ memoir, domestic abuse, or chilling and precise examinations of human relationships at their worst.”–Booklist, starred review

“Machado has written an affecting, chilling memoir about domestic abuse.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

Carmen Maria Machado is the author of HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize.

Check out NPR’s interview with the author.

Happy #PubDay (10/29/19)

20 years after the beloved story of Elio and Oliver, fantastical demons set free, listening to your heart, and a secret marriage–all in today’s #PubDay celebration.

FIND ME by André Aciman

2 starred reviews + one of Publishers Weekly‘s Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2019!

“Aciman gifts readers with a beautiful 21st-century romance that reflects on the remembrance of things past and the courage to embrace the future.”–Library Journal, starred review

“Its treatment of the characters’ psychology is astute and insightful, but what will ultimately drive reader interest is the question of whether star-crossed lovers Elio and Oliver will reunite. One can only hope.”–Booklist, starred review

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Thriller Thursday (10/17/19)

A new Sherlock Holmes adventure, a Christmas cozy, and a 1950s British beach town murder = this week’s Thriller Thursday.

THE ADVENTURE OF THE PECULIAR PROTOCOLS: Adapted from the Journals of John H. Watson, M.D. by Nicholas Meyer

Two starred reviews!

“Meyer cleverly plays with his audience’s expectations, noting at the outset that the case was one of Holmes’s rare failures. Sherlockians will hope for a shorter wait for his next pastiche.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Holmes enthusiasts will relish this well-crafted novel.”–Library Journal, starred review

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Happy #PubDay (10/15)

Horror, crime, and spooky woods + an abduction by Boko Haram + the next part of Bailey the dog’s journey + a young historian with a changed life path = this week’s #pubday party.

SUICIDE WOODS: Stories by Benjamin Percy

A Kirkus Reviews Most Anticipated Book for Fall 2019 + in Publishers Weekly‘s Fall 2019 Announcements!

“This gripping, often unnerving collection showcases Percy’s talent as a skilled, versatile storyteller.”–Publishers Weekly

GIRL by Edna O’Brien

3 starred reviews!

“O’Brien’s bravely investigated novel of a young woman overcoming epic torture is profoundly empathic, unnervingly human, and darkly exquisite.”–Booklist, starred review

“Tough but rewarding reading.”–Library Journal, starred review

“A heartbreaking tale and a singular achievement.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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Nonfiction Round-Up (10/09)

A memoir of growing up in and leaving the Westboro Baptist Church, inspiration from Habitat for Humanity’s CEO, a rescue dog that saves other beloved pets, the story of marriage equality from a civil rights activist, the history of rock structures around the world, and the unification of European countries and cities–all in today’s nonfiction round-up.

UNFOLLOW: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church by Megan Phelps-Roper

A Publishers Weekly Most Anticipated Book of Fall 2019

“For anyone interested in the power of rhetoric, belief, and family, Phelps-Roper’s powerful, empathetic memoir will be a must-read.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Happy #PubDay (9/24/19)

It’s #PubDay, and we are celebrating with feminist time travel, a graphic novel exploration of life and marriage, and finding love and acceptance in the most unexpected places.

THE FUTURE OF ANOTHER TIMELINE by Annalee Newitz

4 starred reviews!

“This riot of a book will have readers delighting both in the thrilling battle over timelines in an intricate, alternative world and in the joys of inclusive feminist solidarity.”–Booklist, starred review

“An ambitious adventure that keeps the surprises coming.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Shrewd commentary and a host of sources highlight Newitz’s strength in prose.”–Library Journal, starred review

“Smart and profound on every level, this is a deeply satisfying novel.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE RIVER AT NIGHT by Kevin Huizenga

“[T]he vast spaciousness of this surreal night flight is all his own. Glenn’s reveries will pull readers into multiple deserved rereadings.”–Publisher’s Weekly

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PW’s Big Indie Books of Fall

Macmillan has two books on Publishers Weekly‘s Big Indie Books List of Fall 2019!

KING OF KING COURT by Travis Dandro

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of Summer 2019

“[A]n extended poetic gaze on intergenerational helplessness and the violence it begets…. This gloriously scribbled story doesn’t rest on easy morals, or even attempt to forgive the past—Dandro’s triumph is drawing the reader through both the pain and beauty of his upbringing, and then moving forward.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

IN THE DREAM HOUSE by Carmen Maria Machado

“A fiercely honest, imaginatively written, and necessary memoir from one of our great young writers.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Happy #PubDay (9/17/19)

Explore one woman’s life inside Brooklyn’s Chasidic community + embark on an epic Chinese kung fu adventure in today’s #PubDay celebration!

ON DIVISION by Goldie Goldbloom

“Goldbloom, who is Chasidic and a mother of eight, vitally portrays the complex dynamics and paradoxes of a strictly regimented, unforgiving, yet loving religious enclave, and imaginatively and boldly explores the divide between tradition and compassion, community and self.”–Booklist

A HERO BORN by Jin Yong

“Newly translated into English, the ‘Legends of the Condor Heroes’ series is an epic, fantastical tale filled with betrayal, brotherhood, and kung fu energy. The first in the series shows the depth of Jin Yong’s writing, and the sobriquet of ‘China’s Tolkien’ is well deserved.”–Library Journal, starred review

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