Kirkus’s July 2015 Best Bets

Kirkus Reviews named four Macmillan titles to their July’s Best Bets list:

CONFESSION OF THE LIONESS by Mia Couto
“Mozambique biologist and writer Couto crafts a rich tale in which the spirit world is made real, animals are controlled by people, and dead ancestors are feared for their power to destroy cities. A haunting, ethereal flight of magical realism.” — Kirkus Reviews

FAST SHUFFLE by David Black
“Black supplies a sweetly moving fable for nostalgia buffs and anyone who thinks the movie Harvey (1960) would have been improved if its imaginary rabbit had been a damsel in distress. An epilogue retailing anecdotes from the author’s Hollywood days is quite as entertaining as the main event.” — Kirkus Reviews

THE WAY THINGS WERE By Aatish Taseer
“In this ambitious novel, Taseer chronicles 40 years of modern Indian history through the eyes of a father and son, both scholars of the ancient Indian language Sanskrit. A timeless, masterful epic.” — Kirkus Reviews

PRETTY IS by Maggie Mitchell
“The voices of the two women are distinctive, each sharp and witty in her own way. A satisfying, unusual novel.” — Kirkus Reviews

See the full list here.

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