Three Stars for TROPIC OF VIOLENCE

Nathacha Appanah’s TROPIC OF VIOLENCE, a potent novel about lost youth and migration, has received three starred reviews! “Appanah’s heartrending, insightful story makes us understand—and feel—the steps leading toward bloody confrontation in this relentless world.”–Library Journal, starred review “This heralds Appanah as an essential cosmopolitan voice.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review “Searing, lyrical, and ultimately devastating, Appanah’s […]

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Four Stars for THE OTHER BENNET SISTER

Janice Hadlow’s debut novel THE OTHER BENNET SISTER has received 4 starred reviews! “Hadlow traces that progression with sensitivity, emotional clarity, and a quiet edge of social criticism Austen would have relished.Entertaining and thoroughly engrossing.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review “The writing is dense, but captures the esprit de Austen, immersing the reader in Mary’s internal world […]

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Starred Review Round-Up (2/20/20)

We’re seeing stars! These titles all received multiple starred reviews: SHARKS IN THE TIME OF SAVIORS by Kawai Strong Washburn “Striking style, memorable characters, and a believably miraculous premise add up to a beautifully crafted first novel.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review “A more than noteworthy first foray into contemporary fiction by Hawaiian native Washburn.”–Library Journal, starred […]

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Three Stars for THE ADDRESS BOOK

Deirdre Mask’s THE ADDRESS BOOK: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power has received 3 starred reviews! “Engaging, illuminating, and with highly relevant current subject matter, this book is recommended for all readers, especially fans of popular history and politics.”–Library Journal, starred review “This evocative history casts its subject in a whole […]

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Starred Review Round-Up (1/3/20)

These forthcoming titles all received multiple starred reviews! Check ’em out for your #FridayReads. AN EVERYDAY HERO by Laura Trentham “Fans of Mary Kay Andrews’ novels and Matthew Quick’s THE REASON YOU’RE ALIVE (2017) will enjoy this patriotic and heartwarming story of ambition, identity, and regained potential.”–Booklist, starred review “By turns heartwarming and heartbreaking, this […]

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Four Stars for AMERICAN DIRT!

Four Stars for AMERICAN DIRT!

Jeanine Cummins’ immigration saga AMERICAN DIRT–the splashiest book of 2020 so far–now has FOUR starred reviews! “As the quartet travel, they face terror on a constant basis, with danger possible from any encounter, but also compassion and occasionally even wonder. This extraordinary novel about unbreakable determination will move the reader to the core.”–Publishers Weekly, starred […]

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