Kirkus Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

1 Feb 18: Field Notes—Quips on our radar
31 Jan 18: “Angelo Surmelis.” Author of The Dangerous Art of Blending In.
25 Jan 18: “Joseph Kuefler.” Author of The Digger and the Flower.
23 Jan 18: “John Leland.” Author of Happiness Is a Choice You Make.
17 Jan 18: “Ijeoma Oluo.” Author of So You Want to Talk About Race.
15 Jan 18: Field Notes—Quips on our radar
15 Jan 18: “Naima Coster.” Author of Halsey Street.
10 Jan 18: “Mariana Ruiz Johnson.” Author of While You Are Sleeping.
5 Jan 18: “Catherine Kerrison.” Author of Jefferson’s Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America.
2 Jan 18: “Neel Mukherjee.” Author of A State of Freedom.
27 Dec 17: “Sonali Dev.” Author of A Distant Heart.
10 Nov 17: “Kevin Young.” Author of Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News.
22 June 17: “Anne Helen Petersen.” Author of Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman.
20 June 17: “Sarvinder Naberhaus & Kadir Nelson.” Author & illustrator of Blue Sky White Stars.
19 June 17: “Cate Lineberry.” Author of Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls’ Escape from Slavery to Union Hero.
14 June 17: “Greg Pizzoli.” Author of The Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett and a Lost City in the Amazon.
12 June 17: “Victor LaValle.” Author of The Changeling.
8 June 17: “Lisa Bunker.” Author of Felix Yz.
17 May 17: “Cary Fagan.” Author of A Cage Went in Search of a Bird.
15 May 17: “John T. Edge.” Author of The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South.
5 May 17: “Randa Abdel-Fattah.” Author of The Lines We Cross.
3 May 17: “Rakesh Satyal.” Author of No One Can Pronounce My Name
24 April 17: “Doree Shafrir.” Author of Startup.
17 April 17: “Barry Lyga.” Author of Bang.
13 April 17: “Dani Shapiro.” Author of Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage.
10 April 17: “Anastasia Higginbotham.” Author of Tell Me about Sex, Grandma.
7 April 17: “Sara Zarr.” Author of Gem & Dixie.
31 March 17: “Lamar Giles.” Author of Overturned.
23 March 17: “Catherine Burns.” Author of All These Wonders: True Stories about Facing the Unknown.
22 March 17: “Sarah Dunn.” Author of The Arrangement.
21 March 17: “Deb Olin Unferth.” Author of Wait Till You See Me Dance.
20 March 17: “Ron Powers.” Author of No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America.
13 March 17: “Ariel Levy.” Author of The Rules Do Not Apply.
9 March 17: “Julianne Pachico.” Author of The Lucky Ones.
7 March 17: “Mohsin Hamid.” Author of Exit West.
28 Feb 17: “Melissa Febos.” Author of Abandon Me.
23 Feb 17: “Kelly DiPucchio.” Author of Antoinette.
17 Feb 17: “Deborah Willis.” Author of The Dark and Other Love Stories.
13 Feb 17: “Daniel Lowe.” Author of All That’s Left to Tell.
9 Feb 17: “Katie Kitamura.” Author of A Separation.
7 Feb 17: “Lisa Carey.” Author of The Stolen Child.
3 Feb 17: “Elan Mastai.” Author of All Our Wrong Todays.
18 Jan 17: “Rachel Hulin.” Author of Hey Harry, Hey Matilda.
17 Jan 17: “Han Kang.” Author of Human Acts.
13 Jan 17: Mark Sundeen.” Author of The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today’s America.
11 Jan 17: Shanthi Sekaran.” Author of Lucky Boy.
6 Jan 17: Nikki Grimes.” Author of One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance.
24 Oct 16: Ha Jin.” Author of The Boat Rocker.
17 Oct 16: Beth Macy.” Author of Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest—A True Story of the Jim Crow South.
5 Oct 16: Juana Medina.” Author of Juana Medina.
5 Oct 16: Juana Medina.” Author of Juana Medina.
3 Oct 16: Maria Semple.” Author of Today Will Be Different.
19 Sept 16: Robert Kanigel.” Author of Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs.
16 Sept 16: Anuk Arudpragasam.” Author of The Story of a Brief Marriage.
14 Sept 16: Gayle Forman.” Author of Leave Me.
6 Sept 16: M-E Girard.” Author of Girl Mans Up.
31 Aug 16: Donald Bogle.” Author of Elizabeth and Michael: The Queen of Hollywood and the King of Pop—A Love Story.
26 Aug 16: Jory John & Bob Shea.” Author & illustrator of Quit Calling Me a Monster!.
12 Aug 16: Leopoldine Core.” Author of When Watched.
7 Aug 16: Colson Whitehead.” Author of The Underground Railroad.
4 Aug 16: Jay McInerney.” Author of Bright, Precious Days.
3 Aug 16: Stuart Nadler.” Author of The Inseparables.
18 July 16: Emma Rathbone.” Author of Losing It.
13 July 16: Heather Havrilesky.” Author of How to Be a Person in the World: Ask Polly’s Guide Through the Paradoxes of Modern Life.
6 July 16: Blair Braverman.” Author of Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear and Finding Home in the Great White North.
30 June 16: Bob Proehl.” Author of A Hundred Thousand Worlds.
20 June 16: Patrick Kuh.” Author of Flavors We Lost: From Bread to Bourbon, How Artisans Reclaimed American Food.
13 June 16: Ramona Ausubel.” Author of Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty.
9 June 16: Lindsay Ribar.” Author of Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies.
6 June 16: Arthur Lubow.” Author of Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer.
3 June 16: Liam Francis Walsh.” Author-illustrator of Fish.
2 June 16: Summer Reading 2016.”
2 June 16: Eddie Huang.” Author of Double Cup Love: On the Trail of Family, Food and Broken Hearts in China.
31 May 16: Miranda Beverly-Whittemore.” Author of June.
24 May 16: Ann Leary.” Author of The Children.
23 May 16: Stephanie Danler.” Author of Sweetbitter.
19 May 16: Jill Lepore.” Author of Joe Gould’s Teeth.
18 May 16: Eric Ripert.” Author of 32 Yolks: From My Mother’s Table to Working the Line.
4 May 16: Diane Guerrero.” Author of In the Country We Love: My Family Divided.
4 May 16: The 10 Galleys You Should Grab at BEA.”
17 Mar 16: “Sarah Schulman.” Author of The Cosmopolitans.
9 Mar 16: “Elizabeth Brundage.” Author of All Things Cease to Appear.
24 Feb 16: “Theresa Rebeck.” Author of I’m Glad About You.
12 Feb 16: “Amy Gustine.” Author of You Should Pity Us Instead.
10 Feb 16: “Chris Offutt.” Author of My Father, the Pornographer.
3 Feb 16: “Alexander Chee.” Author of The Queen of the Night.
15 Jan 16: “Maria Konnikova.” Author of The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It … Every Time.
13 Jan 16: “Helen Ellis.” Author of American Housewife.
11 Jan 16: “Sunil Yapa.” Author of Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist.
20 Nov 15: “Out of the Frying Pan, Into the iPhone.” Kirkus talks to some of the masterminds reinventing cookbooks.
10 Nov 15: “Mary Beard.” Author of S.P.Q.R.: A History of Ancient Rome.
4 Nov 15: “Carrie Brownstein.” Author of Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl.
4 Nov 15: “Jennifer Wright.” Author of It Ended Badly: Thirteen of the Worst Breakups in History.
2 Nov 15: “Karen Olsson.” Author of All the Houses.
27 Oct 15: “Gregory Maguire.” Author of After Alice.
26 Oct 15: “Lauren Redniss.” Author of Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future.
22 Oct 15: “Paul Murray.” Author of The Mark and the Void.
20 Oct 15: “Amy Ellis Nutt.” Author of Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family.
12 Oct 15: “Susan Cheever.” Author of Drinking in America: Our Secret History.
28 Sep 15: “Paul Theroux.” Author of Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads.
23 Sep 15: “Lori Ostlund.” Author of After the Parade.
4 Sep 15: “Mac Barnett & Christian Robinson.” Author of Leo: A Ghost Story.
3 Sep 15: “Carolyn Mackler.” Author of Infinite in Between.
27 Aug 15: “David Lagercrantz.” Author of The Girl in the Spider’s Web.
18 Aug 15: “Susan Barker.” Author of The Incarnations.
14 Aug 15: “Helen Phillips.” Author of The Beautiful Bureaucrat.
3 Aug 15: “Lauren Holmes.” Author of Barbara the Slut: And Other People.
31 July 15: “J. Ryan Stradal.” Author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest.
28 July 15: “Paula McLain.” Author of Circling the Sun.
21 July 15: “Ben Marcus.” Editor of New American Stories.
15 July 15: “Annie Liontas.” Author of Let Me Explain You.
8 July 15: “Bethany Barton.” Author of I’m Trying To Love Spiders.
7 July 15: “Julia Pierpont.” Author of Among the Ten Thousand Things.
30 June 15: “Naomi Jackson.” Author of The Star Side of Bird Hill.
29 June 15: “Emily Mitchell.” Author of Viral: Stories.
19 June 15: “Mia Alvar.” Author of In the Country.
15 June 15: “Kate Walbert.” Author of The Sunken Cathedral.
1 June 15: “Sophie McManus.” Author of The Unfortunates.
1 June 15: “Stevie Phillips.” Author of Judy & Liza & Robert & Freddie @ David & Sue & Me….
28 May 15: “Peter Nichols.” Author of The Rocks.
20 May 15: “Margaret Lazarus Dean.” Author of Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight..
14 May 15: “Harrison Scott Key.” Author of The World’s Largest Man.
4 May 15: “Barry Estabrook.” Author of Pig Tales: An Omnivore’s Quest for Sustainable Meat.
24 Apr 15: “Elizabeth Alexander.” Author of The Light of the World.
14 Apr 15: “Emily Schultz.” Author of The Blondes.
10 Apr 15: “Troy Andrews & Bryan Collier.” Author & illustrator of Trombone Shorty.
6 Apr 15: “Mary Norris.” Author of Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen.
1 Apr 15: “T.C. Boyle.” Author of The Harder They Come.
30 Mar 15: “Kirker Butler.” Author of Pretty Ugly.
26 Mar 15: “Christian Kiefer.” Author of The Animals.
23 Mar 15: “Nova Ren Suma.” Author of The Walls Around Us.
18 Mar 15: “Barney Frank.” Author of Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage.
10 Mar 15: “James Grissom.” Author of Follies of God: Tennessee Williams and the Women of the Fog.
10 Mar 15: “Jamie Kornegay.” Author of Soil.
3 Mar 15: “Jill Ciment.” Author of Act of God.
10 Feb 15: “Kelly Link.” Author of Get in Trouble.
5 Feb 15: “Katherine Heiny.” Author of Single, Carefree, Mellow.
2 Feb 15: “M.O. Walsh.” Author of My Sunshine Away.
27 Jan 15: “Brooke Davis.” Author of Lost & Found.
21 Jan 15: “Jennifer Niven.” Author of All the Bright Places.
13 Jan 15: “Paula Hawkins.” Author of The Girl on the Train.
9 Jan 15: “Harriet Lane.” Author of Her.
2 Jan 15: “Rebecca Harrington.” Author of I’ll Have What She’s Having: My Adventures in Celebrity Dieting.
30 Dec 14: “Priya Parmar.” Author of Vanessa and Her Sister.
9 Dec 14: “Best Quips from the Best Nonfiction Writers of 2014.”
28 Nov 14: “John Safran.” Author of God’ll Cut You Down: The Tangled Tale of a White Supremacist, a Black Hustler, a Murder, and How I Lost a Year in Mississippi.
19 Nov 14: “Best Quips from the Best Fiction Writers of 2014.”
14 Nov 14: “Laura Kipnis.” Author of Men: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation.
28 Oct 14: “Molly Gloss.” Author of Falling from Horses.
16 Oct 14: “Jake Halpern.” Author of Bad Paper: Chasing Debt from Wall Street to the Underworld.
9 Oct 14: “Robert Marbury.” Author of Taxidermy Art: A Rogue’s Guide to the Work, the Culture, and How to Do It Yourself.
8 Oct 14: “Jane Smiley.” Author of Some Luck.
3 Oct 14: “Edward Carey.” Author of Heap House.
3 Oct 14: “Meg Wolitzer.” Author of Belzhar.
2 Oct 14: “Carl Hiaasen.” Author of Skink—No Surrender.
1 Oct 14: “Garth Stein.” Author of A Sudden Light.
30 Sep 14: “S.C. Gwynne.” Author of Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson.
29 Sep 14: “Mark Bailey & Edward Hemingway.” Author & illustrator of Of All the Gin Joints: Stumbling through Hollywood History.
25 Sep 14: “Caitlin Moran.” Author of How to Build a Girl.
24 Sep 14: “Jandy Nelson.” Author of I’ll Give You the Sun.
5 Sep 14: “Deborah L. Rhode.” Author of What Women Want: An Agenda for the Women’s Movement.
28 Aug 14: “Tony Earley.” Author of Mr. Tall.
25 Aug 14: “Jules Feiffer.” Author of Kill My Mother.
20 Aug 14: “Stephan Eirik Clark.” Author of Sweetness #9.
18 Aug 14: “Matthew Thomas.” Author of We Are Not Ourselves.
13 Aug 14: “Jess Row.” Author of Your Face in Mine.
4 Aug 14: “Amy Bloom.” Author of Lucky Us.
1 Aug 14: “Yelena Akhtiorskaya.” Author of Panic in a Suitcase.
24 Jul 14: “Hannah Hart.” Author of My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Going with Your Gut.
16 Jul 14: “Marja Mills.” Author of The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee.
15 Jul 14: “Tiphanie Yanique.” Author of Land of Love and Drowning.
3 Jul 14: “Emily Gould.” Author of Friendship.
1 Jul 14: “Mira Jacob.” Author of The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing.
25 Jun 14: “Alyson Foster.” Author of God Is an Astronaut.
17 Jun 14: “Lisa Howorth.” Author of Flying Shoes.
5 Jun 14: “John Waters.” Author of Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America.
4 Jun 14: “Adam Rogers.” Author of Proof: The Science of Booze.
20 May 14: “Geoff Dyer.” Author of Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush.
19 May 14: “Kate Payne.” Author of The Hip Girl’s Guide to the Kitchen.
16 May 14: “Roz Chast.” Author of Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
15 May 14: “Kaui Hart Hemmings.” Author of The Possibilities.
14 May 14: “Evan Osnos.” Author of Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China.
13 May 14: “Ava Chin.” Author of Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love and the Perfect Meal.
12 May 14: “Bret Anthony Johnston.” Author of Remember Me Like This.
6 May 14: “Ruth Reichl.” Author of Delicious!
2 May 14: “Stacey D’Erasmo.” Author of Wonderland.
1 May 14: “A.L. Kennedy.” Author of All the Rage.
23 Apr 14: “Elizabeth McCracken.” Author of Thunderstruck & Other Stories.
21 Apr 14: “Francine Prose.” Author of Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932.
11 Apr 14: “Brian Doyle.” Author of The Plover.
8 Apr 14: “Barbara Ehrenreich.” Author of Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever’s Search for the Truth about Everything.
8 Apr 14: “Lydia Davis.” Author of Can’t and Won’t.
7 Apr 14: “Akhil Sharma.” Author of Family Life.
1 Apr 14: “Kevin Powers.” Author of Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting: Poems.
25 Mar 14: “Ted Thompson.” Author of The Land of Steady Habits.
21 Mar 14: “Susanna Kaysen.” Author of Cambridge.
12 Mar 14: “Siri Hustvedt.” Author of The Blazing World.
10 Mar 14: “Phil Klay.” Author of Redeployment.
5 Mar 14: “Aaron Thier.” Author of The Ghost Apple.
5 Mar 14: “Dinaw Mengestu.” Author of All Our Names.
3 Mar 14: “Blake Bailey.” Author of The Splendid Things We Planned.
20 Feb 14: “Getting to Know Josephine.” Patricia Hruby Powell’s Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker, illustrated by Christian Robinson.
11 Feb 14: “Based in Fact, but Felt from the Imagination.” Susan Minot’s Thirty Girls.
4 Feb 14: “Confronting Death (and Laughing a Little, Too).” Carole Radziwill’s The Widow’s Guide to Sex and Dating.
28 Jan 14: “Falling in Love with a Book, Again and Again.” Rebecca Mead’s My Life in Middlemarch.
24 Jan 14: “Story by Story, a Chinese Writer Changes Readers’ Minds.” Yu Hua’s Boy in the Twilight: Stories of the Hidden China.
22 Jan 14: “Victimized by Their Own Idealism.” Joyce Carol Oates’s Carthage.
14 Jan 14: “Substantial Numbers of Interpretation.” E.L. Doctorow’s Andrew’s Brain.
13 Jan 14: “Whistling in the Dark.” James Magnuson’s Famous Writers I Have Known.
9 Jan 14: “The Need to Return.” Elisabeth de Waal’s The Exiles Return.
6 Jan 14: “A Novelist with Freedom of Imagination, However Dystopian.” Chang-rae Lee’s On Such a Full Sea.
2 Jan 14: “Writer Investigates a Brutal Pairing: Authors and Alcohol.” Olivia Laing’s The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking.
11 Dec 13: “Best Books of 2013: Publishing’s Golden Days at Its Most Legendary House.” Boris Kachka’s Hothouse: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America’s Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
6 Dec 13: “Detective, Up in the Air.” Richard Holmes’s Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air.
15 Nov 13: “Toying with a Classic.” Ronald Frame’s Havisham.
1 Nov 13: “Saying Goodbye to Santini.” Pat Conroy’s The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son.
22 Oct 13: “Old World, New Values.” Luke Barr’s Provence, 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste.
11 Oct 13: “In One Novel, the Vast History of an Entire People.” Gabi Gleichmann’s The Elixir of Immortality.
8 Oct 13: “Serving Up a Little Intrigue.” Allen Salkin’s From Scratch: Inside the Food Network.
1 Oct 13: “Airbrushed from History.” Stephen Kinzer’s The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War.
30 Sep 13: “A Woman in Full.” Elizabeth Gilbert’s The Signature of All Things.
23 Sep 13: “Local Souls in Search of Mates.” Allan Gurganus’s Local Souls.
19 Sep 13: “Veteran Writer Still Wants the Best for His Characters.” Nicholson Bakers’s Traveling Sprinkler.
19 Sep 13: “Making Sense of Something Shocking.” Molly Haskell’s My Brother, My Sister: Story of a Transformation.
18 Sep 13: “Five Days at Memorial, a Lifetime of Questions.” Sheri Finks’s Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital.
16 Sep 13: “You Love Me, Right?” Koren Zailckas’s Mother, Mother.
12 Sep 13: “Boy Becomes Artist” David Schickler’s The Dark Path.
9 Sep 13: “Something Itchy’s Going On … “ David Shannon’s Bugs in My Hair!.
26 Aug 13: “Quietly Taking Notes on Other People’s Lives.” Wilton Barnhardt’s Lookaway, Lookaway.
7 Aug 13: “Practiced Novelist Sets Out for New Territory.” Steve Yarbrough’s The Realm of Last Chances.
5 Aug 13: “Watching the Waves Roll In.” Christine Montross’s Falling into the Fire: A Psychiatrist’s Encounters with the Mind in Crisis.
22 July 2013: “My Brain, My Self.” Patricia Churchland’s Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain.
17 Jul 13: “Hero or Villain? Or Neither?” Chuck Klosterman’s I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined).
11 Jul 13: “Remembering the Lost Girls.” Robert Kolker’s Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery.
11 Jul 13: “Nature’s Little Jokes.” Jincy Willett’s Amy Falls Down.
10 Jul 13: “Bending the Clock’s Hands.” Andrew Sean Greer’s The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells.
9 Jul 13: “Serving Up a Blue Plate Special.” Kate Christensen’s Blue Plate Special: An Autobiography of My Appetites.
27 Jun 13: “Out on a Limb.” Andrew Hudgins’ The Joker: A Memoir.
12 Jun 13: “A Mammoth Art Project: Sculpting New Life.” Clyde Edgerton’s Papadaddy’s Book for New Fathers: Advice to Dads of All Ages .
10 Jun 13: “One Voice, but Thousands Participate.” Shindig offers authors new digital platform.
10 Jun 13: “They Who Laugh, Last.” Ruth Wisse’s No Joke: Making Jewish Humor.
16 May 13: “Acquired Taste.” Raymond Sokolov’s Steal the Menu: A Memoir of Forty Years in Food.
7 May 13: “Waging Daily War – With the Plate.” Mika Brzezinski’s Obsessed: America’s Food Addiction—and My Own.
3 May 13: “The Book That’s Become the Law.” Gary Greenberg’s The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry.
11 Apr 13: “Home Is Where the Imagination Is.” Liza Palmer’s Nowhere but Home.
2 Apr 13: “Life Underground, Mysteries Aboveground.” Peter Rock’s The Shelter Cycle.
29 Mar 13: “Taking a Big Gulp into Weird Science.” Mary Roach’s Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal.
20 Mar 13: “Small Mark, Big Emotion.” Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld’s Exclamation Mark. (print edition)
12 Mar 13: “‘Raising Cubby,’ but Fighting for His Freedom.” John Elder Robison’s Raising Cubby: A Father and Son’s Adventures with Asperger’s, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives
5 Feb 13: “Wedged Between Slavery and Freedom.” Gene Allen Smith’s The Slaves’ Gamble.

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  1. Jeff Abraham

    Enjoyed your Kirkus reviews – can I please get an email for you so I can send a press release about a book on the history of the Playboy Clubs. Thank you,.

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