THE DAYS OF AFREKETE | Kirkus Reviews

by Amor Towles ‧ RELEASE DATE: Oct. 5, 2021 Newly released from a work farm in 1950s Kansas, where he served 18 months for involuntary manslaughter, 18-year-old Emmett Watson hits the road with his little brother, Billy, following the death of their father and the foreclosure of their Nebraska farm. They leave to escape angry […]

THE AUCTION | Kirkus Reviews

by Stephen King ‧ RELEASE DATE: Aug. 3, 2021 The ever prolific King moves from his trademark horror into the realm of the hard-boiled noir thriller. “He’s not a normal person. He’s a hired assassin, and if he doesn’t think like who and what he is, he’ll never get clear.” So writes King of his […]

SEARCHING FOR JIMMY PAGE | Kirkus Reviews

by Amor Towles ‧ RELEASE DATE: Oct. 5, 2021 Newly released from a work farm in 1950s Kansas, where he served 18 months for involuntary manslaughter, 18-year-old Emmett Watson hits the road with his little brother, Billy, following the death of their father and the foreclosure of their Nebraska farm. They leave to escape angry […]

HOW TO BE AN AMAZING VOLUNTEER OVERSEAS | Kirkus Reviews

In her debut, Gibson, a longtime microfinance consultant who’s served on numerous boards of nongovernmental organizations, offers the reader a book that’s part memoir and part volunteering primer. The book begins with an introduction by Muhammad Yunus, the Nobel Prize–winning economist who developed the system of microfinancing; Gibson first began volunteering in this field, which […]

ONE FAIR WAGE | Kirkus Reviews

by Stephen Breyer ‧ RELEASE DATE: Sept. 7, 2021 Why the Supreme Court deserves the public’s trust. Based on his 2021 lecture at Harvard Law School, Supreme Court Justice Breyer offers a selected history of court cases, a defense of judicial impartiality, and recommendations for promoting the public’s respect for and acceptance of the role […]

SEDALIA CHRONICLES | Kirkus Reviews

This first novel in an ambitious trilogy tracks a suburban Chicago family in a time of personal and societal turmoil. It says a lot that, at almost 600 pages, Franzen’s latest novel, set amid the waning years of the Vietnam War, leaves you wanting more. That it does so is also very good news: It’s […]

PERHAPS THE STARS | Kirkus Reviews

by Max Brooks ‧ RELEASE DATE: June 16, 2020 Are we not men? We are—well, ask Bigfoot, as Brooks does in this delightful yarn, following on his bestseller World War Z (2006). A zombie apocalypse is one thing. A volcanic eruption is quite another, for, as the journalist who does a framing voice-over narration for […]

NEGLECT | Kirkus Reviews

by Amor Towles ‧ RELEASE DATE: Oct. 5, 2021 Newly released from a work farm in 1950s Kansas, where he served 18 months for involuntary manslaughter, 18-year-old Emmett Watson hits the road with his little brother, Billy, following the death of their father and the foreclosure of their Nebraska farm. They leave to escape angry […]