THE WORRY KNOT | Kirkus Reviews

by Karen Katz ‧ RELEASE DATE: Sept. 1, 1999 This vibrant, thoughtful book from Katz (Over the Moon, 1997) continues her tribute to her adopted daughter, Lena, born in Guatemala. Lena is “seven. I am the color of cinnamon. Mom says she could eat me up”; she learns during a painting lesson that to get […]

THE JOURNEYMAN LIFE | Kirkus Reviews

by Robert Greene ‧ RELEASE DATE: Sept. 1, 1998 The authors have created a sort of anti-Book of Virtues in this encyclopedic compendium of the ways and means of power. Everyone wants power and everyone is in a constant duplicitous game to gain more power at the expense of others, according to Greene, a screenwriter […]

ONE STEP TOO FAR | 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 […]

DAVOS MAN | Kirkus Reviews

by Sandro Galea ‧ RELEASE DATE: Nov. 1, 2021 The Covid-19 pandemic is not a one-off catastrophe. An epidemiologist presents a cogent argument for a fundamental refocusing of resources on “the foundational forces that shape health.” In this passionate and instructive book, Galea, dean of the Boston University School of Public Health, writes that Covid […]