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Stories I Tell Myself: Growing Up with Hunter S. Thompson

It’s a careful yet harrowing account of an offbeat childhood, and of a father-and-son relationship that grew very dark before it began to admit hints of light.


Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon

Ms. Dickey’s research and reporting are exhaustive, and the book does sometimes get sluggish with details, but it is this work that makes her convincing when she argues that the dogs are more victims than monsters.


Sweetbitter: A novel

This excellent writer knows too well that “a certain connoisseurship of taste, a mark of how you deal with the world, is the ability to relish the bitter, to crave it even, the way you do the sweet.”


The Sky Over Lima

Charming if a bit precious, Bárcena’s novel is both a love letter to the creative process and a contemplation on the sometimes-blurred line between life and art.


Dark Run
Kirkus Reviews : Dark Run (May 24, 2016)

Brooks delivers a predictable, formulaic, old-fashioned space Western peopled with likable, flawed characters who gallop across an entertaining page-turner, pausing infrequently for either emotion or depth.


The Last Star

A haunting, unforgettable finale.


All Fixed Up

Sure to please series regulars and fans of urban fantasy/mystery/romance.


The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics

Hickenlooper draws an analogy between brewing and politics (the activist as yeast, the political leader as brewer), but however apt that metaphor, it’s difficult to imagine a more unusual preparation for public life than the one ably recounted here.


Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

Profoundly significant literature as history.


Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

“Secondhand Time” is an avalanche of engrossing talk.


The Mirror Test: America at War in Iraq and Afghanistan

Vivid pages soaked with blood, reverberating with cries of pain, loss, and regret.


Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why

Informative and effective methods to help children overcome issues and thrive at home and in school.


Girls on Fire

I didn't really like Girls on Fire. It's just a little too everything for my taste.


Marlene
Kirkus Reviews : Marlene (May 23, 2016)

An ambitious but occasionally overbroad account of the life of the German-American star whose life spanned continents, wars, and nearly an entire century.


The Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches from Syria

In “The Morning They Came for Us,” Ms. di Giovanni gives us a visceral understanding of what it is like to live in wartime Syria, recounting some of the individual stories behind the numbing statistics


The 100 Year Miracle

A vivid setting, credible science, and flashes of dry wit aren’t enough to balance the gloom of this not-so-thrilling thriller.


East West Street: On the Origins of "Genocide" and "Crimes Against Humanity"

Barack Obama and his successors would be well advised to move to the top of their reading lists this account of the birth, amid the darkest conceivable shadows, of an unprecedented body of rights-based law, whose application has scarcely begun.


Sweetbitter: A novel

Bittersweet and as vainglorious as any young, first-heartbreak, ’I Will Survive’ scenario could be, the book matches in confidence and self-belief its author’s pitch to the dining publisher.