IWAS STARTLED AT JUST HOW PRECISELY “Kirkus Reviews” got my upcoming book in all its many layers, and especially delighted that the sum of the parts proved pleasing. The punchline: The first review of my upcoming memoir is a really positive one—a “starred” review, in fact, and to quote the “Kirkus” explanation: “A star is assigned to books of remarkable merit, determined by the editors.”
Kirkus, founded in 1933, publishes more than 500 pre-publication book reviews each month, with more than 300,000 titles now in its database. It prints them two to three months ahead of each book’s publication date because Kirkus serves the trade: libraries, bookstores, publishers and such.
“And I Shall Have Some Peace There was called, “a moving, eloquent and joyously idiosyncratic memoir,” and I hope you will read the entire assessment for yourselves, and pass it on. Time to start a rumor, right? Shall we start by jumping up and down together right this minute?