Starred Review

Moonflower Murders

by Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz (Magpie Murders; The Word Is Murder) has created an astoundingly clever mystery in Moonflower Murders. The book opens with Susan Ryeland, a former editor, who now runs a small hotel on Crete. She's approached by the Trehernes, a wealthy couple who are alarmed by the sudden disappearance of their daughter Cecily. Cecily had called to tell them she found a clue to a murder that took place at the family's exclusive hotel eight years earlier. She found this hint in a book by Alan Conway, a dead

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Barack Before Obama: Life Before the Presidency

by David Katz

David Katz's captivating, heartwarming and uplifting photo book Barack Before Obama selects more than 200 photos from the 900,000 shots Katz took between 2004 and 2008. The period covers Obama's 2004 Senate campaign, his time working in the Senate and his 2008 presidential campaign. Katz began as an unpaid intern and soon became Obama's personal photographer. The book concludes with images from the night Barack Obama became the 44th president of the United States.

The stunning photographs are supplemented

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Serena Says

by Tanita S. Davis

In her seventh book for young readers, Coretta Scott King Award Honoree Tanita S. Davis (Mare's War) gives a genuine look at the confusing and sometimes painful changes that take place in middle school.

Sixth grader Serena St. John aspires to be a vlogger like her older sister, Fallon, and she has a lot to get off her chest this year. She's smarting from a rejection to be one of her homeroom's morning announcements reporters, and her best friend, JC, recently homebound after a kidney transplant, seems to have

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Media Heat

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Michael Eric Dyson, author of Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America (St. Martin's Press, $25.99, 9781250276759).

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The View: Michael Eric Dyson, author of Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America (St. Martin's Press, $25.99, 9781250276759).
 
Today Show: Kathie Lee Gifford, author of It's Never Too Late: Make the Next Act of Your Life the Best Act of Your Life (Thomas Nelson, $26.99, 9780785236641).

Monday, November 30, 2020

Fresh Air: Neal Gabler, author of Catching the Wind: Edward Kennedy and the Liberal Hour, 1932-1975 (Crown, $40, 9780307405449).

Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Barack Obama, author of A Promised Land (Crown, $45, 9781524763169).

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Fresh Air: David Chang, author of Eat a Peach: A Memoir (Clarkson Potter, $28, 9781524759216).

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

NPR's Morning Edition: Kwame Alexander, author of Light for the World to See: A Thousand Words on Race and Hope (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $14.99, 9780358539414).

Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Barack Obama, author of A Promised Land (Crown, $45, 9781524763169).
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