Good-Enough Parenting in Trying Times

In this issue, we review Holly Black's gripping foray into adult books, Book of Night, introducing an irresistible femme fatale, a grifter trying to go straight; naturalist Sy Montgomery pays tribute to a "living dinosaur" in The Hawk's Way; debut author/artist Jihyun Kim brilliantly captures The Depth of the Lake and the Height of the Sky in her wordless picture book; plus many more.

Maud Newton describes in The Writer's Life how her book Ancestor Trouble: A Reckoning and a Reconciliation "flowed from decades of wrestling with my own strange and troubled Southern family," the books she read during her research, and about the book that made her cry. --Jennifer M. Brown, senior editor, Shelf Awareness

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