Kirkus Reviews awards Steven Herrick's Cold Skin with a starred review in the March 1, 2009 issue: “Written in cadenced prose poetry, the realistic, chilling story unfolds slowly through...alternating first-person, present-tense voices. ... Herrick's adroit use of multiple perspectives allows readers to understand the motivations of each character in what proves to be a taut and tender tale of courage and revenge.”
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Kirkus Reviews features a review of Klaus Hagerup's Markus and the Girls in its March 15, 2009 issue: "[T]his entertaining Norwegian import and follow-up to Markus and Diana (2006)...aptly conveys the typical angst of young teenage boys and leaves readers cheering for Markus and the next girl of his dreams."
The February 1, 2009 issue of Booklist features a review of Mary Ann McGuigan's Morning in a Different Place: “McGuigan’s writing is spare and low-key, and her metaphors are acute: ‘When you’re not wanted somewhere,’ she writes, ‘the feeling fills the place like a smell.’ History buffs will appreciate the visceral reminder of how much Kennedy’s beliefs meant to the black community, and how devastating was his death.”