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Week of August 1, 2016

Paperback releases for the week of August 1st include X, Sue Grafton's 24th Kinsey Millhone mystery that features a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes; PURITY by Jonathan Franzen, a grand story of youthful idealism, extreme fidelity and murder; A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN, which compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin; THE PINE TAR GAME, Filip Bondy's account of the infamous baseball game between the Yankees and Royals in which a game-winning home run was overturned and set off one of sports history’s most absurd and entertaining controversies; and KL, Nikolaus Wachsmann's unprecedented, integrated account of the Nazi concentration camps from their inception in 1933 through their demise in the spring of 1945.

The 2015 Kirkus Prize

At a special ceremony in the penthouse of the Four Seasons Residences in Austin, Kirkus Reviews, the nation’s leading journal of prepublication book reviews, announced the winners of the second annual Kirkus Prize in the categories of fiction, nonfiction and young readers’ literature.