Last Week’s Top Reviews

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The President Is Missing

Into the Magic Shop

One, No One, and One Hundred Thousand

Immigrant, Montana

Before We Were Yours

From the Newsletters

Children’s Bookshelf

Last week, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.—the site of a recent school shooting that sparked a national debate over gun control—held a two-day literary festival to bring the community together.

BookLife Report

Veteran editor Betty Kelly Sargent explains how to write effective query letters to agents.


Week Ahead

PW senior writer Andrew Albanese recalls the legacies of publisher Peter Mayer and author Tom Wolfe, and discusses a lawsuit filed by two authors against a textbook publisher seeking to pivot to digital subscriptions.

More to Come

Heidi MacDonald and Calvin Reid recap their visit to the Toronto Comic Arts Festival and spotlight a new scandal in the comics world; Gina Gagliano’s recently announced Random House graphic novel imprint; King Features’ syndication of the comic strip Macanudo; and the end of DC’s Young Animal imprint.


Parker J. Palmer discusses his new book, On the Brink of Everything, sharing an important message about aging.


PW religion editor Emma Wenner speaks with Ken Wytsma and A.J. Swoboda about their book Redeeming How We Talk, which examines the spirituality of language.

PW Radio

Mark Oshiro talks about his debut novel, Anger Is a Gift, and PW news director Rachel Deahl previews the New York Rights Fair.



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