Starred Reviews for Streisand, Rothenberg, Trofimov, and Matar

By Elizabeth Camfiord | November 29 2023 | GeneralStarred Reviews

With starred reviews from publications including Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and Library Journal—your patrons will want to read these much-anticipated books that reviewers are raving about.


My Friends
A Novel

“Pulitzer winner Matar (for The Return, a memoir) presents a poised and poignant story of a Libyan dissident exiled in the United Kingdom during the Qaddafi era…Khaled’s elegiac ruminations never throttle the suspense as the characters continuously risk their lives for Libyan liberation. This is both a melancholic examination of the horrors of repression and a powerful ode to the freedom of speech.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review


Naomi Osaka
Her Journey to Finding Her Power and Her Voice

“When four-time Grand Slam champion Osaka was just three, her parents introduced her (and
her sister Mari) to tennis, using the trajectory of the Williams sisters as a blueprint. Their plan
was a success; in 2020, when she was just 22, Osaka became the “highest-paid female athlete
in history,” earning a whopping $50 million per year. Rothenberg, senior editor of Racquet
magazine and cohost of the tennis podcast “No Challenges Remaining,” offers an insightful look
into the unconventional life of this Gen-Z tennis star.”— Booklist, starred review

Our Enemies Will Vanish
The Russian Invasion and Ukraine's War of Independence

“This tour de force covers the first year of war in Ukraine and a solid
second draft of history, as the author intended. We can hope for a second volume that will be the
last, chronicling a truly independent Ukraine.”— Booklist, starred review

My Name Is Barbra

“Peppered with boldface names and filled with too many musical and cinematic memories to count, this memoir is as extraordinary as the woman who wrote it.”— Booklist, starred review