All Stars 2008 - Nonfiction

Nonfiction titles which received three or more starred reviews (indicating a work of unusual merit) from the following review sources: Booklist (BL), Publisher's Weekly (PW), Kirkus, and Library Journal (LJ).

Annotated lists of books receiving at least one starred review from one of four major review sources: Booklist, Kirkus, LJ and PW. The review source assigns the star.
  • The Soloist: A Lost Dream, and Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music
    Author: Lopez, Steve
    Publisher: Penguin $ 25.95 ISBN: 9780399155062 Date: 2008
    star Booklist star PW star LJ
    Soon to be a major motion picture from DreamWorks, The Soloist is a beautifully told story of friendship and the redeeming power of music.
    Updated 5.29.08
  • The Bishop's Daughter
    Author: Moore, Honor
    Publisher: Norton $ 25.95 ISBN: 9780393059847 Date: 2008
    star Booklist star Kirkus star PW
    Paul Moore's vocation as an Episcopal priest took him from prominence as an activist to two decades as the bishop of New York.The Bishop's Daughter is a daughter's story of that complex, visionary man, in a memoir that engages the reader in the great issues of life.
    Updated 5.29.08
  • The Eaves of Heaven: A Life in Three Wars
    Author: Pham, Andrew X.
    Publisher: Random $ 24.95 ISBN: 9780307381200 Date: 2008
    star Booklist star PW star Kirkus
    From the award-winning author of Catfish and Mandala comes a son's searing memoir of his Vietnamese father's experiences over the course of three wars.
    Updated 5.29.08

Starred Review Lists

Books that received at least one starred review from Booklist, Kirkus, LJ, and PW.

2013 Crime Fiction: Jan-June | Fiction: Jan-June | Speculative Fiction

2012 Crime Fiction: July-Dec | Fiction: July-Dec | Speculative Fiction

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Crime Fiction... 2013 | 2012 | 2011

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