Press for An American Summer




Booklist (Starred Review)

“Kotlowitz’s hard-hitting and powerfully clarifying dispatches brings into the light people who love their families and friends and who work hard to take care of others, yet who undermined and betrayed by violence, racism (and) poverty … “

Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

“Kotlowitz has a ruminative, almost poetic sensisibility … (his) approach is empathetic in this a bold, unflnching depiction of an ever-lengthening crisis.”


Kirkus (Starred Review) 

“Kotlowitz offers a narrative that is as messy and complicated and heart-wrenching as life itself … A fiercely uncompromising – and unforgettable – portrait.”



Publishers Weekly feature

“The 14 stories in An American Summer…upend what we think we know….”