Kirkus Review is, along with the (London) Times Literary Supplement the gold standard for serious authors, and readers who care about serious books. Dad subscribed to both, but as a University professor he came by his love of books honestly. This is the Big League for authors.
Brigid's Book Of Barkley just got a fantastic review in Kirkus. This is an astonishing accomplishment for a new author, equivalent to a Spring Training walk-on pitcher pitching in the World Series. Congratulations, Brigid!
And any of you who haven't read her book need to get the lead out and order it.