BESTSELLERS

FIRST COMES LOVE by Emily Giffin

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016
Giffin's fans will be pleased with this fast-paced, witty, and thoughtful new offering. Read full book review >
WHITE TRASH by Nancy Isenberg
HISTORY
Released: June 21, 2016
A riveting thesis supported by staggering research. Read full book review >

VINEGAR GIRL by Anne Tyler

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016
Neither a faithful retelling nor a trenchant countertale, though agreeable enough as an afternoon's entertainment. Read full book review >
EXTREMELY CUTE ANIMALS OPERATING HEAVY MACHINERY by David Gordon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016
While readers may appreciate the messages of overcoming bullying and granting forgiveness, the story is hampered by cringe-inducing stereotypes. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
INVISIBLE INFLUENCE by Jonah Berger
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: June 14, 2016
Of particular interest to those selling messages of various stripes—marketers, advertisers, etc. Read full book review >

BARKSKINS by Annie Proulx
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016
Another tremendous book from Proulx, sure to find and enthrall many readers. Read full book review >
HERE'S TO US by Elin Hilderbrand

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016
No one captures the flavor and experience of a summer place—the outdoor showers, the seafood, the sand in the floorboards—like Hilderbrand. Read full book review >
TOM CLANCY DUTY AND HONOR  by Grant Blackwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016
Action-adventure addicts will get their fixes. Read full book review >
THE GIRLS by Emma Cline

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016
Vivid and ambitious. Read full book review >
LOCKER HERO by Rachel Renée Russell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016
This spinoff is heavy on the poop jokes and light on almost everything else—readers expecting a boy Dork Diaries with equal nuance may be surprised. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)Read full book review >
THE RISE AND FALL OF NATIONS by Ruchir Sharma
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 7, 2016
Evenhanded, measured, sage advice on the global economy. Read full book review >
GRUNT by Mary Roach
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: June 7, 2016
Battlefield R&D is a topic too fascinating to ruin, so readers who can tolerate the author's relentless flippancy will not regret the experience. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nancy Isenberg
author of WHITE TRASH
July 19, 2016

Poor Americans have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement. They were alternately known as “waste people,” “offals,” “rubbish,” “lazy lubbers,” and “crackers.” By the 1850s, the downtrodden included so-called “clay eaters” and “sandhillers,” known for prematurely aged children distinguished by their yellowish skin, ragged clothing, and listless minds. Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over 400 years, in White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America’s supposedly class-free society––where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. “A riveting thesis supported by staggering research,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >