BESTSELLERS

LEAVING TIME by Jodi Picoult

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014
The ending borrows unforgivably from a source it would be equally unforgivable to reveal. Read full book review >
THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH by Richard Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2014
When the leads are offstage, the novel approaches greatness in its inquiry into what it means to be a good person. But there's too much "her body was a poem beyond memorising" for the novel to fulfill its considerable ambition. Read full book review >

WINTER STREET by Elin Hilderbrand

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014
A quick read to get you in the holiday mood, but not as strong as Hilderbrand's best. Read full book review >
MR. MIRACLE by Debbie Macomber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014
Macomber spins another sweet, warmhearted holiday tale that will be as comforting to her fans as hot chocolate on Christmas morning. Read full book review >
AS YOU WISH by Cary Elwes
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Oct. 14, 2014
The book, unlike the movie it describes, struggles at times to balance a tone of charming over cheesy. But Elwes' case—that the film has endured because it was made with a lot of heart—is made persuasively enough that readers will entertain the sentiment even if they aren't totally convinced by it. Read full book review >

NOT MY FATHER'S SON by Alan Cumming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2014
A raw, revealing memoir from a courageous actor and writer. Read full book review >
ONCE UPON AN ALPHABET by Oliver Jeffers
Kirkus Star
by Oliver Jeffers, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 14, 2014
An utterly delightful alphabet book. (Picture book. 5-8)Read full book review >
SAM AND DAVE DIG A HOLE by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 14, 2014
Poor Sam and Dave. Lucky readers. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
TEARDROP by Lauren Kate

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Oct. 22, 2013
Still, there's plenty here to make for a terrific weekend-afternoon read. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)Read full book review >
CLARIEL by Garth Nix
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 14, 2014
A thunderstorm of a tale, bitter and brutal but dazzling in its ferocity. (Fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >
UNDIVIDED by Neal Shusterman

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014
Everything culminates in an action-packed, heart-wrenching conclusion guaranteed to chill readers to the bone. (Dystopian adventure. 12-15)Read full book review >
THE ASSASSINATION OF MARGARET THATCHER by Hilary Mantel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2014
"What would Anita Brookner do?" asks one of Mantel's protagonists. The answer, we'd like to think, is this: She'd read Mantel's latest, and she'd delight in it. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Chelsea Cain
author of ONE KICK
November 17, 2014

Best-selling thriller writer Chelsea Cain "kicks" off a new series of thrillers starring former kidnapping victim Kick Lannigan, a thorough badass if we've ever seen one. We ask Cain what it was like spending time with her new creation. View video >