BESTSELLERS

SILVER SCREEN FIEND by Patton Oswalt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2015
A funny, insightful homage to movie love and an honest account of growing up, personally and professionally. Read full book review >
IT WAS ME ALL ALONG by Andie Mitchell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2015
A candid and inspiring memoir. Read full book review >

TRUST NO ONE by Jayne Ann Krentz
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015
An intriguing, textured mystery that perfectly layers humor, suspense and romance. Read full book review >
GOLDEN SON by Pierce Brown

VERDICT: BUY IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 6, 2015
Comparisons to The Hunger Games and Game of Thrones series are inevitable, for this tale has elements of both—fantasy, the future and quasi-historicism. Read full book review >
THE EMPTY THRONE by Bernard Cornwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015
Cornwell's done it again. New readers: Draw a flagon of ale, and be prepared to find the first seven in the series. Read full book review >

THESE BROKEN STARS by Amie Kaufman
Released: Dec. 10, 2013
Tipping between science fiction and fantasy, this series opener will catch readers who enjoy melodramatic sparring and those who can look past it; for outer-space thrills with moral complexity, see Beth Revis' Across the Universe series. (Science fiction. 13 & up)Read full book review >
FORTUNATELY, THE MILK by Neil Gaiman
by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Skottie Young

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Sept. 17, 2013
Frenetic as the story is, it's hard not to love a novel that borrows equally from Calvin and Hobbes and The Usual Suspects. If you read only one book this year, a story with dancing dwarfs is always a wise choice. (Adventure. 8-12)Read full book review >
DON'T GIVE UP, DON'T GIVE IN by Louis Zamperini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 2014
The inspirational odyssey of an American hero. Read full book review >
THE ROSIE EFFECT by Graeme Simsion

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2014
Don prides himself on meticulous consideration of all scenarios; not even he could've imagined that the sparkle of his love story wouldn't last. Read full book review >
NO FORTUNATE SON by Brad Taylor

VERDICT: BUY IT
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 30, 2014
A surefire page-turner that is nearly impossible to put down. Read full book review >
RAIN ON THE DEAD by Jack Higgins

VERDICT: SKIP IT
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 30, 2014
A good read for those who want bullets without the complexity or distraction of a tight narrative. Read full book review >
THE ASSASSINATION OPTION by W.E.B. Griffin
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 30, 2014
Another Griffin adventure to bring out the Walter Mitty in every red-white-and-blue-blooded American male. 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 >