BESTSELLERS

THE ROOSEVELTS by Geoffrey C. Ward
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
Excellent, as we have come to expect from the team of Ward and Burns—an eye-opening look at a political dynasty worthy of the name and at a state of politics far better than our own. Read full book review >
I'LL DRINK TO THAT by Betty Halbreich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 2014
An intimate sojourn through the dressing rooms of one of America's most luxurious department stores. Read full book review >

HEIR OF FIRE by Sarah J. Maas

VERDICT: BUY IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 2, 2014
Will leave readers ravenous for more. (Fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >
FOUND by Harlan Coben

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Sept. 11, 2014
Packed with plot and studded with cliffhangers, Coben's third Mickey Bolitar thriller grabs readers in the opening chapter and never lets go. (Mystery. 11-16)Read full book review >
NIGHTMARES! by Jason Segel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
Sweet, charming and imaginative: a promising launch. (Fantasy. 8-12)Read full book review >

THE IRON TRIAL by Holly Black
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
A promising beginning to a complex exploration of good and evil, as well as friendship's loyalty. (Fantasy. 9-13)Read full book review >
GUS & ME by Keith Richards
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
A beautiful example of artistic bookmaking, a story of family love and lore, and the magic of music personified in a way that's utterly accessible to children—and their dazzled parents. (biographical note, photographs) (Picture book. 4-10)Read full book review >
HORTON AND THE KWUGGERBUG AND MORE LOST STORIES by Dr. Seuss
by Dr. Seuss, illustrated by Dr. Seuss, introduction by Charles D. Cohen

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
Fans both young and formerly young will be pleased—100 percent. (Picture book. 6-9)Read full book review >
DATACLYSM by Christian Rudder
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
Demographers, entrepreneurs, students of history and sociology, and ordinary citizens alike will find plenty of provocations and, yes, much data in Rudder's well-argued, revealing pages. Read full book review >
ELVIS AND GINGER by Ginger Alden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014
A rosy aura glows throughout this misty memoir of love and loss. Read full book review >
THE BONE CLOCKS by David Mitchell
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014
If Thatcher's 1984 is bleak, then get a load of what awaits us in 2030. Speculative, lyrical and unrelentingly dark—trademark Mitchell, in other words. Read full book review >
THE TEACHER WARS by Dana Goldstein
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 2, 2014
Probably not likely to sway opponents of public education, whose numbers and influence seem to be growing, but Goldstein delivers a smart, evenhanded source of counterargument. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Dick Cavett
October 20, 2014

In Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks, quick-witted talk show host Dick Cavett dishes on some of the famous people he’s interviewed: There’s much ado about Marlene Dietrich, Groucho, Carson and the Burtons, Jonathan Winters, Mel Brooks and Stan Laurel. Brief Encounters, taken from Cavett’s online columns for The New York Times, offers piquant commentary on contemporary politics, the indignities of travel, the nature of comedy writing and the utter improbability of being alive at all. We’ll ask him about his career and his writing life on Kirkus TV this week. View video >