BESTSELLERS

LUST & WONDER by Augusten Burroughs

VERDICT: BORROW IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 29, 2016
A satisfying success story from a reliably outspoken raconteur. Read full book review >
THE LITTLE RED CHAIRS by Edna O’Brien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2016
O'Brien's writing in this rich, wrenching book can be both lyrical and hard-edged, which suits a world where pain shared or a tincture of kindness can help ease the passage from losses. Read full book review >

THE ANCIENT MINSTREL by Jim Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016
Grand entertainments all and a pleasure. Read full book review >
JOURNEY TO MUNICH by Jacqueline Winspear
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2016
Winspear elegantly balances Maisie's emotional turmoil and dogged patriotism with the growing tensions of a Europe on the brink of war. Read full book review >
KILL THE BOY BAND by Goldy Moldavsky

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016
A sendup of the artificiality of the fame-making machine from both sides, the novel's humor is mercilessly black, and no one comes up smelling like roses. (Fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >

JACKY HA-HA by James Patterson

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2016
A typical Patterson plot significantly elevated by its title character. (Historical fiction. 10-12)Read full book review >
BACK FROM THE DEAD by Bill Walton

VERDICT: BORROW IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 8, 2016
One of the NBA's 50 greatest players scores another basket—a deeply personal one. Read full book review >
THE SUMMER BEFORE THE WAR by Helen Simonson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016
Aficionados of Downton Abbey and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society will sigh with pleasure.Read full book review >
THE NEST by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016
A fetching debut from an author who knows her city, its people, and their hearts. Read full book review >
FOOL ME ONCE by Harlan Coben
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016
Once again, Coben marries his two greatest strengths—masterfully paced plotting that leads to a climactic string of fireworks and the ability to root all the revelations in deeply felt emotions—in a tale guaranteed to fool even the craftiest readers a lot more than once. Read full book review >
DEMON DENTIST by David Walliams
by David Walliams, illustrated by Tony Ross

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016
A quick pull on a reliable, if not exactly minty-fresh, formula. (pictorial cast list) (Horror. 9-11)Read full book review >
LADY MIDNIGHT by Cassandra Clare

VERDICT: SKIP IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 8, 2016
Fans of Clare's grandiloquence will enjoy the torrid new cast of characters, positively aquiver with secret ardor and murderous zeal. (Urban fantasy. 13-17)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fernanda Santos
author of THE FIRE LINE
May 17, 2016

When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the 20 men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. New York Times writer Fernanda Santos’ debut book The Fire Line is the story of the fire and the Hotshots’ attempts to extinguish it. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. View video >