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THE SHADOW QUEEN by C.J. Redwine

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Feb. 23, 2016
Undemanding fantasy fun. (Fantasy. 12-18)Read full book review >
BAD LUCK by Pseudonymous Bosch

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 9, 2016
For readers who like (or at least don't mind) continual authorial asides, a sturdy middle volume. ("backmatter"; map and illustrations, not seen) (Fantasy. 12-14)Read full book review >

THE INDUSTRIES OF THE FUTURE by Alec Ross
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 1, 2016
Discerning insights on approaching changes to our economic and social landscapes and solid advice on how we should navigate them. Read full book review >
LEONARD by William Shatner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 2016
A fond remembrance of Leonard Nimoy by one who knew him like no other. Read full book review >
MIDNIGHT SUN by Jo Nesbø
by Jo Nesbø, translated by Neil Smith

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016
Wasting not a word, Nesbø (Blood on Snow, 2015, etc.) paints an indelible portrait of a criminal loser who reflects when he's faced with the supreme threat to his existence that "it was actually hard to think of anyone who was more dispensable than me."Read full book review >

THE WIDOW by Fiona Barton

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016
The idea of a woman who stands beside an alleged monster is an intriguing one, and very nearly well-executed here, if it weren't bogged down with other too-familiar plotlines. Read full book review >
COMETH THE HOUR by Jeffrey Archer

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016
Another artful Archer telenovela, readable as a stand-alone family drama but more a treat for those captured by the series. Read full book review >
GLASS SWORD by Victoria Aveyard

VERDICT: SKIP IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 9, 2016
This too-long heroine's journey requires that the next volume provide sufficient fireworks to keep readers invested in the planned four-book series. (Fantasy. 13 & up)Read full book review >
WEST OF EDEN by Jean Stein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 2016
Slips occasionally into hearsay and grievance but rivets readers with "a kind of fascinated horror." Read full book review >
AND THEN ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE by Richard Engel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 19, 2016
An intriguing journalistic memoir built around a lucid, alarming overview of where the Middle East has been and where it is heading. Read full book review >
IN OTHER WORDS by Jhumpa Lahiri
Kirkus Star
by Jhumpa Lahiri, translated by Ann Goldstein

VERDICT: BUY IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 2016
An honest, self-deprecating, and very moving account of a writer searching for herself in words. Read full book review >
THE WOLVES by Alex Berenson

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016
Fans of the John Wells series won't be disappointed. They'll agree with his enemies that if Wells isn't Superman, he's super something. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >