BESTSELLERS

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 >
FIRSTLIFE by Gena Showalter

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Feb. 23, 2016
An inventive premise and easy-to-root-for characters make this a series opener genre fans will enjoy. (Fantasy. 13 & up)Read full book review >
THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS by Marieke Nijkamp
Released: Jan. 5, 2016
This brutal, emotionally charged novel will grip readers and leave them brokenhearted. (Fiction. 14-18)Read full book review >
LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT WE ATE by Padma Lakshmi
Released: March 8, 2016
An intimate, revealing portrait, far different from the woman blazoned in the tabloids. Read full book review >
CONSPIRACIES OF THE RULING CLASS by Lawrence B. Lindsey
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 8, 2016
Good bedside reading for the Republican primaries.Read full book review >
SMARTER FASTER BETTER by Charles Duhigg
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 8, 2016
Highly informative and entertaining and certain to have wide appeal. Read full book review >
ALL THE SINGLE LADIES by Rebecca Traister
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 1, 2016
An easy read with lots of good anecdotes, a dose of history, and some surprising statistics, but its focus on one segment of one generation of single women is a drawback. 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 >