BESTSELLERS

Released: March 1, 2012
Though this novel begs inevitable thematic comparisons to John Green's The Fault in Our Stars (2012), it stands on its own in inventiveness, humor and heart. (Fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >
THE TAPPER TWINS GO TO WAR (WITH EACH OTHER) by Geoff Rodkey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 7, 2015
This frothy family contretemps ends on a note of sincere reconciliation (once Reese's hair grows back out, anyway)—that's presumably upended in time for the sequel. (Fiction. 10-12)Read full book review >

MISSOULA by Jon Krakauer
Released: April 21, 2015
A raw and difficult but necessary read. Read full book review >
AND THE GOOD NEWS IS... by Dana Perino
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 21, 2015
"A pet peeve of mine is with people who give backhanded compliments." So: The best memoir and etiquette guide manqué we have by "the first and only Republican woman" to serve as White House press secretary. Now be nice.Read full book review >
BEAUTY'S KINGDOM by A.N. Roquelaure

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015
Hard-core? Yes. Overwritten? For sure. Guilty pleasure? Absolutely. Read full book review >

GARDEN OF LIES by Amanda Quick

VERDICT: BORROW IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 21, 2015
Quick's fans will not be disappointed in her latest combination of detective story and sexy romance (Otherwise Engaged, 2014, etc.), a pleasing page-turner.Read full book review >
GOD HELP THE CHILD by Toni Morrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015
A chilling oracle and a lively storyteller, Nobel winner Morrison continues the work she began 45 years ago with The Bluest Eye.Read full book review >
THE BONE TREE by Greg Iles

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015
Fans will find that the pace has picked up a touch from the first volume—and that's a good thing. We'll need to wait for the next one before toting up the body count, but it's sure to be massive. Read full book review >
MEMORY MAN by David Baldacci

VERDICT: BORROW IT
THRILLERS
Released: April 21, 2015
Although the crimes and their perpetrators are far-fetched, readers will want to see Decker back on the printed page again and again. Read full book review >
NATURAL BORN HEROES by Christopher McDougall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2015
A mostly engaging mix of World War II history, Greek mythology, endurance training and spiritual self-help that doesn't always cohere. Read full book review >
BORN WITH TEETH by Kate Mulgrew
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2015
Compellingly introspective and revealing, despite the tendency toward overwriting. Read full book review >
THE ROAD TO CHARACTER by David Brooks

VERDICT: BORROW IT
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: April 21, 2015
The author's sincere sermon—at times analytical, at times hortatory—remains a hopeful one. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >