BESTSELLERS

BOOKED by Kwame Alexander
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016
A satisfying, winning read. (Fiction. 10-12)Read full book review >
DISRUPTED by Dan Lyons
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016
An exacting, excoriating takedown of the current startup "bubble" and the juvenile corporate culture it engenders. Read full book review >

LAB GIRL by Hope Jahren
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016
Jahren transcends both memoir and science writing in this literary fusion of both genres. Read full book review >
BECOMING GRANDMA by Lesley Stahl
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 12, 2016
A welcome guide for new grandparents and their children looking to savor the joys and navigate the pitfalls of grandparenting. Read full book review >
THE THIRD WAVE by Steve Case
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 5, 2016
Opportunity beckons, and Case ably describes the possibilities, but the price of the chase may harm as well as benefit. Read full book review >

THE SLEEP REVOLUTION by Arianna Huffington
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: April 5, 2016
A disappointing addition to the celebrity self-help shelf. Read full book review >
THE RAINBOW COMES AND GOES by Anderson Cooper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016
Entertaining and thoughtful moments exchanged between a mother and son who have spent much of their lives in the spotlight. Read full book review >
LILAC GIRLS by Martha Hall Kelly

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016
In this mashup of two war novels, the more conventional New York story pales by comparison. Read full book review >
THE MURDER OF MARY RUSSELL by Laurie R. King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016
Canny readers will know not to take the come-on of King's teasing title at face value; the unwary deserve all the additional shocks they'll get. Read full book review >
FAMILY JEWELS by Stuart Woods

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016
A low-stakes, low-octane thriller that seems to have been cobbled together entirely from dead ends. Read full book review >
MILLER'S VALLEY by Anna Quindlen

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016
There are familiar elements in this story—the troubled brother, the eccentric aunt, a discovery that hints at a forbidden relationship—but they are synthesized in a fresh way in this keenly observed, quietly powerful novel. Read full book review >
THE 14TH COLONY by Steve Berry

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016
Longer than it needs to be but Berry gunfights his way entertainingly enough to the save-the-world conclusion of this formulaic yarn. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Chris Cleave
June 14, 2016

In bestseller Chris Cleave’s latest novel Everyone Brave Is Forgiven, it’s London, 1939. The day war is declared, Mary North leaves finishing school unfinished, goes straight to the War Office, and signs up. Tom Shaw decides to ignore the war—until he learns his roommate Alistair Heath has unexpectedly enlisted. Then the conflict can no longer be avoided. Young, bright, and brave, Mary is certain she’d be a marvelous spy. When she is—bewilderingly—made a teacher, she finds herself defying prejudice to protect the children her country would rather forget. Tom, meanwhile, finds that he will do anything for Mary. And when Mary and Alistair meet, it is love, as well as war, that will test them in ways they could not have imagined, entangling three lives in violence and passion, friendship and deception, inexorably shaping their hopes and dreams. “Among all the recent fictions about the war, Cleave’s miniseries of a novel is a surprising standout,” our reviewer writes, “with irresistibly engaging characters who sharply illuminate issues of class, race, and wartime morality.” View video >