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THE STORIED LIFE OF A. J. FIKRY by Gabrielle Zevin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014
A likable literary love story about selling books and finding love. Read full book review >
PLAYERS FIRST by John Calipari
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: April 15, 2014
No backboard-shattering revelations but a candid look at what it takes to remain at the top of the college basketball heap. Read full book review >

THE CONFIDENCE CODE by Katty Kay
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: April 15, 2014
An insightful look at how internalizing cultural stereotypes can hold women back from competing with men. Read full book review >
HERE COMES THE EASTER CAT by Deborah Underwood
Kirkus Star
by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Claudia Rueda

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 28, 2014
Utterly endearing. (Picture book. 3-6)Read full book review >
A WORLD WITHOUT PRINCES by Soman Chainani
by Soman Chainani, illustrated by Iacopo Bruno

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014
The closing volume should tie up those loose ends with, if the first two volumes are indicators, wild swings of terror and hilarity. (Fantasy. 11-13)Read full book review >

TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE by Jenny Han
Released: April 2, 2014
Regardless, readers will likely be so swept up in the romance they can read past any flaws. (Fiction. 14-18)Read full book review >
POPULAR by Maya Van Wagenen
Released: April 15, 2014
A fascinating and unusual slice-of-life work whose humor will best be appreciated by younger teens. (Memoir. 12-16)Read full book review >
CREATIVITY, INC. by Ed Catmull
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 8, 2014
An immensely readable and rewarding book that will challenge and inspire readers to make their workplaces hotbeds of creativity. Read full book review >
FACE THE MUSIC by Paul Stanley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014
An indispensable part of KISStory. Read full book review >
IN PARADISE by Peter Matthiessen

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014
An admirable, if muted, minor-key study of the meaning of survivorship. Read full book review >
CARNAL CURIOSITY by Stuart Woods

VERDICT: SKIP IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 8, 2014
Zero mystery, zero ingenuity, very little suspense. But Woods mostly keeps his eye on the ball, which elevates this installment well above the run of his recent work. Read full book review >
KEEP QUIET by Lisa Scottoline

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014
Very slow off the mark, though once blackmail and murder enter the picture, Scottoline moves things along with her customary professionalism, if scant credibility. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Diana Gabaldon
July 21, 2014

Diana Gabaldon was crossing genres in her action-flled Outlander series long before that was considered cool. We talk to Gabaldon about her latest in the series, Written in My Own Heart's Blood, this week on Kirkus TV. View video >