BESTSELLERS

PRESIDENT ME by Adam Carolla
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2014
Carolla's sharp-edged and occasionally curmudgeonly observations will be an acquired taste for many, but initiated fans will endorse his amusing candidacy. Read full book review >
WE WERE LIARS by E. Lockhart
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014
Riveting, brutal and beautifully told. (Fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >

THE TOMB OF SHADOWS by Peter Lerangis

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 13, 2014
An exciting-enough excursion into a world full of wonders. (Adventure. 8-12)Read full book review >
DELICIOUS! by Ruth Reichl

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014
Reichl's first fictional outing is something of a curate's egg—good in parts. Read full book review >
ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014
Doerr captures the sights and sounds of wartime and focuses, refreshingly, on the innate goodness of his major characters. Read full book review >

WALKING ON WATER by Richard Paul Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014
Readers of the first four volumes will enjoy this conclusion. Others who are interested should read these feel-good books in sequence, starting with The Walk. Read full book review >
FIELD OF PREY by John Sandford

VERDICT: BORROW IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 6, 2014
Like so many of Lucas' cases, his 26th is routine but proficient and intense. If it doesn't add anything new to the genre, it provides all the thrills fans will expect. Read full book review >
ROBERT B. PARKER'S CHEAP SHOT by Ace Atkins
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 6, 2014
Two-thirds of a perfectly controlled kidnap tale, with Spenser close to his top form, crashes, burns and goes down without a trace in the end. Read full book review >
MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD by Charlaine Harris

VERDICT: BORROW IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 6, 2014
A little magic, a little mystery and a lot of imagination make for a story that is both fun and edgy, and some unresolved details will keep readers coming back for more. Read full book review >
THE LAST KIND WORDS SALOON by Larry McMurtry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2014
Not quite in the class of Lonesome Dove, The Last Picture Show, or other top-shelf McMurtry, but still a lot of fun. Read full book review >
THE CLOSER by Mariano Rivera

VERDICT: BORROW IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014
Will be devoured by Yankees loyalists and happily sampled by all baseball fans. Read full book review >
JAMES MADISON by Lynne Cheney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014
A proficiently argued account for Madison's greatness, but it lacks the political thrusts of Garry Wills, Richard Brookhiser and other historians. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Darcie Chan
August 25, 2014

During the week Darcie Chan returns to Mill River, Vermont in her new novel The Mill River Redemption, we talk to the former indie writer about her career as a bestseller published by a major house. View video >