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RAD AMERICAN WOMEN A-Z by Kate Schatz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015
A "rad" alternative to less-inclusive albums, such as Cynthia Chin-Lee, Megan Halsey and Sean Addy's Amelia to Zora (2005). (websites) (Collective biography. 11-14)Read full book review >
ON THE MOVE by Oliver Sacks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2015
Despite impressionistic chronology, which occasionally causes confusion and repetition, this is an engaging memoir by a consummate storyteller. Read full book review >

HOPE by Amanda Berry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 27, 2015
A nuanced testament to the complexity of the human spirit. Read full book review >
MY STRUGGLE by Karl Ove Knausgaard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2015
An entertaining portrait of the artist as a young lout. Read full book review >
EARLY WARNING by Jane Smiley

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2015
Sags a bit, as trilogy middle sections often do, but strong storytelling and a judicious number of loose ends will keep most readers looking forward to the promised third volume. Read full book review >

GATHERING PREY by John Sandford

VERDICT: SKIP IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 28, 2015
Fast, proficient, and utterly forgettable. Lucas' wife, Weather, says it best when she tells her husband: "Don't get shot; it'd be really inconvenient for everybody." Read full book review >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
September 1, 2015

Vanessa Diffenbaugh is the New York Timesbestselling author of The Language of Flowers; her new novel, We Never Asked for Wings, is about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds. For 14 years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children—Alex, now 15, and Luna, six—in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. “Diffenbaugh’s latest confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers,” our reviewer writes. View video >