BESTSELLERS

ECHO by Pam Muñoz Ryan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015
A grand narrative that examines the power of music to inspire beauty in a world overrun with fear and intolerance, it's worth every moment of readers' time. (Historical fiction. 9-14)Read full book review >
THE TERRIBLE TWO by Mac Barnett
by Mac Barnett, Jory John, illustrated by Kevin Cornell

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 13, 2015
Fluffy, fast, fun reading for fans of Clueless McGee and the Wimpy Kid. (Fiction. 7-11)Read full book review >

WHY THE RIGHT WENT WRONG by E.J. Dionne Jr.
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Jan. 19, 2015
An important pundit delivers a thorough exegesis of the stubborn recurrence of the fringe right wing in response to a sense of "lost social status in a rapidly changing country." Read full book review >
DARK MONEY by Jane Mayer
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 19, 2016
A valuable contribution to the study of modern electoral politics in an age that Theodore White, and perhaps even Hunter S. Thompson, would not recognize. Read full book review >
THE ROAD TO LITTLE DRIBBLING by Bill Bryson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 19, 2016
Anglophiles will find Bryson's field notes equally entertaining and educational. Read full book review >

EVEN DOGS IN THE WILD by Ian Rankin

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2016
Rankin (The Beat Goes On, 2015, etc.) takes his time setting up all these plots. But it's well worth the wait to see how the latest entry in this celebrated series fits all the pieces together.Read full book review >
WARRIORS OF THE STORM by Bernard Cornwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2016
Cornwell's latest is often bloody, sometimes ribald, but always smartly done. Fans might be disappointed with this effort's brevity, though, and new readers will be better served by beginning at the start of the series (The Last Kingdom, 2005).Read full book review >
THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 8, 2015
Set against a backdrop of war and sacrifice, Ada's personal fight for freedom and ultimate triumph are cause for celebration. (Historical fiction. 8-12)Read full book review >
THE TERRIBLE TWO GET WORSE by Mac Barnett
by Mac Barnett, Jory John, illustrated by Kevin Cornell

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 12, 2016
This revenger's comedy, dotted with references to classic plays and philosophical concepts, will be a joy for pranksters and seekers of a good-hearted laugh. (Fiction. 8-11)Read full book review >
FINDING WINNIE by Lindsay Mattick
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 20, 2015
Beautiful but bifurcated, with the two stories in one making it a challenge to determine the audience. (photo album) (Picture book. 5-8)Read full book review >
WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR by Paul Kalanithi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 19, 2016
A moving meditation on mortality by a gifted writer whose dual perspectives of physician and patient provide a singular clarity. Read full book review >
DICTATOR by Robert Harris
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016
Unfortunately for Cicero, his assessment of Octavian—"he's a nice boy, and I hope he survives, but he's no Caesar"—proves fatally wrong. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >