BESTSELLERS

BACK FROM THE DEAD by Bill Walton

VERDICT: BORROW IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 8, 2016
One of the NBA's 50 greatest players scores another basket—a deeply personal one. Read full book review >
THE SUMMER BEFORE THE WAR by Helen Simonson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016
Aficionados of Downton Abbey and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society will sigh with pleasure.Read full book review >

THE NEST by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016
A fetching debut from an author who knows her city, its people, and their hearts. Read full book review >
FOOL ME ONCE by Harlan Coben
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016
Once again, Coben marries his two greatest strengths—masterfully paced plotting that leads to a climactic string of fireworks and the ability to root all the revelations in deeply felt emotions—in a tale guaranteed to fool even the craftiest readers a lot more than once. Read full book review >
DEMON DENTIST by David Walliams
by David Walliams, illustrated by Tony Ross

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016
A quick pull on a reliable, if not exactly minty-fresh, formula. (pictorial cast list) (Horror. 9-11)Read full book review >

LADY MIDNIGHT by Cassandra Clare

VERDICT: SKIP IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 8, 2016
Fans of Clare's grandiloquence will enjoy the torrid new cast of characters, positively aquiver with secret ardor and murderous zeal. (Urban fantasy. 13-17)Read full book review >
FIRSTLIFE by Gena Showalter

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Feb. 23, 2016
An inventive premise and easy-to-root-for characters make this a series opener genre fans will enjoy. (Fantasy. 13 & up)Read full book review >
THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS by Marieke Nijkamp
Released: Jan. 5, 2016
This brutal, emotionally charged novel will grip readers and leave them brokenhearted. (Fiction. 14-18)Read full book review >
LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT WE ATE by Padma Lakshmi
Released: March 8, 2016
An intimate, revealing portrait, far different from the woman blazoned in the tabloids. Read full book review >
CONSPIRACIES OF THE RULING CLASS by Lawrence B. Lindsey
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 8, 2016
Good bedside reading for the Republican primaries.Read full book review >
SMARTER FASTER BETTER by Charles Duhigg
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 8, 2016
Highly informative and entertaining and certain to have wide appeal. Read full book review >
ALL THE SINGLE LADIES by Rebecca Traister
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 1, 2016
An easy read with lots of good anecdotes, a dose of history, and some surprising statistics, but its focus on one segment of one generation of single women is a drawback. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Swan Huntley
June 27, 2016

In Swan Huntley’s debut novel We Could Be Beautiful, Catherine West has spent her entire life surrounded by beautiful things. She owns an immaculate Manhattan apartment, she collects fine art, she buys exquisite handbags and clothing, and she constantly redecorates her home. And yet, despite all this, she still feels empty. One night, at an art opening, Catherine meets William Stockton, a handsome man who shares her impeccable taste and love of beauty. He is educated, elegant, and even has a personal connection—his parents and Catherine's parents were friends years ago. But as he and Catherine grow closer, she begins to encounter strange signs, and her mother, Elizabeth (now suffering from Alzheimer’s), seems to have only bad memories of William as a boy. In Elizabeth’s old diary she finds an unnerving letter from a former nanny that cryptically reads: “We cannot trust anyone . . . “ Is William lying about his past? “Huntley’s debut stands out not for its thrills but rather for her hawkish eye for social detail and razor-sharp wit,” our reviewer writes. “An intoxicating escape; as smart as it is fun.” View video >