BESTSELLERS

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 >
THE BITTER SEASON by Tami Hoag

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016
This tense psychological thriller shows Hoag at the top of her game. Read full book review >
SCANDALOUS BEHAVIOR by Stuart Woods

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016
As Stone continues to bed top women, buy every piece of real estate in sight, and vanquish the competition with the wave of a hand, you can't help but be struck by his increasing resemblance to Donald Trump. Or is that suggestion grounds for a libel suit? Read full book review >
MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON by Elizabeth Strout
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016
Fiction with the condensed power of poetry: Strout deepens her mastery with each new work, and her psychological acuity has never required improvement. Read full book review >
TRUTHWITCH by Susan Dennard

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Jan. 1, 2016
Epic adventure and steamy smooches make for a crowd-pleasing formula. (Fantasy. 13-18)Read full book review >
PASSENGER by Alexandra Bracken

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Jan. 5, 2016
Long but intriguing, and sometimes exciting—the payoff is in the future. (Fantasy. 12-18)Read full book review >
MR. LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY OLYMPICS by Chris Grabenstein
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 5, 2016
Dewey like this? Of course, and so will upper-elementary and middle school readers and gamers alike. (Fiction. 9-14)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 >