BESTSELLERS

THREE SISTERS, THREE QUEENS by Philippa Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016
Gregory's take on the (largely male-determined) fortunes of three Tudor women is venal, petty, and jaundiced but never dull. Read full book review >
FAMILY TREE by Susan Wiggs

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Aug. 9, 2016
A compelling exploration of self, family, love, and the power of new beginnings. Read full book review >

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by B.A.  Paris

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016
An at times tense debut with a clever heroine caught in an overladen plot. Read full book review >
ANOTHER BROOKLYN by Jacqueline Woodson
Released: Aug. 9, 2016
A stunning achievement from one of the quietly great masters of our time. Read full book review >
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016
Whitehead continues the African-American artists' inquiry into race mythology and history with rousing audacity and razor-sharp ingenuity; he is now assuredly a writer of the first rank. Read full book review >

SWEET TOMORROWS by Debbie Macomber

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016
Macomber fans will leave the Rose Harbor Inn with warm memories of healing, hope, and enduring love. Read full book review >
DARK MATTER by Blake Crouch

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016
Suspenseful, frightening, and sometimes poignant—provided the reader has a generously willing suspension of disbelief. Read full book review >
KILLER LOOK by Linda Fairstein

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016
Workmanlike detection, beautiful people caught in unlovely doings, and more information than you probably needed about the heroine's endless personal traumas. Average for this long-running series. Read full book review >
HEROES OF THE FRONTIER by Dave Eggers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016
An ungainly, overlong merger of an adventure tale and social critique. Read full book review >
TRULY MADLY GUILTY by Liane Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016
Not one of Moriarty's best outings. Read full book review >
SIRACUSA by Delia Ephron

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016
As the clues pile up, the coming storm is expertly foreshadowed—but when it arrives, it's utterly surprising. Read full book review >
FALLING by Jane Green

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016
Though Emma's life changes drastically, the reliance on clichés and all-too-familiar tropes makes it difficult to reach an emotional payoff. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
author of SEINFELDIA
August 22, 2016

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new bestseller Seinfeldia is the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld —the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!” “Armstrong’s intimate, breezy history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be,” our reviewer writes. “Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike.” View video >