BESTSELLERS

THE DREAM LOVER by Elizabeth Berg

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2015
A thoroughly pleasant escape, if not a particularly deep one. Read full book review >
EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES by Lisa Scottoline
THRILLERS
Released: April 14, 2015
A proficient, mounting-stakes actioner that proves Scottoline is just as comfortable with a shrink determined to go to the wall for a troubled teen as she ever was with Bennie Rosato's all-female law practice (Betrayed, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >

THE LADY FROM ZAGREB by Philip Kerr

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015
For setting, character, plot—and the ability to navigate a moral swamp—le Carré has a rival in Kerr. Read full book review >
INSIDE THE O'BRIENS by Lisa Genova

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015
This journey to a place of mindfulness, while inevitably affecting, often reads like fictionalized campaign literature for a worthy cause. Read full book review >
BLOOD ON SNOW by Jo Nesbø
by Jo Nesbø, translated by Neil Smith

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015
A Nordic noir updating of James M. Cain's Love's Lovely Counterfeit (1942) with an equally sweet-natured killer at its improbably soft center.Read full book review >

FALLING IN LOVE by Donna Leon

VERDICT: BORROW IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 7, 2015
Come for the Venetian atmosphere and backstage tour of the opera house, and don't worry too much about the crime. Read full book review >
HOT PURSUIT by Stuart Woods

VERDICT: SKIP IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 7, 2015
Once again, tossing Stone (Paris Match, 2014, etc.) into international intrigue produces a kind of negative image of James Bond, with a lot less menace, action and suspense, and a lot more bling.Read full book review >
THE HARDER THEY COME by T.C. Boyle

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 30, 2015
Boyle's vision and ambition remain compelling, though his characters here seem like plot devices. Read full book review >
AT THE WATER'S EDGE by Sara Gruen

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2015
At heart, this is an unlikely romance novel. A little too unlikely. Read full book review >
THE PATRIOT THREAT by Steve Berry

VERDICT: BORROW IT
THRILLERS
Released: March 31, 2015
Another page-turning thriller blending history, speculation and fast-paced action. Read full book review >
CUBA STRAITS by Randy Wayne White

VERDICT: BORROW IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 24, 2015
Cuba provides the perfect setting for White's recent fondness for episodic, hallucinatory quests (Bone Deep, 2014). The next few months' headlines will determine whether his view of contemporary Cuba is remarkably prophetic or yesterday's news.Read full book review >
THE STRANGER by Harlan Coben
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 24, 2015
Coben can always be relied on to generate thrills from the simplest premises, but his finest tales maintain a core of logic throughout the twists. This 100-proof nightmare ranks among his most potent. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Mona Eltahawy
April 28, 2015

In her debut book, Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution, Egyptian-American journalist and commentator Mona Eltahawy mounts an angry indictment of the treatment of women throughout the Arab world. Born in Egypt, she spent her childhood in London, moving with her family to Saudi Arabia when she was 15. Her shock was immediate and visceral: “It felt as though we’d moved to another planet whose inhabitants fervently wished women did not exist,” she recalls. Women could not travel, work or even go to a doctor’s appointment without male approval. We talk to Eltahawy this week on Kirkus TV about her arresting new book. View video >