BESTSELLERS

BUSH by Jean Edward Smith

VERDICT: BUY IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2016
A relentlessly hard-hitting assessment of a president who was a "decider" but "did not wrestle with the details of policy." Read full book review >
BOBBY KENNEDY by Larry Tye
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2016
Richly researched prose that sometimes soars too close to the sun of admiration. Read full book review >

SEINFELDIA by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: July 5, 2016
How nothing could become something or how a national TV audience learned to live in a Beckett-ian world. Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike. Read full book review >
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A PROBLEM? by Kobi Yamada
by Kobi Yamada, illustrated by Mae Besom

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 1, 2016
A straightforward, effective approach to helping children cope with one of life's commonplace yet emotionally fraught situations, this belongs on the shelf alongside Molly Bang's Sophie books. (Picture book. 4-7)Read full book review >
IF YOU CAN KEEP IT by Eric Metaxas
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: June 14, 2016
A controversial view of America's past and future that will appeal to Christian readers. Read full book review >

HOUSE OF NAILS by Lenny Dykstra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 28, 2016
Dykstra makes no apologies, offering "the real truth," but readers' opinions of him will be harsh. Read full book review >
FIRST COMES LOVE by Emily Giffin

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016
Giffin's fans will be pleased with this fast-paced, witty, and thoughtful new offering. Read full book review >
WHITE TRASH by Nancy Isenberg
HISTORY
Released: June 21, 2016
A riveting thesis supported by staggering research. Read full book review >
VINEGAR GIRL by Anne Tyler

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016
Neither a faithful retelling nor a trenchant countertale, though agreeable enough as an afternoon's entertainment. Read full book review >
EXTREMELY CUTE ANIMALS OPERATING HEAVY MACHINERY by David Gordon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016
While readers may appreciate the messages of overcoming bullying and granting forgiveness, the story is hampered by cringe-inducing stereotypes. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
INVISIBLE INFLUENCE by Jonah Berger
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: June 14, 2016
Of particular interest to those selling messages of various stripes—marketers, advertisers, etc. Read full book review >
BARKSKINS by Annie Proulx
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016
Another tremendous book from Proulx, sure to find and enthrall many readers. 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 >