BESTSELLERS

TRUMP REVEALED by Michael Kranish
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 23, 2016
A foregone conclusion: fans of Trump will want to turn to The Art of the Deal, while his detractors will find plenty of ammunition here for their cause.Read full book review >
THE LAST STAR by Rick Yancey

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 24, 2016
A haunting, unforgettable finale. (Science fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >

SCHOOL'S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL by Adam Rex
Kirkus Star
by Adam Rex, illustrated by Christian Robinson

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 28, 2016
A unique point of view makes this school book stand out. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
THE FIRE THIS TIME by Jesmyn Ward
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Aug. 2, 2016
Timely contributions to an urgent national conversation. Read full book review >
THE GIRL WITH THE LOWER BACK TATTOO by Amy Schumer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2016
A hilarious and effective memoir from a woman with zero inhibitions. Read full book review >

THE LAST DAYS OF NIGHT by Graham Moore

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016
The real-life events of the War of the Currents are exciting enough without embroidery. Still, readers who care more about atmosphere than accuracy will enjoy this breezy melodrama. Read full book review >
DAMAGED by Lisa Scottoline

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016
As usual with the firm of Rosato & DiNunzio (Corrupted, 2015, etc.), the complications aren't worked out nearly as carefully as they're piled up, and fans who race nonstop through the last hundred pages will be doing both themselves and Scottoline a favor. Read full book review >
CURIOUS MINDS by Janet Evanovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016
What's missing from the usual Evanovich solo and duet performances is low comedy. Beneath the obligatory trappings of the hero's non sequiturs and pet armadillo, there's surprisingly little in this wildly overscaled caper to tickle the funny bone. Read full book review >
STING by Sandra Brown

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016
Brown moves her besieged female characters around to different locations but persists in employing the same tired trope over and over in books saved only by her smooth writing and savvy dialogue chops. Read full book review >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Jeff Chang
September 20, 2016

In the provocative essays in journalist Jeff Chang’s new book We Gon’ Be Alright, Chang takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Through deep reporting with key activists and thinkers, personal writing, and cultural criticism, We Gon’ Be Alright links #BlackLivesMatter to #OscarsSoWhite, Ferguson to Washington D.C., the Great Migration to resurgent nativism. Chang explores the rise and fall of the idea of “diversity,” the roots of student protest, changing ideas about Asian Americanness, and the impact of a century of racial separation in housing. “He implores readers to listen, act, and become involved with today’s activists, who offer ‘new ways to see our past and our present,’ ” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A compelling and intellectually thought-provoking exploration of the quagmire of race relations.” View video >