BESTSELLERS

THE BURNING ROOM by Michael Connelly

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2014
Expect Bosch to uncover a nest of vipers as powerful as they are untouchable, but don't expect him to emerge from his Herculean labors a happy man. Read full book review >
THE LONG HAUL by Jeff Kinney
by Jeff Kinney, illustrated by Jeff Kinney

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Nov. 4, 2014
Every kid—and every parent—who's ever suffered through a family road trip will feel as one with Greg. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)Read full book review >

ATLANTIA by Ally Condie

VERDICT: SKIP IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
As cool as a submerged city and teen siren are, too many physical details are missing and too many emotional details forced. (Fantasy. 12 & up)Read full book review >
JERRY LEE LEWIS by Rick Bragg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
From a skilled storyteller comes this entertaining, sympathetic story of a life flaring with fire, shuddering with shakin'. Read full book review >
JACQUELINE BOUVIER KENNEDY ONASSIS by Barbara Leaming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
An intimate and revealing look at one of the 20th century's most remarkable—and misunderstood—women. Read full book review >

MIRACLES by Eric Metaxas
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
Both erudite and intimate, Metaxas invites even the scoffer to wonder. Read full book review >
THE SECRET HISTORY OF WONDER WOMAN by Jill Lepore
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
Lepore mines new archival sources to reconstruct Marston's tangled home life and the controversy generated by Wonder Woman. It's an irresistible story, and the author tells it with relish and delight. Read full book review >
YES PLEASE by Amy Poehler

VERDICT: BUY IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
A wise and winning—and polite—memoir and manifesto. Read full book review >
THE PERIPHERAL by William Gibson

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
This is quintessential Gibson: gonzo yet cool, sharp-edged, sophisticated—but ultimately, vaguely unsatisfying. Read full book review >
THE HANDSOME MAN'S DELUXE CAFÉ by Alexander McCall Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
Thanks to that sturdy deus ex machina, Orphan Farm matron Mma Potokwane, all's well that ends well in perhaps the most tranquil and unruffled entry in this renowned series.Read full book review >
HAVANA STORM by Clive Cussler

VERDICT: BORROW IT
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
Another super Cussler fun read fit for a lazy weekend. Read full book review >
PRINCE LESTAT by Anne Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
Rice fans probably need not fear a drought of her thirst-quenching tales, then. As for this one, it's trademark Rice: talky, inconsequential, but good old-fashioned fanged fun. 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 >