BESTSELLERS

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2016
A fresh, captivating history of the enduringly colorful Churchill. Read full book review >
THE KEPT WOMAN by Karin Slaughter

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2016
Middling for a matchless series (Unseen, 2013, etc.) in which, just as in grand opera, nothing ordinary ever happens. Read full book review >

THRICE THE BRINDED CAT HATH MEW'D by Alan Bradley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2016
Although she seems for quite a while to be relying on good contacts and good luck, Bradley's preteen heroine comes through in the end with a series of deductions so clever she wants to hug herself. So will you. Read full book review >
HOME by Harlan Coben

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2016
Coben, who normally has few rivals at keeping the pot boiling (Fool Me Once, 2016, etc.), this time settles for a simmer until unleashing his trademark twists late in the proceedings. This one is for fans with even more patience than the parents of those kidnapped boys. Read full book review >
THE READER by Traci Chee
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 13, 2016
This cleverly layered fantasy leaves more questions than it answers, but fortunately, it's only the first of what promises to be an enchanting series. (Fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >

THE LITTLEST BIGFOOT by Jennifer Weiner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016
Enchanting right up to the sequel-beckoning end. (Fantasy. 8-12)Read full book review >
THE BILL THE CAT STORY by Berkeley Breathed
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016
As Bill the Cat would say, "Ack." (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
GOOD VIBRATIONS by Mike Love
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2016
For Beach Boys completists, essential. For die-hard fans of Love & Mercy, probably one to miss. Read full book review >
IN SUCH GOOD COMPANY by Carol Burnett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2016
An entertaining if somewhat overly anecdotal look back at a beloved weekly variety series. Read full book review >
THE UPSIDE OF INEQUALITY by Edward Conard
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 13, 2016
Unlikely to sway those for whom the idea of economic inequality is anathema, but a set of arguments worth considering. Read full book review >
ROBERT B. PARKER'S DEBT TO PAY  by Reed Farrel Coleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016
The variety of tempting targets juices what's at heart just another game of cat and mouse, making Coleman's third impersonation of Robert B. Parker his best to date. Read full book review >
NUTSHELL by Ian McEwan

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016
Clever, likable, and yet unsatisfying, this tale too often bears out the narrator's early claim: "I take in everything, even the trivia—of which there is much." Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >