BESTSELLERS

SLAYER by Kiersten White

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 8, 2019
Even die-hard fans may lose patience with the story, but the surprises at the end more than adequately reward those who did their homework. (Paranormal adventure. 14-adult)Read full book review >
WE ARE DISPLACED by Malala Yousafzai
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2019
A poignant, fascinating, and relevant read. (author's note, background information, biographies) (Nonfiction. 13-adult)Read full book review >

TWO CAN KEEP A SECRET by Karen M. McManus
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2019
Masterfully paced with well-earned thrills and spooky atmosphere worth sinking into. (Thriller. 14-18)Read full book review >
THE WICKED KING by Holly Black
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 8, 2019
A rare second volume that surpasses the first, with, happily, more intrigue and passion still to come. (map) (Fantasy. 14-adult)Read full book review >
MAX AND THE MIDKNIGHTS by Lincoln Peirce
by Lincoln Peirce, illustrated by Lincoln Peirce

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2019
A knight's tale in shining armor. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 7-11)Read full book review >

SUPERHEROES ARE EVERYWHERE by Kamala Harris
by Kamala Harris, illustrated by Mechal Renee Roe

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2019
Self-serving to be sure but also chock-full of worthy values and sentiments. (Picture book/memoir. 5-8)Read full book review >
THE SOPRANOS SESSIONS by Matt Zoller Seitz
Released: Jan. 8, 2019
Essential for fans and the definitive celebration of a show that made history by knowing the rules and breaking every one of them. Read full book review >
THE FIRST CONSPIRACY by Brad Meltzer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2019
A lively political thriller. Read full book review >
THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE ROOM by Marie Benedict
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2019
A captivating story of a complicated woman blazing new trails. Read full book review >
THE WINTER OF THE WITCH by Katherine Arden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2019
A striking literary fantasy informed by Arden's deep knowledge of and affection for this time and place. Read full book review >
THE NEW IBERIA BLUES by James Lee Burke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2019
Many of the character types, plot devices, and oracular sentiments are familiar from Burke's earlier books. But the sentences are brand new, and the powerful emotional charge they carry feels piercingly new as well. Read full book review >
AN ANONYMOUS GIRL by Greer Hendricks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2019
A harmless page-turner. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >