BESTSELLERS

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 >
AN OBVIOUS FACT by Craig Johnson

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016
Plenty of action, humor, and literary allusions drive the story to a bang-up conclusion. Johnson (Dry Bones, 2015, etc.) never disappoints. Read full book review >
COMMONWEALTH by Ann Patchett
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016
A satisfying meat-and-potatoes domestic novel from one of our finest writers. Read full book review >
GIRL IN PIECES by Kathleen Glasgow

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Aug. 30, 2016
This grittily provocative debut explores the horrors of self-harm and the healing power of artistic expression. (author's note) (Fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >
THE THOUSANDTH FLOOR by Katharine McGee
Released: Aug. 30, 2016
Individual elements are appealing, but sometimes the novel feels like an awfully long setup for a sequel. (Dystopian romance. 14-18) Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >