BESTSELLERS

GIRLS OF PAPER AND FIRE by Natasha Ngan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 6, 2018
Setting up a strong foundation for a hoped-for sequel, this is ideal for those seeking diverse LGBTQ fantasy stories. (Fantasy. 14-18)Read full book review >
SKYWARD by Brandon Sanderson
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 6, 2018
Sanderson (Legion, 2018, etc.) plainly had a ball with this nonstop, highflying opener, and readers will too. (Science fiction. 12-15)Read full book review >

LITTLE DREAMERS by Vashti Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018
Another volume to enrich every household, school, and library and inspire another generation of dreamers. (further resources, sources, glossary) (Collective biography. 9-13)Read full book review >
PETE THE CAT'S 12 GROOVY DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by James Dean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018
Pete's fans might find it groovy; anyone else has plenty of other "12 Days of Christmas" variants to choose among. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
CHURCHILL by Andrew Roberts
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2018
The most comprehensive single-volume biography of Churchill that we have in print and a boon for any student of the statesman and his times. Read full book review >

THE COLORS OF ALL THE CATTLE by Alexander McCall Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2018
Readers familiar with this venerable series (The House of Unexpected Sisters, 2017, etc.) will know that the race will be run in McCall Smith's own patented tempo. But it bears all the quiet weight they'd expect before reaching a particularly appropriate ending. Read full book review >
YOU DON'T OWN ME by Mary Higgins Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2018
Clark and Burke (Every Breath You Take, 2017, etc.) develop their suspects with so much more subtlety and conviction than usual that the climactic revelation, which is more and less surprising than you'd expect, feels especially disappointing. Sometimes it's better to travel hopefully than to arrest. Read full book review >
SEA OF GREED  by Clive Cussler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2018
Fast-paced, imaginative fun. May Kurt and crew survive, as there's a good series to continue. Read full book review >
THE NOEL STRANGER  by Richard Paul Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2018
Oddly interesting but unsatisfying, especially if one thinks about it too much. Read full book review >
NINE PERFECT STRANGERS by Liane Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2018
Fun to read, as always with Moriarty's books, but try not to think about it or it will stop making sense.
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PAST TENSE by Lee Child

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2018
The Reacher series gets back on its rough and rocky track with this latest companionable entry. Read full book review >
I MIGHT REGRET THIS by Abbi Jacobson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 2018
Charting the charms and obstacles in the everyday, Jacobson's book wobbles here and there, but it's mostly a pleasure to read. 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 >