BESTSELLERS

FOR EVERY ONE by Jason Reynolds
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 10, 2018
Inspirational reading for any occasion. (Poetry. 12-adult) Read full book review >
Released: April 10, 2018
A powerful text that floods the mind with illumination—and with agonizing questions. Read full book review >

FASCISM by Madeleine Albright
Released: April 10, 2018
Sage advice in perilous times. Read full book review >
MACBETH  by Jo Nesbø
by Jo Nesbø, translated by Don Bartlett

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018
The main takeaway is how remarkably contemporary the most traditional of Shakespeare's great tragedies remains, whether it's updated or not. Read full book review >
SHOOT FIRST by Stuart Woods

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018
Sleep tight, children: There's nothing here to spoil your dreams. Read full book review >

AFTER ANNA by Lisa Scottoline

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018
The result is a nail-biting thriller but a terrible mystery, with the third-act jitters so frequently in evidence in the author's earlier work running amok as they spin out a series of improbable complications, a barrage of shameless cliffhangers, and a culprit ex machina before the absurdly happy ending. Read full book review >
CIRCE by Madeline Miller
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018
Miller makes Homer pertinent to women facing 21st-century monsters. Read full book review >
EMERGENCY CONTACT by Mary H.K. Choi

VERDICT: SKIP IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 27, 2018
Witty asides and up-to-the-minute slang cannot compensate for an absence of emotional depth or well-crafted prose. (Fiction. 14-18)Read full book review >
DREAD NATION by Justina Ireland
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 3, 2018
With a shrewd, scythe-wielding protagonist of color, Dread Nation is an exciting must-read. (Historical fiction/horror. 14-adult)Read full book review >
REBOUND by Kwame Alexander
Kirkus Star
by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2018
An eminently satisfying story of family, recovery, and growing into manhood. (Historical verse fiction. 10-12)Read full book review >
Released: April 3, 2018
A useful, reasonable work of civilian policy analysis sure to invite discussion and even controversy. Read full book review >
MAKE TROUBLE by Cecile Richards
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018
A memoir that makes palpable the immense influence of an organization that has improved so many women's lives. 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 >