BESTSELLERS

NATURAL BORN HEROES by Christopher McDougall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2015
A mostly engaging mix of World War II history, Greek mythology, endurance training and spiritual self-help that doesn't always cohere. Read full book review >
BORN WITH TEETH by Kate Mulgrew
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2015
Compellingly introspective and revealing, despite the tendency toward overwriting. Read full book review >

THE ROAD TO CHARACTER by David Brooks

VERDICT: BORROW IT
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: April 21, 2015
The author's sincere sermon—at times analytical, at times hortatory—remains a hopeful one. Read full book review >
THE DREAM LOVER by Elizabeth Berg

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2015
A thoroughly pleasant escape, if not a particularly deep one. Read full book review >
EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES by Lisa Scottoline
THRILLERS
Released: April 14, 2015
A proficient, mounting-stakes actioner that proves Scottoline is just as comfortable with a shrink determined to go to the wall for a troubled teen as she ever was with Bennie Rosato's all-female law practice (Betrayed, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >

WE ALL LOOKED UP by Tommy Wallach
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
Released: March 24, 2015
A thought-provoking story that will bring out readers' inner philosophers. (Fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >
WORDS WITHOUT MUSIC by Philip Glass
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 6, 2015
Writing with warmth and candor, Glass portrays himself as driven, self-confident and tenaciously determined to invent his own, radically new musical language. Read full book review >
A CURIOUS MIND by Brian Grazer
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: April 7, 2015
An appealing argument for maintaining open-minded receptivity, with special appeal for film buffs. Read full book review >
A FINE ROMANCE by Candice Bergen

VERDICT: SKIP IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015
A glamorously bittersweet showbiz memoir. Read full book review >
THE RESIDENCE by Kate Andersen Brower
HISTORY
Released: April 7, 2015
A work of great historical interest that is also quite entertaining. Read full book review >
THE LADY FROM ZAGREB by Philip Kerr

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015
For setting, character, plot—and the ability to navigate a moral swamp—le Carré has a rival in Kerr. Read full book review >
INSIDE THE O'BRIENS by Lisa Genova

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015
This journey to a place of mindfulness, while inevitably affecting, often reads like fictionalized campaign literature for a worthy cause. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Mona Eltahawy
April 28, 2015

In her debut book, Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution, Egyptian-American journalist and commentator Mona Eltahawy mounts an angry indictment of the treatment of women throughout the Arab world. Born in Egypt, she spent her childhood in London, moving with her family to Saudi Arabia when she was 15. Her shock was immediate and visceral: “It felt as though we’d moved to another planet whose inhabitants fervently wished women did not exist,” she recalls. Women could not travel, work or even go to a doctor’s appointment without male approval. We talk to Eltahawy this week on Kirkus TV about her arresting new book. View video >