BESTSELLERS

GROVER CLEVELAND, AGAIN! by Ken Burns
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 12, 2016
A buoyant gallery, up to date, handsomely framed, and, in this particular election year, timely too. (glossary, list of historic sites) (Collective biography. 10-13)Read full book review >
SERAFINA AND THE TWISTED STAFF by Robert Beatty
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 12, 2016
Even better than its predecessor, a sequel that delivers nonstop thrills from beginning to end. (Fantasy. 8-12)Read full book review >

YOU'LL GROW OUT OF IT by Jessi Klein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2016
A gifted comedian turns the anxieties, obsessions, insecurities, and impossible-to-meet expectations that make up human nature into laughter. Read full book review >
THE BLACK WIDOW  by Daniel Silva
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016
A dark thriller for difficult times. Read full book review >
AND I DARKEN by Kiersten White

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016
Addictive intrigue that will send readers to history books as a balm while waiting for the sequel. (dramatis personae, glossary, author's note; not seen) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)Read full book review >

THIS SAVAGE SONG by Victoria Schwab

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 7, 2016
Crackling with energy, just the ticket for an all-night read. (Futuristic fantasy/horror. 15 & up)Read full book review >
BUSH by Jean Edward Smith

VERDICT: BUY IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2016
A relentlessly hard-hitting assessment of a president who was a "decider" but "did not wrestle with the details of policy." Read full book review >
BOBBY KENNEDY by Larry Tye
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2016
Richly researched prose that sometimes soars too close to the sun of admiration. Read full book review >
SEINFELDIA by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: July 5, 2016
How nothing could become something or how a national TV audience learned to live in a Beckett-ian world. Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike. Read full book review >
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A PROBLEM? by Kobi Yamada
by Kobi Yamada, illustrated by Mae Besom

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 1, 2016
A straightforward, effective approach to helping children cope with one of life's commonplace yet emotionally fraught situations, this belongs on the shelf alongside Molly Bang's Sophie books. (Picture book. 4-7)Read full book review >
IF YOU CAN KEEP IT by Eric Metaxas
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: June 14, 2016
A controversial view of America's past and future that will appeal to Christian readers. Read full book review >
HOUSE OF NAILS by Lenny Dykstra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 28, 2016
Dykstra makes no apologies, offering "the real truth," but readers' opinions of him will be harsh. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nancy Isenberg
author of WHITE TRASH
July 19, 2016

Poor Americans have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement. They were alternately known as “waste people,” “offals,” “rubbish,” “lazy lubbers,” and “crackers.” By the 1850s, the downtrodden included so-called “clay eaters” and “sandhillers,” known for prematurely aged children distinguished by their yellowish skin, ragged clothing, and listless minds. Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over 400 years, in White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America’s supposedly class-free society––where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. “A riveting thesis supported by staggering research,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >