BESTSELLERS

THREE SISTERS, THREE QUEENS by Philippa Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016
Gregory's take on the (largely male-determined) fortunes of three Tudor women is venal, petty, and jaundiced but never dull. Read full book review >
FAMILY TREE by Susan Wiggs

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Aug. 9, 2016
A compelling exploration of self, family, love, and the power of new beginnings. Read full book review >

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by B.A.  Paris

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016
An at times tense debut with a clever heroine caught in an overladen plot. Read full book review >
ANOTHER BROOKLYN by Jacqueline Woodson
Released: Aug. 9, 2016
A stunning achievement from one of the quietly great masters of our time. Read full book review >
ADNAN'S STORY by Rabia Chaudry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2016
For Serial and true-crime fans, this book is a page-turner perfect for a quiet weekend. Read full book review >

IF YOU EVER WANT TO BRING AN ALLIGATOR TO SCHOOL, DON'T! by Elise Parsley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 14, 2015
Readers will certainly agree that alligators do not belong at school, and parents, if they are far enough removed from them, will fondly remember the days of their own children's mischief. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
THE CANDYMAKERS AND THE GREAT CHOCOLATE CHASE by Wendy Mass
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 2, 2016
An overlarge recipe, tasty but flawed. (Mystery. 8-12)Read full book review >
RETURN by Aaron Becker
Kirkus Star
by Aaron Becker, illustrated by Aaron Becker

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 2, 2016
A fantastic final leg to a reading journey that altered, expanded, and enriched the landscape of children's literature—and surely many young people's lives. (Picture book. 3-8)Read full book review >
WHISTLESTOP by John Dickerson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2016
A politically astute, timely book that will also have great historical value for future campaigns. Read full book review >
THE MAKING OF DONALD TRUMP by David Cay Johnston
Released: Aug. 2, 2016
Voters ready to pull the trigger one way or another probably won't be swayed by these revelations, but they are highly damning indeed. Read full book review >
AMERICAN HEIRESS by Jeffrey Toobin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2016
Despite the lack of participation from Hearst, this is a well-informed, engaging work from a highly capable author. Read full book review >
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016
Whitehead continues the African-American artists' inquiry into race mythology and history with rousing audacity and razor-sharp ingenuity; he is now assuredly a writer of the first rank. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
author of SEINFELDIA
August 22, 2016

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new bestseller Seinfeldia is the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld —the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!” “Armstrong’s intimate, breezy history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be,” our reviewer writes. “Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike.” View video >