BESTSELLERS

AMERICAN GIRLS by Nancy Jo Sales
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Feb. 23, 2016
For parents with young daughters, this book is an ice-cold, important wake-up call. Read full book review >
EVICTED by Matthew Desmond
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 1, 2016
This stunning, remarkable book—a scholar's 21st-century How the Other Half Lives—demands a wide audience.Read full book review >

SEVEN BRIEF LESSONS ON PHYSICS by Carlo Rovelli
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: March 1, 2016
An intriguing meditation on the nature of the universe and our attempts to understand it that should appeal to both scientists and general readers. Read full book review >
A FEW OF THE GIRLS by Maeve Binchy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016
The best reflect Binchy's warmhearted sympathy for yearning and regret. Read full book review >
THE WATERS OF ETERNAL YOUTH  by Donna Leon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016
The biggest mystery is how the reader can figure out what happened so quickly, yet it takes the commissario di polizia the whole book to catch on. Still, the pleasures of spending time with Brunetti and the gang have never been greater. Read full book review >

THE STEEL KISS by Jeffery Deaver

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016
Fans savvy enough to ignore the ill-advised extras and keep their eyes on the duel between Rhyme and Unsub 40 will be treated to all the usual thrills, which are worth every breathless minute. Read full book review >
OFF THE GRID by C.J. Box

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016
Even though you just know Box isn't going to put an end to his highly successful franchise by blowing his lead characters to kingdom come, you can't help turning the pages and holding your breath until you find out where this scary, all-too-plausible caravan is heading. Read full book review >
RIGHTFUL HERITAGE by Douglas Brinkley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2016
Overlong, as are so many of Brinkley's books, but a brightly written, highly useful argument, especially in a time when the public domain is under siege. Read full book review >
SISI by Allison Pataki
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016
A satisfying saga of the late Habsburg period. Read full book review >
AT THE EDGE OF THE ORCHARD by Tracy Chevalier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016
Nonfictional details bring the novel authenticity, often at the expense of character development or narrative cohesion. Read full book review >
DEEP BLUE by Randy Wayne White

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016
The front-loading of the major surprises makes this adventure middling among Doc Ford's recent Bond-like encounters with villains with political agendas (Cuba Straits, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >
A GATHERING OF SHADOWS by V.E. Schwab

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016
Fans of A Darker Shade of Magic will love its sequel, and fantasy fans who haven't yet read the first book in this series should hurry to catch up. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Swan Huntley
June 27, 2016

In Swan Huntley’s debut novel We Could Be Beautiful, Catherine West has spent her entire life surrounded by beautiful things. She owns an immaculate Manhattan apartment, she collects fine art, she buys exquisite handbags and clothing, and she constantly redecorates her home. And yet, despite all this, she still feels empty. One night, at an art opening, Catherine meets William Stockton, a handsome man who shares her impeccable taste and love of beauty. He is educated, elegant, and even has a personal connection—his parents and Catherine's parents were friends years ago. But as he and Catherine grow closer, she begins to encounter strange signs, and her mother, Elizabeth (now suffering from Alzheimer’s), seems to have only bad memories of William as a boy. In Elizabeth’s old diary she finds an unnerving letter from a former nanny that cryptically reads: “We cannot trust anyone . . . “ Is William lying about his past? “Huntley’s debut stands out not for its thrills but rather for her hawkish eye for social detail and razor-sharp wit,” our reviewer writes. “An intoxicating escape; as smart as it is fun.” View video >