BESTSELLERS

JACKY HA-HA by James Patterson

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2016
A typical Patterson plot significantly elevated by its title character. (Historical fiction. 10-12)Read full book review >
BACK FROM THE DEAD by Bill Walton

VERDICT: BORROW IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 8, 2016
One of the NBA's 50 greatest players scores another basket—a deeply personal one. Read full book review >

THE SUMMER BEFORE THE WAR by Helen Simonson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016
Aficionados of Downton Abbey and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society will sigh with pleasure.Read full book review >
THE NEST by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016
A fetching debut from an author who knows her city, its people, and their hearts. Read full book review >
FOOL ME ONCE by Harlan Coben
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016
Once again, Coben marries his two greatest strengths—masterfully paced plotting that leads to a climactic string of fireworks and the ability to root all the revelations in deeply felt emotions—in a tale guaranteed to fool even the craftiest readers a lot more than once. Read full book review >

DEMON DENTIST by David Walliams
by David Walliams, illustrated by Tony Ross

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016
A quick pull on a reliable, if not exactly minty-fresh, formula. (pictorial cast list) (Horror. 9-11)Read full book review >
LADY MIDNIGHT by Cassandra Clare

VERDICT: SKIP IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 8, 2016
Fans of Clare's grandiloquence will enjoy the torrid new cast of characters, positively aquiver with secret ardor and murderous zeal. (Urban fantasy. 13-17)Read full book review >
FIRSTLIFE by Gena Showalter

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Feb. 23, 2016
An inventive premise and easy-to-root-for characters make this a series opener genre fans will enjoy. (Fantasy. 13 & up)Read full book review >
THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS by Marieke Nijkamp
Released: Jan. 5, 2016
This brutal, emotionally charged novel will grip readers and leave them brokenhearted. (Fiction. 14-18)Read full book review >
LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT WE ATE by Padma Lakshmi
Released: March 8, 2016
An intimate, revealing portrait, far different from the woman blazoned in the tabloids. Read full book review >
CONSPIRACIES OF THE RULING CLASS by Lawrence B. Lindsey
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 8, 2016
Good bedside reading for the Republican primaries.Read full book review >
SMARTER FASTER BETTER by Charles Duhigg
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 8, 2016
Highly informative and entertaining and certain to have wide appeal. 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 >