BESTSELLERS

THE EMPTY CITY by Erin Hunter
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2012
Wild and wonderful adventure for middle-graders. (Adventure. 8-12)Read full book review >
SAVING THE TEAM by Alex Morgan

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013
Wholesome? Yes. Proper hard work and teamwork values in place? Yes. Paint by numbers? Oh, yes. (soccer glossary) (Fiction. 8-10)Read full book review >

A HIDDEN ENEMY by Erin Hunter
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013
Perfectly crafted. (Adventure. 8-12)Read full book review >
SAVING ITALY by Robert M. Edsel
Released: May 6, 2013
Edsel's knowledge and appreciation of art amplifies this celebration of the unheralded group of men who ensured the safety of Italy's greatest treasures. Read full book review >
OBSESSED by Mika Brzezinski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2013
A motivational, inspirational addition to the ever-expanding library of total-health guidebooks. Read full book review >

DAD IS FAT by Jim Gaffigan

VERDICT: SKIP IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2013
Hardly groundbreaking comedy material, but the book will appeal to Gaffigan's fans. Others can stick to his usually funny Twitter feed. Read full book review >
THE OPHELIA CUT by John Lescroart

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: May 7, 2013
Lots of great scenes shoehorned into a story that seems uncertain how to mix its social commentary and courtroom drama with the regulars' continuing soap opera. Read full book review >
ROBERT B. PARKER'S WONDERLAND by Ace Atkins
Released: May 7, 2013
Since his creator's death, Spenser's dialogue, flippant to start with, has become relentlessly arch, and the tendency must be catching, since several other characters get into verbal jousts with him. Still, it may be unfair to complain that Atkins (Robert B. Parker's Lullaby, 2012) doesn't write exactly like Parker. All in all, an entertaining effort. Read full book review >
A DELICATE TRUTH by John le Carré
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2013
Resolutely keeping potential action sequences just offstage, le Carré (Our Kind of Traitor, 2010, etc.) focuses instead on the moral rot and creeping terror barely concealed by the affable old-boy blather that marks the pillars of the intelligence community. Read full book review >
A STEP OF FAITH by Richard Paul Evans
Released: May 7, 2013
The stories collected on this journey, as in life, are left unfinished, raise many questions and, depending on what the reader brings, might provide some answers. Read full book review >
SILKEN PREY by John Sandford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2013
Sandford keeps every stage of the investigation clear, compelling and suspenseful while peeling back layer after layer of a world in which "everybody was hot, everybody was rich." Read full book review >
PAPER TOWNS by John Green

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008
Lighter than Looking for Alaska (2005), deeper than An Abundance of Katherines (2006) and reminiscent of Gregory Galloway's As Simple as Snow (2005)—a winning combination. (Mystery. 13 & up) Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >