BESTSELLERS

HOTSHOT by Julie Garwood

VERDICT: BORROW IT
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013
Uneven and oddly framed, though true believers will find enough Garwood in here to keep them satisfied. Read full book review >
WILDWOOD by Colin Meloy
by Colin Meloy, illustrated by Carson Ellis

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Aug. 30, 2011
A satisfying blend of fantasy, adventure story, eco-fable and political satire with broad appeal; especially recommended for preteen boys. (Fantasy. 10 & up)Read full book review >

A STREET CAT NAMED BOB by James Bowen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 30, 2013
A rich, moving story of the link between a street-wise cat and a man who earns his living on the streets—perfect for cat lovers. Read full book review >
DEATH ANGEL by Linda Fairstein

VERDICT: SKIP IT
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 30, 2013
Fairstein seems less interested in dramatizing official procedure or generating suspense than in serving as a relentlessly didactic tour guide in the mode of Margaret Truman. You'll learn an awful lot about Central Park, but one thing you won't learn is that the setting guarantees a successful thriller. Read full book review >
THE HIGHWAY by C.J. Box

VERDICT: SKIP IT
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 30, 2013
Box handles this foolproof formula with complete assurance, keeping the pot at a full boil until the perfunctory, anticlimactic and unsatisfactory ending. Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: July 23, 2013
Lucid and authoritative. Read full book review >
THE WHITE PRINCESS by Philippa Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2013
As usual, Gregory delivers a spellbinding (and definitely York-biased) exposé. Read full book review >
LIGHT OF THE WORLD by James Lee Burke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2013
Pruning away the florid subplots that often clutter his heaven-storming blood baths, Burke produces his most sharply focused, and perhaps his most harrowing, study of human evil, refracted through the conventions of the crime novel. Read full book review >
THE GRAVEYARD BOOK by Neil Gaiman
Kirkus Star
by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean

VERDICT: BUY IT
Released: Sept. 30, 2008
Closer in tone to American Gods than to Coraline, but permeated with Bod's innocence, this needs to be read by anyone who is or has ever been a child. (Fantasy. 10 & up) Read full book review >
FANTASY LIFE by Matthew  Berry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 16, 2013
Berry gave it the old college try, but the ultimate fantasy sports book has yet to be written—then again, it's possible that such an entity is a pipe dream. Read full book review >
ZEALOT by Reza Aslan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 16, 2013
Why has Christianity taken hold and flourished? This book will give you the answers in the simplest, most straightforward, comprehensible manner. Read full book review >
THIS TOWN by Mark Leibovich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 16, 2013
A vivid depiction of full-tilt folly that is sure to have its narcissistic cast poring through it for their own names. 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 >