BESTSELLERS

DAVID AND GOLIATH by Malcolm Gladwell
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2013
In addition to the top-notch writing one expects from a New Yorker regular, Gladwell rewards readers with moving stories, surprising insights and consistently provocative ideas. Read full book review >
THE OCTOBER LIST by Jeffery Deaver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013
Perhaps the cleverest of all Deaver's exceptionally clever thrillers. If you've ever wished you could take the film Memento to the beach, here's your chance. Read full book review >

SPIDER WOMAN'S DAUGHTER by Anne Hillerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2013
With big shoes to fill, Hillerman does her best to copy the style of her father Tony's beloved series (The Shape Shifter, 2006, etc.), maintaining the integrity of Navajo culture throughout. Fans will spot the guilty party a mile off. Read full book review >
SILENCING EVE by Iris Johansen

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013
An arresting conclusion to the Eve Duncan trilogy. Read full book review >
THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS by Elizabeth Gilbert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013
A brilliant exercise of intellect and imagination. Read full book review >

BATTLE MAGIC by Tamora Pierce

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013
Pierce herself has teeming armies of fans, guaranteeing that this routine, cozily predictable outing will be a huge seller. (map, glossary) (Fantasy. 10-14)Read full book review >
STEELHEART by Brandon Sanderson

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013
There's violence and gore in profusion, cool gear, hot wheels, awesome feats, inner conflicts on both sides—all that's missing are the pictures. (Fantasy. 11-14)Read full book review >
FLORA & ULYSSES by Kate DiCamillo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013
Original, touching and oh-so-funny tale starring an endearingly implausible superhero and a not-so-cynical girl. (Fantasy. 8-12)Read full book review >
LADYBUG GIRL AND THE BIG SNOW by David Soman
by David Soman, Jacky Davis, illustrated by David Soman

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013
A fine choice for young readers on a cold winter night, especially when enjoyed with a cup of hot chocolate in front of a fire like the one Ladybug Girl, Bingo and her brother curl up in front of. (Picture book. 3-8)Read full book review >
CATASTROPHE 1914 by Max Hastings
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 24, 2013
Among the plethora of brilliant accounts of this period, this is one of the best. Read full book review >
AN APPETITE FOR WONDER by Richard Dawkins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 2013
After delivering an entertaining account of his not-terribly-arduous youth and progression up the ladder of scientific academia, Dawkins ends with the publication of The Selfish Gene, but most readers will eagerly anticipate a concluding volume. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 17, 2013
An exhaustive, unnerving examination of the illusory safety of atomic arms. 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 >