BESTSELLERS

DREAM EYES by Jayne Ann Krentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2013
Romantic suspense with a psychic twist—or, a little bit of everything, all wrapped up in wonderful. Read full book review >
1356 by Bernard Cornwell

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013
Best for fans of historical fiction who have both a taste for the Hundred Years' War and some base-line knowledge that will allow them to enjoy this swashbuckling recreation. Read full book review >

THE DUDE AND THE ZEN MASTER by Jeff Bridges
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2013
May lead readers to plenty of better introductions to Zen. You dig? Read full book review >
CHU'S DAY by Neil Gaiman
by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Adam Rex

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013
Weigh great art and clever story against the exploitation of the old, unfortunate cliché that Asian names sound funny. (Picture book. 2-5)Read full book review >
THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT by Veronica Rossi
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013
Though it takes too long to get started, it delivers compelling drama in the end; whether that's enough to keep fans engaged for Into the Still Blue (coming in 2014) is debatable. (Dystopian romance. 14 & up)Read full book review >

THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN by Sherman Alexie
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007
Junior's keen cartoons sprinkle the pages as his fluid narration deftly mingles raw feeling with funny, sardonic insight. (Fiction. YA) Read full book review >
THE FIFTH ASSASSIN by Brad Meltzer

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Jan. 15, 2013
Although equipped with adequate back story to allow The Fifth Assassin to be enjoyed alone, smart readers will first dip into the series opener, The Inner Circle. Read full book review >
THE THIRD BULLET by Stephen Hunter

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013
An uneven thriller that's unpersuasive as revisionist history but has its points as a hard-knuckled critique of conventional wisdom on the assassination and a portrait of the hapless Oswald. Read full book review >
STANDING IN ANOTHER MAN'S GRAVE by Ian Rankin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 15, 2013
Rankin deserves every award he's been given: an Edgar, a Gold Dagger, a Diamond Dagger. Surely there's another one waiting for Rebus' thrilling return to the fold. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 2013
A patient, wholly compelling investigation into a paranoid "religion" and the faithful held in its sweaty grip. Read full book review >
THE VERY FAIRY PRINCESS FOLLOWS HER HEART! by Julie Andrews
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2013
Three cheers for this princess whose magic comes from her confidence and determination rather than gauzy wings or shiny baubles. (Picture book. 3-6)Read full book review >
NAVIGATING EARLY by Clare Vanderpool
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013
Navigating this stunning novel requires thought and concentration, but it's well worth the effort. (author's note, with questions and answers, list of resources) (Historical fiction. 10-14)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 >