BESTSELLERS

THE BOYS IN THE BOAT by Daniel James Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 4, 2013
A touching, fairly uncomplicated portrayal of rowing legends. Read full book review >
REVOLUTIONARY SUMMER by Joseph J. Ellis
NON-FICTION
Released: June 4, 2013
Kevin Phillips' 2012 tour de force, 1775, delivered a massive argument for that year as the key to American independence. A traditionalist, Ellis sticks to 1776 and writes an insightful history of its critical, if often painful, events. Read full book review >

AMERICAN GUN by Chris Kyle
NON-FICTION
Released: June 4, 2013
Will appeal to military buffs, conservative readers and, of course, firearms enthusiasts. Read full book review >
A SERPENT'S TOOTH by Craig Johnson

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: April 23, 2013
Longmire's ninth (As the Crow Flies, 2012, etc.) is a tense, action-filled story with Johnson's usual touches of humor and romance. No wonder Longmire's TV series has been renewed for a second season. Read full book review >
TRANSATLANTIC by Colum McCann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2013
A beautifully written novel, an experience to savor. Read full book review >

LADIES' NIGHT by Mary Kay Andrews

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2013
Humorous and witty and as entertaining as a good night out. Read full book review >
THE KILL ROOM by Jeffery Deaver

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: June 4, 2013
Deaver's sleight of hand, so effective on the homefront, carries less weight in a world of international counterterrorism in which it's a given that everybody's trying to kill or discredit everybody else. It's still magic, but it's harder to care when everyone is a magician. Read full book review >
Released: May 14, 2013
An outstanding work of popular history, in the spirit of William Manchester and Bruce Catton. Read full book review >
THE SON by Philipp Meyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 2013
An expertly written tale of ancient crimes, with every period detail—and every detail, period—just right. Read full book review >
ZERO HOUR by Clive Cussler

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: May 28, 2013
A C-minus effort. Read full book review >
ONE CRAZY SUMMER by Rita Williams-Garcia
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010
The depiction of the time is well done, and while the girls are caught up in the difficulties of adults, their resilience is celebrated and energetically told with writing that snaps off the page. (Historical fiction. 9-12) Read full book review >
A BIG GUY TOOK MY BALL! by Mo Willems
by Mo Willems, illustrated by Mo Willems

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 21, 2013
Nineteen books and five Geisel medals or honors along, Elephant and Piggie are still delivering funny, emotionally perceptive stories for just-emerging readers. As the big guy says: "BIG FUN!" (Early reader. 5-8)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 >