BESTSELLERS

DAMN FEW by Rorke  Denver
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 19, 2013
"What can't these SEALs do?" To hear Denver tell it, when it comes to special operations, hardly anything at all. Good reading for military buffs. Read full book review >
IN A BLINK by Kiki Thorpe
by Kiki Thorpe, illustrated by Jana Christy

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013
Fairy-crazy girls will embrace this series. Others will see it for what it is: a lightweight offspring of other watered-down Peter Pan stories. (Fantasy. 6-10)Read full book review >

CALCULATED IN DEATH by J.D. Robb

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Feb. 26, 2013
On the plus side, Dallas and her zillionaire husband, Roarke, continue to enjoy a great sex life, including one interlude only moments before the denouement. It's enough to make you nostalgic for the 2060s. Read full book review >
THE STORYTELLER by Jodi Picoult

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2013
Still, a fictional testament as horrifying as it is suspenseful. Read full book review >
RED VELVET CUPCAKE MURDER by Joanne Fluke
Released: Feb. 26, 2013
Even when she's in pantyhose, Hannah's grit and quick thinking once more save the day. Read full book review >

BAD BLOOD by Dana Stabenow

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Feb. 26, 2013
To her usual atmospheric detection, Stabenow adds more than a hint of Romeo and Juliet, or the Hatfields and the McCoys. Read full book review >
SALT SUGAR FAT by Michael Moss
NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 2013
A shocking, galvanizing manifesto against the corporations manipulating nutrition to fatten their bottom line—one of the most important books of the year. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 11, 2013
Solid writing, remarkable details and the addition of Bulger's fairly recent capture make this a worthy addition to the literature of the mob. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 2013
Not only provocative, this report is illuminating and fully accessible to members of the faith and doubters alike. Read full book review >
TIMMY FAILURE by Stephan Pastis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2013
Timmy may not be one of the great children's-book characters, but he has greatness in him. Just like all of us. (Comic mystery. 8-12)Read full book review >
THE MADNESS UNDERNEATH by Maureen Johnson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2013
The London minutiae are utterly engaging, the villains satisfyingly weird and numerous. And there is kissing. (Supernatural thriller. 12 & up)Read full book review >
THE STRIKER by Clive Cussler

VERDICT: BORROW IT
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 5, 2013
Classic Cussler, offering action in an interesting setting. 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 >