BESTSELLERS

ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY by Chris Grabenstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013
Full of puzzles to think about, puns to groan at and references to children's book titles, this solid, tightly plotted read is a winner for readers and game-players alike. (Mystery. 9-13)Read full book review >
A LONG WALK TO WATER by Linda Sue Park
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2010
Salva's heroism and the truth that water is a source of both conflict and reconciliation receive equal, crystal-clear emphasis in this heartfelt account. (Fiction. 10-14) Read full book review >

I WEAR THE BLACK HAT by Chuck Klosterman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 9, 2013
A fine return to form for Klosterman, blending Big Ideas with heavy metal, The Wire, Batman and much more. Read full book review >
THE LIGHT IN THE RUINS by Chris Bohjalian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2013
A soulful why-done-it. Read full book review >
BOMBSHELL by Catherine Coulter

VERDICT: BORROW IT
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 9, 2013
The latest addition to Coulter's FBI series (Whiplash, 2010, etc.) uses a run-of-the-mill mystery to bring together some of her fans' favorite characters. Read full book review >

GETTYSBURG by Allen C. Guelzo
NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2013
Robust, memorable reading that will appeal to Civil War buffs, professional historians and general readers alike. Read full book review >
IF YOU WANT TO SEE A WHALE by Julie Fogliano
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013
The boy, his dog and bird rear back in wonder; readers will gape at the two enormous, whale-sized talents at work in this transfixing picture book. (Picture book. 2-6) Read full book review >
UNSEEN by Karin Slaughter

VERDICT: SKIP IT
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 2, 2013
As lurid and sanguinary as any of Lena and Will's earlier cases but a lot more distractingly kaleidoscopic, as generic professional criminals battle for attention with the far more compelling histrionics of series regulars. Read full book review >
AFFLICTION by Laurell K. Hamilton

VERDICT: SKIP IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 2, 2013
The already converted may consider a sermon interleaved with brief slivers of story acceptable; others will be bored rather than outraged. Read full book review >
EMILY WINDSNAP AND THE LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN by Liz Kessler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013
The unexpected ending will surely satisfy as a fitting close to this light page turner. Past fans of the series should especially enjoy diving in. (Fantasy. 9-12)Read full book review >
THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT by Drew Daywalt
by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2013
A comical, fresh look at crayons and color. (Picture book. 3-7)Read full book review >
THE GREAT DEGENERATION by Niall Ferguson
Released: June 13, 2013
The author's apocalypse will result from conservative bugaboos, and he delivers an entertaining, often convincing polemic. 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 >