BESTSELLERS

STEAM TRAIN, DREAM TRAIN by Sherri Duskey Rinker

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013
A solid companion to Rinker and Lichtenheld's Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site (2011). (Picture book. 3-6)Read full book review >
A MAN WITHOUT BREATH by Philip Kerr

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2013
Kerr masterfully explores morality's shadowy gray edge. Read full book review >

TAKING EVE by Iris Johansen

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2013
A successful Johansen novel, filled with intriguing twists and characters and an overarching mystery that will keep fans coming back for Book 2. Read full book review >
WHISKEY BEACH by Nora Roberts

VERDICT: BORROW IT
ROMANCE
Released: April 16, 2013
A sweet, sexy romance with an intriguing historical family mystery that bleeds into a modern-day crime spree, casting suspicion on an innocent man. Read full book review >
THE SELECTION by Kiera Cass

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: April 24, 2012
A probably harmless, entirely forgettable series opener. (Dystopian romance. 13 & up)Read full book review >

MISS MAPLE'S SEEDS by Eliza Wheeler
by Eliza Wheeler, illustrated by Eliza Wheeler

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2013
Children might enjoy the round, tiny lady as she reads to her seeds by firefly light or sets them afloat from her leaf boat, but a far better choice would be Mrs. Spitzer's Garden, by Edith Pattou and illustrated by Tricia Tusa (2001). (Picture book. 5-7)Read full book review >
CARRIE AND ME by Carol Burnett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2013
A mediocre book, but it's not difficult to understand why Burnett wrote it. Instead of buying it, rent Tokyo Pop, a 1988 cult classic starring a young, radiant Hamilton. Read full book review >
MY WAY by Paul Anka

VERDICT: SKIP IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2013
Strictly for those who fetishize gaudy hotels, Mafia chic and sappy ballads. Read full book review >
GIVE AND TAKE by Adam Grant
Released: April 9, 2013
Slick strategies and a fresh approach for business professionals wishing to tip the scales of reciprocity. Read full book review >
TAPESTRY OF FORTUNES by Elizabeth Berg
Released: April 9, 2013
Berg fails to play to her strengths here. Read full book review >
THE INTERESTINGS by Meg Wolitzer
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2013
Ambitious and involving, capturing the zeitgeist of the liberal intelligentsia of the era. Read full book review >
UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES by Stuart Woods
Released: April 9, 2013
"I will dine out on the stories for years," vows duBois as he heads back to Paris. Fans of Stone's well-upholstered, featherweight adventures can only marvel at how well this installment's title would suit them all. 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 >