BESTSELLERS

GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 5, 2012
One of those rare thrillers whose revelations actually intensify its suspense instead of dissipating it. The final pages are chilling. Read full book review >
KILLING KENNEDY by Bill O'Reilly
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2012
A quick-fire, easy-to-read account of the Kennedy years, with some salacious details to spice it up. Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 10, 2012
Green seamlessly bridges the gap between the present and the existential, and readers will need more than one box of tissues to make it through Hazel and Gus' poignant journey. (Fiction. 15 & up)Read full book review >
PRESS HERE by Hervé Tullet
Kirkus Star
by Hervé Tullet, illustrated by Hervé Tullet

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 2011
Children and parents keen to explore technological interactivity will delight in recalling the infinite possibilities of the picture book. (Picture book. 3-8) Read full book review >
THE RACKETEER by John Grisham

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Oct. 23, 2012
In fact, there are plenty of surprises along the way. As ever, a solid, unflashy performance by Grisham. Read full book review >

THE CASUAL VACANCY by J.K. Rowling

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Sept. 27, 2012
A departure and a revelation, though the story is dark and doesn't offer much in the way of redemption (or, for that matter, much in the way of laughs). Still, this Rowling person may have a career as a writer before her. Read full book review >
THE TIME KEEPER by Mitch Albom

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012
A product less than a book; those with not enough time on their hands might spend what they have more meaningfully elsewhere. Read full book review >
FLIGHT BEHAVIOR by Barbara Kingsolver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2012
One of Kingsolver's better efforts at preaching her politics and pulling heartstrings at the same time. Read full book review >
WINTER OF THE WORLD by Ken Follett

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Sept. 18, 2012
An entertaining historical soap opera. Read full book review >
THE ROUND HOUSE by Louise Erdrich

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Oct. 2, 2012
This second novel in a planned trilogy lacks the breadth and richness of Erdrich at her best, but middling Erdrich is still pretty great. Read full book review >
THOMAS JEFFERSON by Jon Meacham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2012
An outstanding biography that reveals an overlooked steeliness at Jefferson's core that accounts for so much of his political success. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2012
Since bin Laden was a significant figure, historians will consult this book as a primary source; they, as well as most general readers, will not regret it. 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 >