BESTSELLERS

ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2013
Funny, hopeful, foulmouthed, sexy and tear-jerking, this winning romance will captivate teen and adult readers alike. (Fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >
SIX YEARS by Harlan Coben

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: March 19, 2013
Like Jeffery Deaver, veteran Coben (Stay Close, 2012, etc.) is a magician who's a lot more fun to watch when you don't know how he's fooling you. Read full book review >

THE ACCURSED by Joyce Carol Oates
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2013
Though it requires some work and has a wintry feel to it, it's oddly entertaining, as a good supernatural yarn should be. Read full book review >
EXCLAMATION MARK by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013
Funny and spirited (and secretly educational, but nobody will notice). (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
THIRTEEN REASONS WHY by Jay Asher
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007
A brilliant and mesmerizing debut from a gifted new author. (Fiction. YA) Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2013
Despite the subjects' inspiring stories, the author fails to create a sense of purpose. Read full book review >
HOMELAND by Cory Doctorow
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 5, 2013
Outstanding for its target audience, and even those outside Doctorow's traditional reach may find themselves moved by its call to action. (afterwords, bibliography) (Science fiction. 13 & up)Read full book review >
THREAT VECTOR by Tom Clancy

VERDICT: BORROW IT
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 4, 2012
A satisfying thriller, with enough evildoers left over to ensure the possibility of another Ryan-Ryan adventure. Read full book review >
THE SOUND OF BROKEN GLASS by Deborah Crombie
Released: Feb. 19, 2013
Another solid outing for the reliable Crombie (No Mark Upon Her, 2012, etc.), who turns a judicious eye on secrets that can overwhelm what they're meant to protect despite the best intentions. Read full book review >
WHY PRIESTS? by Garry Wills
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 12, 2013
A comprehensive, critical exploration of the origin and meaning of priesthood and a formidable volley lobbed at tradition. Read full book review >
VAMPIRES IN THE LEMON GROVE by Karen Russell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2013
Even more impressive than Russell's critically acclaimed novel. Read full book review >
THE HUSBAND LIST by Janet Evanovich
Released: Jan. 8, 2013
Though details such as Caroline's fondness for chocolate cake may endear her to hungry readers, the characters aren't meaty or distinctive enough to dig into, leaving Evanovich and Kelly (Love in a Nutshell, 2012) on safe but familiar ground. 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 >