BESTSELLERS

THE OPHELIA CUT by John Lescroart

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: May 7, 2013
Lots of great scenes shoehorned into a story that seems uncertain how to mix its social commentary and courtroom drama with the regulars' continuing soap opera. Read full book review >
ROBERT B. PARKER'S WONDERLAND by Ace Atkins
Released: May 7, 2013
Since his creator's death, Spenser's dialogue, flippant to start with, has become relentlessly arch, and the tendency must be catching, since several other characters get into verbal jousts with him. Still, it may be unfair to complain that Atkins (Robert B. Parker's Lullaby, 2012) doesn't write exactly like Parker. All in all, an entertaining effort. Read full book review >

A DELICATE TRUTH by John le Carré
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2013
Resolutely keeping potential action sequences just offstage, le Carré (Our Kind of Traitor, 2010, etc.) focuses instead on the moral rot and creeping terror barely concealed by the affable old-boy blather that marks the pillars of the intelligence community. Read full book review >
A STEP OF FAITH by Richard Paul Evans
Released: May 7, 2013
The stories collected on this journey, as in life, are left unfinished, raise many questions and, depending on what the reader brings, might provide some answers. Read full book review >
SILKEN PREY by John Sandford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2013
Sandford keeps every stage of the investigation clear, compelling and suspenseful while peeling back layer after layer of a world in which "everybody was hot, everybody was rich." Read full book review >

PAPER TOWNS by John Green

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008
Lighter than Looking for Alaska (2005), deeper than An Abundance of Katherines (2006) and reminiscent of Gregory Galloway's As Simple as Snow (2005)—a winning combination. (Mystery. 13 & up) Read full book review >
BUNKER HILL by Nathaniel Philbrick
NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 2013
A rewarding approach to a well-worn subject, rich in anecdotes, opinion, bloodshed and Byzantine political maneuvering. Read full book review >
SOMEDAY, SOMEDAY, MAYBE by Lauren Graham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2013
An entertainment-industry coming-of-age story that manages to avoid many of the clichés of the genre by repurposing them to humorous ends. Read full book review >
THE APPLE ORCHARD by Susan Wiggs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2013
With vignettes from Nazi-occupied Denmark and a spotlight on the noble actions of an engaged Danish citizenry that reportedly managed to save 99 percent of its Jewish population, Wiggs tells a layered, powerful story of love, loss, hope and redemption. Read full book review >
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2013
Bonus points for being smart and having a young woman as a heroine who doesn't need saving herself. Fun for all ages, though maybe with a PG warning. Read full book review >
BEST KEPT SECRET by Jeffrey Archer

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: May 14, 2013
What-will-happen-next reading best approached after picking up the series' first two entries. Read full book review >
THE ELITE by Kiera Cass

VERDICT: SKIP IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 23, 2013
Vapid, but at least it reads fast. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up)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 >