BESTSELLERS

Released: May 29, 2018
A hard-hitting, mostly convincing analysis of endemic problems that will require further intensive study. Read full book review >
CALYPSO by David Sedaris
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 29, 2018
Sedaris at his darkest—and his best. Read full book review >

THE DEATH OF MRS. WESTAWAY by Ruth Ware
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2018
Expertly paced, expertly crafted. Read full book review >
THE GRAY GHOST  by Clive Cussler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2018
Thriller fans will delight in this latest escapade. Cussler and co-author Burcell have delivered a winner. Read full book review >
SHELTER IN PLACE by Nora Roberts

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2018
Roberts' newest is part thriller, part romance, part survivors' psychological study with a touch of New Age magic—and a lively, captivating read. Read full book review >

FURYBORN by Claire Legrand

VERDICT: BORROW IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 22, 2018
High stakes, epic scope, intense action, and sweeping mythologies. (element guide) (Fantasy. 15-adult)Read full book review >
YOU GO FIRST by Erin Entrada Kelly
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018
A well-crafted, entertaining call for middle schoolers to find their voices and remain accountable in shaping their own social spheres. (Fiction. 8-12)Read full book review >
BAD BLOOD by John Carreyrou
Released: May 21, 2018
Already slated for feature film treatment, Carreyrou's exposé is a vivid, cinematic portrayal of serpentine Silicon Valley corruption. Read full book review >
FACTS AND FEARS by James R. Clapper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2018
The book will be judged, fairly or unfairly, by what comes next. If Clapper's revelations undermine the support of an irrational Trump among voters, he will consider the book a success, however limited. However, if the book fails to contribute to the halting of Trump's widespread corruption, Clapper makes clear he will do whatever he can from his retirement to protect what is left of American democracy. Read full book review >
THE RESTLESS WAVE by John McCain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2018
Sometimes rueful, sometimes defiant, always affecting. Even McCain's political opponents should admire the fiery grace with which he's exiting the world. Read full book review >
THE FAVORITE SISTER by Jessica Knoll

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2018
Dizzying and overwrought but salaciously entertaining nonetheless. Read full book review >
THE OUTSIDER by Stephen King

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2018
Not his best, but a spooky pleasure for King's boundless legion of fans. 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 >