BESTSELLERS

THE RISE AND FALL OF D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017
A departure for both authors and a pleasing combination of much appeal to fans of speculative fiction. Read full book review >
TOM CLANCY POINT OF CONTACT by Mike Maden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017
With typhoons; deadly Chinese and North Korean operatives wielding bats, knives, and guns; and a weaponized thumb drive, the action reaches Clancy levels early and stays there. Read full book review >

THE IDENTICALS by Elin Hilderbrand

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017
Intelligent escapism with heart. Read full book review >
ONCE AND FOR ALL by Sarah Dessen

VERDICT: BORROW IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017
Romance, humor, kindhearted characters, and a touch of painful reality make this another sure bet for Dessen fans. (Romance. 12-16)Read full book review >
BROKEN PRIDE by Erin Hunter
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017
Wild and wonderful. (Fantasy. 8-12)Read full book review >

MIDDLE SCHOOL MAYHEM by Rachel Renée Russell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017
Kids who want to see this sort of adventure done well should opt for Varian Johnson's Jackson Greene books; kids who are charmed by puke jokes may find this mildly diverting. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)Read full book review >
LITTLE EXCAVATOR by Anna Dewdney
Kirkus Star
by Anna Dewdney, illustrated by Anna Dewdney

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017
An A+ for Little E and his creator. (Picture book. 2-5)Read full book review >
HUE 1968 by Mark Bowden
Released: June 6, 2017
One of the best books on a single action in Vietnam, written by a tough, seasoned journalist who brings the events of a half-century past into sharp relief. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 6, 2017
A sharp and informative guide to communication. Read full book review >
I CAN'T MAKE THIS UP by Kevin  Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 2017
The book could have been trimmed by about 50 pages, but Hart is a genial, entertaining guide to a life in comedy. Read full book review >
MAGPIE MURDERS by Anthony Horowitz
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017
Fans who still mourn the passing of Agatha Christie, the model who's evoked here in dozens of telltale details, will welcome this wildly inventive homage/update/commentary as the most fiendishly clever puzzle—make that two puzzles—of the year. Read full book review >
INDECENT EXPOSURE by Stuart Woods

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017
Woods, who's never been shy about recycling material from his hero's earlier adventures, here reprises the plot of Carnal Curiosity (2014) and manages to resurrect some much older matter as well. The fade-out, however, promises new developments that follow a predictably inflated curve. 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 >