BESTSELLERS

THE HOUSE OF SECRETS by Brad Meltzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016
"When you've faced the impossible, it's usually because someone's lying," the traumatized heroine is assured. True enough. The apparently formidable premise behind this tale dissolves in a shower of lies, and the ambitious plot sags as the principals crisscross the globe pumping up their frequent flier miles. Read full book review >
END OF WATCH by Stephen King

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016
Gleefully gross. And a few of the principals even outlive the tale, meaning there's hope for a sequel, assuming King wants to play with the definition of trilogy, too.... Read full book review >

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO STAR WARS by Cass R. Sunstein
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: May 31, 2016
Certainly odd but also smart and interesting. For any student who wants to write a term paper on Star Wars, this book could serve as a rich resource. Read full book review >
THE VIEW FROM THE CHEAP SEATS by Neil Gaiman
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: May 31, 2016
Gaiman's many fans will love this collection, which showcases the author's wit, wisdom, and deep appreciation for art and the people who make it. Read full book review >
A HERO OF FRANCE by Alan Furst
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016
This daydream of life under the Occupation is something rare: a suspense novel that offers the pleasures of relaxation. Read full book review >

BEFORE THE FALL by Noah Hawley

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016
Like the successful screenwriter that he is, Hawley piles on enough intrigues and plot complications to keep you hooked even if you can spot most of them a sea mile away. Read full book review >
THE EMPEROR'S REVENGE  by Clive Cussler
Released: May 31, 2016
The Cussler conglomerate holds the patent on the Don't analyze, turn the page! manly action adventure. Read full book review >
TRIBE by Sebastian Junger
HISTORY
Released: May 24, 2016
The themes implicit in the author's bestsellers are explicit in this slim yet illuminating volume. Read full book review >
SWEETBITTER by Stephanie Danler
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2016
As they say at the restaurant: pick up! Read full book review >
THE CITY OF MIRRORS by Justin Cronin

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2016
Of interest to fans who have followed the story through the first two books, but a bumpy ride without that background. Read full book review >
THE CROWN'S GAME by Evelyn Skye
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 17, 2016
Wildly romantic, wholly immersive, and gloriously over-the-top. (Fantasy. 12 & up)Read full book review >
32 YOLKS by Eric Ripert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2016
It doesn't take a refined palate to savor Ripert's culinary adventures. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Chris Cleave
June 14, 2016

In bestseller Chris Cleave’s latest novel Everyone Brave Is Forgiven, it’s London, 1939. The day war is declared, Mary North leaves finishing school unfinished, goes straight to the War Office, and signs up. Tom Shaw decides to ignore the war—until he learns his roommate Alistair Heath has unexpectedly enlisted. Then the conflict can no longer be avoided. Young, bright, and brave, Mary is certain she’d be a marvelous spy. When she is—bewilderingly—made a teacher, she finds herself defying prejudice to protect the children her country would rather forget. Tom, meanwhile, finds that he will do anything for Mary. And when Mary and Alistair meet, it is love, as well as war, that will test them in ways they could not have imagined, entangling three lives in violence and passion, friendship and deception, inexorably shaping their hopes and dreams. “Among all the recent fictions about the war, Cleave’s miniseries of a novel is a surprising standout,” our reviewer writes, “with irresistibly engaging characters who sharply illuminate issues of class, race, and wartime morality.” View video >