BESTSELLERS

BETTYVILLE by George Hodgman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 10, 2015
Movingly honest, at times droll, and ultimately poignant. Read full book review >
EVERY DAY I FIGHT by Stuart Scott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 10, 2015
A class act and a courageous voice to the end. Read full book review >

DEAD WAKE by Erik Larson
HISTORY
Released: March 10, 2015
An intriguing, entirely engrossing investigation into a legendary disaster. Compared to Greg King and Penny Wilson's Lusitania (2014), also publishing to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the sinking, Larson's is the superior account.Read full book review >
ALL THE OLD KNIVES by Olen Steinhauer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2015
It's an understatement to say that nothing is as it seems, but even readers well-versed in espionage fiction will be pleasantly surprised by Steinhauer's plot twists and double backs. Read full book review >
COLD BETRAYAL by J.A. Jance

VERDICT: SKIP IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 10, 2015
The two unrelated plotlines give the impression that Jance (Moving Target, 2014, etc.) didn't have enough of either for a complete story. Yet Ali's good heart and sense of justice combine with well-paced suspense to create a satisfying whole greater than the sum of its parts.Read full book review >

WORLD GONE BY by Dennis Lehane
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2015
On one level, a very moving meditation on fathers and sons; on another, an illumination of character and fate. Read full book review >
ENDANGERED by C.J. Box
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 10, 2015
All the action and suspense of Box's long string of high-country adventures, with a solution that's considerably tighter and more satisfying than most of them. One of Joe's best. Read full book review >
LISTEN, SLOWLY by Thanhha Lai

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 17, 2015
A touching tale of preteen angst and translation troubles. (Fiction. 9-12)Read full book review >
HOME by Carson Ellis
by Carson Ellis, illustrated by Carson Ellis

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015
Visually accomplished but marred by stereotypical cultural depictions. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
LIVE RIGHT AND FIND HAPPINESS (ALTHOUGH BEER IS MUCH FASTER) by Dave Barry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 3, 2015
Needless to say, effective humor is extremely personal. For those who have found Barry funny in a good way, these latest essays will cause outright, prolonged laughter. Read full book review >
DATA AND GOLIATH by Bruce Schneier
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: March 2, 2015
An accessible, detailed look at a disturbing aspect of contemporary life. Read full book review >
THE FIFTH GOSPEL by Ian Caldwell
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015
A brilliant work. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frank Bruni
March 31, 2015

Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. In Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes. “Written in a lively style but carrying a wallop, this is a book that family and educators cannot afford to overlook as they try to navigate the treacherous waters of college admissions,” our reviewer writes. View video >