BESTSELLERS

STRANGERS IN THEIR OWN LAND by Arlie Russell Hochschild
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
A well-told chronicle of an ambitious sociological project of significant current importance. Read full book review >
THE CHEMIST by Stephenie Meyer

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016
Rated B for badass. Read full book review >

NIGHT SCHOOL by Lee Child

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016
For the first time in 20 books, the man-mountain Reacher, and the story around him, moves like a lug. Read full book review >
THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016
With appeal to cynics and romantics alike, this profound exploration of life and love tempers harsh realities with the beauty of hope in a way that is both deeply moving and satisfying. (Fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >
THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON by Kelly  Barnhill
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016
Guaranteed to enchant, enthrall, and enmagick. (Fantasy. 10-14)Read full book review >

GUNSLINGER by Jeff Pearlman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016
Though not without its flaws, Pearlman's book is a complete, satisfying biography of a gunslinger who, for both better and worse, was far more complex than most fans have understood. Read full book review >
THE WRONG SIDE OF GOODBYE by Michael Connelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016
Grade-A Connelly. The dark forces arrayed against the hero turn out to be disappointingly toothless, but everything else clicks in this latest chapter of a compulsively good cop's odyssey through the City of Angels and its outlying neighborhoods and less angelic spirits. Read full book review >
STEALING SNOW by Danielle Paige

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 27, 2016
Fans of Paige's Oz series hoping for a similar experience will not be disappointed. (Fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >
NANETTE'S BAGUETTE by Mo Willems
Kirkus Star
by Mo Willems, illustrated by Mo Willems

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016
Laugh-out-loud fun for all. (Picture book. 3-6)Read full book review >
A LOWCOUNTRY HEART by Pat Conroy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016
Pleasant last words from a highly regarded author who loved his life. Read full book review >
THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016
A wise and sad coming-of-age story showing how people are shaped by their losses. Recommended for both adult and teenage readers. Read full book review >
SEX, LIES & SERIOUS MONEY by Stuart Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016
Reads like a remake of Family Jewels (2016) with nary a homicide until very close to the end. Not much sex, no more lies than usual, but some very serious money does indeed get spent on every possible status symbol you can imagine. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >