BESTSELLERS

TWO KINDS OF TRUTH by Michael Connelly

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2017
All the structural problems you'd expect from jamming two urgent but unrelated cases together: during much of the second half, Connelly (The Late Show, 2017, etc.) seems to be tying up increasingly low-impact loose ends. But a marvelous courtroom sequence will bring you cheering to your feet. Read full book review >
LONG WAY DOWN by Jason Reynolds
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017
This astonishing book will generate much needed discussion. (Verse fiction. 12-adult)Read full book review >

AMERICAN RADICAL by Tamer  Elnoury
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2017
A worthwhile, unique addition to the shelf of post-9/11 memoirs concerning the fight against terrorism. Read full book review >
THE STORM BEFORE THE STORM by Mike  Duncan
Released: Oct. 24, 2017
Crucial decades in the history of the ancient world vividly rendered. Read full book review >
SISTERS FIRST by Jenna Bush Hager
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2017
An enjoyably nostalgic scrapbook stocked full of memories from twins born into a political dynasty. Read full book review >

STRANGE WEATHER by Joe Hill
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2017
Worth waiting in line for, if you're a Hill fan. If you're not, this is the book to turn you into one. Read full book review >
QUICK & DIRTY by Stuart Woods

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2017
The closest the hero is ever likely to come to old-fashioned detection, though his creator's heart is clearly more in the chase than the solution. Read full book review >
SUN WARRIOR by P.C. Cast

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 17, 2017
Another hefty tome for Cast's fans. (Fiction. 14-adult)Read full book review >
I AM NOT YOUR PERFECT MEXICAN DAUGHTER by Erika L. Sánchez
Released: Oct. 17, 2017
This gritty contemporary novel about an unlikable first-generation Mexican-American teen fails to deliver as a coming-of-age journey. (Fiction. 14-17)Read full book review >
DEAR MARTIN by Nic Stone

VERDICT: BORROW IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017
Though constrained, the work nevertheless stands apart in a literature that too often finds it hard to look hard truths in the face. Take interest and ask questions. (Fiction. 14-18)Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF DUST by Philip Pullman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 19, 2017
Magisterial storytelling will sweep readers along; the cast is as vividly drawn as ever; and big themes running beneath the surface invite profound responses and reflection. (Fantasy. 13-adult)Read full book review >
MALALA'S MAGIC PENCIL by Malala Yousafzai
by Malala Yousafzai, illustrated by Kerascoët

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017
An inspiring introduction to the young Nobel Peace Prize winner and a useful conversation starter. (Picture book/memoir. 5-8)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 >