BESTSELLERS

THE DISAPPEARED  by C.J. Box

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2018
Best of all, the final pages find Box's hard-used hero both triumphantly successful and in deep trouble once again in perhaps the most finely balanced conclusion in this rewarding series. Read full book review >
THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER by Emily X.R. Pan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 20, 2018
An evocative novel that captures the uncertain, unmoored feeling of existing between worlds—culturally, linguistically, ethnically, romantically, and existentially—it is also about seeking hope and finding beauty even in one's darkest hours. (author's note, resources) (Fiction. 14-18)Read full book review >

WOLF IN THE SNOW by Matthew Cordell
Kirkus Star
by Matthew Cordell, illustrated by Matthew Cordell

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017
Deeply satisfying. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MARLON BUNDO by Jill Twiss
by Jill Twiss, illustrated by E.G. Keller

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2018
Good for a chuckle for adults who support LGBTQ rights, but those who want to share inclusive stories with children should look elsewhere. (Picture book. 3-7)Read full book review >
MARLON BUNDO'S DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT by Charlotte Pence
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2018
Anodyne at best. (Picture book. 3-7)Read full book review >

THE AGE OF EISENHOWER by William I. Hitchcock
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2018
Despite plenty of warts, Hitchcock's Eisenhower was a hardworking, skillful president. Jean Edward Smith's Eisenhower in War and Peace (2012) remains the best modern biography, but Hitchcock's is a worthy competitor. Read full book review >
THE TRIUMPH OF CHRISTIANITY by Bart D. Ehrman
Released: Feb. 13, 2018
An accessible and intriguing but not groundbreaking history of the growth of Christianity. Read full book review >
IN THE SHADOW OF STATUES by Mitch Landrieu
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2018
A powerful, welcome manifesto in the cause of a new and better South—and a "better America." Read full book review >
ALTERNATE SIDE by Anna Quindlen

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2018
There's insight here—about the precariousness of even the most stable-seeming marriages—and some charm, but the novel is not on a par with Quindlen's best. Read full book review >
THE TEMPTATION OF FORGIVENESS by Donna Leon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2018
The mystery isn't much to write home about, though the last few pages do provide Leon's trademark moral ambiguity—even the perpetrator is sympathetic—and, as always, it's a pleasure spending time in Brunetti's world. Read full book review >
THE PUNISHMENT SHE DESERVES by Elizabeth George
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2018
Long but rewarding: trademark George, with elements of the classic procedural nicely joined to today's headlines. Fans won't be disappointed. Read full book review >
THE TRAITOR'S GAME by Jennifer A. Nielsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 27, 2018
Nielsen's fans will eagerly anticipate sequels, but newcomers may find this first entry too little different from others in the genre to persist. (Fantasy. 14-18)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 >