BESTSELLERS

THE PHARAOH KEY by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2018
When the end of a book with a dying hero makes the reader laugh, that's a neat trick. This is a great cap on the series. Read full book review >
TOM CLANCY LINE OF SIGHT by Mike Maden

VERDICT: BORROW IT
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 12, 2018
Fast-moving and exciting, this one reads like it came from Clancy himself. Read full book review >

SAVE THE DATE by Morgan Matson

VERDICT: SKIP IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 5, 2018
This is less Much Ado About Nothing and more just a long-winded comedy of errors. (Fiction. 13-18)Read full book review >
GUARDIANS OF THE TAIGA by StacyPlays
by StacyPlays, illustrated by StacyPlays

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2018
Doesn't set itself apart from the rest of the animal-rescue pack. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)Read full book review >
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 5, 2018
An eloquent response to an urgent—and still-unresolved—dilemma. Read full book review >

LINCOLN'S LAST TRIAL by Dan Abrams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2018
The story of Lincoln and the Harrison murder trial is intriguing but not necessarily significant enough to merit its own book. Read full book review >
THE SUN DOES SHINE by Anthony Ray Hinton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 27, 2018
A heart-wrenching yet ultimately hopeful story about truth, justice, and the need for criminal justice reform. Read full book review >
THERE THERE by Tommy  Orange
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2018
In this vivid and moving book, Orange articulates the challenges and complexities not only of Native Americans, but also of America itself. Read full book review >
SOMETHING IN THE WATER by Catherine Steadman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2018
A darkly glittering gem of a thriller from a new writer to watch. Read full book review >
TURBULENCE  by Stuart Woods

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2018
Woods' consumerist hero doesn't purchase any new real estate this time out, but he does qualify to fly another new aircraft. Plus, that nuclear device doesn't explode. Nice. Read full book review >
US AGAINST YOU by Fredrik Backman
by Fredrik Backman, translated by Neil Smith

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2018
Backman plays the story for both cynicism and hope, and his skill makes both hard, but not impossible, to resist. Read full book review >
WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LULULEMONS by Lauren Weisberger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2018
With rich people behaving scandalously on every page, this lemon is juicy and delicious. 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 >