BESTSELLERS

SWEET TOMORROWS by Debbie Macomber

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016
Macomber fans will leave the Rose Harbor Inn with warm memories of healing, hope, and enduring love. Read full book review >
HILLBILLY ELEGY by J.D. Vance
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 28, 2016
An unusually timely and deeply affecting view of a social class whose health and economic problems are making headlines in this election year. Read full book review >

DARK MATTER by Blake Crouch

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016
Suspenseful, frightening, and sometimes poignant—provided the reader has a generously willing suspension of disbelief. Read full book review >
KILLER LOOK by Linda Fairstein

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016
Workmanlike detection, beautiful people caught in unlovely doings, and more information than you probably needed about the heroine's endless personal traumas. Average for this long-running series. Read full book review >
HEROES OF THE FRONTIER by Dave Eggers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016
An ungainly, overlong merger of an adventure tale and social critique. Read full book review >

TRULY MADLY GUILTY by Liane Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016
Not one of Moriarty's best outings. Read full book review >
SIRACUSA by Delia Ephron

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016
As the clues pile up, the coming storm is expertly foreshadowed—but when it arrives, it's utterly surprising. Read full book review >
FALLING by Jane Green

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016
Though Emma's life changes drastically, the reliance on clichés and all-too-familiar tropes makes it difficult to reach an emotional payoff. Read full book review >
GUILTY MINDS by Joseph Finder

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016
Finder shows off his top-notch storytelling skills, moving with ease from high places to low in the nation's capital. Read full book review >
THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 by Ruth Ware

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016
Too much drama at the end detracts from a finely wrought and subtle conundrum. Read full book review >
GROVER CLEVELAND, AGAIN! by Ken Burns
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 12, 2016
A buoyant gallery, up to date, handsomely framed, and, in this particular election year, timely too. (glossary, list of historic sites) (Collective biography. 10-13)Read full book review >
SERAFINA AND THE TWISTED STAFF by Robert Beatty
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 12, 2016
Even better than its predecessor, a sequel that delivers nonstop thrills from beginning to end. (Fantasy. 8-12)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
author of SEINFELDIA
August 22, 2016

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new bestseller Seinfeldia is the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld —the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!” “Armstrong’s intimate, breezy history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be,” our reviewer writes. “Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike.” View video >