BESTSELLERS

THE LEGEND OF ROCK PAPER SCISSORS by Drew Daywalt
Kirkus Star
by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Adam Rex

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017
A closer-to-perfect pairing couldn't be imagined. Everyone wins! (Picture book. 4-10)Read full book review >
PRINCE CHARLES by Sally Bedell Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2017
A thorough, timely biography of the man likely to become king in the next decade or so. Read full book review >

BALLPLAYER by Chipper Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2017
There will be little readership for the book outside of baseball fans, especially in the Atlanta area, but those fans will find a clear, readable old-school account of a player who almost certainly will be voted into the Hall of Fame, possibly as early as 2018, his first year of eligibility. Read full book review >
NEVERTHELESS by Alec  Baldwin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2017
Baldwin reveals himself to be a man of parts. A pleasure for his many fans, though the sitting president doubtless won't be placated—but that, Baldwin notes, is for another book. Read full book review >
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL by Mayte  Garcia
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2017
A genial, candid portrait of Prince's ill-fated turn as a family man. Read full book review >

HALLELUJAH ANYWAY by Anne Lamott
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 4, 2017
Lamott always delivers flashes of wisdom and inspiration that resonate, particularly with her most devoted readers, but the book is a somewhat opaque and redundant exercise that never quite feels grounded. Read full book review >
EARTHLY REMAINS by Donna Leon

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017
Perhaps the most minimal of all Leon's mysteries, with no suspects to speak of and few details of the Commissario's domestic life or his eternal professional tussles at the Questura. Think of this barely-a-case as a vacation for your own soul. Read full book review >
THE LOST ORDER by Steve Berry

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017
Readers looking to sample the historical-conspiracies genre should begin with one of Berry's earlier efforts. Read full book review >
ALL BY MYSELF, ALONE by Mary Higgins Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017
The mixture is as before, with a bit less of everything except suspects and red herrings. Read full book review >
STRANGE THE DREAMER by Laini Taylor

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 28, 2017
Lovers of intricate worldbuilding and feverish romance will find this enthralling. (Fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >
WE'RE ALL WONDERS by R.J.  Palacio
by R.J. Palacio, illustrated by R.J. Palacio

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017
A feel-good volume lacking the wonder of Wonder. (Picture book. 5-8)Read full book review >
RICHARD NIXON by John A. Farrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 28, 2017
Full of fresh, endlessly revealing insights into Nixon's political career, less on the matter of his character, refreshingly, than on the events that accompanied and resulted from it. 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 >