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ORIGIN by Dan Brown

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017
The plot is absurd, of course, but the book is a definitive pleasure. Prepare to be absorbed—and in more ways than one. Read full book review >
SING, UNBURIED, SING by Jesmyn Ward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017
As with the best and most meaningful American fiction these days, old truths are recast here in new realities rife with both peril and promise. Read full book review >

THERE'S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE by Stephanie Perkins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 26, 2017
Bloody? Yes. Scary? No. (Horror. 14-16)Read full book review >
AN ENCHANTMENT OF RAVENS by Margaret  Rogerson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 26, 2017
No glamour is needed to make readers fall for this one. (Fantasy. 12-adult)Read full book review >
THE LANGUAGE OF THORNS by Leigh Bardugo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 26, 2017
Any lover of retellings or original fairy tales will enjoy these offerings, whether they're new to Bardugo's worlds or are established fans. (Fantasy. 12-16)Read full book review >

THE PURLOINING OF PRINCE OLEOMARGARINE by Mark Twain
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017
A pensive and whimsical work that Twain would applaud. (Picture book. 8-adult)Read full book review >
I'M JUST NO GOOD AT RHYMING by Chris Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017
The inspired and inspiring sense of play knows no bounds. (Poetry. 5-12)Read full book review >
WISHTREE by Katherine Applegate
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017
A deceptively simple, tender tale in which respect, resilience, and hope triumph. (Fantasy. 8-12)Read full book review >
BUNNY MELLON by Meryl Gordon
Released: Sept. 26, 2017
A reverential biographical portrait and a window into 20th-century American aristocracy. Read full book review >
THANKS, OBAMA by David  Litt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 2017
President Obama's running question to Litt was, "so, are we funny?" Yes, they are—and insightful, too. Read full book review >
THE LAST CASTLE by Denise Kiernan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 26, 2017
One-dimensional characters undermine the potential drama of life within a castle. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 26, 2017
A valuable blueprint for techies and others in a culture-change state of mind. 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 >