BESTSELLERS

THE AMERICAN SPIRIT by David McCullough
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 18, 2017
Clio, the muse of history, smiles and nods her head on every page. Read full book review >
KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON by David Grann
NON-FICTION
Released: April 18, 2017
Dogged original research and superb narrative skills come together in this gripping account of pitiless evil. Read full book review >

SHATTERED by Jonathan Allen
Released: April 18, 2017
A top-notch campaign examination. If, like so many others, you wonder what on earth happened in November 2016, this is all the explanation you need.Read full book review >
THIS FIGHT IS OUR FIGHT by Elizabeth Warren
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2017
Inspiring words to empower Warren's marching army. Read full book review >
FALLOUT by Sara Paretsky

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017
A steadily deepening historical nightmare that ends up implicating pretty much everyone in sight in a multilayered coverup. Whodunit purists may be frustrated at the absence of a single villain to blame, but Paretsky's legion of fans will rejoice in her heroically scaled 20th novel. Read full book review >

THE STARS ARE FIRE by Anita Shreve

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017
Formulaic plot aside, worth reading for the period detail and the evocative prose. Read full book review >
FAST AND LOOSE by Stuart Woods

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017
Finally, a tale that answers that question of why Woods' bestselling thrillers are so unthrilling: because the characters you care about are never in danger for long enough to mix a proper martini. The unusual aptness of this installment's title is presumably unintended. Read full book review >
ALEX AND ELIZA by Melissa de la Cruz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 11, 2017
A pleasant diversion for younger teen readers who cannot get enough of all things Hamilton. (Historical fiction. 12-16)Read full book review >
OLIVIA THE SPY by Ian Falconer
by Ian Falconer, illustrated by Ian Falconer

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017
Once die-hard fans spy this, they'll make a grab for it. (Picture book. 4-7)Read full book review >
HOW TO RAISE A MOM by Jean Reagan
by Jean Reagan, illustrated by Lee Wildish

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017
Still, this may be just the ticket for harried moms who want to point out all they do for their kids and get a little help in return—sly fun in other words. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
THE GATEKEEPERS by Chris Whipple
NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2017
A well-researched, well-written review of a unique government position—informative for the general public and an insightful blueprint for the new administration. Read full book review >
AN AMERICAN SICKNESS by Elisabeth Rosenthal
NON-FICTION
Released: April 11, 2017
A scathing denouncement, stronger in portraying the system's problems than in offering pragmatic solutions. 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 >