BESTSELLERS

BUT WHAT IF WE'RE WRONG? by Chuck Klosterman
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: June 7, 2016
Replete with lots of nifty, whimsical footnotes, this clever, speculative book challenges our beliefs with jocularity and perspicacity. Read full book review >
HOMEGOING by Yaa Gyasi

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016
A promising debut that's awake to emotional, political, and cultural tensions across time and continents. Read full book review >

I ALMOST FORGOT ABOUT YOU by Terry McMillan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016
A heartwarming story that reminds us of the pure joy of believing in love. Read full book review >
THE HOUSE OF SECRETS by Brad Meltzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016
"When you've faced the impossible, it's usually because someone's lying," the traumatized heroine is assured. True enough. The apparently formidable premise behind this tale dissolves in a shower of lies, and the ambitious plot sags as the principals crisscross the globe pumping up their frequent flier miles. Read full book review >
END OF WATCH by Stephen King

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016
Gleefully gross. And a few of the principals even outlive the tale, meaning there's hope for a sequel, assuming King wants to play with the definition of trilogy, too.... Read full book review >

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO STAR WARS by Cass R. Sunstein
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: May 31, 2016
Certainly odd but also smart and interesting. For any student who wants to write a term paper on Star Wars, this book could serve as a rich resource. Read full book review >
THE VIEW FROM THE CHEAP SEATS by Neil Gaiman
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: May 31, 2016
Gaiman's many fans will love this collection, which showcases the author's wit, wisdom, and deep appreciation for art and the people who make it. Read full book review >
A HERO OF FRANCE by Alan Furst
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016
This daydream of life under the Occupation is something rare: a suspense novel that offers the pleasures of relaxation. Read full book review >
BEFORE THE FALL by Noah Hawley

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016
Like the successful screenwriter that he is, Hawley piles on enough intrigues and plot complications to keep you hooked even if you can spot most of them a sea mile away. Read full book review >
THE EMPEROR'S REVENGE  by Clive Cussler
Released: May 31, 2016
The Cussler conglomerate holds the patent on the Don't analyze, turn the page! manly action adventure. Read full book review >
TRIBE by Sebastian Junger
HISTORY
Released: May 24, 2016
The themes implicit in the author's bestsellers are explicit in this slim yet illuminating volume. Read full book review >
SWEETBITTER by Stephanie Danler
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2016
As they say at the restaurant: pick up! Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nancy Isenberg
author of WHITE TRASH
July 19, 2016

Poor Americans have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement. They were alternately known as “waste people,” “offals,” “rubbish,” “lazy lubbers,” and “crackers.” By the 1850s, the downtrodden included so-called “clay eaters” and “sandhillers,” known for prematurely aged children distinguished by their yellowish skin, ragged clothing, and listless minds. Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over 400 years, in White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America’s supposedly class-free society––where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. “A riveting thesis supported by staggering research,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >