BESTSELLERS

I AM HUMAN by Susan Verde
by Susan Verde, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2018
Grown-ups will enjoy reading this regularly with the children in their lives: The reminders benefit us all. (Picture book. 3-9)Read full book review >
THE GREATEST LOVE STORY EVER TOLD by Nick Offerman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2018
Readers are likely to enjoy the authors' company almost as much as they seem to enjoy each other's. Read full book review >

TO SHAKE THE SLEEPING SELF by Jedidiah Jenkins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2018
Jenkins' many Instagram followers won't be disappointed. Read full book review >
GOOD AND MAD by Rebecca Traister
Released: Oct. 2, 2018
A gripping call to action that portends greater liberty and justness for all. Read full book review >

THE FIFTH RISK by Michael Lewis
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
Released: Oct. 2, 2018
As with nearly all of Lewis' books, this one succeeds on so many levels, including as a well-written primer on how the government serves citizens in underappreciated ways. Read full book review >
WAR OF THE WOLF by Bernard Cornwell

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2018
Great entertainment for fans of historical epics. Read full book review >
BLOOD COMMUNION by Anne Rice
by Anne Rice, illustrated by Mark Edward Geyer

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2018
Just the bucket of blood for die-hard Rice fans. Read full book review >
A SPARK OF LIGHT by Jodi Picoult

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2018
Novels such as this extensively researched and passionate polemic are not necessarily art, but, like Sinclair Lewis' The Jungle, they are necessary. Read full book review >
THE DARK DESCENT OF ELIZABETH FRANKENSTEIN by Kiersten White
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 25, 2018
An all-around win for readers who enjoy (not too scary) horror, thrilling tales, and contemplating the deeper meaning of life. (Fiction. 15-18)Read full book review >
THE VANDERBEEKERS AND THE HIDDEN GARDEN by Karina Yan Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018
Perfect for individual reading while tucked away in a treehouse or as a family read-aloud. (Fiction. 8-12)Read full book review >
STORIES FOR BOYS WHO DARE TO BE DIFFERENT by Ben Brooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018
A timely and worthy attempt dragged down by poor execution. (Collective biography. 8-13)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 >