BESTSELLERS

THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE by Jessica Shattuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017
Neither romantic nor heroic, Shattuck's new novel seems atypical of current World War II fiction but makes sincere, evocative use of family history to explore complicity and the long arc of individual responses to a mass crime. Read full book review >
THE BLACK BOOK by James Patterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2017
Most readers will be ahead of the twin investigators in identifying the guilty party. But the mystery is authentic, the lead-up genuinely suspenseful, and the leading characters and situations more memorable than Patterson's managed in quite a while. Co-author Ellis is definitely a keeper. Read full book review >

NEMESIS by Brendan Reichs
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 21, 2017
Hooked readers will be tapping their fingers waiting for the sequel. (Thriller. 12-16)Read full book review >
DRAGONWATCH by Brandon Mull
by Brandon Mull, illustrated by Brandon Dorman

VERDICT: BORROW IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 14, 2017
Fans of the series will welcome a new story arc stocked with familiar characters, settings, and adventures. (Fantasy. 12-15)Read full book review >
THE 1997 MASTERS by Tiger Woods
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 21, 2017
An astonishing story of accomplishment that would have been invigorated by more lively, animated prose. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 21, 2017
An entertaining look inside the White House. Read full book review >
A COLONY IN A NATION by Chris Hayes
NON-FICTION
Released: March 21, 2017
A timely and impassioned argument for social justice. Read full book review >
MAN OVERBOARD by J.A. Jance

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017
Jance (Random Acts, 2016, etc.) can't seem to keep out of her own way or avoid sidelining the supposed heroine in this 15th franchise installment. But the character who does take the lead deserves to keep it, and the ending helps make up for the cumbersome plot. Read full book review >
MANGROVE LIGHTNING by Randy Wayne White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017
White comes up with a novel way to re-examine historical crimes: reincarnate the criminals as fictional present-day killers. It's a crazy idea, and some crazy developments trail in its wake, but it works better than you might expect. Read full book review >
THE TEA GIRL OF HUMMINGBIRD LANE by Lisa See
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017
Still, a riveting exercise in fictional anthropology. Read full book review >
VICIOUS CIRCLE by C.J. Box

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017
Bracingly familiar pleasures expertly packaged. The two families' fraught history, tangled enough to fuel a whole season of high-country soap opera, keeps this installment from being the best place to take the initial plunge into the franchise, but first-timers will be intrigued and fans amply rewarded. Read full book review >
MISSISSIPPI BLOOD by Greg Iles

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017
Faulkner meets John D. MacDonald, and that's all to the good. A boisterous, spills-and-chills entertainment from start to finish. 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 >