BESTSELLERS

THE HELLFIRE CLUB by Jake Tapper

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2018
Tapper's backstage portrayal of Capitol Hill circa 1954 is breezy and knowing but lacks the ingredients that would make it a successful political thriller. Read full book review >
TWISTED PREY by John Sandford

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2018
Sandford is as professional as the evildoers aren't. The result is lots of great setups but remarkably few follow-throughs. Read full book review >

LOVE & WAR by Melissa de la Cruz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 17, 2018
The popularity of the first in this series means a ready audience for this lively volume. (Historical fiction. 12-adult) Read full book review >
GHOST BOYS by Jewell Parker Rhodes

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018
A timely, challenging book that's worthy of a read, further discussion, and action. (Fiction. 8-12)Read full book review >
RESCUE AND JESSICA by Jessica Kensky
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018
A gentle introduction to service dogs and acquired disability. (Picture book. 4-6)Read full book review >

GOD SAVE TEXAS by Lawrence Wright
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2018
A revelation—Wright finds the reflection of his own conflicted soul in the native state he loves and has hated. Read full book review >
A HIGHER LOYALTY by James Comey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2018
A modest, soft-spoken book that is sure to enrage its chief subject. Read full book review >
THEN SHE WAS GONE by Lisa Jewell

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2018
Dark and unsettling, this novel's end arrives abruptly even as readers are still moving at a breakneck speed. Read full book review >
THE OVERSTORY by Richard Powers
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2018
A magnificent achievement: a novel that is, by turns, both optimistic and fatalistic, idealistic without being naïve. Read full book review >
NOIR by Christopher Moore

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2018
A frantically comic tale of guys and dolls that shoots and just misses. Read full book review >
FOR EVERY ONE by Jason Reynolds
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 10, 2018
Inspirational reading for any occasion. (Poetry. 12-adult) Read full book review >
Released: April 10, 2018
A powerful text that floods the mind with illumination—and with agonizing questions. 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 >