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HOW TO CATCH AN ELF by Adam Wallace
by Adam Wallace, illustrated by Andy Elkerton

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
A forgettable effort that fails to capture any of the magical charm of Santa's story. (Picture book. 3-6)Read full book review >
TOM CLANCY TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE  by Mark Greaney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016
A generation past Red October, the America-hating bad guys have added spyware, hacking, the dark web, and Bitcoins to those ubiquitous AK-47s. Read full book review >

THE WHOLE TOWN'S TALKING by Fannie Flagg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2016
You know the expression "This is not your grandma's epic novel"? Well, this is your grandma's epic novel, anodyne but sweeping in its sweet way, full of home truths and consolation. Read full book review >
PRINCE LESTAT AND THE REALMS OF ATLANTIS by Anne Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2016
Rice's latest excursion into otherly realms may leave some readers feeling overstuffed—but others, to be sure, will be hungry for more. Read full book review >
SCYTHE by Neal Shusterman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 29, 2016
A thoughtful and thrilling story of life, death, and meaning. (Science fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >

<i>THE DAILY SHOW</i> (THE BOOK) by Chris Smith
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Nov. 22, 2016
An intimate and entertaining look at a fake-news program whose caustic, witty alchemy remains missed by many. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Nov. 22, 2016
Required reading for a generation that's "going to be asked to dance in a hurricane."Read full book review >
MOONGLOW by Michael Chabon

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2016
A heartfelt but sodden family saga. Read full book review >
THE DIABOLIC by S.J. Kincaid

VERDICT: BUY IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2016
Philosophical, twisty, and addictive. (Science fiction. 13 & up)Read full book review >
TAKE HEART, MY CHILD by Ainsley Earhardt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
This treacle-sweet book feels like an extended greeting card. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)Read full book review >
TESTIMONY by Robbie Robertson
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
Essential for any devotee of the Band, Dylan, or rock music in the last half of the 20th century. Read full book review >
BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
A somewhat disjointed narrative with flashes of brilliant storytelling and acute observations on South African culture. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >