BESTSELLERS

THE CITY OF MIRRORS by Justin Cronin

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2016
Of interest to fans who have followed the story through the first two books, but a bumpy ride without that background. Read full book review >
THE CROWN'S GAME by Evelyn Skye
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 17, 2016
Wildly romantic, wholly immersive, and gloriously over-the-top. (Fantasy. 12 & up)Read full book review >

32 YOLKS by Eric Ripert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2016
It doesn't take a refined palate to savor Ripert's culinary adventures. Read full book review >
THE GENE by Siddhartha Mukherjee
HISTORY
Released: May 17, 2016
Sobering, humbling, and extraordinarily rich reading from a wise and gifted writer who sees how far we have come—but how much farther we have to go to understand our human nature and destiny. Read full book review >
THE SECOND LIFE OF NICK MASON by Steve Hamilton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016
With a terrific new hero built for the long run, Hamilton stands to gain new followers—especially if Hollywood's plans to adapt the book come to fruition. Read full book review >

BEYOND THE ICE LIMIT by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016
Science fiction as action adventure, the sort of book primed for screen treatment if a producer can find a sufficient F/X budget. Read full book review >
THE FIREMAN by Joe Hill

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016
A satisfying tale overall, just right for the beach. Be sure to wear sunscreen. Read full book review >
THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING by Morgan Matson
Released: May 3, 2016
A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes. (Fiction. 13-18)Read full book review >
THUNDER BOY JR. by Sherman Alexie
Kirkus Star
by Sherman Alexie, illustrated by Yuyi Morales

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 10, 2016
An expertly crafted, soulful, and humorous work that tenderly explores identity, culture, and the bond between father and son. (Picture book. 4-7)Read full book review >
OUR GREAT BIG BACKYARD by Laura Bush
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 10, 2016
Produced to celebrate the National Park Service's upcoming centenary, a breezy invitation to prospective travelers to "get out there!" (Picture book. 6-8)Read full book review >
THE SECRET WAR by Max Hastings
HISTORY
Released: May 10, 2016
A masterful account of wartime skulduggery that has relevance still today. Read full book review >
THE BIG PICTURE by Sean Carroll
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: May 10, 2016
A brilliantly lucid exposition of profound philosophical and scientific issues in a language accessible to lay readers. 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 >