BESTSELLERS

PIECING ME TOGETHER by Renée Watson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017
A timely, nuanced, and unforgettable story about the power of art, community, and friendship. (Fiction. 12 & up)Read full book review >
BABY MONKEY, PRIVATE EYE by Brian Selznick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2018
Wrapped in the chiaroscuro of film noir, kids will forget they are learning to read, focusing instead on the comic bits, persistence, and vulnerability of an endearing hero. (Early reader. 4-9)Read full book review >

TIME PIECES by John Banville
Kirkus Star
by John Banville, photographed by Paul Joyce

VERDICT: BUY IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 27, 2018
Told in a conversational style both luscious and luxuriant, this is exquisite work by a master craftsman. Read full book review >
THE HUSH by John Hart

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2018
After spinning its wheels in its first half, Hart's novel becomes a chilling tale that's hard to shake. Read full book review >
THE COMMON GOOD by Robert B. Reich

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Feb. 28, 2018
Idealistic and stronger in description than prescription, but a provocative essay nonetheless. Read full book review >

Released: March 20, 2018
An exhilarating look at the future, although American readers may yearn for a Chinese bombshell (à la Russia's launch of Sputnik in 1957) to stimulate the U.S. government to achieve at least one marvel during their lifetimes. Read full book review >
EDUCATED by Tara Westover
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 2018
An astonishing account of deprivation, confusion, survival, and success. Read full book review >
AGENT IN PLACE by Mark Greaney
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2018
Somehow, Greaney cranks out one winner after another. That's a lot of work for the Gray Man and plenty of pleasure for thriller fans. Read full book review >
HELLO, UNIVERSE by Erin Entrada Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017
An original and resonant exploration of interconnectedness and friendship. (Fiction. 9-12)Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 23, 2018
In a sure-to-be-controversial book, Hari delivers a weighty, well-supported, persuasive argument against treating depression pharmaceutically. Read full book review >
ALL THE PIECES MATTER by Jonathan Abrams
Released: Feb. 13, 2018
Filled with revealing information from the participants, intriguing tidbits, and show trivia, this compendium will have fans scurrying back to their DVD sets. Read full book review >
ENLIGHTENMENT NOW by Steven Pinker
Released: Feb. 13, 2018
For those inclined to believe that the end is not nigh and who would like to keep up with recent science, this book is a…well, not a godsend, but a gift all the same. 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 >