BESTSELLERS

THE WATER KNIFE by Paolo Bacigalupi

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2015
An absorbing, if sometimes ideologically overbearing, thriller full of violent action and depressing visions of a bleakly imagined future. Read full book review >
OUR SOULS AT NIGHT by Kent Haruf

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 2015
Those who have been immersed in Holt since Plainsong(1999) will appreciate one last visit.Read full book review >

PIRANHA by Clive Cussler

VERDICT: SKIP IT
THRILLERS
Released: May 26, 2015
One-dimensional characters but standard Cussler and Co. multidimensional action. Read full book review >
RADIANT ANGEL by Nelson DeMille

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2015
Perfect summer beach reading, with or without margaritas, full of Glock-and-boat action. Read full book review >
OFF THE PAGE by Jodi Picoult
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 19, 2015
Though it lacks the depth of Cornelia Funke's Inkheart series, the story is at its best when it's taken as a metafictive exploration of the relationship between a reader and a beloved book. (Fantasy. 10-14)Read full book review >

ELON MUSK by Ashlee Vance
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 19, 2015
Despite Vance's best efforts, Musk comes off as another megalomaniacal hypercapitalist whose stock in trade is luxury goods and services for luxury clients. Read full book review >
ROBERT B. PARKER'S KICKBACK by Ace Atkins
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 19, 2015
The ritualistic series of face-offs will be red meat for franchise fans, and it's great to see Spenser tackle a social evil with its roots in real life, even though his rescue of Dillon predictably fails to put much of a dent in even little Blackburn's prison-for-profit scheme. Read full book review >
THE SCARLET GOSPELS by Clive Barker

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015
Perhaps not the best jumping-on point into Barker's twisted universe, but a fun, gory roller-coaster ride for horror fans and a worthy ending for an iconic villain. Read full book review >
BEACH TOWN by Mary Kay Andrews

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015
A perfect fit for the romance lover's beach bag. Read full book review >
SEVENEVES by Neal Stephenson

VERDICT: BUY IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 19, 2015
Meanwhile, all those exploding planetoids make a good argument for more STEM funding. Wise, witty, utterly well-crafted science fiction. Read full book review >
THE QUARTET by Joseph J. Ellis
HISTORY
Released: May 5, 2015
This is Ellis' ninth consecutive history of the Revolutionary War era and yet another winner. Read full book review >
HOLD STILL by Sally Mann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2015
Generously illustrated, Mann's memoir is testimony to photography's power to evoke tender, lucent portraits of the past. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >