BESTSELLERS

Y IS FOR YESTERDAY by Sue Grafton

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2017
Any time spent with Grafton's inimitable shamus is one of the highlights of the year, but her 25th case drags on forever before ending with a whimper. Fans won't mind as they cheer the series on to Z Is for Zany, or whatever the endlessly resourceful author has in mind. Read full book review >
SCIENCE IN THE SOUL by Richard Dawkins
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 8, 2017
For Dawkins fans, a must-have collection of scattered speeches and writings; for foes, more grist for the mill. Read full book review >

HAIL TO THE CHIN by Bruce Campbell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2017
A breezy read through a breezy life.
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WHY BUDDHISM IS TRUE by Robert Wright
Released: Aug. 8, 2017
A cogent and approachable argument for a personal meditation practice based on secular Buddhist principles. Read full book review >
THE GOOD DAUGHTER by Karin Slaughter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017
It's hard to think of any writer since Flannery O'Connor, referenced at several key moments here, who's succeeded as consistently as Slaughter at using horrific violence to evoke pity and terror. Whether she's extending her franchise or creating stand-alones like this, she really does make your hair stand on end. Read full book review >

A STRANGER IN THE HOUSE by Shari Lapena
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2017
Readers looking for someone, anyone, to root for won't find it among these well-to-do suburbanites behaving badly. Read full book review >
I KNOW A SECRET by Tess Gerritsen

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2017
One character's statement that "sometimes up really is down" applies to this complex and enjoyable story. It's a worthy addition to the series. Read full book review >
EXPOSED by Lisa Scottoline
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2017
Despite some overheated damsel-in-distress complications toward the end, a stellar demonstration of the proposition that although it can't bring back the dead, "justice was still the best consolation prize going." The final curtain will find you cheering, and Scottoline will have earned every hurrah. Read full book review >
SEEING RED by Sandra Brown

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2017
As the plot grows more complicated, it also sheds believability, leaving sex and witty banter to carry the day. Read full book review >
SOLO  by Kwame Alexander
Released: Aug. 1, 2017
A contemporary hero's journey, brilliantly told. (Verse fiction. 14-adult)Read full book review >
MILES MORALES   by Jason Reynolds
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017
A page-turner with a heart and a soul. (Fantasy. 12-18)Read full book review >
CRIME SCENE by Jonathan Kellerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017
First of a series apparently aimed at readers willing to invest their time and attention in the hope of more excitement down the road. 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 >