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INNOCENCE by Dean Koontz

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2014
Something different this way comes from Mr. Koontz's imagination. Enjoy. Read full book review >
THE TESTING by Joelle Charbonneau

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: June 4, 2013
Though genre elements are in place, this page-turner earns an A for freshness. (Dystopian adventure. 12 & up) Read full book review >

THE KID by Ben Bradlee Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 3, 2013
An outstanding addition to the literature of baseball. Read full book review >
THE GODS OF GUILT by Michael Connelly

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2013
Not much of a thriller or a mystery, but illuminating about the ways in which the law works and doesn't. Read full book review >
COMMAND AUTHORITY by Tom Clancy
Released: Dec. 3, 2013
Likely not the last installment in the Ryan saga—not with a world full of terrorists, disgruntled KGB types and Venezuelans. Read full book review >

THE SUPREME MACARONI COMPANY by Adriana Trigiani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2013
Fans of Trigiani's Valentine books will find plenty of fodder here. Read full book review >
FRIENDS by Eric Carle
by Eric Carle, illustrated by Eric Carle

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Nov. 19, 2013
Nevertheless, children will identify with the longing to be with distant loved ones and will revel in the sheer joy of Carle's forms, colors and textures. (Picture book. 3-6)Read full book review >
LET ME OFF AT THE TOP! by Ron Burgundy
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Nov. 19, 2013
A stocking stuffer for die-hard Burgundians or a gag gift to bring to Wes Mantooth's holiday party, but nothing more than that. Read full book review >
MY PROMISED LAND by Ari Shavit
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Nov. 19, 2013
Thoughtful, sobering reflections on a seemingly intractable conflict. Read full book review >
YOU HERD ME! by Colin Cowherd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 2013
Provocative and amusing takes on the passing sports parade. Read full book review >
FIVE DAYS IN NOVEMBER by Clint Hill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 2013
Chronology, photographs and personal knowledge combine to make a memorable commemorative presentation. Read full book review >
THE CHRISTMAS WISH by Lori Evert
Kirkus Star
by Lori Evert, illustrated by Per Breiehagen

VERDICT: BUY IT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013
A captivating Christmas story with a magic all its own. (Picture book. 3-8)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Luis Alberto Urrea
April 21, 2015

Examining the borders between one nation and another, between one person and another, Luis Alberto Urrea’s latest story collection, The Water Museum, reveals his mastery of the short form. This collection includes the Edgar-award winning "Amapola" and his now-classic "Bid Farewell to Her Many Horses," which had the honor of being chosen for NPR's "Selected Shorts" not once but twice. Urrea has also recently published a poetry collection, Tijuana Book of the Dead, mixing lyricism and colloquial voices, mysticism and the daily grind. We talk to Urrea about both of his new books this week on Kirkus TV. View video >