BESTSELLERS

SCRAPPY LITTLE NOBODY by Anna Kendrick

VERDICT: BORROW IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
The intimate and semi-entertaining details of an actor's childhood and her rise to stardom in Hollywood. Read full book review >
OUR REVOLUTION by Bernie Sanders
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
There's not much what-if here and certainly no indecision. Instead, as if rallying the troops, Sanders writes confidently of a program that's sure to be revisited in 2020. Read full book review >

SETTLE FOR MORE by Megyn Kelly

VERDICT: BORROW IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
As candid and earnest as we can hope for from a polished TV personality, Kelly's memoir delivers on decency and encouragement. Read full book review >
SWING TIME by Zadie Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
Moving, funny, and grave, this novel parses race and global politics with Fred Astaire's or Michael Jackson's grace. Read full book review >
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY KILLER by Mary Higgins Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
Fleet, conscientious, and utterly true to its carefully wrought formula. Read full book review >

CHAOS by Patricia Cornwell

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
Fans, aware that this particular fatality is incidental to the larger saga of the heroine's epic struggle with the forces of evil, will forgive the absence of a coherent mystery or characters worth caring about. The closest analogue to Cornwell's wildly successful series, in fact, may be a superhero franchise. Read full book review >
ODESSA SEA by Clive Cussler

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
Sketch out some exotic, ephemeral settings, make every villain as nasty as possible, and it's another of Cussler's cinematic-style entertainments spinning out at hold-on-to-your-hat speed. Read full book review >
CHILDREN OF EDEN by Joey Graceffa

VERDICT: BORROW IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
A promising start that gets more right than wrong. (Science fiction. 12-16)Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
A well-told chronicle of an ambitious sociological project of significant current importance. Read full book review >
THE CHEMIST by Stephenie Meyer

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016
Rated B for badass. Read full book review >
NIGHT SCHOOL by Lee Child

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016
For the first time in 20 books, the man-mountain Reacher, and the story around him, moves like a lug. Read full book review >
THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016
With appeal to cynics and romantics alike, this profound exploration of life and love tempers harsh realities with the beauty of hope in a way that is both deeply moving and satisfying. (Fiction. 14 & up)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 >