BESTSELLERS

LET ME BE FRANK WITH YOU by Richard Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2014
Another Bascombe novel would be a surprise, but so is this—a welcome one.
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THE BURNING ROOM by Michael Connelly

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2014
Expect Bosch to uncover a nest of vipers as powerful as they are untouchable, but don't expect him to emerge from his Herculean labors a happy man. Read full book review >

THE LONG HAUL by Jeff Kinney
by Jeff Kinney, illustrated by Jeff Kinney

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Nov. 4, 2014
Every kid—and every parent—who's ever suffered through a family road trip will feel as one with Greg. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)Read full book review >
ATLANTIA by Ally Condie

VERDICT: SKIP IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
As cool as a submerged city and teen siren are, too many physical details are missing and too many emotional details forced. (Fantasy. 12 & up)Read full book review >
JERRY LEE LEWIS by Rick Bragg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
From a skilled storyteller comes this entertaining, sympathetic story of a life flaring with fire, shuddering with shakin'. Read full book review >

JACQUELINE BOUVIER KENNEDY ONASSIS by Barbara Leaming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
An intimate and revealing look at one of the 20th century's most remarkable—and misunderstood—women. Read full book review >
MIRACLES by Eric Metaxas
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
Both erudite and intimate, Metaxas invites even the scoffer to wonder. Read full book review >
THE SECRET HISTORY OF WONDER WOMAN by Jill Lepore
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
Lepore mines new archival sources to reconstruct Marston's tangled home life and the controversy generated by Wonder Woman. It's an irresistible story, and the author tells it with relish and delight. Read full book review >
YES PLEASE by Amy Poehler

VERDICT: BUY IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
A wise and winning—and polite—memoir and manifesto. Read full book review >
THE PERIPHERAL by William Gibson

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
This is quintessential Gibson: gonzo yet cool, sharp-edged, sophisticated—but ultimately, vaguely unsatisfying. Read full book review >
THE HANDSOME MAN'S DELUXE CAFÉ by Alexander McCall Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
Thanks to that sturdy deus ex machina, Orphan Farm matron Mma Potokwane, all's well that ends well in perhaps the most tranquil and unruffled entry in this renowned series.Read full book review >
HAVANA STORM by Clive Cussler

VERDICT: BORROW IT
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
Another super Cussler fun read fit for a lazy weekend. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fernanda Santos
author of THE FIRE LINE
May 17, 2016

When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the 20 men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. New York Times writer Fernanda Santos’ debut book The Fire Line is the story of the fire and the Hotshots’ attempts to extinguish it. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. View video >