BESTSELLERS

PETE THE CAT AND THE BEDTIME BLUES by James Dean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015
Much better books about not being able to sleep abound—skip these bedtime blues. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
FORTUNATE SON by John Fogerty
Released: Oct. 6, 2015
Fogerty has had better luck than most, but overall, this is an unfortunate autobiography. Read full book review >

SOUNDS LIKE ME by Sara Bareilles
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015
A breezy, upbeat, and honest reflection of this multitalented artist. Read full book review >
ROSEMARY by Kate Clifford Larson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015
A well-researched, entertaining, and illuminating biography that should take pride of place over another recent Rosemary bio, Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff's The Missing Kennedy.Read full book review >
M TRAIN by Patti Smith

VERDICT: BUY IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015
Not as focused as Just Kids, but an atmospheric, moody, and bittersweet memoir to be savored and pondered.Read full book review >

SATURN RUN by John Sandford

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015
James Bond meets Tom Swift, with the last word reserved not for extraterrestrial encounters but for international piracy, state secrets, and a spot of satisfyingly underhanded political pressure. Read full book review >
THE SECRET CHORD by Geraldine Brooks

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015
A skillful reimagining of stories already well-known to any well-versed reader of the Bible gracefully and intelligently told. Read full book review >
SHADOWS OF SELF by Brandon Sanderson

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015
A fast-paced fantasy adventure set in a fascinating world and populated with lovable, memorable characters. Read full book review >
A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS by George R.R. Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015
As Tolkien had his Silmarillion, so Martin has this trilogy of foundational tales. They succeed on their own, but in addition, they succeed in making fans want more—and with luck, Martin will oblige them with more of these early yarns.Read full book review >
THE RABBIT WHO WANTS TO FALL ASLEEP by Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2015
If the book works, it's because children will be bored to sleep, but it's a lot more likely that exhausted adults will succumb before their little ones do. (Picture book. 3-6)Read full book review >
NIGHTFALL by Jake Halpern

VERDICT: BORROW IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 22, 2015
The teens' desperate journey to find their way off the island will keep readers turning pages. (Paranormal adventure. 12-18)Read full book review >
ZEROES by Scott Westerfeld
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 29, 2015
In this series opener by three acclaimed authors, intriguing protagonists and cinematic powers will surely please adventure fans who don't mind an ensemble developed at the expense of the individual. (Science fiction. 13-15)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 >