BESTSELLERS

THE STORY OF THE JEWS by Simon Schama
HISTORY
Released: March 18, 2014
A multifaceted story artfully woven by an expert historian. Read full book review >
THE PROMISE OF A PENCIL by Adam Braun
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2014
Informative and inspiring but somewhat marred by a self-congratulatory tone. Read full book review >

YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN by Jean Hanff Korelitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014
A smart, leisurely study of midlife angst. Read full book review >
THE CAIRO AFFAIR by Olen Steinhauer

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014
Could easily dispense with a third of the pages in this le Carré wannabe. Read full book review >
RAISING STEAM by Terry Pratchett

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014
Brimming with Pratchett's trademark wit, a yarn with a serious point made with style and elegance. Read full book review >

MISSING YOU by Harlan Coben

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014
The setup is irresistible, the twists generously piled on and the climax suitably pulse-pounding, even though best-selling Coben (Six Years, 2013, etc.) is hard-pressed to tie all those complications together or produce a payoff that rises to their deliciously suspenseful levels. Read full book review >
RUINS by Dan Wells

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: March 11, 2014
Science (fiction) at the end of the world done right. (Science fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >
SKY RAIDERS by Brandon Mull

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: March 11, 2014
Sequels are certain, and they should be welcomed by all who like plenty of "odd" in their odysseys. (Fantasy. 10-13)Read full book review >
HI, KOO! by Jon J Muth
Kirkus Star
by Jon J Muth, illustrated by Jon J Muth

VERDICT: BUY IT
Released: Feb. 25, 2014
Throughout, condensed poetic image coupled with spare illustration yields huge effect; in a word, magical. (Picture book/poetry. 3 & up)Read full book review >
GOODNIGHT SONGS by Margaret Wise Brown
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 4, 2014
Nevertheless, children will enjoy the whimsical scenes, and adult mavens of children's literature will appreciate and delight in the background of the discovery. (CD) (Picture book. 3-5)Read full book review >
WHERE NOBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME by John Feinstein
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: March 1, 2014
A kaleidoscopic insiders' story of baseball as played by the Durham Bulls, Buffalo Bisons, Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Norfolk Tides and others like them. Read full book review >
YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS by Robert J. Wagner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2014
A diverting ancillary note to heavier biographies. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
September 1, 2015

Vanessa Diffenbaugh is the New York Timesbestselling author of The Language of Flowers; her new novel, We Never Asked for Wings, is about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds. For 14 years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children—Alex, now 15, and Luna, six—in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. “Diffenbaugh’s latest confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers,” our reviewer writes. View video >