BESTSELLERS

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR by Jeffrey Archer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2014
Lightweight, entertaining beach reading. Read full book review >
POWER PLAY by Danielle Steel

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2014
Standard, appealing fare from Steel. Read full book review >

GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT CONSTRUCTION SITE by Sherri Duskey Rinker
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 4, 2011
Who cares? The equation of trucks + bedtime book = best-seller, even if it does set feminism back a few decades. (Picture book. 2-6)Read full book review >
PANIC by Lauren Oliver
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
THRILLERS
Released: March 4, 2014
The only thing more terrifying than the game itself is not getting the chance to play it. (Thriller. 14 & up)Read full book review >
THE FINISHER by David Baldacci

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 4, 2014
Like many crossover efforts from name-brand authors: overstuffed and underinspired. (Fantasy. 11-13)Read full book review >

YOU CAN DATE BOYS WHEN YOU'RE FORTY by Dave Barry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014
A mishmash, but even those who don't have children and have never lived in Miami or searched for a Wi-Fi connection in the Israeli desert will appreciate Barry's lighthearted absurdity. Read full book review >
SHOWTIME by Jeff Pearlman
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: March 4, 2014
Pearlman ably demonstrates how deeply flawed human beings can nonetheless create a near-flawless beauty on the court. Read full book review >
UGANDA BE KIDDING ME by Chelsea Handler
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: March 4, 2014
Fans of Handler's outrageous persona will find much to enjoy; the unconverted will remain so. Read full book review >
BONE DEEP by Randy Wayne White

VERDICT: SKIP IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 4, 2014
In Doc's 21st adventure (Night Moves, 2013, etc.), promising characters get submerged in a colorful treasure hunt whose participants are at odds in not-very-interesting ways. When Doc reveals the identity of the malefactor behind the psycho biker, readers realize it doesn't much matter. Read full book review >
THE BOOTLEGGER by Clive Cussler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014
Great fun from one of the better Cussler series. Read full book review >
WHITE HOT KISS by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Released: Feb. 25, 2014
Totally entertaining. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)Read full book review >
THE SHADOW THRONE by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Released: Feb. 25, 2014
From one cliffhanging episode to the next, wily Jaron's rebellious, undisciplined spirit carries the day as he battles to save everything he holds dear. (map) (Adventure. 10-14)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >