BESTSELLERS

FOUNDING MOTHERS by Cokie Roberts
Released: Jan. 28, 2014
It is a wonderful package, adding the women who made it work to the men we thought we all knew. (websites) (Nonfiction. 8-12)Read full book review >
LOCOMOTIVE by Brian Floca
Released: Sept. 3, 2013
Nothing short of spectacular, just like the journey it describes. (Informational picture book. 4-10)Read full book review >

AN OFFICER AND A SPY by Robert Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014
Espionage, counterespionage, a scandalous trial, a coverup and a man who tries to do right make this a complex and alluring thriller. Read full book review >
STILL LIFE WITH BREAD CRUMBS by Anna Quindlen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014
Occasionally profound, always engaging, but marred by a formulaic resolution in which rewards and punishments are meted out according to who ranks highest on the niceness scale. Read full book review >
THE SECOND MACHINE AGE by Erik Brynjolfsson
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 20, 2014
Valuable reading for policymakers. Read full book review >

HUNTING SHADOWS by Charles Todd

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2014
Less from ghost Hamish? That change may be as welcome to some fans as to the inspector himself, though others may miss the inspector's invisible partner and conscience. Read full book review >
UNDER THE WIDE AND STARRY SKY by Nancy Horan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2014
While the retelling of the Stevensons' lives is rather pedestrian, Robert Louis Stevenson comes through as utterly irresistible. Read full book review >
THE DAYS OF ANNA MADRIGAL by Armistead Maupin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2014
Sweet, undemanding entertainment most suitable for longtime fans. Read full book review >
LOST LAKE by Sarah Addison Allen

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014
Light, sweet and sparkly. Read full book review >
THE IMPOSSIBLE KNIFE OF MEMORY by Laurie Halse Anderson
Released: Jan. 7, 2014
A characteristically honest and deeply felt exploration of the lingering scars of war. (Fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >
HOLLOW CITY by Ransom Riggs
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 14, 2014
Less a straightforward horrorfest than a tasty adventure for any reader with an appetite for the…peculiar. (Fantasy. 11-14)Read full book review >
I AM AMELIA EARHART by Brad Meltzer

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Jan. 14, 2014
Skip. (photographs) (Picture book. 3-6)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 >