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THE BOSTON GIRL by Anita Diamant

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 2014
Enjoyable fiction with a detailed historical backdrop, this sweet tale is paradigmatic book club fare, but we expect something more substantial from the author of The Red Tent (1997) and The Last Days of Dogtown (2005).Read full book review >
GREENGLASS HOUSE by Kate Milford
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 26, 2014
An abundantly diverting mystery seasoned with mild fantasy and just a little steampunk. (Mystery/fantasy. 10-14)Read full book review >

YODA by Beth Stern
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 18, 2014
Proceeds go to the North Shore Animal League America, which is probably the best thing that can be said about this well-meaning but unsuccessful story. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
BETRAYED by Lisa Scottoline

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 2014
But exemplary first and second acts are enough to make this the most successful melding to date of Rosato & DiNunzio's cases and Scottoline's family-centered stand-alones (Keep Quiet, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >
ROGUE KNIGHT by Brandon Mull

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 18, 2014
A flaccid, phoned-in sequel. (Fantasy. 10-13)Read full book review >

YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS UP by Al Michaels
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 2014
A playful puppy of a memoir about a big dog career. Read full book review >
THERE WAS A LITTLE GIRL by Brooke Shields
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 2014
Shields writes with considerable reflection; she's done the hard work of making sense of the contradictions in her mother, and now we get the benefit of her sharing what she's learned. Read full book review >
THE CINDERELLA MURDER by Mary Higgins Clark
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 18, 2014
The continuing sleuth easily substitutes for Clark's interchangeable damsels in distress, and Burke brings a sharp legal eye to the proceedings. This serendipitous series launch, or continuation, will satisfy Clark's legion of fans and may well win her some new ones. Read full book review >
THE ESCAPE by David Baldacci

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2014
A book that will entertain some readers but won't linger after the final page. Read full book review >
ISLAND OF LEGENDS by Lisa McMann

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 2, 2014
Given its numerous details, this fourth book will only be "wanted" by the series' fan base. (Fantasy. 10-14)Read full book review >
UNBROKEN by Laura Hillenbrand
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 11, 2014
This fine adaptation ably brings an inspiring tale to younger readers. (notes, index [not seen]) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)Read full book review >
LEROY NINKER SADDLES UP by Kate DiCamillo
by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 26, 2014
Filled with love and kindness and glorious sweet-talk: "Yippee-i-oh." (Fiction. 6-9)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
author of SEINFELDIA
August 22, 2016

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new bestseller Seinfeldia is the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld —the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!” “Armstrong’s intimate, breezy history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be,” our reviewer writes. “Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike.” View video >