BESTSELLERS

CRIPPLED AMERICA by Donald J. Trump
Released: Nov. 3, 2015
A brief but still highly padded gift to true believers. Anyone else…well, here's a scowl for you. Read full book review >
AVENUE OF MYSTERIES by John Irving

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2015
Though not as irresistible as early works such as The World According to Garp and The Hotel New Hampshire, a welcome return to form. Read full book review >

THE CROSSING by Michael Connelly

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015
Solid, unspectacular, utterly engrossing work from the reigning master of the police procedural. Read full book review >
THE BAZAAR OF BAD DREAMS by Stephen King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015
Readers seeking a tale well told will take pleasure in King's sometimes-scary, sometimes merely gloomy pages. Read full book review >
I REALLY LIKE SLOP! by Mo Willems
by Mo Willems, illustrated by Mo Willems

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015
"Yummy" may be highly subjective, but friendship is transcendent. (Early reader. 4-8)Read full book review >

MY LIFE ON THE ROAD by Gloria Steinem

VERDICT: BORROW IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2015
An invigoratingly candid memoir from a giant of women's rights. Read full book review >
LIGHTS OUT by Ted Koppel
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 27, 2015
Koppel's case for the cyberthreat is strong; government officials seem (perhaps justifiably) preoccupied by other matters, or clueless, or both. Read full book review >
HUNGER MAKES ME A MODERN GIRL by Carrie Brownstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2015
Unlike many rock star memoirs, there's no sense that this book is a chore or a marketing effort. It's revealing and riveting. On the page as in her songs, Brownstein finds the right words to give shape to experience. Read full book review >
WILDFLOWER by Drew Barrymore

VERDICT: BORROW IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2015
It's easy to like Barrymore, and even if her life isn't quite an open book, we get an often funny, occasionally tear-jerking picture of a woman who has replaced past darkness with love and light and who just wants everyone to be happy. Read full book review >
THE WITCHES by Stacy Schiff
Released: Oct. 27, 2015
As history, The Witches is intelligent and reliable; as a story, it's a trudge over very well-trod ground. Read full book review >
SLADE HOUSE by David Mitchell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2015
Though there's something of an inside joke happening on every page, Mitchell serves up a story that wouldn't be out of place alongside The Turn of the Screw. Ingenious, scary, and downright weird. Read full book review >
A BANQUET OF CONSEQUENCES by Elizabeth George
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2015
In her 20th mystery, George delivers just what she always has: storylines that take a long time to resolve and narratives that are a shade too long but that in the end are always satisfying. 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 >