BESTSELLERS

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING by Naomi Klein
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 16, 2014
A sharp analysis that is bound to be widely discussed, with all the usual suspects, depending on their politics, lining up to cheer or excoriate Klein. Read full book review >
THE GOLEM OF HOLLYWOOD by Jonathan Kellerman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 16, 2014
Any mystery that leaves you as satisfied with its lingering questions as it does with its solutions is worth your patronage.
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THE PAYING GUESTS by Sarah Waters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014
Waters keeps getting better, if that's even possible after the sheer perfection of her earlier novels. Read full book review >
WOLF IN WHITE VAN by John Darnielle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014
A pop culture-infused novel that thoughtfully and nonjudgmentally considers the dark side of nerddom. Read full book review >
EDGE OF ETERNITY by Ken Follett

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014
A well-written entertainment, best suited to those who measure their novels in reams instead of signatures. Read full book review >

HEIR OF FIRE by Sarah J. Maas

VERDICT: BUY IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 2, 2014
Will leave readers ravenous for more. (Fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >
FOUND by Harlan Coben

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Sept. 11, 2014
Packed with plot and studded with cliffhangers, Coben's third Mickey Bolitar thriller grabs readers in the opening chapter and never lets go. (Mystery. 11-16)Read full book review >
NIGHTMARES! by Jason Segel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
Sweet, charming and imaginative: a promising launch. (Fantasy. 8-12)Read full book review >
THE IRON TRIAL by Holly Black
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
A promising beginning to a complex exploration of good and evil, as well as friendship's loyalty. (Fantasy. 9-13)Read full book review >
GUS & ME by Keith Richards
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
A beautiful example of artistic bookmaking, a story of family love and lore, and the magic of music personified in a way that's utterly accessible to children—and their dazzled parents. (biographical note, photographs) (Picture book. 4-10)Read full book review >
HORTON AND THE KWUGGERBUG AND MORE LOST STORIES by Dr. Seuss
by Dr. Seuss, illustrated by Dr. Seuss, introduction by Charles D. Cohen

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
Fans both young and formerly young will be pleased—100 percent. (Picture book. 6-9)Read full book review >
DATACLYSM by Christian Rudder
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
Demographers, entrepreneurs, students of history and sociology, and ordinary citizens alike will find plenty of provocations and, yes, much data in Rudder's well-argued, revealing pages. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frances Stroh
author of BEER MONEY
May 5, 2016

Frances Stroh’s earliest memories are ones of great privilege: shopping trips to London and New York, lunches served by black-tied waiters at the Regency Hotel, and a house filled with precious antiques, which she was forbidden to touch. Established in Detroit in 1850, by 1984 the Stroh Brewing Company had become the largest private beer fortune in America and a brand emblematic of the American dream itself; while Stroh was coming of age, the Stroh family fortune was estimated to be worth $700 million. But behind the beautiful façade lay a crumbling foundation. As their fortune dissolved in little over a decade, the family was torn apart internally by divorce and one family member's drug bust; disagreements over the management of the business; and disputes over the remaining money they possessed. “The author’s family might have successfully burned through a massive fortune, but they squandered a lot more than that,” our reviewer writes about Stroh’s debut memoir, Beer Money. “A sorrowful, eye-opening examination of familial dysfunction.” View video >