BESTSELLERS

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2014
A deep, nuanced and indignant indictment of the players who have made investigative journalism harder to conduct, even if those actors are other journalists. Read full book review >
LET ME BE FRANK WITH YOU by Richard Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2014
Another Bascombe novel would be a surprise, but so is this—a welcome one.
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THE BURNING ROOM by Michael Connelly

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2014
Expect Bosch to uncover a nest of vipers as powerful as they are untouchable, but don't expect him to emerge from his Herculean labors a happy man. Read full book review >
THE LONG HAUL by Jeff Kinney
by Jeff Kinney, illustrated by Jeff Kinney

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Nov. 4, 2014
Every kid—and every parent—who's ever suffered through a family road trip will feel as one with Greg. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)Read full book review >
ATLANTIA by Ally Condie

VERDICT: SKIP IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
As cool as a submerged city and teen siren are, too many physical details are missing and too many emotional details forced. (Fantasy. 12 & up)Read full book review >

JERRY LEE LEWIS by Rick Bragg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
From a skilled storyteller comes this entertaining, sympathetic story of a life flaring with fire, shuddering with shakin'. Read full book review >
JACQUELINE BOUVIER KENNEDY ONASSIS by Barbara Leaming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
An intimate and revealing look at one of the 20th century's most remarkable—and misunderstood—women. Read full book review >
MIRACLES by Eric Metaxas
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
Both erudite and intimate, Metaxas invites even the scoffer to wonder. Read full book review >
THE SECRET HISTORY OF WONDER WOMAN by Jill Lepore
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
Lepore mines new archival sources to reconstruct Marston's tangled home life and the controversy generated by Wonder Woman. It's an irresistible story, and the author tells it with relish and delight. Read full book review >
YES PLEASE by Amy Poehler

VERDICT: BUY IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
A wise and winning—and polite—memoir and manifesto. Read full book review >
THE PERIPHERAL by William Gibson

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
This is quintessential Gibson: gonzo yet cool, sharp-edged, sophisticated—but ultimately, vaguely unsatisfying. Read full book review >
THE HANDSOME MAN'S DELUXE CAFÉ by Alexander McCall Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
Thanks to that sturdy deus ex machina, Orphan Farm matron Mma Potokwane, all's well that ends well in perhaps the most tranquil and unruffled entry in this renowned series.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nancy Isenberg
author of WHITE TRASH
July 19, 2016

Poor Americans have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement. They were alternately known as “waste people,” “offals,” “rubbish,” “lazy lubbers,” and “crackers.” By the 1850s, the downtrodden included so-called “clay eaters” and “sandhillers,” known for prematurely aged children distinguished by their yellowish skin, ragged clothing, and listless minds. Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over 400 years, in White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America’s supposedly class-free society––where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. “A riveting thesis supported by staggering research,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >