BESTSELLERS

FATES AND FURIES by Lauren Groff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015
An intricate plot, perfect title, and a harrowing look at the tie that binds. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015
A fine companion to Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken (2014), also about the 1936 Olympics and also adapted for young readers. (Nonfiction. 10-14)Read full book review >

THE KEEPER by David Baldacci

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015
Not a stand-alone episode, but definitely a pleaser for creature-feature fans. (Fantasy. 11-13)Read full book review >
MAX THE BRAVE by Ed Vere
by Ed Vere, illustrated by Ed Vere

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015
A cat-and-mouse game to be laughed at and reread. (Picture book. 3-5)Read full book review >
BLACK EARTH by Timothy Snyder
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2015
A scholarly examination that poses important questions but ultimately offers less in the way of original reportage than Nikolaus Wachsmann's KL (2015). Read full book review >

THE PRIZE by Dale Russakoff
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2015
An absorbing entry into the burgeoning genre about necessary education reforms. Read full book review >
ROBERT B. PARKER'S THE DEVIL WINS by Reed Farrel Coleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015
Whatever pleasures readers find in this cluttered, long-winded, generally unsurprising tale, they're remote from those formerly provided by the late Robert B. Parker and his laconic hero. Read full book review >
TWO YEARS EIGHT MONTHS AND TWENTY-EIGHT NIGHTS by Salman Rushdie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015
Beguiling and astonishing, wonderful and wondrous. Rushdie at his best. Read full book review >
MAKE ME by Lee Child

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015
Jack Reacher is still going strong. Will satisfy fans—and newcomers, too. Read full book review >
AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 28, 2015
Bound to be popular. (Fantasy. 13 & up)Read full book review >
ANOTHER DAY by David Levithan

VERDICT: BORROW IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 25, 2015
A fast-paced, absorbing companion. (Fantasy. 12-17)Read full book review >
EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING by Nicola Yoon
Kirkus Star
by Nicola Yoon, illustrated by David Yoon

VERDICT: BUY IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015
This heartwarming story transcends the ordinary by exploring the hopes, dreams, and inherent risks of love in all of its forms. (Fiction. 12-17)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 >