BESTSELLERS

RETURN by Aaron Becker
Kirkus Star
by Aaron Becker, illustrated by Aaron Becker

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016
A fantastic final leg to a reading journey that altered, expanded, and enriched the landscape of children's literature—and surely many young people's lives. (Picture book. 3-8)Read full book review >
WHISTLESTOP by John Dickerson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2016
A politically astute, timely book that will also have great historical value for future campaigns. Read full book review >

THE MAKING OF DONALD TRUMP by David Cay Johnston
Released: Aug. 2, 2016
Voters ready to pull the trigger one way or another probably won't be swayed by these revelations, but they are highly damning indeed. Read full book review >
AMERICAN HEIRESS by Jeffrey Toobin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2016
Despite the lack of participation from Hearst, this is a well-informed, engaging work from a highly capable author. Read full book review >
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016
Whitehead continues the African-American artists' inquiry into race mythology and history with rousing audacity and razor-sharp ingenuity; he is now assuredly a writer of the first rank. Read full book review >

SWEET TOMORROWS by Debbie Macomber

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016
Macomber fans will leave the Rose Harbor Inn with warm memories of healing, hope, and enduring love. Read full book review >
HILLBILLY ELEGY by J.D. Vance
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 28, 2016
An unusually timely and deeply affecting view of a social class whose health and economic problems are making headlines in this election year. Read full book review >
DARK MATTER by Blake Crouch

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016
Suspenseful, frightening, and sometimes poignant—provided the reader has a generously willing suspension of disbelief. Read full book review >
KILLER LOOK by Linda Fairstein

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016
Workmanlike detection, beautiful people caught in unlovely doings, and more information than you probably needed about the heroine's endless personal traumas. Average for this long-running series. Read full book review >
HEROES OF THE FRONTIER by Dave Eggers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016
An ungainly, overlong merger of an adventure tale and social critique. Read full book review >
TRULY MADLY GUILTY by Liane Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016
Not one of Moriarty's best outings. Read full book review >
SIRACUSA by Delia Ephron

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016
As the clues pile up, the coming storm is expertly foreshadowed—but when it arrives, it's utterly surprising. 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 >