BESTSELLERS

YOUR BABY'S FIRST WORD WILL BE DADA by Jimmy Fallon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015
Plotless and pointless, the book clearly exists only because its celebrity author wrote it. (Picture book. 3-5)Read full book review >
HAPPILY ALI AFTER by Ali Wentworth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 9, 2015
Though the oddly unfulfilled premise remains a bungle, Wentworth charms her way to safety with her endearing reflections. Read full book review >

THE FIXER by Joseph Finder

VERDICT: BORROW IT
THRILLERS
Released: June 9, 2015
Finder returns with another thriller that will have you shaking your head over the protagonist's actions but still turning the pages to find out what happens next. Read full book review >
I WILL TAKE A NAP! by Mo Willems
by Mo Willems, illustrated by Mo Willems

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015
As naps go, this is about as strenuous—and as funny—as it gets. (Early reader. 3-9)Read full book review >
PRIMATES OF PARK AVENUE by Wednesday Martin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2015
Sometimes funny but effective for the same reason a Birkin is: it's designed for a certain group of people, and likely them alone. Read full book review >

PALACE OF TREASON by Jason Matthews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015
Although Matthews' technique of using food as a running theme (complete with recipes) doesn't always work, this is another must-read for fans of the spy genre. Read full book review >
IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT by Judy Blume
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015
Though it doesn't feel much like an adult novel, this book will be welcomed by any Blume fan who can handle three real tragedies and a few four-letter words. Read full book review >
FINDERS KEEPERS by Stephen King
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015
Reading a King novel as engrossing as this is a little like backing in a car with parking assist: after a while, you just take your hands off the wheel and the pages practically turn themselves. Read full book review >
DO NO HARM by Henry Marsh
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 26, 2015
Beautifully written and deeply moving—one of the best physician memoirs in recent memory. Read full book review >
GUMPTION by Nick Offerman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 26, 2015
A smart book of straight talk where laughter and logic meet. Read full book review >
THE WATER KNIFE by Paolo Bacigalupi

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2015
An absorbing, if sometimes ideologically overbearing, thriller full of violent action and depressing visions of a bleakly imagined future. Read full book review >
OUR SOULS AT NIGHT by Kent Haruf

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 2015
Those who have been immersed in Holt since Plainsong(1999) will appreciate one last visit.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Brad Parks
author of SAY NOTHING
March 7, 2017

In Brad Parks’ new thriller Say Nothing, judge Scott Sampson doesn’t brag about having a perfect life, but the evidence is clear: a prestigious job. A beloved family. On an ordinary Wednesday afternoon, he is about to pick up his six-year-old twins to go swimming when his wife, Alison, texts him that she’ll get the kids from school instead. It’s not until she gets home later that Scott realizes she doesn’t have the children. And she never sent the text. Then the phone rings, and every parent’s most chilling nightmare begins. A man has stolen Sam and Emma. For Scott and Alison, the kidnapper’s call is only the beginning of a twisting, gut-churning ordeal of blackmail, deceit, and terror; a high-profile trial like none the judge or his wife has ever experienced. Their marriage falters. Suspicions and long-buried jealousies rise to the surface. Fractures appear. Lies are told. “The nerve-shredding never lets up for a minute as Parks picks you up by the scruff of the neck, shakes you vigorously, and repeats over and over again till a climax so harrowing that you’ll be shaking with gratitude that it’s finally over,” our critic writes in a starred review. View video >