BESTSELLERS

GLITTER AND GLUE by Kelly Corrigan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 11, 2013
Written in a breezy style with humor and heart, the book reminds us how rewarding it can be to see a parent outside the context of our own needs. It's that illumination that allows Corrigan to turn what starts as a complaint about her mother into a big thank you. Read full book review >
RIPPER by Isabel Allende

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014
Credit Allende for attempting to expand her range, but crime fiction is plainly not her forte. Read full book review >

CONFESSIONS OF A WILD CHILD by Jackie Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014
Even the staunchest fans of the Santangelo family may be disappointed with this rather thin addition to the saga. Read full book review >
CELL by Robin Cook

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014
A disappointing attempt to link medicine and technology. Read full book review >
ONE MORE THING by B.J. Novak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014
Novak creates a spectrum of work from the mediocre to the deliciously tongue-in-cheek. If you don't like something, just wait—a new piece is usually only a page or two away. Read full book review >

UNDER THE NEVER SKY by Veronica Rossi
Released: Jan. 3, 2012
Inspired, offbeat and mesmerizing. (Science fiction. 12 & up)Read full book review >
FOUNDING MOTHERS by Cokie Roberts
Released: Jan. 28, 2014
It is a wonderful package, adding the women who made it work to the men we thought we all knew. (websites) (Nonfiction. 8-12)Read full book review >
LOCOMOTIVE by Brian Floca
Released: Sept. 3, 2013
Nothing short of spectacular, just like the journey it describes. (Informational picture book. 4-10)Read full book review >
AN OFFICER AND A SPY by Robert Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014
Espionage, counterespionage, a scandalous trial, a coverup and a man who tries to do right make this a complex and alluring thriller. Read full book review >
STILL LIFE WITH BREAD CRUMBS by Anna Quindlen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014
Occasionally profound, always engaging, but marred by a formulaic resolution in which rewards and punishments are meted out according to who ranks highest on the niceness scale. Read full book review >
THE SECOND MACHINE AGE by Erik Brynjolfsson
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 20, 2014
Valuable reading for policymakers. Read full book review >
HUNTING SHADOWS by Charles Todd

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2014
Less from ghost Hamish? That change may be as welcome to some fans as to the inspector himself, though others may miss the inspector's invisible partner and conscience. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Libba Bray
author of LAIR OF DREAMS
August 25, 2015

In Lair of Dreams, the second installment of Libba Bray’s bestselling young adult Diviners series, after a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to "read" objects, and therefore, read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title "America's Sweetheart Seer." But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners' abilities....Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer? “Weaving together a chilling mystery with a truly elusive solution, several poignant love stories, agonizing injustice, terrifyingly monstrous dreams, and even a cameo by legendary psychiatrist Carl Jung, this installment wraps enough up to satisfy but clearly sets the stage for more,” our reviewer writes in a rare starred review. “How will readers stand the wait?” View video >