BESTSELLERS

JUST JAKE by Jake Marcionette

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Feb. 4, 2014
It's an eye-catching read without a whole lot of depth. (Fiction. 9-12)Read full book review >
THE TRIPLE PACKAGE by Amy Chua
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Feb. 4, 2014
On a highly touchy subject, the authors tread carefully, backing their assertions with copious notes. Though coolly and cogently argued, this book is bound to be the spark for many potentially heated discussions. Read full book review >

ALL JOY AND NO FUN by Jennifer Senior
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Feb. 1, 2014
Senior could have made this book twice as long given the minefield parents and their kids face, but what she did produce is well-considered and valuable information. Read full book review >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
September 1, 2015

Vanessa Diffenbaugh is the New York Timesbestselling author of The Language of Flowers; her new novel, We Never Asked for Wings, is about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds. For 14 years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children—Alex, now 15, and Luna, six—in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. “Diffenbaugh’s latest confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers,” our reviewer writes. View video >