BESTSELLERS

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 >
PIRANHA by Clive Cussler

VERDICT: SKIP IT
THRILLERS
Released: May 26, 2015
One-dimensional characters but standard Cussler and Co. multidimensional action. Read full book review >
RADIANT ANGEL by Nelson DeMille

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2015
Perfect summer beach reading, with or without margaritas, full of Glock-and-boat action. Read full book review >
OFF THE PAGE by Jodi Picoult
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 19, 2015
Though it lacks the depth of Cornelia Funke's Inkheart series, the story is at its best when it's taken as a metafictive exploration of the relationship between a reader and a beloved book. (Fantasy. 10-14)Read full book review >
ELON MUSK by Ashlee Vance
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 19, 2015
Despite Vance's best efforts, Musk comes off as another megalomaniacal hypercapitalist whose stock in trade is luxury goods and services for luxury clients. Read full book review >
ROBERT B. PARKER'S KICKBACK by Ace Atkins
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 19, 2015
The ritualistic series of face-offs will be red meat for franchise fans, and it's great to see Spenser tackle a social evil with its roots in real life, even though his rescue of Dillon predictably fails to put much of a dent in even little Blackburn's prison-for-profit scheme. 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 >