BESTSELLERS

IN SUCH GOOD COMPANY by Carol Burnett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2016
An entertaining if somewhat overly anecdotal look back at a beloved weekly variety series. Read full book review >
THE UPSIDE OF INEQUALITY by Edward Conard
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2016
Unlikely to sway those for whom the idea of economic inequality is anathema, but a set of arguments worth considering. Read full book review >

ROBERT B. PARKER'S DEBT TO PAY  by Reed Farrel Coleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016
The variety of tempting targets juices what's at heart just another game of cat and mouse, making Coleman's third impersonation of Robert B. Parker his best to date. Read full book review >
NUTSHELL by Ian McEwan

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016
Clever, likable, and yet unsatisfying, this tale too often bears out the narrator's early claim: "I take in everything, even the trivia—of which there is much." Read full book review >
AN OBVIOUS FACT by Craig Johnson

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016
Plenty of action, humor, and literary allusions drive the story to a bang-up conclusion. Johnson (Dry Bones, 2015, etc.) never disappoints. Read full book review >

COMMONWEALTH by Ann Patchett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016
A satisfying meat-and-potatoes domestic novel from one of our finest writers. Read full book review >
GIRL IN PIECES by Kathleen Glasgow

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Aug. 30, 2016
This grittily provocative debut explores the horrors of self-harm and the healing power of artistic expression. (author's note) (Fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >
THE THOUSANDTH FLOOR by Katharine McGee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 30, 2016
Individual elements are appealing, but sometimes the novel feels like an awfully long setup for a sequel. (Dystopian romance. 14-18) Read full book review >
THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH AND THE ZOMBIE PARADE by Max Brallier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
An apocalyptic adventure with a whole lot of heart. (Horror. 8-12)Read full book review >
THE TALE OF KITTY-IN-BOOTS by Beatrix Potter
by Beatrix Potter, illustrated by Quentin Blake

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
A winsome story despite its flaws, this will leave readers hoping that Potter left more unpublished gems in the vault where it was discovered. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
A CHILD OF BOOKS by Oliver Jeffers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
An ingenious, confident, and pretty cool exploration of literary delight. (Picture book. 5-12)Read full book review >
ADA TWIST, SCIENTIST by Andrea Beaty
by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
Cool and stylish. (Picture book. 5-8)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 >