BESTSELLERS

MY FIGHT / YOUR FIGHT by Ronda Rousey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2015
Plainspoken, often repetitive, and always fiery. Rousey is a fierce yet endearing role model—and a woman possessed. Read full book review >
THE MARRIAGE OF OPPOSITES by Alice Hoffman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015
Lilting prose, beautifully meted out folklore and historical references, and Hoffman's deep conviction in her characters (especially those "willing to do anything for love") make reading this "contes du temps passé" a total pleasure. Read full book review >

WIND/PINBALL by Haruki Murakami
by Haruki Murakami, translated by Ted Goossen

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2015
Not as well-developed as the later books, and mostly for completists. Still, it's interesting to see hints of the masterly novels to come in these slender, pessimistic tales. Read full book review >
WHAT PET SHOULD I GET? by Dr. Seuss
by Dr. Seuss, illustrated by Dr. Seuss

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: July 28, 2015
Of more lasting interest to scholars than children, this genial pet-shop visit provides a tantalizing glimpse into a master's artistic process. (Picture book. 3 & up)Read full book review >
BLACKOUT by Sarah Hepola
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 23, 2015
A treasure trove of hard truths mined from a life soaked in booze. Read full book review >

BADLANDS by C.J. Box

VERDICT: BORROW IT
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 28, 2015
A suspenseful, professional-grade north country procedural whose heroine, a deft mix of compassion and attitude, would be welcome to return and tie up the gaping loose end Box leaves. The unrelenting cold makes this the perfect beach read. Read full book review >
CIRCLING THE SUN by Paula McLain
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2015
Ernest Hemingway, who met Markham on safari two years before her Atlantic crossing, tagged her as "a high-grade bitch" but proclaimed her 1942 memoir West with the Night "bloody wonderful." Readers might even say the same of McLain's sparkling prose and sympathetic reimagining.Read full book review >
THE LAST EVER AFTER by Soman Chainani
by Soman Chainani, illustrated by Iacopo Bruno

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2015
Ultimately more than a little full of itself, but well-stocked with big themes, inventively spun fairy-tale tropes, and flashes of hilarity. (Fantasy. 11-13)Read full book review >
STICK AND STONE by Beth Ferry
by Beth Ferry, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015
A light, enjoyable approach to a recognizable narrative about making—and helping—friends. (Picture book. 3-7) Read full book review >
BARBARIAN DAYS by William Finnegan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2015
A lyrical and intense memoir. Read full book review >
SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK by Robert Beatty
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015
Adults and children will eagerly follow Serafina from the basement into a world of self-discovery, justice, and new friendships. (Fantasy. 8-12)Read full book review >
BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME by Ta-Nehisi Coates
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2015
This moving, potent testament might have been titled "Black Lives Matter." Or: "An American Tragedy." 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 >