BESTSELLERS

THE STORY OF DIVA AND FLEA by Mo Willems
by Mo Willems, illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015
The message—about the value of trying new experiences and learning to trust—lies lightly on this lively tale. (author's note, illustrator's note) (Animal fantasy. 6-8)Read full book review >
THE PRINCESS IN BLACK AND THE PERFECT PRINCESS PARTY by Shannon Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015
A chuckle-inducing, entirely worthy stand-alone follow-up to the terrific The Princess in Black (2014). (Fantasy. 5-7)Read full book review >

UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK by Elvis Costello
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2015
Overlong but still packed with great lines, vivid anecdotes, and plenty of photos. Certainly a treat for his many fans. Read full book review >
THE LAST OF THE PRESIDENT'S MEN by Bob Woodward
Released: Oct. 13, 2015
Less a sequel than an addendum, the book offers a close-up view of the Oval Office in its darkest hour. Read full book review >
HUMANS OF NEW YORK by Brandon Stanton
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 13, 2015
A wondrous mix of races, ages, genders, and social classes, and on virtually every page is a surprise. Read full book review >

ALL THE STARS IN THE HEAVENS by Adriana Trigiani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015
A heartwarming tale of women's lives behind the movies. Read full book review >
FOREIGN AFFAIRS by Stuart Woods

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2015
Apart from all the big names tossed in to cow Casselli, Woods mostly soft-pedals the usual gratuitous inflation and extraneous subplots, keeping things simple, straightforward, and pleasantly predictable. Read full book review >
CITY ON FIRE by Garth Risk Hallberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015
The very-damn-good American novel. Read full book review >
THE WHITE ROSE by Amy Ewing

VERDICT: BORROW IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 6, 2015
This graphic read solidly sets fans up for the next volume. (Dystopian romance. 14-18)Read full book review >
THE REST OF US JUST LIVE HERE by Patrick Ness
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 6, 2015
Fresh, funny, and full of heart: not to be missed. (Fantasy. 13 & up)Read full book review >
THE SWORD OF SUMMER by Rick Riordan

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015
A fast-paced, eventful, and largely successful pivot. (Fantasy. 10-14)Read full book review >
HAPPY! by Pharrell Williams
by Pharrell Williams, photographed by Amanda Pratt, illustrated by Kristin Smith

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015
Yet another vapid celebrity picture book. (Picture book. 3-5)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 >