BESTSELLERS

FRANCINE POULET MEETS THE GHOST RACCOON by Kate DiCamillo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015
New readers ready for a challenge and some laughs will welcome more characters from Deckawoo Drive. (Fiction. 6-9)Read full book review >
THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE by Emily Winfield Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015
Wonderful, indeed. (Picture book. 1-4)Read full book review >

THE LAST LOVE SONG by Tracy Daugherty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 25, 2015
A dogged biographer elicits from Didion's life much more than tidy observations of "morality and culture." Read full book review >
NEUROTRIBES by Steve Silberman
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 2015
In the foreword, Oliver Sacks writes that this "sweeping and penetrating history…is fascinating reading" that "will change how you think of autism." No argument with that assessment. Read full book review >
A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN by Lucia Berlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2015
A testament to a writer whose explorations of society's rougher corners deserve wider attention. Read full book review >

THE TAMING OF THE QUEEN by Philippa Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2015
Although Kateryn's studiousness makes for some dull reading, the pace picks up as her intellect becomes her greatest liability. Read full book review >
THE NATURE OF THE BEAST by Louise Penny
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2015
Penny is an expert at pulling away the surface of her characters to expose their deeper—and often ugly—layers, always doing so with a direct but compassionate hand. Read full book review >
X by Sue Grafton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 25, 2015
Grafton's endless resourcefulness in varying her pitches in this landmark series (W Is for Wasted, 2013, etc.), graced by her trademark self-deprecating humor, is one of the seven wonders of the genre.Read full book review >
SUICIDE NOTES FROM BEAUTIFUL GIRLS by Lynn Weingarten
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 7, 2015
Provides some tense moments but ultimately disappoints. (Suspense. 14-18)Read full book review >
THE DAY THE CRAYONS CAME HOME by Drew Daywalt
by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2015
This new cast of crayons will entertain readers, and admirers of the first book will be pleased to see a few familiar colors. (Picture book. 3-7)Read full book review >
LAST BUS TO WISDOM by Ivan Doig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2015
A marvelous picaresque showing off the late Doig's ready empathy for all kinds of people and his perennial gift for spinning a great yarn. He will be missed. Read full book review >
REAWAKENED by Colleen Houck

VERDICT: SKIP IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 25, 2015
Happily, this paranormal romance has enough humor to keep the pages flipping, though it's unlikely to attract fans not already devoted to the genre. (Paranormal romance. 14-18)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 >