BESTSELLERS

IN OTHER WORDS by Jhumpa Lahiri
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 2016
An honest, self-deprecating, and very moving account of a writer searching for herself in words. Read full book review >
THE WOLVES by Alex Berenson

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016
Fans of the John Wells series won't be disappointed. They'll agree with his enemies that if Wells isn't Superman, he's super something. Read full book review >

FIND HER by Lisa Gardner

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016
A gritty, complicated heroine like Flora Dane deserves a better plot than this needlessly complicated story. Read full book review >
MORNING STAR by Pierce Brown

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 9, 2016
An ambitious and satisfying conclusion to a monumental saga. Read full book review >
ANNA AND THE SWALLOW MAN by Gavriel Savit
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016
Artful, original, insightful. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)Read full book review >

SALT TO THE SEA by Ruta Sepetys

VERDICT: BUY IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 2, 2016
Heartbreaking, historical, and a little bit hopeful. (author's note, research and sources, maps) (Historical fiction. 12-16)Read full book review >
PAX by Sara Pennypacker
Kirkus Star
by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Jon Klassen

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2016
Moving and poetic. (Animal fantasy. 9-13)Read full book review >
ON MY OWN by Diane Rehm

VERDICT: SKIP IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 2, 2016
The prose reads like journal entries or letters to readers, punctuated by sometimes-trite remarks: "Death is the ultimate finality," she writes. "There is no turning back." Nevertheless, her perspectives on old age are brave and uplifting. Read full book review >
ORIGINALS by Adam Grant
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2016
A mixed bag but of interest to readers looking to jump-start their creative powers and raise quick-witted children. Read full book review >
RISE OF THE WOLF by Jennifer A. Nielsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016
Fast-moving fun with broad audience appeal, especially recommended for reluctant readers, Rick Riordan fans, and pedal-to-the-metal adventure aficionados. (Historical fantasy. 10-14)Read full book review >
THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN by Mohamed A. El-Erian
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2016
Fiscal-policy wonks will find this look at the financial system illuminating, though ordinary investors and civilians will find it daunting. Read full book review >
CURE by Jo Marchant
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 19, 2016
A balanced, informative review of a controversial subject. 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 >