BESTSELLERS

STILL LIFE WITH BREAD CRUMBS by Anna Quindlen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014
Occasionally profound, always engaging, but marred by a formulaic resolution in which rewards and punishments are meted out according to who ranks highest on the niceness scale. Read full book review >
THE SECOND MACHINE AGE by Erik Brynjolfsson
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 20, 2014
Valuable reading for policymakers. Read full book review >

HUNTING SHADOWS by Charles Todd

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2014
Less from ghost Hamish? That change may be as welcome to some fans as to the inspector himself, though others may miss the inspector's invisible partner and conscience. Read full book review >
UNDER THE WIDE AND STARRY SKY by Nancy Horan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2014
While the retelling of the Stevensons' lives is rather pedestrian, Robert Louis Stevenson comes through as utterly irresistible. Read full book review >
THE DAYS OF ANNA MADRIGAL by Armistead Maupin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2014
Sweet, undemanding entertainment most suitable for longtime fans. Read full book review >

LOST LAKE by Sarah Addison Allen

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014
Light, sweet and sparkly. Read full book review >
THE IMPOSSIBLE KNIFE OF MEMORY by Laurie Halse Anderson
Released: Jan. 7, 2014
A characteristically honest and deeply felt exploration of the lingering scars of war. (Fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >
HOLLOW CITY by Ransom Riggs
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 14, 2014
Less a straightforward horrorfest than a tasty adventure for any reader with an appetite for the…peculiar. (Fantasy. 11-14)Read full book review >
I AM AMELIA EARHART by Brad Meltzer

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Jan. 14, 2014
Skip. (photographs) (Picture book. 3-6)Read full book review >
I AM ABRAHAM LINCOLN by Brad Meltzer

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Jan. 14, 2014
Successful neither as biography nor sermon. (photographs, archival illustration) (Picture book. 4-7)Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 14, 2014
A well-reported, engaging book. A bonus: Bill O'Reilly won't like it, either. Politics and media junkies, on the other hand, will have a field day. Read full book review >
DUTY by Robert M. Gates
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 2014
A smart and plainspoken—if sometimes obviously self-serving—insider's view of the military-industrial-governmental complex. Sure to spark plenty of discussion inside the Beltway. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Libba Bray
author of LAIR OF DREAMS
August 25, 2015

In Lair of Dreams, the second installment of Libba Bray’s bestselling young adult Diviners series, after a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to "read" objects, and therefore, read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title "America's Sweetheart Seer." But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners' abilities....Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer? “Weaving together a chilling mystery with a truly elusive solution, several poignant love stories, agonizing injustice, terrifyingly monstrous dreams, and even a cameo by legendary psychiatrist Carl Jung, this installment wraps enough up to satisfy but clearly sets the stage for more,” our reviewer writes in a rare starred review. “How will readers stand the wait?” View video >