BESTSELLERS

SWEET TOMORROWS by Debbie Macomber

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016
Macomber fans will leave the Rose Harbor Inn with warm memories of healing, hope, and enduring love. Read full book review >
HILLBILLY ELEGY by J.D. Vance
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 28, 2016
An unusually timely and deeply affecting view of a social class whose health and economic problems are making headlines in this election year. Read full book review >

DARK MATTER by Blake Crouch

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016
Suspenseful, frightening, and sometimes poignant—provided the reader has a generously willing suspension of disbelief. Read full book review >
KILLER LOOK by Linda Fairstein

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016
Workmanlike detection, beautiful people caught in unlovely doings, and more information than you probably needed about the heroine's endless personal traumas. Average for this long-running series. Read full book review >
HEROES OF THE FRONTIER by Dave Eggers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016
An ungainly, overlong merger of an adventure tale and social critique. Read full book review >

TRULY MADLY GUILTY by Liane Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016
Not one of Moriarty's best outings. Read full book review >
SIRACUSA by Delia Ephron

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016
As the clues pile up, the coming storm is expertly foreshadowed—but when it arrives, it's utterly surprising. Read full book review >
FALLING by Jane Green

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016
Though Emma's life changes drastically, the reliance on clichés and all-too-familiar tropes makes it difficult to reach an emotional payoff. Read full book review >
GUILTY MINDS by Joseph Finder

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016
Finder shows off his top-notch storytelling skills, moving with ease from high places to low in the nation's capital. Read full book review >
THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 by Ruth Ware

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016
Too much drama at the end detracts from a finely wrought and subtle conundrum. Read full book review >
GROVER CLEVELAND, AGAIN! by Ken Burns
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016
A buoyant gallery, up to date, handsomely framed, and, in this particular election year, timely too. (glossary, list of historic sites) (Collective biography. 10-13)Read full book review >
SERAFINA AND THE TWISTED STAFF by Robert Beatty
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016
Even better than its predecessor, a sequel that delivers nonstop thrills from beginning to end. (Fantasy. 8-12)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 >