BESTSELLERS

A PATH APPEARS by Nicholas D. Kristof
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 23, 2014
The authors deliver a profound message that packs a wallop. Read full book review >
TO DWELL IN DARKNESS by Deborah Crombie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014
The midgrade mystery is enriched by a wealth of detail about St. Pancras' history and architecture that would do Margaret Truman proud. Read full book review >

I'LL GIVE YOU THE SUN by Jandy Nelson

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014
Here's a narrative experience readers won't soon forget. (Fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >
THE INFINITE SEA by Rick Yancey

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Sept. 16, 2014
A roller-coaster ride of a sequel. (Science fiction. 14-18)Read full book review >
DANGER DOWN THE NILE by James Patterson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2014
It's hard to imagine the adventure-loving reader who wouldn't be hooked by this series. (Adventure. 8-12)Read full book review >

FANTASY LEAGUE by Mike Lupica

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 16, 2014
Lacking the intensity of a sustained drive or the urgency of a fourth-and-long play, the story offers more the feeling of trailing an opponent and deciding to sit on the ball until halftime. (Fiction. 10-14)Read full book review >
MIX IT UP by Hervé Tullet
Kirkus Star
by Hervé Tullet, illustrated by Hervé Tullet

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 16, 2014
Have the real paints handy. (Picture book. 3-6)Read full book review >
SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES by Caitlin Doughty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2014
A witty, wise and mordantly wise-cracking memoir and examination of the American way of death. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Sept. 16, 2014
A unique moment in history superbly captured. Yet another triumph for Wright. Read full book review >
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING by Naomi Klein
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 16, 2014
A sharp analysis that is bound to be widely discussed, with all the usual suspects, depending on their politics, lining up to cheer or excoriate Klein. Read full book review >
THE GOLEM OF HOLLYWOOD by Jonathan Kellerman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 16, 2014
Any mystery that leaves you as satisfied with its lingering questions as it does with its solutions is worth your patronage.
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THE PAYING GUESTS by Sarah Waters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014
Waters keeps getting better, if that's even possible after the sheer perfection of her earlier novels. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fernanda Santos
author of THE FIRE LINE
May 17, 2016

When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the 20 men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. New York Times writer Fernanda Santos’ debut book The Fire Line is the story of the fire and the Hotshots’ attempts to extinguish it. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. View video >