BESTSELLERS

ADJUSTMENT DAY by Chuck Palahniuk

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2018
A caustic fantasy about emasculated men, power reversals, proletariat revolution, and extreme violence. Sound familiar? Read full book review >
THE PERFECT MOTHER by Aimee Molloy
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2018
Molloy, a master of clever misdirection, deftly explores the expectations, insecurities, and endless judgement that accompany motherhood in this fast-paced thriller featuring a bevy of strong, smart, and realistically flawed women who, refreshingly, have each other's backs when it counts the most. Mesmerizing. Read full book review >

THE MARS ROOM by Rachel Kushner

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2018
An unforgiving look at a brutal system. Read full book review >
SKY IN THE DEEP by Adrienne Young
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 24, 2018
A rousing saga and moving coming-of-age tale, perfect for those who appreciate the wild and the wildlings, strong female protagonists, and cinematic battles. (Historical fantasy. 14-adult)Read full book review >
ASH PRINCESS by Laura Sebastian

VERDICT: BORROW IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 24, 2018
"Cinderella" but with genocide and rebel plots. (Fantasy. 14-17)Read full book review >

LEAH ON THE OFFBEAT by Becky Albertalli
Released: April 24, 2018
A subversive take on the coming-of-age romance that will leave readers feeling like witnesses to a very special moment in Leah's life and filled with gratitude for sharing it. (Fiction. 14-18)Read full book review >
EDGE OF CHAOS by Dambisa Moyo
Released: April 24, 2018
Moyo clearly identifies systemic problems that the democracies—or what's left of them—would do well to address. Read full book review >
CHASING HILLARY by Amy Chozick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 2018
Entertaining and informative reading for politics junkies, though not as meaty as Katy Tur's Unbelievable, reporting on the other side. Read full book review >
THE BEST COOK IN THE WORLD by Rick Bragg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 2018
Affectionate, funny, and beautifully written: a book for every fan of real food. Read full book review >
THE GIRL WHO SMILED BEADS by Clemantine  Wamariya
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2018
Not quite as attention-getting as memoirs by Ismail Beah or Scholastique Mukasonga, but a powerful record of the refugee experience all the same. Read full book review >
Released: April 24, 2018
A fairly straightforward conservative argument that partisan politics and lack of reverence for capitalism portend the demise of democracy. Read full book review >
THE HELLFIRE CLUB by Jake Tapper

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2018
Tapper's backstage portrayal of Capitol Hill circa 1954 is breezy and knowing but lacks the ingredients that would make it a successful political thriller. 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 >