BESTSELLERS

I AM GANDHI  by Brad Meltzer

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017
Only barely informative and severely lacking in authenticity. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)Read full book review >
AFTER THE FALL (HOW HUMPTY DUMPTY GOT BACK UP AGAIN) by Dan Santat
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017
A validating and breathtaking next chapter of a Mother Goose favorite. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY by Caitlin Doughty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017
Death gets the last word in this affably written, meticulously researched study of funerary customs. Read full book review >
THE DANGEROUS CASE OF DONALD TRUMP by Bandy X.  Lee
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 3, 2017
As with most anti-Trump books, this one will shore up the opinions of those already convinced of his lack of fitness for the job but won't change the minds of his supporters, the vast majority of whom won't read it. Read full book review >
MARTIN LUTHER by Eric Metaxas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017
Perfect for lay readers who want something more than a mere introduction to Luther. Read full book review >

WE WERE EIGHT YEARS IN POWER by Ta-Nehisi Coates
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 3, 2017
Emotionally charged, deftly crafted, and urgently relevant essays. Read full book review >
WINTER SOLSTICE by Elin Hilderbrand

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017
Not for those who prefer tarter holiday fare. Read full book review >
MANHATTAN BEACH by Jennifer Egan
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017
Realistically detailed, poetically charged, and utterly satisfying: apparently there's nothing Egan can't do. Read full book review >
ORIGIN by Dan Brown

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017
The plot is absurd, of course, but the book is a definitive pleasure. Prepare to be absorbed—and in more ways than one. Read full book review >
SING, UNBURIED, SING by Jesmyn Ward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017
As with the best and most meaningful American fiction these days, old truths are recast here in new realities rife with both peril and promise. Read full book review >
THERE'S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE by Stephanie Perkins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 26, 2017
Bloody? Yes. Scary? No. (Horror. 14-16)Read full book review >
AN ENCHANTMENT OF RAVENS by Margaret  Rogerson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 26, 2017
No glamour is needed to make readers fall for this one. (Fantasy. 12-adult)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 >