BESTSELLERS

SPACED OUT by Stuart Gibbs

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016
Fans of the first book will find this a decent mystery but also a bit of a letdown; here's hoping things pick up again in the next volume. (Mystery. 9-14)Read full book review >
THE WILD ROBOT by Peter Brown
Kirkus Star
by Peter Brown, illustrated by Peter Brown

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CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016
Thought-provoking and charming. (Science fiction/fantasy. 7-11)Read full book review >

BOOKED by Kwame Alexander
Kirkus Star

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CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016
A satisfying, winning read. (Fiction. 10-12)Read full book review >
DISRUPTED by Dan Lyons
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016
An exacting, excoriating takedown of the current startup "bubble" and the juvenile corporate culture it engenders. Read full book review >
LAB GIRL by Hope Jahren
Kirkus Star

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016
Jahren transcends both memoir and science writing in this literary fusion of both genres. Read full book review >

BECOMING GRANDMA by Lesley Stahl
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 12, 2016
A welcome guide for new grandparents and their children looking to savor the joys and navigate the pitfalls of grandparenting. Read full book review >
THE THIRD WAVE by Steve Case
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 5, 2016
Opportunity beckons, and Case ably describes the possibilities, but the price of the chase may harm as well as benefit. Read full book review >
THE SLEEP REVOLUTION by Arianna Huffington
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: April 5, 2016
A disappointing addition to the celebrity self-help shelf. Read full book review >
THE RAINBOW COMES AND GOES by Anderson Cooper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016
Entertaining and thoughtful moments exchanged between a mother and son who have spent much of their lives in the spotlight. Read full book review >
LILAC GIRLS by Martha Hall Kelly

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016
In this mashup of two war novels, the more conventional New York story pales by comparison. Read full book review >
THE MURDER OF MARY RUSSELL by Laurie R. King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016
Canny readers will know not to take the come-on of King's teasing title at face value; the unwary deserve all the additional shocks they'll get. Read full book review >
FAMILY JEWELS by Stuart Woods

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016
A low-stakes, low-octane thriller that seems to have been cobbled together entirely from dead ends. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Emma Straub
author of MODERN LOVERS
May 30, 2016

In Emma Straub’s new novel Modern Lovers, friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring. Back in the band’s heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose—about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them—can never be reclaimed. “Straub’s characters are a quirky and interesting bunch, well aware of their own good fortune, and it’s a pleasure spending time with them in leafy Ditmas Park,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >