BESTSELLERS

THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017
This story is necessary. This story is important. (Fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >
LIFEBLOOD by Gena Showalter

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 28, 2017
Tense, philosophical, and enthralling. (Fantasy. 13 & up)Read full book review >

STRANGER THAN FANFICTION by Chris Colfer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 28, 2017
A standard novel about being true to who you are. (Fiction. 15-17)Read full book review >
SHORT by Holly Goldberg Sloan

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017
A charming read with an important message that no matter one's stature, "the way we move tells the world who we are." (Fiction. 10-14)Read full book review >
RADIANT CHILD by Javaka Steptoe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016
Stellar bookmaking—a riveting portrait of a young artist. (author's note, bibliography, biography) (Picture book/biography. 6-12)Read full book review >

DODGE CITY by Tom Clavin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 28, 2017
There's some rehashing of the old but much that is new, making this a must-have for buffs—nothing world-changing but a nicely spun Wild West yarn to satisfy even the most ardent consumer of oaters. Read full book review >
BONE BOX by Faye Kellerman

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017
A low-concept small-town procedural that delivers more authenticity than suspense, with so many forgettable suspects, witnesses, and potential victims that you'll need a grade book to keep them straight. Read full book review >
BANANA CREAM PIE MURDER  by Joanne Fluke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017
Baking maven Fluke wants to have her cake and eat it too. Grafting Hannah's new relationship with Ross onto her lingering attachment to two previous boyfriends, her family of origin, her business, and the rest of the Lake Eden crew leaves precious little room for mystery. Read full book review >
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by Jennifer Donnelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017
Readers who love Beauty and the Beast will greatly enjoy the opportunity to spend more time with their story. (Fantasy. 10-14)Read full book review >
HOMO DEUS by Yuval Noah Harari
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 2017
A relentlessly fascinating book that is sure to become—and deserves to be—a bestseller. Read full book review >
A PIECE OF THE WORLD by Christina Baker Kline
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017
It's thin on plot, but Kline's reading group-friendly novel delivers a character portrait that is painterly, sensuous, and sympathetic. Read full book review >
A CONJURING OF LIGHT by V.E. Schwab
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017
Fans will gobble up this final battle, in which the characters they love fight desperately to save everything they hold dear. Schwab has fully delivered on the promise of this inventive and captivating series. 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 >