BESTSELLERS

THE FIRE THIS TIME by Jesmyn Ward
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Aug. 2, 2016
Timely contributions to an urgent national conversation. Read full book review >
THE GIRL WITH THE LOWER BACK TATTOO by Amy Schumer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2016
A hilarious and effective memoir from a woman with zero inhibitions. Read full book review >

THE LAST DAYS OF NIGHT by Graham Moore

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016
The real-life events of the War of the Currents are exciting enough without embroidery. Still, readers who care more about atmosphere than accuracy will enjoy this breezy melodrama. Read full book review >
DAMAGED by Lisa Scottoline

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016
As usual with the firm of Rosato & DiNunzio (Corrupted, 2015, etc.), the complications aren't worked out nearly as carefully as they're piled up, and fans who race nonstop through the last hundred pages will be doing both themselves and Scottoline a favor. Read full book review >
CURIOUS MINDS by Janet Evanovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016
What's missing from the usual Evanovich solo and duet performances is low comedy. Beneath the obligatory trappings of the hero's non sequiturs and pet armadillo, there's surprisingly little in this wildly overscaled caper to tickle the funny bone. Read full book review >

STING by Sandra Brown

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016
Brown moves her besieged female characters around to different locations but persists in employing the same tired trope over and over in books saved only by her smooth writing and savvy dialogue chops. Read full book review >
THREE SISTERS, THREE QUEENS by Philippa Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016
Gregory's take on the (largely male-determined) fortunes of three Tudor women is venal, petty, and jaundiced but never dull. Read full book review >
FAMILY TREE by Susan Wiggs

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Aug. 9, 2016
A compelling exploration of self, family, love, and the power of new beginnings. Read full book review >
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by B.A.  Paris

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016
An at times tense debut with a clever heroine caught in an overladen plot. Read full book review >
ANOTHER BROOKLYN by Jacqueline Woodson
Released: Aug. 9, 2016
A stunning achievement from one of the quietly great masters of our time. Read full book review >
ADNAN'S STORY by Rabia Chaudry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2016
For Serial and true-crime fans, this book is a page-turner perfect for a quiet weekend. Read full book review >
IF YOU EVER WANT TO BRING AN ALLIGATOR TO SCHOOL, DON'T! by Elise Parsley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 14, 2015
Readers will certainly agree that alligators do not belong at school, and parents, if they are far enough removed from them, will fondly remember the days of their own children's mischief. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >