BESTSELLERS

<i>THE DAILY SHOW</i> (THE BOOK) by Chris Smith
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Nov. 22, 2016
An intimate and entertaining look at a fake-news program whose caustic, witty alchemy remains missed by many. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Nov. 22, 2016
Required reading for a generation that's "going to be asked to dance in a hurricane."Read full book review >

MOONGLOW by Michael Chabon

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2016
A heartfelt but sodden family saga. Read full book review >
THE DIABOLIC by S.J. Kincaid

VERDICT: BUY IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2016
Philosophical, twisty, and addictive. (Science fiction. 13 & up)Read full book review >
TAKE HEART, MY CHILD by Ainsley Earhardt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
This treacle-sweet book feels like an extended greeting card. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)Read full book review >

TESTIMONY by Robbie Robertson
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
Essential for any devotee of the Band, Dylan, or rock music in the last half of the 20th century. Read full book review >
BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
A somewhat disjointed narrative with flashes of brilliant storytelling and acute observations on South African culture. Read full book review >
SCRAPPY LITTLE NOBODY by Anna Kendrick

VERDICT: BORROW IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
The intimate and semi-entertaining details of an actor's childhood and her rise to stardom in Hollywood. Read full book review >
OUR REVOLUTION by Bernie Sanders
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
There's not much what-if here and certainly no indecision. Instead, as if rallying the troops, Sanders writes confidently of a program that's sure to be revisited in 2020. Read full book review >
SETTLE FOR MORE by Megyn Kelly

VERDICT: BORROW IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
As candid and earnest as we can hope for from a polished TV personality, Kelly's memoir delivers on decency and encouragement. Read full book review >
SWING TIME by Zadie Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
Moving, funny, and grave, this novel parses race and global politics with Fred Astaire's or Michael Jackson's grace. Read full book review >
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY KILLER by Mary Higgins Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
Fleet, conscientious, and utterly true to its carefully wrought formula. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Yoojin Grace Wuertz
February 27, 2017

In Yoojin Grace Wuertz’s debut novel Everything Belongs to Us, the setting is Seoul in 1978. At South Korea’s top university, the nation’s best and brightest compete to join the professional elite of an authoritarian regime. Success could lead to a life of rarefied privilege and wealth; failure means being left irrevocably behind. For childhood friends Jisun and Namin, the stakes couldn’t be more different. Jisun, the daughter of a powerful business mogul, grew up on a mountainside estate with lush gardens and a dedicated chauffeur. Namin’s parents run a tented food cart from dawn to curfew; her sister works in a shoe factory. Now Jisun wants as little to do with her father’s world as possible, abandoning her schoolwork in favor of the underground activist movement, while Namin studies tirelessly in the service of one goal: to launch herself and her family out of poverty. But everything changes when Jisun and Namin meet an ambitious, charming student named Sunam, whose need to please his family has led him to a prestigious club: the Circle. Under the influence of his mentor, Juno, a manipulative social climber, Sunam becomes entangled with both women, as they all make choices that will change their lives forever. “Engrossing,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “Wuertz is an important new voice in American fiction.” View video >