BESTSELLERS

CAN I BE YOUR DOG? by Troy Cummings
by Troy Cummings, illustrated by Troy Cummings

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2018
Persuasive writing by a persistently pleasing pooch. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
CONSTRUCTION SITE ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT by Sherri Duskey Rinker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018
A lovely book that ties the Christmas message of friendship and generosity to the satisfaction of a job well-done. (Picture book. 3-7)Read full book review >

THEM by Ben  Sasse
Released: Oct. 16, 2018
A sensible and thoughtful yet hardly groundbreaking political analysis. Read full book review >
THE LIBRARY BOOK by Susan Orlean

VERDICT: BUY IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2018
Bibliophiles will love this fact-filled, bookish journey. Read full book review >
IN THE HURRICANE'S EYE by Nathaniel Philbrick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2018
A tense, richly detailed narrative of the American Revolution. Read full book review >

ALMOST EVERYTHING by Anne Lamott
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 16, 2018
Those who enjoy Lamott's consistently self-deprecating humor, vulnerability, and occasional nuggets of positivity will enjoy her latest; others will be adrift. Read full book review >
THIS WILL ONLY HURT A LITTLE by Busy Philipps
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 2018
Ultimately, the book is a page-turner, albeit one in which the need for the readers' approval is felt on nearly every page. Read full book review >
DESPERATE MEASURES  by Stuart Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2018
A serial killer, a violent abduction, an acrimonious divorce, the hero suspected of murder—and all of it serenely weightless, in the episodic manner of a Road Runner cartoon without the laughs. Who cares what happens to the most alluring woman when the next one is just around the corner? Read full book review >
UNSHELTERED by Barbara Kingsolver
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2018
As always, Kingsolver gives readers plenty to think about. Her warm humanism coupled with an unabashed point of view make her a fine 21st-century exponent of the honorable tradition of politically engaged fiction. Read full book review >
WHAT IF IT'S US by Becky Albertalli
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2018
This joyful romance is both sweet and substantial. (Fiction. 14-18)Read full book review >
BRIDGE OF CLAY by Markus Zusak

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2018
Much like building a bridge stone by stone, this read requires painstaking effort and patience. (Fiction. 16-adult)Read full book review >
DEAR EVAN HANSEN by Val Emmich
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2018
Without the rich music and stage performance it's a middling story with themes better handled elsewhere; impeccably timed for the musical's national tour, however, teens will clamor to read it. (Fiction. 14-18)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 >