BESTSELLERS

GIRLING UP by Mayim Bialik
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 9, 2017
A missed opportunity for Blossom to connect with the millennial generation. (Nonfiction. 12-14)Read full book review >
WOLF HOLLOW by Lauren Wolk
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016
Trusting its readers implicitly with its moral complexity, Wolk's novel stuns. (Historical fiction. 9-13)Read full book review >

RISING STAR by David J. Garrow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2017
Too long by half but consistently readable—an impressive work that will provide grist for the former president's detractors and admirers alike. Read full book review >
JACKIE'S GIRL by Kathy  McKeon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2017
McKeon's delightful memories have been tucked away for 50 years, and thankfully, she has brought them out to share the enchanting magic of Camelot with us all. Read full book review >
DEMOCRACY by Condoleezza Rice
NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 2017
Some readers may not be convinced, but this book deserves a broad audience, especially in our current political climate. Read full book review >

A DOG'S WAY HOME by W. Bruce Cameron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2017
More Disney than drama. Read full book review >
MEN WITHOUT WOMEN by Haruki Murakami

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2017
Not groundbreaking but certainly vintage Murakami: a little arch, a little tired, but always elegant. Read full book review >
SINCE WE FELL by Dennis Lehane
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017
What seems at the start to be an edgy psychological mystery seamlessly transforms into a crafty, ingenious tale of murder and deception—and a deeply resonant account of one woman's effort to heal deep wounds that don't easily show. Read full book review >
THE THIRST by Jo Nesbø
by Jo Nesbø, translated by Neil Smith

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 2017
Middling for this distinguished series: yet more evidence of why Scandinavian crime writers continue to dominate international bestseller lists. Read full book review >
DRAGONS LOVE TACOS 2 by Adam Rubin
by Adam Rubin, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017
Most young readers, even those in diapers, would agree. (Picture book. 3-5)Read full book review >
YOU DON'T LOOK YOUR AGE by Sheila  Nevins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017
As in many collections, some of the pieces are disposable, but the best ones are honest, opinionated, and spirited. Read full book review >
ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2017
A sublime introduction to some of the most exciting ideas in astrophysics that will leave readers wanting more. 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 >