BESTSELLERS

THE KENNEDY HALF-CENTURY by Larry J. Sabato
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2013
Provocative reading for this semicentennial year. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 15, 2013
Another winning book from a historian whose passion for his subjects saturates his works. Read full book review >

HISTORY DECODED by Brad Meltzer
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2013
Slick and engaging but lightweight—a good impulse read for fans of secret histories. Read full book review >
ORR by Bobby Orr

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Oct. 15, 2013
Strictly for fans of the hockey great. Read full book review >
JOHNNY CARSON by Henry Bushkin

VERDICT: BUY IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013
Carson partisans may find this memoir self-serving (what memoir isn't?), but most readers will be captivated by this high-definition, off-camera, extreme close-up view of the enigmatic entertainer. Read full book review >

40 CHANCES by Howard G. Buffett
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Oct. 22, 2013
An impressive example of how an individual's diligent work can truly affect the world. Read full book review >
THINGS THAT MATTER by Charles Krauthammer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2013
A sparkling collection that frames each of the particular contributions anew. Read full book review >
THE LAST DARK by Stephen R. Donaldson

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 15, 2013
It goes without saying that a reader who enters the series without the benefit of the preceding volumes will be utterly lost. Definitively of a piece with what has come before; if you're a fan of Donaldson, this is indispensable. If not, of course, not. Read full book review >
THE LUMINARIES by Eleanor Catton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013
There's a lovely payoff after the miles of twists and turns. It's work getting there but work of a thoroughly pleasant kind. Read full book review >
THE WOLVES OF MIDWINTER by Anne Rice

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013
Fans will welcome Rice's return to the realm of eccentric immortal predators. Read full book review >
BRIDGET JONES: MAD ABOUT THE BOY by Helen Fielding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013
Not as rich as Fielding's first two Bridget Jones books. Bridget's fans will want it anyway. When Fielding is funny, she's very funny. Read full book review >
POLICE by Jo Nesbø
Kirkus Star
by Jo Nesbø, translated by Don Bartlett

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013
A surprise ending promises a fresh start for a series that had appeared to end with its previous novel. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nelson DeMille
author of RADIANT ANGEL
May 26, 2015

After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, in Nelson DeMille’s latest suspense novel Radiant Angel, NYPD detective John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City, taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Although Corey's new assignment with the DSG-surveilling Russian diplomats working at the U.N. Mission-is thought to be "a quiet end," he is more than happy to be out from under the thumb of the FBI and free from the bureaucracy of office life. But Corey realizes something the U.S. government doesn't: The all-too-real threat of a newly resurgent Russia. “Perfect summer beach reading, with or without margaritas, full of Glock-and-boat action,” our reviewer writes. View video >