BESTSELLERS

GUS & ME by Keith Richards
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
A beautiful example of artistic bookmaking, a story of family love and lore, and the magic of music personified in a way that's utterly accessible to children—and their dazzled parents. (biographical note, photographs) (Picture book. 4-10)Read full book review >
HORTON AND THE KWUGGERBUG AND MORE LOST STORIES by Dr. Seuss
by Dr. Seuss, illustrated by Dr. Seuss, introduction by Charles D. Cohen

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
Fans both young and formerly young will be pleased—100 percent. (Picture book. 6-9)Read full book review >

DATACLYSM by Christian Rudder
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
Demographers, entrepreneurs, students of history and sociology, and ordinary citizens alike will find plenty of provocations and, yes, much data in Rudder's well-argued, revealing pages. Read full book review >
ELVIS AND GINGER by Ginger Alden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014
A rosy aura glows throughout this misty memoir of love and loss. Read full book review >
I'LL DRINK TO THAT by Betty Halbreich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 2014
An intimate sojourn through the dressing rooms of one of America's most luxurious department stores. Read full book review >

THE ROOSEVELTS by Geoffrey C. Ward
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
Excellent, as we have come to expect from the team of Ward and Burns—an eye-opening look at a political dynasty worthy of the name and at a state of politics far better than our own. Read full book review >
WORLD ORDER by Henry Kissinger

VERDICT: BORROW IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
An astute analysis that illuminates many of today's critical international issues. Read full book review >
WAKING UP by Sam Harris
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
A demanding, illusion-shattering book certain to receive criticism from both the scientific and the religious camps. Read full book review >
PERFIDIA by James Ellroy
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
Ellroy is not only back in form—he's raised the stakes. Read full book review >
THE MONOGRAM MURDERS by Sophie Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
Despite the names and dates, this authorized sequel will remind you less of Christie, whose strengths are very different from Hannah's, than of the dozens of other pastiches of golden age detective fiction among which it takes its place. Read full book review >
ROBERT B. PARKER'S BLIND SPOT by Reed Farrel Coleman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
If the Parker estate keeps pouring new wine into old bottles, who'll be the next vintner? Mary Higgins Clark? Andrew Vachss? Janet Evanovich? Read full book review >
THE KING'S CURSE by Philippa Gregory

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
Under Gregory's spell, we keep hoping history won't repeat itself. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fernanda Santos
author of THE FIRE LINE
May 17, 2016

When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the 20 men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. New York Times writer Fernanda Santos’ debut book The Fire Line is the story of the fire and the Hotshots’ attempts to extinguish it. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. View video >