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IN DEFENSE OF A LIBERAL EDUCATION by Fareed Zakaria
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: March 30, 2015
A passionate appeal, for Americans in particular and the world at large, to rethink the benefits of a well-rounded, general education. Read full book review >
THE HARDER THEY COME by T.C. Boyle

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 30, 2015
Boyle's vision and ambition remain compelling, though his characters here seem like plot devices. Read full book review >

AT THE WATER'S EDGE by Sara Gruen

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2015
At heart, this is an unlikely romance novel. A little too unlikely. Read full book review >
THE PATRIOT THREAT by Steve Berry

VERDICT: BORROW IT
THRILLERS
Released: March 31, 2015
Another page-turning thriller blending history, speculation and fast-paced action. Read full book review >
THE ISLAND OF DR. LIBRIS by Chris Grabenstein
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 24, 2015
Readers will wish their summers were so eventful. (Adventure. 9-13)Read full book review >

BECOMING STEVE JOBS by Brent Schlender
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 24, 2015
Less truly revelatory and more just a difference in tone and spirit than previous accounts. Read full book review >
CUBA STRAITS by Randy Wayne White

VERDICT: BORROW IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 24, 2015
Cuba provides the perfect setting for White's recent fondness for episodic, hallucinatory quests (Bone Deep, 2014). The next few months' headlines will determine whether his view of contemporary Cuba is remarkably prophetic or yesterday's news.Read full book review >
THE STRANGER by Harlan Coben
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 24, 2015
Coben can always be relied on to generate thrills from the simplest premises, but his finest tales maintain a core of logic throughout the twists. This 100-proof nightmare ranks among his most potent. Read full book review >
DOROTHY MUST DIE by Danielle Paige

VERDICT: SKIP IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2014
In the end, it's just another violent dystopian series opener for all its yellow-brick veneer, but it's a whole lot more fun than many of its ilk. (Dystopian fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >
FRANK EINSTEIN AND THE ELECTRO-FINGER by Jon Scieszka
by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Brian Biggs

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 17, 2015
There's so much actual information here that the story could pass as a textbook, but science and Scieszka fans won't likely mind. (Science fiction/humor. 8-10)Read full book review >
PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPERHERO by James Patterson

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 16, 2015
A smart and kind story topped with just the right amount of social justice. (Fiction. 9-12)Read full book review >
WOLFIE THE BUNNY by Ame Dyckman
by Ame Dyckman, illustrated by Zachariah OHora

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 17, 2015
Add to the growing collection of sibling stories, adoptive and otherwise, that delight and instruct. (artist's note, author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >