BESTSELLERS

BIG LITTLE LIES by Liane Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2014
Deservedly popular Moriarty invigorates the tired social-issue formula of women's fiction through wit, good humor, sharp insight into human nature and addictive storytelling. Read full book review >
THE DEATH CURE by James Dashner

VERDICT: BUY IT
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2011
Heart pounding to the very last moment. (Science fiction/thriller. 12 and up)Read full book review >

THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL by Soman Chainani
by Soman Chainani, illustrated by Iacopo Bruno

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: May 14, 2013
Rich and strange (and kitted out with an eye-catching cover), but stronger in the set pieces than the internal logic. (Fantasy. 11-13)Read full book review >
A PERFECT LIFE by Danielle Steel

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2014
The novel's predictability will likely delight Steel's die-hard fans, but it won't win any new ones. Read full book review >
SHOTS FIRED by C.J. Box
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2014
Box generally avoids whodunits and surprises; the title story's subtitle gives away its principal revelation. But if you're looking for rising tension played out against spectacular natural scenery, nobody does it better. Read full book review >

WAYFARING STRANGER by James Lee Burke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2014
Instead of focusing on the wages of long-ago sin, as he generally does, Burke (Light of the World, 2013) shows the sins actually being committed over several fraught years in the nation's history. The result is a new spaciousness married to his fine-tuned sense of retribution. Read full book review >
CUT AND THRUST by Stuart Woods

VERDICT: SKIP IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: July 15, 2014
The political convention as family reunion, with lots of drama, no sustained plot and all the regulars acting pretty much as you'd expect. Read full book review >
THE HEIST by Daniel Silva

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2014
With "a fallen British spy, a one-eyed Italian policeman, a master art thief, [and] a professional assassin from the island of Corsica," Allon's 14th caper is a fun read. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF LIFE by Deborah Harkness

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2014
There are few surprises, but it's still satisfying to travel with these characters toward their more-than-well-earned happy ending. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2014
A masterly feat of reporting. Read full book review >
THE MOCKINGBIRD NEXT DOOR by Marja Mills
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2014
The sisters' trust that Mills was not a gossip is borne out in this charming portrait of a small Southern town and its most famous resident. Read full book review >
INSURGENT by Veronica Roth

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: May 1, 2012
Anyone who read the first book was dying for this one months ago; they'll hardly be able to wait for the concluding volume. (Science fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >