BESTSELLERS

ILLUMINAE by Amie Kaufman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 20, 2015
Ambitious, heartbreaking, and out-of-this-world awesome. (Science fiction. 13 & up) Read full book review >
ROBO-SAUCE by Adam Rubin
by Adam Rubin, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2015
An abundance of absurdity that will entertain boys and girls of all ages. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >

LAFAYETTE IN THE SOMEWHAT UNITED STATES by Sarah Vowell
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 2015
An enlightening and entertaining blend of history and edged attitude. Read full book review >
THE LAKE HOUSE by Kate Morton

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015
An atmospheric but overlong history of family secrets and their tormented gatekeepers. Read full book review >
WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE by Joseph Fink
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015
A delightfully bonkers media crossover that will make an incredible audiobook. Read full book review >

CAREER OF EVIL by Robert Galbraith

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015
The book ends on a cliffhanger worthy of Harry Potter, and Rowling's readers will eagerly await the next installment. Read full book review >
ROGUE LAWYER by John Grisham

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015
One wonders if Grisham weren't sleeping through some of this as well. Whatever the case, one of his lesser cases. Read full book review >
FOREVER RED by Margaret Stohl

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015
Fans of the Marvel Universe aren't by definition stupid, and even though they will be jazzed by the schmaltzy heroic high jinks, they still deserve better than this. (Adventure. 11-14)Read full book review >
THE ROSE SOCIETY by Marie Lu

VERDICT: BUY IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 13, 2015
Original and sobering, Adelina is an antihero of nigh-unremitting darkness: an unusual young woman in the mold of such archetypes as Lucifer, Macbeth, and Darth Vader—and even Kissin' Kate Barlow from Holes. (Fantasy. 13 & up)Read full book review >
THE STORY OF DIVA AND FLEA by Mo Willems
by Mo Willems, illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015
The message—about the value of trying new experiences and learning to trust—lies lightly on this lively tale. (author's note, illustrator's note) (Animal fantasy. 6-8)Read full book review >
THE PRINCESS IN BLACK AND THE PERFECT PRINCESS PARTY by Shannon Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015
A chuckle-inducing, entirely worthy stand-alone follow-up to the terrific The Princess in Black (2014). (Fantasy. 5-7)Read full book review >
UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK by Elvis Costello
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2015
Overlong but still packed with great lines, vivid anecdotes, and plenty of photos. Certainly a treat for his many fans. 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 >