BESTSELLERS

DOG MAN by Dav Pilkey
by Dav Pilkey, illustrated by Dav Pilkey

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016
What a wag. (Graphic fantasy. 7-9)Read full book review >
THEY ALL SAW A CAT by Brendan Wenzel
by Brendan Wenzel, illustrated by Brendan Wenzel

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016
A solo debut for Wenzel showcasing both technical chops and a philosophical bent. (Picture book. 6-8)Read full book review >

THE KINGDOM OF SPEECH by Tom Wolfe

VERDICT: BORROW IT
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 2016
Typically, Wolfe throws a Molotov cocktail at conventional wisdom in a book that won't settle any argument but is sure to start some. Read full book review >
THE PERFECT HORSE by Elizabeth Letts
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 23, 2016
The author's elegant narrative conveys how the love for these amazing creatures transcends national animosities. Read full book review >
THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR by Shari Lapena
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2016
It's difficult to drum up sympathy for this missing child, swaddled as she is in such a dull and harmless plot. Read full book review >

THE JEALOUS KIND by James Lee Burke

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2016
Burke's gritty coming-of-age tale is a typically entertaining read that may cap a trilogy but also begs for a sequel. Read full book review >
THE NIX by Nathan Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 2016
A grand entertainment, smart and well-paced, and a book that promises good work to come. Read full book review >
A GREAT RECKONING by Louise Penny
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2016
A chilling story that's also filled with hope—a beloved Penny trademark. Read full book review >
TRUMP REVEALED by Michael Kranish
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 23, 2016
A foregone conclusion: fans of Trump will want to turn to The Art of the Deal, while his detractors will find plenty of ammunition here for their cause.Read full book review >
THE LAST STAR by Rick Yancey

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 24, 2016
A haunting, unforgettable finale. (Science fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >
SCHOOL'S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL by Adam Rex
Kirkus Star
by Adam Rex, illustrated by Christian Robinson

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016
A unique point of view makes this school book stand out. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
THE FIRE THIS TIME by Jesmyn Ward
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 2, 2016
Timely contributions to an urgent national conversation. 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 >