BESTSELLERS

WAITING by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015
Waiting as a joyful activity in itself is almost never celebrated; this Zen-like meditation might win some converts. (Picture book. 3-6)Read full book review >
LLAMA LLAMA GRAM AND GRANDPA by Anna Dewdney
by Anna Dewdney, illustrated by Anna Dewdney

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015
For longtime fans and new readers of the beloved Llama Llama series alike, this won't disappoint. (Picture book. 3-6)Read full book review >

RELENTLESS STRIKE by Sean Naylor
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2015
Packed with anecdotes that will appeal to dedicated military buffs, but the encyclopedic prose will lose average readers. Read full book review >
SISTERS IN LAW by Linda Hirshman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015
An intelligent, evenhanded look at a changing society and its legal foundations. Read full book review >
THE SOLOMON CURSE by Clive Cussler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015
Cussler and Company continue the winning formula, and this jungle episode, featuring exotic locales and an interesting back story, will satisfy the cravings of every fan. Read full book review >

PURITY by Jonathan Franzen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015
An expansive, brainy, yet inviting novel that leaves few foibles unexplored. Read full book review >
THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB by David Lagercrantz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015
Fast-moving, credible, and intelligently told. Larsson fans won't be disappointed. Read full book review >
LAIR OF DREAMS by Libba Bray
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 25, 2015
How will readers stand the wait? (Historical/paranormal thriller. 14 & up)Read full book review >
FRANCINE POULET MEETS THE GHOST RACCOON by Kate DiCamillo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015
New readers ready for a challenge and some laughs will welcome more characters from Deckawoo Drive. (Fiction. 6-9)Read full book review >
THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE by Emily Winfield Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015
Wonderful, indeed. (Picture book. 1-4)Read full book review >
THE LAST LOVE SONG by Tracy Daugherty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 25, 2015
A dogged biographer elicits from Didion's life much more than tidy observations of "morality and culture." Read full book review >
NEUROTRIBES by Steve Silberman
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 2015
In the foreword, Oliver Sacks writes that this "sweeping and penetrating history…is fascinating reading" that "will change how you think of autism." No argument with that assessment. 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 >