BESTSELLERS

THE QUEST by Nelson DeMille

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2013
Despite some rollicking good action, particularly aboard Mia, an ancient Navion aircraft, DeMille's quest's conclusion may leave readers thinking, "Is that all there is?" However, Vivian Smith finally does make up her mind. Read full book review >
FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013
Absolutely captivating. (Fiction 14 & up)Read full book review >

SMOKE by Ellen Hopkins

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013
A strong, painful and tender piece about wresting hope from the depths of despair. (author's note) (Verse fiction. 13-17)Read full book review >
WILD BORN  by Brandon Mull

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013
Should satisfy readers hungry for a new fantasy series. (Fantasy. 8-12)Read full book review >
A HOUSE IN THE SKY by Amanda Lindhout
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013
A vivid, gut-wrenching, beautifully written, memorable book. Read full book review >

FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL by Sheri Fink
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 10, 2013
With apparent effortlessness, Fink tells the Memorial story with cogency and atmosphere. Read full book review >
NOTHIN' TO LOSE by Ken Sharp
Released: Sept. 10, 2013
A rollicking oral history of the one-time "hottest band in the land." Read full book review >
WILSON by A. Scott Berg

VERDICT: BUY IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013
Readable, authoritative and, most usefully, inspiring. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013
Clark is an intriguing figure with a story that will interest many, but the book misses the mark as an in-depth exposé. Read full book review >
STILL FOOLIN' 'EM by Billy Crystal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013
A charming, warm, welcome read for Crystal's legions of fans. Read full book review >
SONGS OF WILLOW FROST by Jamie Ford

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013
A heartbreaking yet subdued story. Read full book review >
SOMEONE by Alice McDermott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013
There is no high drama here, but Marie and Gabe are compelling in their basic goodness, as is McDermott's elegy to a vanished world. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Mona Eltahawy
April 28, 2015

In her debut book, Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution, Egyptian-American journalist and commentator Mona Eltahawy mounts an angry indictment of the treatment of women throughout the Arab world. Born in Egypt, she spent her childhood in London, moving with her family to Saudi Arabia when she was 15. Her shock was immediate and visceral: “It felt as though we’d moved to another planet whose inhabitants fervently wished women did not exist,” she recalls. Women could not travel, work or even go to a doctor’s appointment without male approval. We talk to Eltahawy this week on Kirkus TV about her arresting new book. View video >