BESTSELLERS

EVEN DOGS IN THE WILD by Ian Rankin

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2016
Rankin (The Beat Goes On, 2015, etc.) takes his time setting up all these plots. But it's well worth the wait to see how the latest entry in this celebrated series fits all the pieces together.Read full book review >
WARRIORS OF THE STORM by Bernard Cornwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2016
Cornwell's latest is often bloody, sometimes ribald, but always smartly done. Fans might be disappointed with this effort's brevity, though, and new readers will be better served by beginning at the start of the series (The Last Kingdom, 2005).Read full book review >

THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2015
Set against a backdrop of war and sacrifice, Ada's personal fight for freedom and ultimate triumph are cause for celebration. (Historical fiction. 8-12)Read full book review >
THE TERRIBLE TWO GET WORSE by Mac Barnett
by Mac Barnett, Jory John, illustrated by Kevin Cornell

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016
This revenger's comedy, dotted with references to classic plays and philosophical concepts, will be a joy for pranksters and seekers of a good-hearted laugh. (Fiction. 8-11)Read full book review >
FINDING WINNIE by Lindsay Mattick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2015
Beautiful but bifurcated, with the two stories in one making it a challenge to determine the audience. (photo album) (Picture book. 5-8)Read full book review >

WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR by Paul Kalanithi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 19, 2016
A moving meditation on mortality by a gifted writer whose dual perspectives of physician and patient provide a singular clarity. Read full book review >
DICTATOR by Robert Harris
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016
Unfortunately for Cicero, his assessment of Octavian—"he's a nice boy, and I hope he survives, but he's no Caesar"—proves fatally wrong. Read full book review >
THE BITTER SEASON by Tami Hoag

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016
This tense psychological thriller shows Hoag at the top of her game. Read full book review >
SCANDALOUS BEHAVIOR by Stuart Woods

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016
As Stone continues to bed top women, buy every piece of real estate in sight, and vanquish the competition with the wave of a hand, you can't help but be struck by his increasing resemblance to Donald Trump. Or is that suggestion grounds for a libel suit? Read full book review >
MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON by Elizabeth Strout
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016
Fiction with the condensed power of poetry: Strout deepens her mastery with each new work, and her psychological acuity has never required improvement. Read full book review >
TRUTHWITCH by Susan Dennard

VERDICT: BORROW IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2016
Epic adventure and steamy smooches make for a crowd-pleasing formula. (Fantasy. 13-18)Read full book review >
PASSENGER by Alexandra Bracken

VERDICT: BORROW IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 5, 2016
Long but intriguing, and sometimes exciting—the payoff is in the future. (Fantasy. 12-18)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 >