BESTSELLERS

THE BONE SEASON by Samantha Shannon

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2013
The first of a projected set of seven novels, this book is for those who like their dystopian science fiction multilayered, philosophical and complex to the point of impenetrability. Read full book review >
NIGHT FILM by Marisha Pessl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2013
A touch too coyly postmodern at times, but a worthwhile entertainment all the same. Read full book review >

THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN by Sherman Alexie
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007
Junior's keen cartoons sprinkle the pages as his fluid narration deftly mingles raw feeling with funny, sardonic insight. (Fiction. YA) Read full book review >
THE BUTLER by Wil Haygood
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2013
Poignant and powerful. Read full book review >
ROSE HARBOR IN BLOOM by Debbie Macomber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2013
Classic Macomber, which will please fans and keep them coming back for more. Read full book review >

THE LAND OF STORIES by Chris Colfer
Released: July 17, 2012
Cardboard characters and awkwardly episodic situations result in a poorly manufactured tale. (Fantasy. 8-12)Read full book review >
THE LAST DRAGONSLAYER by Jasper Fforde
Released: Oct. 2, 2012
Mostly for Fforde's fans, although fantasy readers with a taste for the silly should appreciate the subverted tropes. (Fantasy. 12 & up)Read full book review >
JOURNEY by Aaron Becker
Released: Aug. 6, 2013
An imaginative adventure story whose elaborate illustrations inspire wonder, careful examination and multiple reads. (Picture book. 2-6)Read full book review >
LLAMA LLAMA AND THE BULLY GOAT by Anna Dewdney
by Anna Dewdney, illustrated by Anna Dewdney

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Aug. 6, 2013
While children should not expect a Bully Goat to change his ways so quickly, this does provide them with some tools against bullying. (Picture book. 3-5)Read full book review >
MANSON by Jeff Guinn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 6, 2013
A compulsively readable account of a murderer who continues to fascinate. Read full book review >
COLLISION 2012 by Dan Balz
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Aug. 6, 2013
A lively, fair-minded and brisk post-mortem. Read full book review >
THE SPORTS GENE by David Epstein
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Aug. 5, 2013
Readers may feel overwhelmed at Epstein's avalanche of genetic and physiological studies, but few will put down this deliciously contrarian exploration of great athletic feats. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Bill Browder
author of RED NOTICE
March 24, 2015

Bill Browder’s Red Notice is a nonfiction political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his mission to expose the Kremlin’s corruption. In 2007, a group of Russian law enforcement officers raided Browder’s offices in Moscow and stole $230 million of taxes that his fund’s companies had paid to the Russian government. Browder’s attorney Sergei Magnitsky investigated the incident and uncovered a sprawling criminal enterprise. A month after Sergei testified against the officials involved, he was arrested and thrown into pre-trial detention, where he was tortured for a year. On November 16, 2009, he was led to an isolation chamber, handcuffed to a bedrail, and beaten to death by eight guards in full riot gear. “It may be that ‘Russian stories never have happy endings,’ ” our reviewer writes about Red Notice, “but Browder’s account more than compensates by ferociously unmasking Putin’s thugocracy.” View video >