BESTSELLERS

THE WICKED WILL RISE  by Danielle Paige
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 31, 2015
Readers who liked Volume 1 will be perfectly happy waiting with this sequel for the series climax. (Dystopian fantasy. 12 & up)Read full book review >
DUMPLIN' by Julie Murphy

VERDICT: BORROW IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2015
In the end, it's more liberating than oppressive, with bits of humor and a jubilant pageant takeover by beauty rebels to crown this unusual book about a fat character. (Fiction. 13-16)Read full book review >

IT'S YOUR WORLD by Chelsea Clinton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015
Another voice in the chorus of calls to action—earnest and on target but more likely to be bought than read. (map, charts, infographics, index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)Read full book review >
THE MARVELS by Brian Selznick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015
Time, grief, forgiveness, and love intersect in epic theater celebrating mysteries of the heart and spirit. (notes) (Fiction. 10 & up)Read full book review >
NEVER BROKEN by Jewel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2015
A moving musical essay that should strike all the right notes with a wide selection of readers. Read full book review >

THE COURT AND THE WORLD by Stephen Breyer
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2015
A carefully reasoned plea for a continuing engagement of the American judiciary in establishing a worldwide rule of law. Read full book review >
KILLING THE MESSENGER by David Brock
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2015
There's not much hard news in Brock's account of "the last battle of the Clinton Wars," but it's a useful casebook on how big-money politics and political operators work. Read full book review >
THE ART OF MEMOIR by Mary Karr

VERDICT: BUY IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2015
A generous and singularly insightful examination of memoir. Read full book review >
WHY NOT ME? by Mindy Kaling

VERDICT: BORROW IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2015
Intrepid and often irreverent, Kaling humbly probes her own triumphs and defeats with laugh-out-loud results. Read full book review >
ONE YEAR AFTER by William R. Forstchen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015
Fail Safe collides with Norman Rockwell in this fitfully entertaining novel about an America ripped apart at its seams. Read full book review >
THE END GAME by Catherine Coulter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015
The third in the series featuring the brilliant Brit (The Lost Key, 2014, etc.) adds scary technology to physical action to produce a tip-top thriller.Read full book review >
FATES AND FURIES by Lauren Groff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015
An intricate plot, perfect title, and a harrowing look at the tie that binds. 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 >