BESTSELLERS

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2014
A masterly feat of reporting. Read full book review >
THE MOCKINGBIRD NEXT DOOR by Marja Mills
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2014
The sisters' trust that Mills was not a gossip is borne out in this charming portrait of a small Southern town and its most famous resident. Read full book review >

INSURGENT by Veronica Roth

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: May 1, 2012
Anyone who read the first book was dying for this one months ago; they'll hardly be able to wait for the concluding volume. (Science fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >
DRAGONS LOVE TACOS by Adam Rubin
by Adam Rubin, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: June 14, 2012
A wandering effort, happy but pointless. (Picture book. 3-5)Read full book review >
UNCAGED by John Sandford

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: July 22, 2014
The author's name will gain this book attention, but far better books are available for genre fans. (Thriller. 15-18)Read full book review >

THREE BEARS IN A BOAT by David Soman
Released: May 20, 2014
Humorous and intelligent—and with watercolor seascapes so luminous that readers will want to jump in—this is a book to be treasured for years to come. (Picture book. 2-8)Read full book review >
CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY by Thomas Piketty
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 10, 2014
Essential reading for citizens of the here and now. Other economists should marvel at how that plain language can be put to work explaining the most complex of ideas, foremost among them the fact that economic inequality is at an all-time high—and is only bound to grow worse. Read full book review >
THE HIGH DRUID'S BLADE by Terry Brooks
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 11, 2014
Square, sturdy, straight-down-the-middle fantasy entertainment, enjoyable for the Shannara faithful. Read full book review >
THE GIRLS OF AUGUST by Anne Rivers Siddons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014
A slight bagatelle in which even the weightiest topics are sloughed off like suntan lotion in a tropical rainstorm. Read full book review >
LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014
The realities of a grown-up relationship are leavened by the buoyancy and wonder of falling in love all over again. Read full book review >
CALIFORNIA by Edan Lepucki

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014
This has the bones of an excellent book, but, sadly, an untenable amount of flab is covering them. Read full book review >
POWER PLAY by Catherine Coulter

VERDICT: BORROW IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: July 8, 2014
But the result, however action-packed, is less thrilling than her best. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fernanda Santos
author of THE FIRE LINE
May 17, 2016

When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the 20 men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. New York Times writer Fernanda Santos’ debut book The Fire Line is the story of the fire and the Hotshots’ attempts to extinguish it. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. View video >