BESTSELLERS

FISH IN A TREE by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2015
Fans of R.J. Palacio's Wonder (2012) will appreciate this feel-good story of friendship and unconventional smarts. (Fiction. 10-12)Read full book review >
FUZZY MUD by Louis Sachar

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015
An exciting story of school life, friends, and bullies that becomes a quick meditation on the promise and dangers of modern science. (Speculative fiction. 8-12)Read full book review >

YOU'RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST) by Felicia Day
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 11, 2015
Day is delightfully good company and has an interesting story to tell, but a richer work would have made more room for a consideration of the darker aspects of geek culture. Read full book review >
IN A DARK, DARK WOOD by Ruth Ware

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2015
Like the Glass House itself, this novel is "a tiger's enclosure, with nowhere to hide" and with a constant undercurrent of danger. Read it on a dark and stormy night—with all the lights on. Read full book review >
WHO DO YOU LOVE by Jennifer Weiner

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2015
This moving story of love that spans a lifetime is Weiner at her heartstring-tugging best. Read full book review >

GOODBYE STRANGER by Rebecca Stead
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015
Superb. (Fiction. 11-14)Read full book review >
VOICES IN THE OCEAN by Susan Casey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2015
"Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine," said astrophysicist Arthur Eddington. "It is stranger than we can imagine." That sublime wildness is exactly what Casey, ever the adventurer, reveals in this flawed but still entertaining book. Read full book review >
MY FIGHT / YOUR FIGHT by Ronda Rousey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2015
Plainspoken, often repetitive, and always fiery. Rousey is a fierce yet endearing role model—and a woman possessed. Read full book review >
THE MARRIAGE OF OPPOSITES by Alice Hoffman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015
Lilting prose, beautifully meted out folklore and historical references, and Hoffman's deep conviction in her characters (especially those "willing to do anything for love") make reading this "contes du temps passé" a total pleasure. Read full book review >
WIND/PINBALL by Haruki Murakami
by Haruki Murakami, translated by Ted Goossen

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2015
Not as well-developed as the later books, and mostly for completists. Still, it's interesting to see hints of the masterly novels to come in these slender, pessimistic tales. Read full book review >
WHAT PET SHOULD I GET? by Dr. Seuss
by Dr. Seuss, illustrated by Dr. Seuss

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: July 28, 2015
Of more lasting interest to scholars than children, this genial pet-shop visit provides a tantalizing glimpse into a master's artistic process. (Picture book. 3 & up)Read full book review >
BLACKOUT by Sarah Hepola
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 23, 2015
A treasure trove of hard truths mined from a life soaked in booze. 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 >