BESTSELLERS

CHINA DOLLS by Lisa See

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014
Still, a welcome spotlight on an overlooked segment of showbiz history. Read full book review >
SAVE THE DATE by Mary Kay Andrews

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014
A deft mixture of romance and humor in a story featuring a likable protagonist and cute critters: It's a date Andrews fans won't want to miss. Read full book review >

MIDNIGHT IN EUROPE by Alan Furst

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014
Furst owns the dark blanket that covers Europe between the two world wars. His latest is a satisfying, thought-provoking read. Read full book review >
A SHIVER OF LIGHT by Laurell K. Hamilton
ROMANCE
Released: June 3, 2014
A shadow of Hamilton's greatness, but avid fans waiting for the continuation of Merry's story will still buy it. Read full book review >
MR. MERCEDES by Stephen King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014
The scariest thing of all is to imagine King writing a happy children's book. This isn't it: It's nicely dark, never predictable and altogether entertaining. Read full book review >

CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE by Cassandra Clare
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 27, 2014
Bloated. (Fantasy. 13 & up)Read full book review >
TIBETAN PEACH PIE by Tom Robbins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 27, 2014
The author's detractors will likely find fault, but this is a fitting cap to a sui generis career, equally satisfying in short installments or read straight through. Read full book review >
SUSPICION by Joseph Finder

VERDICT: BUY IT
THRILLERS
Released: May 27, 2014
This is another winner from Finder, who, as ever, builds suspense without a shred of overstatement. Read full book review >
GHOST SHIP by Clive Cussler
THRILLERS
Released: May 27, 2014
Once more, Cussler and Brown (Zero Hour, 2013, etc.) paint with such broad strokes that Kurt's adventures aren't so much written as whitewashed. Read full book review >
SNIPER'S HONOR by Stephen Hunter

VERDICT: BORROW IT
THRILLERS
Released: May 20, 2014
Despite a not-wholly-related narrative thread highlighting Mossad's mad skills in frustrating Russian-Iranian anti-Israel machinations, Hunter loads up a whole magazine of action, double-dealing and gun porn. Read full book review >
THE LINCOLN MYTH by Steve Berry

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2014
All action all the time as Malone once again yanks civilization back from the precipice. Read full book review >
DANGEROUS CREATURES by Kami Garcia
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 20, 2014
Prickly yet endearing Ridley makes a sturdy anchor for this expansion of the Caster world; fans will be pleased. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frances Stroh
author of BEER MONEY
May 3, 2016

Frances Stroh’s earliest memories are ones of great privilege: shopping trips to London and New York, lunches served by black-tied waiters at the Regency Hotel, and a house filled with precious antiques, which she was forbidden to touch. Established in Detroit in 1850, by 1984 the Stroh Brewing Company had become the largest private beer fortune in America and a brand emblematic of the American dream itself; while Stroh was coming of age, the Stroh family fortune was estimated to be worth $700 million. But behind the beautiful façade lay a crumbling foundation. As their fortune dissolved in little over a decade, the family was torn apart internally by divorce and one family member's drug bust; disagreements over the management of the business; and disputes over the remaining money they possessed. “The author’s family might have successfully burned through a massive fortune, but they squandered a lot more than that,” our reviewer writes about Stroh’s debut memoir, Beer Money. “A sorrowful, eye-opening examination of familial dysfunction.” View video >