BESTSELLERS

CITY ON FIRE by Garth Risk Hallberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015
The very-damn-good American novel. Read full book review >
THE WHITE ROSE by Amy Ewing

VERDICT: BORROW IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 6, 2015
This graphic read solidly sets fans up for the next volume. (Dystopian romance. 14-18)Read full book review >

THE REST OF US JUST LIVE HERE by Patrick Ness
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 6, 2015
Fresh, funny, and full of heart: not to be missed. (Fantasy. 13 & up)Read full book review >
THE SWORD OF SUMMER by Rick Riordan

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015
A fast-paced, eventful, and largely successful pivot. (Fantasy. 10-14)Read full book review >
HAPPY! by Pharrell Williams
by Pharrell Williams, photographed by Amanda Pratt, illustrated by Kristin Smith

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015
Yet another vapid celebrity picture book. (Picture book. 3-5)Read full book review >

PETE THE CAT AND THE BEDTIME BLUES by James Dean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015
Much better books about not being able to sleep abound—skip these bedtime blues. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
FORTUNATE SON by John Fogerty
Released: Oct. 6, 2015
Fogerty has had better luck than most, but overall, this is an unfortunate autobiography. Read full book review >
SOUNDS LIKE ME by Sara Bareilles
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015
A breezy, upbeat, and honest reflection of this multitalented artist. Read full book review >
ROSEMARY by Kate Clifford Larson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015
A well-researched, entertaining, and illuminating biography that should take pride of place over another recent Rosemary bio, Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff's The Missing Kennedy.Read full book review >
M TRAIN by Patti Smith

VERDICT: BUY IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015
Not as focused as Just Kids, but an atmospheric, moody, and bittersweet memoir to be savored and pondered.Read full book review >
SATURN RUN by John Sandford

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015
James Bond meets Tom Swift, with the last word reserved not for extraterrestrial encounters but for international piracy, state secrets, and a spot of satisfyingly underhanded political pressure. Read full book review >
THE SECRET CHORD by Geraldine Brooks

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015
A skillful reimagining of stories already well-known to any well-versed reader of the Bible gracefully and intelligently told. 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 >