BESTSELLERS

THE IRON TRIAL by Holly Black
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
A promising beginning to a complex exploration of good and evil, as well as friendship's loyalty. (Fantasy. 9-13)Read full book review >
GUS & ME by Keith Richards
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
A beautiful example of artistic bookmaking, a story of family love and lore, and the magic of music personified in a way that's utterly accessible to children—and their dazzled parents. (biographical note, photographs) (Picture book. 4-10)Read full book review >

HORTON AND THE KWUGGERBUG AND MORE LOST STORIES by Dr. Seuss
by Dr. Seuss, illustrated by Dr. Seuss, introduction by Charles D. Cohen

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
Fans both young and formerly young will be pleased—100 percent. (Picture book. 6-9)Read full book review >
DATACLYSM by Christian Rudder
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
Demographers, entrepreneurs, students of history and sociology, and ordinary citizens alike will find plenty of provocations and, yes, much data in Rudder's well-argued, revealing pages. Read full book review >
ELVIS AND GINGER by Ginger Alden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014
A rosy aura glows throughout this misty memoir of love and loss. Read full book review >

I'LL DRINK TO THAT by Betty Halbreich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 2014
An intimate sojourn through the dressing rooms of one of America's most luxurious department stores. Read full book review >
THE ROOSEVELTS by Geoffrey C. Ward
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
Excellent, as we have come to expect from the team of Ward and Burns—an eye-opening look at a political dynasty worthy of the name and at a state of politics far better than our own. Read full book review >
WORLD ORDER by Henry Kissinger

VERDICT: BORROW IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
An astute analysis that illuminates many of today's critical international issues. Read full book review >
WAKING UP by Sam Harris
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
A demanding, illusion-shattering book certain to receive criticism from both the scientific and the religious camps. Read full book review >
PERFIDIA by James Ellroy
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
Ellroy is not only back in form—he's raised the stakes. Read full book review >
THE MONOGRAM MURDERS by Sophie Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
Despite the names and dates, this authorized sequel will remind you less of Christie, whose strengths are very different from Hannah's, than of the dozens of other pastiches of golden age detective fiction among which it takes its place. Read full book review >
ROBERT B. PARKER'S BLIND SPOT by Reed Farrel Coleman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
If the Parker estate keeps pouring new wine into old bottles, who'll be the next vintner? Mary Higgins Clark? Andrew Vachss? Janet Evanovich? Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
author of SEINFELDIA
August 22, 2016

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new bestseller Seinfeldia is the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld —the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!” “Armstrong’s intimate, breezy history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be,” our reviewer writes. “Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike.” View video >