BESTSELLERS

MILLER'S VALLEY by Anna Quindlen

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016
There are familiar elements in this story—the troubled brother, the eccentric aunt, a discovery that hints at a forbidden relationship—but they are synthesized in a fresh way in this keenly observed, quietly powerful novel. Read full book review >
THE 14TH COLONY by Steve Berry

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016
Longer than it needs to be but Berry gunfights his way entertainingly enough to the save-the-world conclusion of this formulaic yarn. Read full book review >

THE WAY I USED TO BE by Amber Smith

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: March 22, 2016
Eden's emotionally raw narration is compelling despite its solipsism. (Fiction. 14-18)Read full book review >
LET'S PLAY by Hervé Tullet
by Hervé Tullet, illustrated by Hervé Tullet, translated by Christopher Francischelli

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 29, 2016
Playful indeed. Preschoolers will line up for a turn. (Picture book. 3-6)Read full book review >
SPAIN IN OUR HEARTS by Adam Hochschild
HISTORY
Released: March 29, 2016
Hochschild ably explores subtle shades of the conflict that contemporary authors and participants did not want to consider. Read full book review >

GIRLS AND SEX by Peggy Orenstein
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: March 29, 2016
Ample, valuable information on the way young women in America perceive and react to their sexual environment. Read full book review >
LUST & WONDER by Augusten Burroughs

VERDICT: BORROW IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 29, 2016
A satisfying success story from a reliably outspoken raconteur. Read full book review >
THE LITTLE RED CHAIRS by Edna O’Brien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2016
O'Brien's writing in this rich, wrenching book can be both lyrical and hard-edged, which suits a world where pain shared or a tincture of kindness can help ease the passage from losses. Read full book review >
THE ANCIENT MINSTREL by Jim Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016
Grand entertainments all and a pleasure. Read full book review >
JOURNEY TO MUNICH by Jacqueline Winspear
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2016
Winspear elegantly balances Maisie's emotional turmoil and dogged patriotism with the growing tensions of a Europe on the brink of war. Read full book review >
KILL THE BOY BAND by Goldy Moldavsky

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016
A sendup of the artificiality of the fame-making machine from both sides, the novel's humor is mercilessly black, and no one comes up smelling like roses. (Fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >
JACKY HA-HA by James Patterson

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2016
A typical Patterson plot significantly elevated by its title character. (Historical fiction. 10-12)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Emma Straub
author of MODERN LOVERS
May 30, 2016

In Emma Straub’s new novel Modern Lovers, friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring. Back in the band’s heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose—about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them—can never be reclaimed. “Straub’s characters are a quirky and interesting bunch, well aware of their own good fortune, and it’s a pleasure spending time with them in leafy Ditmas Park,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >