BESTSELLERS

THE LINE BECOMES A RIVER by Francisco Cantú
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2018
A devastating narrative of the very real human effects of depersonalized policy. Read full book review >
EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON by Kate Bowler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2018
An inspiring story of finding faith—in God, in family, and in oneself—while walking close to the Valley of the Shadow of Death. Read full book review >

Released: Feb. 6, 2018
In this era of fake news, Coll remains above it all, this time delivering an impeccably researched history of "diplomacy at the highest levels of government in Washington, Islamabad, and Kabul." Read full book review >
AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE by Tayari Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2018
Subtle, well-crafted, and powerful. Read full book review >
THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2018
A tour de force. Read full book review >

THE HAZEL WOOD by Melissa Albert
Kirkus Star
by Melissa Albert, illustrated by Jim Tierney

VERDICT: BUY IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 30, 2018
Not everybody lives, and certainly not "happily ever after"—but within all the grisly darkness, Alice's fierce integrity and hard-won self-knowledge shine unquenched. (Fantasy. 16-adult)Read full book review >
THE WORD COLLECTOR by Peter H. Reynolds

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018
Enchanting if monolingual. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 30, 2018
The aura of Camelot lives on in a book for Kennedy completists and those who enjoy tales of the rich and powerful. Read full book review >
THE MONK OF MOKHA by Dave Eggers
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 30, 2018
Eggers gives his hero a lot of thematic baggage to carry, but it is hard to resist the derring-do of the Horatio Alger of Yemenite coffee. Read full book review >
THE GRAVE'S A FINE AND PRIVATE PLACE by Alan Bradley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2018
Despite a climactic attempt on her life, Bradley's unquenchable heroine brings "the most complicated case I had ever come across" to a highly satisfying conclusion, with the promise of still brighter days ahead. Read full book review >
STILL ME by Jojo Moyes

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2018
There is something lackadaisical about the writing here that makes getting through all the plot twists a slog. Read full book review >
DARK IN DEATH by J.D. Robb

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2018
It's interesting to see Robb's evergreen heroine trying to prevent murders in addition to investigating them, even if her indifferent success makes her efforts less than inspiring. 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 >