BESTSELLERS

THE BURNING GIRL by Claire Messud
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2017
Emotionally intense and quietly haunting. Read full book review >
MY ABSOLUTE DARLING by Gabriel Tallent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2017
A powerful, well-turned story about abuse, its consequences, and what it takes to survive it. Read full book review >

GLASS HOUSES by Louise Penny
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2017
A meticulously built mystery that follows a careful ascent toward a breaking point that will leave you breathless. It's Three Pines as you have never seen it before. Read full book review >
THE FRIENDSHIP CODE by Stacia Deutsch

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017
Between the integrated logic and the consciously diverse cast, a wonderful series launch. (Fiction. 8-12)Read full book review >
GIRLS WHO CODE by Reshma Saujani
Released: Aug. 22, 2017
An encouraging supplementary resource for young coders. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 9-16)Read full book review >

CREEPY PAIR OF UNDERWEAR! by Aaron Reynolds
Kirkus Star
by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Peter Brown

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017
Perfect for those looking for a scary Halloween tale that won't leave them with more fears than they started with. Pair with Dr. Seuss' tale of animate, empty pants. (Picture book. 5-8)Read full book review >
THE MERMAID by Jan Brett
by Jan Brett, illustrated by Jan Brett

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017
Not quite just right but sure to please Brett's fans. (Picture book. 3-5)Read full book review >
AUTUMN by Karl Ove Knausgaard
Kirkus Star
by Karl Ove Knausgaard, translated by Ingvild Burkey, illustrated by Vanessa Baird

VERDICT: BUY IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 22, 2017
An engagingly wide-ranging set of meditations. Read full book review >
Y IS FOR YESTERDAY by Sue Grafton

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2017
Any time spent with Grafton's inimitable shamus is one of the highlights of the year, but her 25th case drags on forever before ending with a whimper. Fans won't mind as they cheer the series on to Z Is for Zany, or whatever the endlessly resourceful author has in mind. Read full book review >
SCIENCE IN THE SOUL by Richard Dawkins
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 8, 2017
For Dawkins fans, a must-have collection of scattered speeches and writings; for foes, more grist for the mill. Read full book review >
HAIL TO THE CHIN by Bruce Campbell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2017
A breezy read through a breezy life.
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WHY BUDDHISM IS TRUE by Robert Wright
Released: Aug. 8, 2017
A cogent and approachable argument for a personal meditation practice based on secular Buddhist principles. 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 >