BESTSELLERS

DEAL by Bill Kreutzmann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2015
Die-hard Deadheads will be curious though not richly rewarded for their troubles. Read full book review >
IT'S A LONG STORY by Willie Nelson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2015
Amiable but with an edge, and good reading for Nelson's legion of followers. Read full book review >

THE WRIGHT BROTHERS by David McCullough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2015
An educational and inspiring biography of seminal American innovators. Read full book review >
A GOD IN RUINS by Kate Atkinson
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015
But do we really have just one life, as Ursula insists? It's a point worth pondering. A grown-up, elegant fairy tale, at least of a kind, with a humane vision of people in all their complicated splendor. Read full book review >
AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 28, 2015
Bound to be popular. (Fantasy. 13 & up)Read full book review >

HIT & MISS by Derek Jeter

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 28, 2015
An altogether trite, values-driven star vehicle—worthy of purpose but aside from occasional game action, as dull as a rain delay. (Fiction. 7-9)Read full book review >
RAD AMERICAN WOMEN A-Z by Kate Schatz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015
A "rad" alternative to less-inclusive albums, such as Cynthia Chin-Lee, Megan Halsey and Sean Addy's Amelia to Zora (2005). (websites) (Collective biography. 11-14)Read full book review >
ON THE MOVE by Oliver Sacks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2015
Despite impressionistic chronology, which occasionally causes confusion and repetition, this is an engaging memoir by a consummate storyteller. Read full book review >
HOPE by Amanda Berry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 27, 2015
A nuanced testament to the complexity of the human spirit. Read full book review >
MY STRUGGLE by Karl Ove Knausgaard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2015
An entertaining portrait of the artist as a young lout. Read full book review >
EARLY WARNING by Jane Smiley

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2015
Sags a bit, as trilogy middle sections often do, but strong storytelling and a judicious number of loose ends will keep most readers looking forward to the promised third volume. Read full book review >
GATHERING PREY by John Sandford

VERDICT: SKIP IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 28, 2015
Fast, proficient, and utterly forgettable. Lucas' wife, Weather, says it best when she tells her husband: "Don't get shot; it'd be really inconvenient for everybody." Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >