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
Fernanda Santos
author of THE FIRE LINE
May 17, 2016

When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the 20 men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. New York Times writer Fernanda Santos’ debut book The Fire Line is the story of the fire and the Hotshots’ attempts to extinguish it. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. View video >