BESTSELLERS

IN THE SHADOW OF STATUES by Mitch Landrieu
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2018
A powerful, welcome manifesto in the cause of a new and better South—and a "better America." Read full book review >
ALTERNATE SIDE by Anna Quindlen

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2018
There's insight here—about the precariousness of even the most stable-seeming marriages—and some charm, but the novel is not on a par with Quindlen's best. Read full book review >

THE TEMPTATION OF FORGIVENESS by Donna Leon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2018
The mystery isn't much to write home about, though the last few pages do provide Leon's trademark moral ambiguity—even the perpetrator is sympathetic—and, as always, it's a pleasure spending time in Brunetti's world. Read full book review >
THE PUNISHMENT SHE DESERVES by Elizabeth George
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2018
Long but rewarding: trademark George, with elements of the classic procedural nicely joined to today's headlines. Fans won't be disappointed. Read full book review >
THE TRAITOR'S GAME by Jennifer A. Nielsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 27, 2018
Nielsen's fans will eagerly anticipate sequels, but newcomers may find this first entry too little different from others in the genre to persist. (Fantasy. 14-18)Read full book review >

THE POET X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 6, 2018
Poignant and real, beautiful and intense, this story of a girl struggling to define herself is as powerful as Xiomara's name: "one who is ready for war." (Verse fiction. 14-18)Read full book review >
THE WILD ROBOT ESCAPES by Peter Brown
by Peter Brown, illustrated by Peter Brown

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2018
If not as effervescent as Roz's first outing, it is still a provocatively contemplative one. (Fiction. 8-11)Read full book review >
ISLANDBORN by Junot Díaz
by Junot Díaz, illustrated by Leo Espinosa

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2018
Together, Díaz and Espinosa present an imaginative, purposeful narrative about identity and belonging. (Picture book. 5-8)Read full book review >
HEART BERRIES by Terese Marie Mailhot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2018
An elegant, deeply expressive meditation infused with humanity and grace. Read full book review >
RUSSIAN ROULETTE by Michael Isikoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 2018
If you're puzzled why the sitting president isn't going after the Russians for election tampering and other bad behavior, this is just the book to explain. Read full book review >
THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT by Chris Bohjalian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2018
The moral overcomes the mystery in this sobering cautionary tale. Read full book review >
THE WICKED DEEP by Shea Ernshaw

VERDICT: BORROW IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 6, 2018
Readers will drown in this finely crafted, atmospheric book. (Paranormal romance. 14-18)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 >