BESTSELLERS

EVERYONE BRAVE IS FORGIVEN by Chris Cleave
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016
Among all the recent fictions about the war, Cleave's miniseries of a novel is a surprising standout, with irresistibly engaging characters who sharply illuminate issues of class, race, and wartime morality. Read full book review >
REDEMPTION ROAD by John Hart

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016
Enough characters, confrontations, secrets, and subplots to fill the stage of an opera house—and leave spectators from the orchestra to the balcony moved and misty-eyed. Read full book review >

ZERO K by Don DeLillo

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016
DeLillo's latest novel asks compelling questions, but its answers are a bit shopworn. Read full book review >
EVERYBODY'S FOOL by Richard Russo
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016
Russo hits his trademark trifecta: satisfying, hilarious, and painlessly profound. Read full book review >
TELL ME THREE THINGS by Julie Buxbaum

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: April 5, 2016
Within the standard-issue teen romance is a heartfelt, wryly perceptive account of coming to terms with irrevocable loss when life itself means inevitable change. (Fiction. 12-16)Read full book review >

THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN by Roshani Chokshi
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 26, 2016
Richly imagined, deeply mythic, filled with lovely language with violet overtones: this is an author to watch even if she's not there yet. (Fantasy. 12 & up)Read full book review >
THE ROSE AND THE DAGGER by Renée Ahdieh
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 3, 2016
Thrillingly full of feeling. (Fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >
DEAR POPE FRANCIS by Pope Francis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016
As Spadaro writes, Pope Francis understands that "One must not complicate God, especially if this complication distances God from the people." People's Pope indeed. (Religion. 4-12)Read full book review >
ARE WE SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW HOW SMART ANIMALS ARE? by Frans de Waal
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: April 25, 2016
After this edifying book, a trip to the zoo may never be the same. Read full book review >
EXTREME PREY by John Sandford

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016
An efficient and unremarkable treatment of a story that keeps threatening to leap the gap from paranoid fantasies to tomorrow's headlines. Read full book review >
THE HATERS by Jesse Andrews

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: April 5, 2016
A teen road trip packed with music and drama. There's plenty here to both love and hate. (Fiction. 14-17)Read full book review >
LOVE THAT BOY by Ron Fournier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 12, 2016
Good advice backed by research coupled with personal reflections by a father on how to let children grow up to be individuals rather than miniature versions of their parents. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nancy Isenberg
author of WHITE TRASH
July 19, 2016

Poor Americans have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement. They were alternately known as “waste people,” “offals,” “rubbish,” “lazy lubbers,” and “crackers.” By the 1850s, the downtrodden included so-called “clay eaters” and “sandhillers,” known for prematurely aged children distinguished by their yellowish skin, ragged clothing, and listless minds. Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over 400 years, in White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America’s supposedly class-free society––where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. “A riveting thesis supported by staggering research,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >