BESTSELLERS

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 30, 2018
The aura of Camelot lives on in a book for Kennedy completists and those who enjoy tales of the rich and powerful. Read full book review >
THE MONK OF MOKHA by Dave Eggers
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 30, 2018
Eggers gives his hero a lot of thematic baggage to carry, but it is hard to resist the derring-do of the Horatio Alger of Yemenite coffee. Read full book review >

THE GRAVE'S A FINE AND PRIVATE PLACE by Alan Bradley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2018
Despite a climactic attempt on her life, Bradley's unquenchable heroine brings "the most complicated case I had ever come across" to a highly satisfying conclusion, with the promise of still brighter days ahead. Read full book review >
STILL ME by Jojo Moyes

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2018
There is something lackadaisical about the writing here that makes getting through all the plot twists a slog. Read full book review >
DARK IN DEATH by J.D. Robb

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2018
It's interesting to see Robb's evergreen heroine trying to prevent murders in addition to investigating them, even if her indifferent success makes her efforts less than inspiring. Read full book review >

BATMAN by Marie Lu

VERDICT: BORROW IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2018
An engaging character piece with enough Batman allusions to intrigue fans and newcomers alike. (Fantasy. 12-16)Read full book review >
HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE YOU MAKE by John Leland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 23, 2018
In this edifying and often quite moving book, Leland presents the "lessons" taught by his subjects even as they themselves are learning them, and he does so with an empathy and thoroughness that deserve our gratitude. Read full book review >
NEED TO KNOW by Karen Cleveland

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 2018
If you don't expect a deeply thoughtful thriller, you'll get carried away by the action enough to enjoy it. Read full book review >
BEFORE I LET GO by Marieke Nijkamp

VERDICT: SKIP IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 23, 2018
Intriguingly spooky but never quite coheres. (Suspense. 12-16)Read full book review >
LOVE, HATE AND OTHER FILTERS by Samira Ahmed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 16, 2018
A well-crafted plot with interesting revelations about living as a second-generation Muslim-American teen in today's climate. (Fiction. 13-18)Read full book review >
ZENITH  by Sasha Alsberg
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 16, 2018
Trope-filled mediocrity. (Science fiction. 13-18)Read full book review >
WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST by Patrisse Khan-Cullors
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 16, 2018
Not without flaws but an important account of coming of age (and rage) within today's explosive racial dynamic. 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 >