BESTSELLERS

MAN OVERBOARD by J.A. Jance

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017
Jance (Random Acts, 2016, etc.) can't seem to keep out of her own way or avoid sidelining the supposed heroine in this 15th franchise installment. But the character who does take the lead deserves to keep it, and the ending helps make up for the cumbersome plot. Read full book review >
MANGROVE LIGHTNING by Randy Wayne White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017
White comes up with a novel way to re-examine historical crimes: reincarnate the criminals as fictional present-day killers. It's a crazy idea, and some crazy developments trail in its wake, but it works better than you might expect. Read full book review >

THE TEA GIRL OF HUMMINGBIRD LANE by Lisa See
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017
Still, a riveting exercise in fictional anthropology. Read full book review >
VICIOUS CIRCLE by C.J. Box

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017
Bracingly familiar pleasures expertly packaged. The two families' fraught history, tangled enough to fuel a whole season of high-country soap opera, keeps this installment from being the best place to take the initial plunge into the franchise, but first-timers will be intrigued and fans amply rewarded. Read full book review >
MISSISSIPPI BLOOD by Greg Iles

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017
Faulkner meets John D. MacDonald, and that's all to the good. A boisterous, spills-and-chills entertainment from start to finish. Read full book review >

OUT OF WONDER by Kwame Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017
A magnificent exploration of the poetic imagination. (Picture book/poetry. 8-14)Read full book review >
WRITER, SAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY by Nicholas Reynolds
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2017
Although Reynolds is forced to guess about much of Hemingway's secret life as a spy, his conclusions seem consistent with the well-known portrait of the novelist striving to prove his manliness and power. Read full book review >
IN THIS GRAVE HOUR by Jacqueline Winspear
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017
Winspear teeters on the brink of stating the emotionally obvious at times but largely pulls back and weaves a convincing historical drama together with a rocky journey for her heroine. Read full book review >
THE DEVIL'S TRIANGLE by Catherine Coulter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017
After all that's been written about the ark in countless adventure stories, it's hard to find any new ground to cover. But there are action and thrills aplenty in Coulter and Ellison's new addition to their Brit in the FBI series (The End Game, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >
THE CUTTHROAT by Clive Cussler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017
Despite an awkward transition or two and a bit of padding (there's a recipe for Welsh rarebit), the Bell series hits the right note for those who like crime fiction with a unique setting. Read full book review >
SURVIVORS CLUB by Michael Bornstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017
In today's world, it remains more important than ever to remember these survivors. (afterword, photos, characters, glossary) (Memoir. 11-14)Read full book review >
BASEBALL GENIUS by Tim Green

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017
A bunt at best, but Green's a good enough storyteller to keep readers in the game. (Fiction. 10-13)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 >