BESTSELLERS

I AM ENOUGH by Grace Byers
by Grace Byers, illustrated by Keturah A. Bobo

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2018
A pro-girl book with illustrations that far outshine the text. (Picture book. 3-7)Read full book review >
SHE PERSISTED AROUND THE WORLD by Chelsea Clinton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2018
"So, speak up, rise up, dream big," Clinton urges—but, again, offers only tantalizing glimpses of women who did that. (Informational picture book. 6-9)Read full book review >

BACHELOR NATION by Amy Kaufman
Released: Feb. 27, 2017
Fans will devour this addictive, indulgent, and crafty appraisal of one of reality TV's biggest successes. Read full book review >
THE ESCAPE ARTIST by Brad Meltzer

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2018
The same mixture as before: a sweeping, overplotted, overscaled account of high crimes, misdemeanors, and violent coverups and reprisals. But those flashbacks into the heroine's traumatic early years, although they seriously disrupt the momentum of the blood-and-thunder present-day plot, sting long after the details of that plot have faded. Read full book review >
PIECING ME TOGETHER by Renée Watson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017
A timely, nuanced, and unforgettable story about the power of art, community, and friendship. (Fiction. 12 & up)Read full book review >

BABY MONKEY, PRIVATE EYE by Brian Selznick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2018
Wrapped in the chiaroscuro of film noir, kids will forget they are learning to read, focusing instead on the comic bits, persistence, and vulnerability of an endearing hero. (Early reader. 4-9)Read full book review >
TIME PIECES by John Banville
Kirkus Star
by John Banville, photographed by Paul Joyce

VERDICT: BUY IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 27, 2018
Told in a conversational style both luscious and luxuriant, this is exquisite work by a master craftsman. Read full book review >
THE HUSH by John Hart

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2018
After spinning its wheels in its first half, Hart's novel becomes a chilling tale that's hard to shake. Read full book review >
THE COMMON GOOD by Robert B. Reich

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Feb. 28, 2018
Idealistic and stronger in description than prescription, but a provocative essay nonetheless. Read full book review >
Released: March 20, 2018
An exhilarating look at the future, although American readers may yearn for a Chinese bombshell (à la Russia's launch of Sputnik in 1957) to stimulate the U.S. government to achieve at least one marvel during their lifetimes. Read full book review >
EDUCATED by Tara Westover
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 2018
An astonishing account of deprivation, confusion, survival, and success. Read full book review >
AGENT IN PLACE by Mark Greaney
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2018
Somehow, Greaney cranks out one winner after another. That's a lot of work for the Gray Man and plenty of pleasure for thriller fans. 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 >