BESTSELLERS

MY STRUGGLE by Karl Ove Knausgaard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016
An admirably seriocomic look at a headlong leap into maturity. Read full book review >
MAESTRA by L.S. Hilton

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016
Billed as erotic suspense, this is not a book for suspense fans; it's more a portrait of a sociopathic woman with a voracious appetite for sexual adventure. Read full book review >

ELIGIBLE by Curtis Sittenfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016
Delight in this tale for its hilarious and endearing family drama, but don't expect to get the same level of romantics and Darcy-inflicted swoon that make the original untouchable. Read full book review >
THE LAST MILE by David Baldacci

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016
Riddled with implausible situations and light on the research, this plodding tale is for die-hard Baldacci fans only. Read full book review >
RED by Liesl Shurtliff
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016
Fairy-tale fun with resonant depth makes for another solid outing. (Fantasy. 8-12)Read full book review >

RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE by Kate DiCamillo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016
Once again, DiCamillo demonstrates the power of simple words in a beautiful and wise tale. (Historical fiction. 9-14)Read full book review >
ARE WE THERE YET? by Dan Santat
Kirkus Star
by Dan Santat, illustrated by Dan Santat

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016
A multilayered, modern-day parable reminding readers there's no greater gift than the present. (Picture book. 5-8)Read full book review >
"MOST BLESSED OF THE PATRIARCHS" by Annette Gordon-Reed
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 13, 2016
An elegant, astute study that is both readable and thematically rich. Read full book review >
THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA DE VOS by Dominic Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016
This is a beautiful, patient, and timeless book, one that builds upon centuries and shows how the smallest choices—like the chosen mix for yellow paint—can be the definitive markings of an entire life. Read full book review >
MOST WANTED by Lisa Scottoline

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016
The fairy-tale ending calls for some convenient coincidences and changes of heart, but Scottoline's legion of fans will be too relieved to object. Read full book review >
THE OBSESSION by Nora Roberts

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016
A little uneven and with an abundance of detail that occasionally slows the pace, this is still an appealing story from a romantic-suspense favorite. Read full book review >
FLAMECASTER by Cinda Williams Chima
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 19, 2016
A welcome return for loyal fans and a splendid jumping-on point for new ones. Both will be panting for the next installment. (Fantasy. 12 & up)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 >